RADIANT Q1. How long have you been playing on this server? Radiant.schera I have been playing on radiant for almost a yr now. Radiant.dagdar 539 days Radiant.'nicholas about 2 years Radiant.illithia With this toon 7 months Radiant.mys SINCE I WAS FORCED TO MOVE FROM VALCYN, ON THE LAST DAY, WHERE I PLAYED SINCE DECEMBER OF 2003. Radiant.isaikk About a year or so. Radiant.jo'kat how ever long it was from the last free transfer was. Radiant.magnon Since late March 2010 (my account was originally on Europe-Infinity) Radiant.mumat 7 years Radiant.clarity I've been on this server since the free transfers. I left Valcyn to play here. :/ s32ndDamian Since launch day ComicsGuy Since Day One, though I was also in Beta 2. WolfeTCK i started on valcyn, was here day 1 of the free transfers Sroba Since the first round of FCTS swg-Alpha Since the first day of FCTS, I came over from Valcyn with a majority of our server. LadySerin 4 years WarlordATF 4 Years as of December 21st. Q2. What made you choose this server to play on? Radiant.schera I noticed on sunrunner that the population was declining rapidly so i made toons on some other servers to do some investigating. Radiant.dagdar This server was recomended to me at character creation, which is silly because im from the uk, maybe there should be a ping check before a server is recomended. Also sending new players to low population servers is not a good move in my opinion. Radiant.'nicholas use to play on starsider and the population was too much so we moved to a different server scouted them and and this one seemed to be the best mix of people and population was good then Radiant.illithia Because my other 3 Toons are on this Server Radiant.mys SOME GUILD MEMBERS HAD MOVED HERE. Radiant.isaikk It was 'recommended' since it had low population which I didn't know was pretty much dead and not doing anything. Radiant.jo'kat I moved with my guild UNK from valcyn, at that point radiant had a pretty good population Radiant.magnon I needed a light traffic server with an older, slower laptop PC, and I liked the name Radiant.mumat I was a member of the valcyn comunaty untill the free cts and as a grop most of our server decided on raidant for several reasons pvp comunaty ect i my self came for space comunaty adn space pvp Radiant.clarity Had the most friendly people, at first and it had room to grow...we added to an already "active" community. It seemed like a good fit. s32ndDamian The game chose for me, I beta tested on Bria and wanted that one but the game chose Radiant and I was kind of tired that day. ComicsGuy My friend Yod and I met a nice group of players, led by Steelheart, on the Beta server, who invited us to join their guild Syn'di'cate on Radiant. WolfeTCK it was mostly a valcyn decision to almost all come here together Sroba Most of my friends came here. swg-Alpha My guild made a collective agreement to come here. The economy, small server feel, active recruiting from Radiant all contributed to my decision. LadySerin It was a high population recommended server on the char creation thingy..fate brought me here. WarlordATF It was recomended by the launcher. Q3. Do you play on this server with the majority of your SWG gaming time or are there other characters that you play on other servers? Radiant.schera This is the only server i play on now. I do have toons in the test center but they are mostly neglected. Radiant.dagdar Yes this is the only server i play on. Radiant.'nicholas nope this is my main server Radiant.illithia All my toons are on Radiant, i have none elsewhere Radiant.mys THE VAST MAJORITY OF MY PLAYING TIME IS SPENT HERE ON RADIANT. Radiant.isaikk Yes I do play here since I have both of my combat toons here and I don't want to spend time leveling another combat toon or paying 25$ for transfer. Radiant.jo'kat i have 4 toons that i play mainly on this server(radiant) i have a few other toons made but strictly to see what the other servers are like. 99.98% of the time i play on radiant. Radiant.magnon I play the majority of my time on Radiant withmy mains, but I do have characters on 3 other servers Radiant.mumat I play exclusively on this server Radiant.clarity I play 2 other toons on a regular basis on the Bloodfin server. I grinded alternate toons when the population started dying on Radiant, for a more active pvp community. I would say my game time is about equally spent here vs there. I usually play where ever I have more active "friends" online. I also have toons on other servers but they are mostly scout toons. I don't like to divide up my time too much. s32ndDamian I just started moving toons to another server and now split time. ComicsGuy 99.9% of my playtime has been on Radiant. WolfeTCK probably like 98% of my time is spent on radiant, the 2% is spenting server hopping checking out other servers bazaars Sroba I go afk on this server the majority of the time swg-Alpha I do not play on other servers. Radiant is "home" LadySerin yup WarlordATF Full Time on Radiant. Q4. What keeps you playing on this server? Radiant.schera I found a great guild composed of ppl who are mostly adults and a fun group to be around so got rid of all the other toons. Radiant.dagdar I dont play much anymore because the server is dead, i like