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Are we expecting a resolution to the server cramming soon or is this it?

Dear SWTOR, thank you for the lovely pre-release access. I am loving the game....when I am not in a queue of 900 people....for an hour....and it doesn't bug repeatedly when it gets to 0 sending me right back to the end of the 900 person queue for another hour.

 

It's like being seduced by the woman of your dreams you've been lusting after for years, only to finally arrive at the threshold of the bedroom and she turns and says she's suddenly got a throbbing headache and it would be best to call her tomorrow when she's more in the mood for funky maneuvers over and over and over. And over. Except, in this case, cold showers don't help. 

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member

    They opened 6 more US servers today and 2 more EU servers. Sounds like they are working on it.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • bumuscheekusbumuscheekus LondonPosts: 214Member

    I think the problem is a little worse than that. Two days ago, none of the servers were full, now nearly all 50+ servers are rammed each with 20minutes-2 hours waiting times. 2 extra European servers will be about as much use as offering a bandaid to a man whose just had his head chopped off.  

  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaPosts: 393Member Common

    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    They opened 6 more US servers today and 2 more EU servers. Sounds like they are working on it.

    the problem will stay if they arent start the free char/guild transfers at dec 20h or earlier

     

  • Wharg0ulWharg0ul Colorado Springs, COPosts: 4,183Member

    wait....weren't people here just crying the other day about not being let in all at the same time???

     

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  • APRIMEAPRIME Harlingen, TXPosts: 72Member

    Originally posted by Wharg0ul

    wait....weren't people here just crying the other day about not being let in all at the same time???

     

    +1

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member

    Originally posted by Wharg0ul

    wait....weren't people here just crying the other day about not being let in all at the same time???

     

    Shhhhh. We're tying to get past all that ugliness. Most people forgot they were mad and you go and bring that up.

     

    For shame.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • StruggsStruggs Cincinnati, OHPosts: 205Member


    Originally posted by defector1968

    Originally posted by WhiteLantern
    They opened 6 more US servers today and 2 more EU servers. Sounds like they are working on it.
    the problem will stay if they arent start the free char/guild transfers at dec 20h or earlier
     

    Oh the threads, before it was there is no one here it doesn't feel like an mmo now you have que times, there are too many people here. And people were wishing they just let everyone in at once... Almost every issue people have freaked out about has been addressed and usually resolved. I am sure they are taking steps to improve the situation. They did with the shipping date on box sales, they did it with the grace peroid, I am confident this will be resolved as well.

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  • Zeal77Zeal77 Savannah, GAPosts: 158Member

    I rolled on a PVE server with a bizarre/ uncool name. I haven't had any lag and zero Queue's.

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon

    When most people stop playing twenty hours a day the problem will resolve itself. Then everyone will be screaming they should be consaolidating servers because they aren't any queues.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaPosts: 393Member Common

    Originally posted by Struggs

     




    Originally posted by defector1968





    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    They opened 6 more US servers today and 2 more EU servers. Sounds like they are working on it.






    the problem will stay if they arent start the free char/guild transfers at dec 20h or earlier

     




    Oh the threads, before it was there is no one here it doesn't feel like an mmo now you have que times, there are too many people here. And people were wishing they just let everyone in at once... Almost every issue people have freaked out about has been addressed and usually resolved. I am sure they are taking steps to improve the situation. They did with the shipping date on box sales, they did it with the grace peroid, I am confident this will be resolved as well.

    EA knew the preorders, knew the day that they add them into what server, also knew guild ppl (40%) and in what servers will go

    they should had more servers and do better sharing. Are 7 days of preorder, not open to anyone (dec 20th) to have that chaos.

  • StruggsStruggs Cincinnati, OHPosts: 205Member


    Originally posted by defector1968

    Originally posted by Struggs
     


    Originally posted by defector1968



    Originally posted by WhiteLantern
    They opened 6 more US servers today and 2 more EU servers. Sounds like they are working on it.


    the problem will stay if they arent start the free char/guild transfers at dec 20h or earlier
     



    Oh the threads, before it was there is no one here it doesn't feel like an mmo now you have que times, there are too many people here. And people were wishing they just let everyone in at once... Almost every issue people have freaked out about has been addressed and usually resolved. I am sure they are taking steps to improve the situation. They did with the shipping date on box sales, they did it with the grace peroid, I am confident this will be resolved as well.


    EA knew the preorders, knew the day that they add them into what server, also knew guild ppl (40%) and in what servers will go
    they should had more servers and do better sharing. Are 7 days of preorder, not open to anyone (dec 20th) to have that chaos.

    So that leaves 60 percent according to your made up percentages that they didn't know where they were going. There are servers that have no queue times. So, it seems as though people just tended to go to certain servers for one reason or another. Also, there are a large group of guilds who moved to our server because a lot of the people had played together in other games. EA/Bioware cannot account for things like this.

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  • DemenshaDemensha GladstonePosts: 76Member

    Here's hopeing BW has a reasonable smooth launch come Dec 20th because thats when the floodgates really open.

  • KalferKalfer HappylandPosts: 779Member

    My queue is over 1500. It's moved down very slow. I think it's because it's friday night. People won't log^_^

  • nickster29nickster29 Holmen, WIPosts: 486Member

    Originally posted by Wharg0ul

    wait....weren't people here just crying the other day about not being let in all at the same time???

     

    Wait, but, weren't the people here supporting the tiered access system saying it was to avoid this exact problem?  So, why is it happening now?

     

    Actually, the tiered early acces could be the major problem.  As more and more people get access, they may be trying to get into the "full" servers because their friends or guilds (that got access earlier than them) are on that server, thus ignoring any of the new low population servers.

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member

    Ok listen up

     

    Rift did the same thing

     

    Then they opened up a ton of servers just like the OP Wants. After retention set in "which will also happen to TOR the only question is how much", a lot of servers were low on population. Bioware have to be careful of not making that same mistake. The result could be cross shard LFG tools to offset the fact they opened too many servers

     

    Be careful of what you ask for.

  • purplecowpurplecow Georgia, GAPosts: 40Member

    Originally posted by bumuscheekus

    Dear SWTOR, thank you for the lovely pre-release access. I am loving the game....when I am not in a queue of 900 people....for an hour....and it doesn't bug repeatedly when it gets to 0 sending me right back to the end of the 900 person queue for another hour.

    Good!

    I never saw a purple cow.
    I never hope to see one.
    But I can tell you anyhow
    I'd rather see than be one.

  • AshlindeAshlinde Boise, IDPosts: 120Member

    Originally posted by Struggs

     




    Originally posted by defector1968





    Originally posted by Struggs

     








    Originally posted by defector1968










    Originally posted by WhiteLantern

    They opened 6 more US servers today and 2 more EU servers. Sounds like they are working on it.










    the problem will stay if they arent start the free char/guild transfers at dec 20h or earlier

     








    Oh the threads, before it was there is no one here it doesn't feel like an mmo now you have que times, there are too many people here. And people were wishing they just let everyone in at once... Almost every issue people have freaked out about has been addressed and usually resolved. I am sure they are taking steps to improve the situation. They did with the shipping date on box sales, they did it with the grace peroid, I am confident this will be resolved as well.





    EA knew the preorders, knew the day that they add them into what server, also knew guild ppl (40%) and in what servers will go

    they should had more servers and do better sharing. Are 7 days of preorder, not open to anyone (dec 20th) to have that chaos.




    So that leaves 60 percent according to your made up percentages that they didn't know where they were going. There are servers that have no queue times. So, it seems as though people just tended to go to certain servers for one reason or another. Also, there are a large group of guilds who moved to our server because a lot of the people had played together in other games. EA/Bioware cannot account for things like this.

    wow.... you understood that post? i read it like 4 times and still have no idea what he is saying....

  • AshlindeAshlinde Boise, IDPosts: 120Member

    Originally posted by nickster29

    Originally posted by Wharg0ul

    wait....weren't people here just crying the other day about not being let in all at the same time???

     

    Wait, but, weren't the people here supporting the tiered access system saying it was to avoid this exact problem?  So, why is it happening now?

     

    Actually, the tiered early acces could be the major problem.  As more and more people get access, they may be trying to get into the "full" servers because their friends or guilds (that got access earlier than them) are on that server, thus ignoring any of the new low population servers.

    ding ding.... we have a winner!

    +1 for this post

    the tiered access just made this problem a LOT worse. now people that want in with their guild are adding on to completely full servers, increasing queue times. If people had just been given access, guilds would have avoided full servers and rolled on less populated ones, therefore spreading population out much better.

  • kiernkiern Madison Heights, MIPosts: 435Member

    Originally posted by bumuscheekus

    I think the problem is a little worse than that. Two days ago, none of the servers were full, now nearly all 50+ servers are rammed each with 20minutes-2 hours waiting times. 2 extra European servers will be about as much use as offering a bandaid to a man whose just had his head chopped off.  

    But they opened 5 new European servers yesterday too. That's 7 in  roughly a 24 hour period.

  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Wharg0ul

    wait....weren't people here just crying the other day about not being let in all at the same time???

     

    Yes they were...funny that.  LOL!

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  • pmilespmiles Federal Way, WAPosts: 383Member

    Hello... you do realize that most schools are now out on Christmas break... meaning that all the college kids and younger are now free to play 24/7.  Soon people will be on vacation... even more people with time to burn.  Then you still have all those people who didn't pre-order who will show up on release day.  It's going to get far worse on Christmas day.  The reward of early access is the pidgeon-hole affect... you are on the most populated servers from the get go.  New servers are for the people who haven't even bought the game yet.

  • lukeborgmanlukeborgman Arcata, CAPosts: 36Member

    > 1 hour queue for a game I pre-ordered many months ago to play early.  Guild assignments apparently didn't account for proportion of unregistered guildees who would also want to play on the server their guild was assigned.  It seems they can't scale up individual servers.  Don't backtalk me about the alternative of not being let into Early Access because 1) I paid for it and 2) there's no reason to believe it will be better by launch. 

  • spizzspizz BlackForrestPosts: 2,587Member

    Seems like they dont have only huge queque problems but also memory leaks on certain areas (Taris for example)...man this reminds me on Tabula Rasa.

    Anyway, is this official that everybody can get into early access right now ?

  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member

    Wait so they did a staggered EGA so they could see how many servers need to be opened, so that the people wouldnt be in queues and also stability (which I guess last beta failed to do hence the staggered EGA) and now there are QUES BLASPHEMY!

     

    Either way if you let them all in at once or not there will be ques.

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  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon

    Most likely a few servers may be added, biggest issue is several weeks later, chances are the server population will drop pretty significantly compared to launch date. In 6 months, I'll bet 1/4th the people will be playing the game that were at launch, possibly less.

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