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Free World Transfers: Limited to Once Every 24 Hours

NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Free-World-Transfers-Limited-to-Once-Every-24-Hours/first#post196803

ReginaBuenaobra
North American Community Team Lead

We want to give you a heads up: Starting with the new WvW rotation tomorrow, we will limit the free World transfer to one transfer every 24h.

This should address some of the unwanted WvW exploits we have seen, while still giving people the opportunity to switch a server to play with their friends.

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  • TelondarielTelondariel Ottawa, ONPosts: 1,001Member
    Originally posted by Nadia

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Free-World-Transfers-Limited-to-Once-Every-24-Hours/first#post196803

    ReginaBuenaobra
    North American Community Team Lead

    We want to give you a heads up: Starting with the new WvW rotation tomorrow, we will limit the free World transfer to one transfer every 24h.

    This should address some of the unwanted WvW exploits we have seen, while still giving people the opportunity to switch a server to play with their friends.

    But, I thought ANet, according to this:

    “Although it might be bad sportsmanship, espionage and sabotage are legitimate tactics in any combat based game. We would not consider the use of these tactics to be a violation. Please let us know if you have any further questions.”

    from this thread:

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/feature/6738/Guild-Wars-2-Review-in-Progress-Part-4-WvW.html

    ..wasn't ANet condoning that behavior?  Now they are changing their tune?

     

     

     

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  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour Virginia, VAPosts: 2,131Member
    If it is an exploit, shoudn't they be handing out bans?
  • Stx11Stx11 West Hills, CAPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by Telondariel

    But, I thought ANet, according to this:

    “Although it might be bad sportsmanship, espionage and sabotage are legitimate tactics in any combat based game. We would not consider the use of these tactics to be a violation. Please let us know if you have any further questions.”

    from this thread:

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/feature/6738/Guild-Wars-2-Review-in-Progress-Part-4-WvW.html

    ..wasn't ANet condoning that behavior?  Now they are changing their tune?

    They aren't "changing their tune" at all.

    Spying, Espionage, Misinformation, etc. are NOT considered Exploits. They are not "bannable" behavior.

    Having said that, it was never their intention to allow free, unlimited Server Transfers.

    They had technical issues with the Guesting System that was supposed to allow friends on different Servers to participate in PvE together. Combine that with the game being more popular than they expected leading to very high concurency, they wanted to allow people to move around to play with their friends.

    This wasn't much of an issue when WvW matches were only 24-hour affairs. Now that they are switching to 1-week matches they have made a change to free transfers to still allow friends to play together while limiting people from bouncing between Servers hourly (or even more frequently).

    Eventually Server Transfers will be a paid Service and if they implement it as originally described people will be locked out of WvW for a period of time after the transfer as well.

    But even then Spying Won't Be A Bannable Offense.

  • GibboniciGibbonici LeedsPosts: 472Member Common
    Originally posted by Telondariel
    Originally posted by Nadia

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Free-World-Transfers-Limited-to-Once-Every-24-Hours/first#post196803

    ReginaBuenaobra
    North American Community Team Lead

    We want to give you a heads up: Starting with the new WvW rotation tomorrow, we will limit the free World transfer to one transfer every 24h.

    This should address some of the unwanted WvW exploits we have seen, while still giving people the opportunity to switch a server to play with their friends.

    But, I thought ANet, according to this:

    “Although it might be bad sportsmanship, espionage and sabotage are legitimate tactics in any combat based game. We would not consider the use of these tactics to be a violation. Please let us know if you have any further questions.”

    from this thread:

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/feature/6738/Guild-Wars-2-Review-in-Progress-Part-4-WvW.html

    ..wasn't ANet condoning that behavior?  Now they are changing their tune?

     

     

     

    The problem with allowing espionage and sabotage and enabling it through server transfers is that there is nothing you can do about it. In a real war spies can be captured and executed, but in GW2 they're free to stand there listening and reporting to their own server via TS even if their cover is blown.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,045Member Uncommon
    For me, once a week would be even better. But they need to get guesting on different PvE servers to work.
  • GibboniciGibbonici LeedsPosts: 472Member Common
    Once every two weeks would be better imo, or at least with a two week WvW lockout.
  • halflife25halflife25 Toronto, ONPosts: 737Member

    I like it and dislike it at the same time. 

    I like it because it will help control the exploiting in W v W and hate it because game is very buggy and now i can not switch servers to complete broken skill challenges, hearts and events. ;(

    Damn you pvp 'ers as usual you screw PVE folks lol

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Calgary, ABPosts: 2,156Member

    Once a week or two weeks would be better, there's this guild called RUIN that's living up to their name. They'll keep doing it with the 24h limit.

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  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCPosts: 1,042Member Uncommon
    This is fine for now. Eventually it will cost gems to move servers. 
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Free transfers to SMALLER SERVERS ONLY once a week, would be best.
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