to pvp and pvp is rare on this server due alot to low population. I only log in to keep in touch with friends but my sub runs out in roughly 13 days and i may not resub if free tranfers dont get anounced soon as my friends are in the proccess of leaving this server. Radiant.'nicholas nothing i still log in everyday Radiant.illithia Friends and despite it being very small there is a great atmousphere and loyalty amongst groups Radiant.mys MY GUILD MEMBERS Radiant.isaikk Nothing really. Want to get out of here asap. Server is dead. Radiant.jo'kat waiting for a free transfer. i have a lot of items and houses decorated on my toons and starting anew would feel like i wasted the 4+ years on these toons for nothing. Radiant.magnon I have friends here...I may not be able to play on high traffic servers because of my slower PC, and it costs money to transfer. If I had plenty of money I'd get a faster PC Radiant.mumat Most of all my friends playing swg are on this server. my space comunaty and space pvp is here. I could go and play space pvp on star sider but I have my friends here and do not see a reaso to add to starsiders over crowding isues Radiant.clarity Just old friends. As long as they're here I am here and when they're not online I play on my alternate server. s32ndDamian No free transfer ComicsGuy Inertia, momentum, and a fear of the unknown. WolfeTCK my guild Sroba My little group of friends. swg-Alpha Self sufficient, lots of toons, great friends LadySerin Emotional attachments..like a bad boyfriend I keep getting sucked in WarlordATF Its home to me. Q5. How do you feel about the population level on this sever? Radiant.schera I wish there were more pple on this server for sure, it would make things more interesting (=. Radiant.dagdar Radiant server population is very low and the lower it gets the more people leave its like a snow ball effect and i believe radiant is past the point of no return. Radiant.'nicholas i think the population is very low alot of people have transfered or stoped playing Radiant.illithia So many people have left recently to go to other bigger servers as they feel Radiant is dying, its very sad to see what was once a good and vibrant community almost dead Radiant.mys WHAT POPULATION? I THOUGHT MY SMALL GUILD WAS THE ONLY PLAYERS HERE. Radiant.isaikk Pretty much dead. No BFs or any pvp most of the time. Radiant.jo'kat at this time it feels like it is lower then the server we left to come here. Radiant.magnon Even though I like it slower, Radiant hardly has anyone...it's actually kind of boring Radiant.mumat I am very conserned as the comunaty is shinking via transfers to other servers and some cancling accounts. having ben through this on valcyn I do not care for the trend i see. Radiant.clarity The population on this server depresses me. I miss all the ppl that I used to see. it would be nice to know that I could log into the game and have some sort of thing to "do" with other people. The last GCW update killed pvp...pvp'ers didn't reap any benefits from it at all...PvE'ers have the majority of the power. Made the game somewhat pointless especially for those of us who liked to interact and battle with the opposing faction. When an Entertainer can reap more GCW than a combat officer in a city invasion there is something wrong with the system. I definitely notcied a drop in population after that update. people don't have to log in and spend time earning gcw..they can get it standing near a general and get it handed to them with tokens besides. I miss my friends. s32ndDamian It's the lowest it's ever been, it's very low, it's time to pull the plug. ComicsGuy I do wish there were more people, because people = customers and customer = credits. WolfeTCK well 8 people transferred off as i typed this Sroba Population is irrelevant. I play for pvp. I've played on starsider and the pvp is terrible swg-Alpha Indifferent... I played on Valcyn. As long as the core group continues to play, our community will survive, I will remain. LadySerin It is ghost town...very sad to see all the awesome people gone, when I first started playing I began as an ent and the cantina was so packed you couldn't get a space on the dance floor, and mind you, I an POST NGE.. and now it's dead. It's very sad that newer people didn't get to see what Radiant was. WarlordATF I miss them, the game was alot more fun before they left. Q6. If there was a Free Character Transfer and subsequent closure of this server (IMPORTANT: THERE ARE NO PLANS TO DO THIS THAT WE KNOW OF AT THIS TIME) where would you go? Radiant.schera I have no idea where i would go if this server was closed TBH. Im sure we would have a guild discussion and majority of us would all move together. We are a very large and close guild. Radiant.dagdar I would go to flurry because thats where my friends are moveing to and it has a good population size and alot of pvp or i would go to one of the euro servers since im in the UK. Since i have 2 accounts i may take some toons to flurry and some to a euro server. Radiant.'nicholas My guild and i have choosen not to give away the server we will be moving to if said action happens Radiant.illithia I personaly dont know, i would have to discuss that with my guild and friends and