| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (35)

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 8:09AM Thorqemada said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
The most i had to wait was ~30 mins one day.
All other days its less than 15 mins or no queue at all.
I have all my names and friends there - nobody has trouble.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 8:23AM dudemanjac said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
As I have hardly ever been part of an organized guild move or anything like that, I've only just had the displeasure of joining a server and then suffering through it as I realize too late that maybe I picked the wrong one. I'm on the Jung Ma server in SWTOR, a pvp-rp. I've stuck it out and for the most part the ques have gone away. I guess my problem is that there is so little rp going on there. If you weren't going to rp, then why are you there clogging up my server with God and Obama talk. Worse yet, rpers somehow manage to be the bad guys when it get's brought up, ridiculed because the have the nerve to want to do what the server was designed for.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 12:33PM avaloner said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@dudemanjac

That happend to me in RIFT to. Played on a RP server hopeing to see some RP or be part of some. It ended up being no different from any other server, and when anyone mentioned it was meant to be a role playing server they were trolled by all the 10 year olds in general chat.

Sad realy, but I think it take RP time to take off in a new game, often when all the locusts have swarmed away to the next title and things have calmed down a bit.
Reply

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 12:51PM Malagarr said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@avaloner

I've avoided PvP RP servers for that very reason. Normally PvE RP servers aren't quite as bad, but there are exceptions.

That said, General chat is world wide, so most people do use it as /ooc chat. One possible solution is to just /leave General. I did that quite often during beta. Then you will only have to deal with the people who are actually using /say or /shout (which is what most RPers will do anyway).
Reply

Posted: Dec 27th 2011 1:38PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@dudemanjac

I can understand the irritation with some of the topics that happen on General, but yeah..like Malagarr said, it's a planetwide chat channel. There really shouldn't be any RP going on there, because it just doesn't make sense to. I don't think everyone on the planet is running around with fancy walkie-talkies chatting to each other.

Also why I've never gotten when people on RP servers get mad if I send a tell without (( )) around it. Sorry, I'm not psychic and neither are you, so if I'm sending a tell then it's kind of by default OOC :/
Reply

Posted: Dec 27th 2011 2:38PM Space Cobra said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified)

"Also why I've never gotten when people on RP servers get mad if I send a tell without (( )) around it. Sorry, I'm not psychic and neither are you, so if I'm sending a tell then it's kind of by default OOC :/ "

I guess I've been pretty lucky in that regard. While I have used the (( )) thingie, it is still a relatively new thing and really, for natural, OOC typing, especially late-night when RP just falls and people "let their hair down", most don't really use it.

Heck, many people set up stuff "behind the scenes" via /tells in a mostly OOC way. I can type/RP fast, but using (( can distract me; even using OOC, although I find that more "organic/natural".

Plus, you do not endear yourself to those around you (and teach them) by using such things. There is an old "urban legend" about the Queen of England around the early 1800's about using/enforcing manners and making guests feel comfortable. While it may be polite manners to use a knife and fork, you don't want to make your guests uncomfortable if they don't use it, so you sorta got to meet them on their level and work your way up.
Reply

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 8:35AM Renko said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I deleted my characters on my alternative servers only yesterday for some of these same reasons. My original SWTOR server is on the list of ones that has queues even during off peak times while my alternative server has never gone above standard. I think it's safe to assume the original server will be healthy for a very long time to come while the alternative will eventually go down the ghost town route so it's just a matter of putting up with the current queues for long-term gain.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 9:15AM Seffrid said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Most time I've waited with SWTOR is 15 or 20 minutes, and then only a couple of times. One of the characters I rolled but didn't actually develop was on a RP server with a 20 minute queue and Bioware then brought up another RP server with no queue so I re-rolled on that instead.

I did suspend my sub on WoW once because of the server queues, as a general principle I don't pay to wait to play, but I happily make an exception in the case of new launches where it's obvious the developer is actually trying to strike the right balance between short-term over-population and long-term balance.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 9:26AM Verus said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Had a few 10-20min queues with swtor but I can live with that. Guild could change server but in a few months time that one might be high pop with queues so unless something crazy is going on I would advice poeple to stay on the server they are.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 9:31AM real65rcncom said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
"Have you ever been swayed to leave your launch server by long queues or temporary character creation bans, or do you ride out the launch period and figure it'll resolve itself eventually?"


some games yes, but usually that "rush" isn't that bad that I can't wait a few days for things to even out.

Surprisingly, I'm on the Fatman and the lines were heavier in Head Start than in the actual release but the server is always full.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 9:41AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
ive only ever had to wait 5 to 10 min. twice since launch. im on darth bandon pve server. the community is good and polices the dbags that get on there. its a nice change from the wow server i was on. no more wow for me. swtor all the way.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 10:04AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Yes to the first question. I have two nearly identical sets of characters on two servers in Rift. Still no max level character. Too many alts and too many events.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 10:05AM Malagarr said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I might drop from queue and go do something else, but I know the server problems will be resolved soon enough. In fact, we went from close to a two hour queue last week on Mind Trick at peak times to very short queues (if any at all) as of this weekend. So I really can't complain.

One thing I think BW did wrong, though: they made the Legacy system on a per server basis. As a result, everyone I know is trying to keep all of their characters (both Imp and Rep) on the same server to maximize whatever benefits we'll receive. Normally we all roll one faction on one server and the other faction on a different server, so that if the queue is too long on our preferred server we can just go play the other side. BW could have saved themselves some pain by finding a way to do the Legacy system a little differently (ie...don't use it as a surname, but rather an account wide Legacy name where anything you do on any of your characters on any server effects it).

Oh, and I agree. SWG had the worst launch ever.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 12:37PM avaloner said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Malagarr
If queues have dropped that much so soon I bet the forums are full of "is this game dieing already?" or "SWTOR is dead/dieing free to ply withing 6 months" type posts. Ahh what an age we live in.
Reply

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 12:56PM Malagarr said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@avaloner

lol...they probably are. I haven't visited them much since launch.
Reply

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 10:17AM GrendelKhan said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Sometimes, I'll try to play DCUO during the half-hour to hour when my wife is putting our daughter to bed. But between queue times and the occasional, random game and/or system update, sometimes the game loads just the instant she comes back downstairs.

Wah-wah.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 11:38AM Jetflame3 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
SWTOR Will get its servers worked out, hell my server is full most of the time, but I haven't had to wait in a que since Thursday. It'll get better.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 11:43AM Tizmah said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Really the queues haven't bothered me at all with SWTOR. They've died down quite a bit now. Plus, I was playing Super Mario 3D Land while waiting, so it didn't bother me one bit :)

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 11:44AM MMOaddict said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I have a 21 trooper, my first character stuck on Helm of Graush. Want to play it but everytime I log on now there is an hour wait. I don't have an hour to waste waiting for the queue to open up, so I rolled on other servers. So yes, sadly, the queue's always win out.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 12:05PM Cassius81 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I've had 4+ hour waits on the Swiftsure server for SWTOR but I stuck it out and it has stabilized somewhat. Guess you just need to persevere.

Featured Stories

Betawatch: October 18 - 24, 2014

Posted on Oct 24th 2014 8:00PM

The Stream Team: Dungeoning in Swordsman

Posted on Oct 24th 2014 7:00PM

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW