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ArenaNet blog about World (server) transfers and list

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  • BetakodoBetakodo Poor land, FLPosts: 338Member

    So much for being able to change worlds at will, like they said you could.

    While you can change your home world, there is a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account and a charge of 1,800 gems for each transfer.

    Don't mess up. That'll be like 15 bucks.

  • Cy7echRCy7echR Arcadia, CAPosts: 3Member

    Sorry should've read it a second time =X.

  • DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member

    Originally posted by Betakodo

    So much for being able to change worlds at will, like they said you could.

    While you can change your home world, there is a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account and a charge of 1,800 gems for each transfer.

    Don't mess up. That'll be like 15 bucks.

    Dude are you serious?  First off, they never said you'd be able to 'change worlds at will' for just nothing guaranteed.  As the above poster said, your WvWvW home server stays the same which is only fair.

    Secondly, the fact that you CAN change worlds is something big.  It's a service.

    I think some MMORPG players have somehow been so very spoiled sometimes... but I'm not sure what by since most MMORPG's aren't that great.

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  • SerpentarSerpentar Freedom, MOPosts: 246Member

    Curious as to how this 'guesting' feature works, and how we are able to add people to our friends list if they are on another server.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,777Member Uncommon

    So in order to play on another server, you have to have a friend on the other server?  Does he have to be online for you to play there?  Does he have to actively invite you?  Do you have to stay near him in order to stay on the other server?  If he logs off, can you continue to play on the other server?  The whole guesting system sounds like it's going to be a major pain to use.

    It also doesn't address the critical question:  what if you're trying to get a group together for given content?  Can you find and group with people on other servers?  Or will you end up with the ridiculous situation of a lot of games where 50 people want to do a given instance, but not a single group can be formed, because they're scattered across too many different servers.

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    "I think some MMORPG players have somehow been so very spoiled sometimes... but I'm not sure what by since most MMORPG's aren't that great."

    I suppose that your perspective on this depends on what other games you're comparing it to.  Given that this is Guild Wars 2, perhaps the most natural comparison is to Guild Wars 1.  And Guild Wars 1 put everyone in American servers in the same outpost on the same map to make it easy for them to find each other and start a group.  The exception was if there were too many such people, in which case, it made multiple instances and let you hop between them freely.  If that wasn't enough, you could freely hop to other region and language servers, too.

  • maskmurdamaskmurda florida, FLPosts: 79Member

    I love this idea. You make friends all over and now I can play with them(with logical restrictions) cross server? This is a great idea and I like it. People are gonna complaina bout anything they can, but I can't find anything but logic in anything A-Net does. My only wish is DLC-esq content like "Event packs" that release subsequent content every few months. Give players the choice to pay for the content the want to play. I think this will help with future funding and give them a little extra for giving us an amazing game with no monthly fees.

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  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,128Member Uncommon

     

  • HonnerHonner SydneyPosts: 504Member

    Originally posted by Betakodo

    So much for being able to change worlds at will, like they said you could.

    While you can change your home world, there is a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account and a charge of 1,800 gems for each transfer.

    Don't mess up. That'll be like 15 bucks.

    15 bucks? That's a good deal for transfer all your characters at once, blizz for example charge 25 bucks per character.

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    I'm not really sure if they mean you literally have to have friends to play on another server, or if they are just assuming the obvious that you wouldn't want to play on another server unless it was because you had friends there. Even if it's the type of thing where you need someone to extend you a "guest pass", that's not a big deal. If you have friends there, you already have someone to ask, if not, just ask on the forum for that server.

    I guess a "guest pass" system would make sense, in order to prevent people from trying to organize some civil disobedience action by flooding a particular server, or to prevent willy nilly server hopping looking for particular meta-events or Epic events to "crash".

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,128Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by fiontar

    I'm not really sure if they mean you literally have to have friends to play on another server, or if they are just assuming the obvious that you wouldn't want to play on another server unless it was because you had friends there. Even if it's the type of thing where you need someone to extend you a "guest pass", that's not a big deal. If you have friends there, you already have someone to ask, if not, just ask on the forum for that server.

    I guess a "guest pass" system would make sense, in order to prevent people from trying to organize some civil disobedience action by flooding a particular server, or to prevent willy nilly server hopping looking for particular meta-events or Epic events to "crash".

    Ya, for this weekend's purposes, the only thing to note is that the 'guest pass' system won't be available.

    So yes, you have 3 days to coordinate w/ your friends about which server you will be on.

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    BTW, 48 game servers for the 1st WBE? I think that at least doubles my most optimistic expectations.

    For the Tera pre-order weekends I participated in, they were lucky to modestly populate four servers. I'm not sure if I can even remember any MMO I've played having more than a dozen servers for an Open Beta just before the launch. (Well, maybe WoW, but that was a long time ago, so I'm not really sure how many there were). :)

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by aesperus

    Originally posted by fiontar

    I'm not really sure if they mean you literally have to have friends to play on another server, or if they are just assuming the obvious that you wouldn't want to play on another server unless it was because you had friends there. Even if it's the type of thing where you need someone to extend you a "guest pass", that's not a big deal. If you have friends there, you already have someone to ask, if not, just ask on the forum for that server.

    I guess a "guest pass" system would make sense, in order to prevent people from trying to organize some civil disobedience action by flooding a particular server, or to prevent willy nilly server hopping looking for particular meta-events or Epic events to "crash".

    Ya, for this weekend's purposes, the only thing to note is that the 'guest pass' system won't be available.

    So yes, you have 3 days to coordinate w/ your friends about which server you will be on.



    Yeah, sorry, should have made that point myself that the "Guesting" system will not be active for the first WBE, though everyone will be able to get a free 2,000 gems for the event and could, if they wanted to, use that to buy a home server transfer. Still much better to coordinate with friends ahead of time.

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • Skarecrow7Skarecrow7 Oshkosh, WIPosts: 339Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Betakodo

    So much for being able to change worlds at will, like they said you could.

    While you can change your home world, there is a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account and a charge of 1,800 gems for each transfer.

    Don't mess up. That'll be like 15 bucks.

    They NEVER said you could change your home world wihtout a fee. There has been threads speculating about the cost and how long of a wait. We now know that. This is actaully big news.

    They have said you would be able to switch servers to play pve with friends. THAT they also have given a little info on, not much though. Looks like that is something they are still looking at and not in the game yet. That is hype, btw, a feature that is not shown in real time. Granted if this is something that makes or breaks the game for you, so be it.

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  • SteeJanzSteeJanz Gladstone, MOPosts: 332Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Honner

    Originally posted by Betakodo

    So much for being able to change worlds at will, like they said you could.

    While you can change your home world, there is a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account and a charge of 1,800 gems for each transfer.

    Don't mess up. That'll be like 15 bucks.

    15 bucks? That's a good deal for transfer all your characters at once, blizz for example charge 25 bucks per character.

    Actually it is 1800 gems.  Gems can be purchases for money or ingame gold.

     

  • illyanaillyana quezon cityPosts: 614Member Uncommon

    no info what colors each server will be playing for in WvWvW? blue team, red team, green team?
    more than anything, that's the info that i really need

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  • Mors-SubitaMors-Subita montreal, QCPosts: 500Member

    Originally posted by illyana

    no info what colors each server will be playing for in WvWvW? blue team, red team, green team?

    more than anything, that's the info that i really need

    From what I've seen it is probably randomly assigned when you get your matchup... When they do the server pairings it won;t be like "ok, lets take one from the green group, one from the red group, and one from the blue group". It will more likely be "ok, they have a ranking of 1257, lets pair them with these 2 other servers at 1257, and each gets a color assignment.

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by Mors-Subita

    Originally posted by illyana

    no info what colors each server will be playing for in WvWvW? blue team, red team, green team?

    more than anything, that's the info that i really need

    From what I've seen it is probably randomly assigned when you get your matchup... When they do the server pairings it won;t be like "ok, lets take one from the green group, one from the red group, and one from the blue group". It will more likely be "ok, they have a ranking of 1257, lets pair them with these 2 other servers at 1257, and each gets a color assignment.



    Yeah, your server's color can change from match up to match up. Even if you knew the server colors for the first match ups, it will be changing later anyway.

    If you really want a particular color just for the weekend, for what ever reason, maybe you can ask around on the forums before you create your first character and chose a server.

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • LeodiousLeodious Abingdon, VAPosts: 773Member


    Originally posted by Mors-Subita

    Originally posted by illyana
    no info what colors each server will be playing for in WvWvW? blue team, red team, green team?
    more than anything, that's the info that i really need
    From what I've seen it is probably randomly assigned when you get your matchup... When they do the server pairings it won;t be like "ok, lets take one from the green group, one from the red group, and one from the blue group". It will more likely be "ok, they have a ranking of 1257, lets pair them with these 2 other servers at 1257, and each gets a color assignment.

    I also think there are things you can get, for long term aesthetics, which change what color your team appears as to you.

    "There are two great powers, and they've been fighting since time began. Every advance in human life, every scrap of knowledge and wisdom and decency we have has been torn by one side from the teeth of the other. Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know more and be wiser and stronger, and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit."

    — John Parry, to his son Will; "The Subtle Knife," by Phillip Pullman

  • cloud8521cloud8521 Toronto, ONPosts: 878Member

    i tihnk thuis is a good thing it means no server hopping   for WvWvW  to be in the good server.  if server hopping is aloud for free   some servers would die out  wile others would get overloaded  for being winners.

     

     

     

    problems are some people may end up on difrent servers then  people they want to be in a guild with unless there cross world  guild possible.

  • jondifooljondifool cphPosts: 1,114Member

    Originally posted by Betakodo

    So much for being able to change worlds at will, like they said you could.

    While you can change your home world, there is a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account and a charge of 1,800 gems for each transfer.

    Don't mess up. That'll be like 15 bucks.

     sigh...get the facts right

    - you can change world at will. (though not working in beta yet)

    and you pay for changing home world. and its limited to once a week.

    Its perfectly fair, make sense to limit winner joining homeworlds cost money. And you can still visit any world in the game .

    Whats not to like!!

     

    read how to create a succesfull mmo before posting about GW2. And read tao of ArenaNet before talking about innovation in GW2

  • Master10KMaster10K LondonPosts: 3,065Member

    Originally posted by Leodious




    Originally posted by Mors-Subita





    Originally posted by illyana

    no info what colors each server will be playing for in WvWvW? blue team, red team, green team?

    more than anything, that's the info that i really need




    From what I've seen it is probably randomly assigned when you get your matchup... When they do the server pairings it won;t be like "ok, lets take one from the green group, one from the red group, and one from the blue group". It will more likely be "ok, they have a ranking of 1257, lets pair them with these 2 other servers at 1257, and each gets a color assignment.



    I also think there are things you can get, for long term aesthetics, which change what color your team appears as to you.

    That's only for structured PvP.

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  • boikymarboikymar Rocklin, CAPosts: 60Member

    Am I the only one that noticed the EU servers have WAY cooler names than the US servers? I'm outraged. OUTRAGED!

  • ConnmacartConnmacart OsloPosts: 681Member Uncommon

    I really would like to see a clarification on the guesting feature. Am I free to roam on any server or do I need some sort of invite to go to other servers. 

    Of all the positive things said. The ability to play on any server is more important to me than most others. How many MMO's give you the ability to play with anyone regardless of which continent they live on?

  • jondifooljondifool cphPosts: 1,114Member

    Originally posted by boikymar

    Am I the only one that noticed the EU servers have WAY cooler names than the US servers? I'm outraged. OUTRAGED!

     

    Really ?









    US Worlds

    Anvil Rock

    Borlis Pass

    Yak’s Bend

    Henge of Denravi

    Maguuma

    Sorrow’s Furnace

    Kaineng

    Jade Quarry

    Fort Aspenwood

    Ehmry Bay

    Ferguson’s Crossing

    Darkhaven

    Vasburg

    Eredon Terrace

    Crystal Desert

    Tarnished Coast

    Steamspur Mountains

    Blazeridge Mountains

    Isle of Janthir

    Sea of Sorrows

    Deldrimor

    Scavenger’s Causeway

    Moladune

    Eternal Grove


    EU Worlds

    Kodonur

    Gandara

    Kodash

    Blacktide

    Istan

    Vabbi

    Kourna

    Fissure of Woe

    Underworld

    Ring of Fire

    Far Shiverpeaks

    Petrified Forest

    Jade Sea

    Desolation

    Magus Falls

    Whiteside Ridge

    Fort Ranik

    Ruins of Surmia

    Sharp’s Corner

    Aurora Glade

    Riverside

    Elona Reach

    Augury Rock



     

    read how to create a succesfull mmo before posting about GW2. And read tao of ArenaNet before talking about innovation in GW2

  • IPolygonIPolygon ViennaPosts: 707Member Uncommon

    Needless to say, Europe is far cooler anyway :P

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