see what they think and where they would go as i would like to see as much as my friend base move together as possible Radiant.mys TO A DIFFERENT GAME!!!!! Radiant.isaikk A more populated server for sure like FLurry where you can benefit all the things in the game like Battlefields. Radiant.jo'kat flurry or chilastra are the 2 main servers for consideration. starsider is to overpopulated and should not even be a transfer server if fct are offered again. Radiant.magnon I would consider Flurry or Ahazi Radiant.mumat honestly at this time i am not sure ware i would go I would prefer to see a server merger of some form but i do not see SOE doing this from what has ben done in the past Radiant.clarity I would go to the largest server. Starsider...for a couple of reasons. If it's the largest community it would take the longest to kill off and would most likely be the last to get shut down. If Starsider was not an option I would probably choose Flurry because I have friends there. s32ndDamian SS or Flurry ComicsGuy I honestly don't know. I have friends on Starsider, so that might be the destination. WolfeTCK starsider, flurry or chillastra, it would depend mostly on how my guild reacted and where we all wanted to go if we could stay together Sroba wherever my friends went swg-Alpha Like before, I'll go with friends. LadySerin If Radiant is shut down I would consider lagsider....just because majority of my friends went there WarlordATF Bria,Flurry or Starsider. Q7. What do you think SoE should do about the current population imbalance issue? Radiant.schera Maybe SOE should start to even out the servers, I noticed on the heavy servers that the lag is horrendous in many instances. just a thought. have a great day and good luck in your research. Schera, Megou, Nebi Radiant.dagdar They should give free tranfers. Transfer people off starsider and the low pop servers and shut a few servers. Maybe merge the low population servers on a new fresh server so there is an equal oportunity for new city placement and put a population cap on starsider. Something needs to be done very soon in my opinion with the launch of SWTOR on the horizon. Radiant.'nicholas probably best bet is to close the low population servers but then the makes other severs too populated, i would make a cap on poeple on the server and put free transfers to all servers to balance out the population on each Radiant.illithia With the smallest 5/6 servers i would like to see a new server made and people move to that one as a brand new unbuilt world. The 2 european servers merged together into a new server. Starsider given free transfers away to the new servers Radiant.mys FIRE ALL THE DEV'S, STOP LISTENING TO LUCAS ARTS, STOP LISTENING TO THE TROLLS ON THE FORUMS SINCE THEY DONT PLAY AND HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE GAME SUCCEEDING, PUBLICALLY ADMIT THE HUGE MISTAKE THAT IS THE NG, THEN WITH A NEW TEAM, FIX ALL THE BUGS BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, THEN START MAKING CHANGES TO THE GAME THAT ALLOW AN INCREASE OF PROFESSIONS, MAKE THE GAME MORE DIFFICULT TO PLAY, TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOUR DOING, AND ADVERTISE THESE CHANGES. THEN JUST DIRECT ALL THE NEW SUBS AND RESUBS TO THIS SERVER. THIS WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM. Radiant.isaikk Wait till more people pay 25$ to transfer and at the end give a FCT with the people left. Radiant.jo'kat move the smaller servers into one server would be my idea of what should happen. Radiant.magnon I think they should make portals between servers just like the trail guides to the different levels on Kashyyk. You could have players go back and forth between servers, if there is a way to do that. If not, I would say keep Radiant because it was the first server and is Nostalgic, snd close slow ones based on seniority and traffic. Unless they can merge servers. I'm not sure that would be possible, though. Radiant.mumat My thought would be a server merger over a transfer of some of the smaller servers say take the bottom 3 servers adn merge them with 3 low to mid lvl population servers to have 3 mid lvl population servers Radiant.clarity I think merging low level servers into one would be ideal...especially ones with similar economies and doing away with the city invasions or making them a once in a while event like double experience weekend would and could help. That or offer pvp'ers somethign above and beyond a general's ranking for being active in the "battle" between factions. I think it would bring some players back...but the city invasions/GCW update pretty much killed SWG. s32ndDamian Close down a few less populated servers and let people choose where they would like to go. Or give people the option to transfer one time for free on each toon. I've already paid two times, don't need a refund, just let me move the rest. ComicsGuy I asked my Magic Eyes of Mesra, but all it said was "Reply hazy, try again." WolfeTCK another round of free transfers either to a few newly opened servers that every server can transfer to for free to start fresh, or a repeat of the last go around, only this time be honest and admit the servers that are transfer from wont be around long afterwards Sroba Delete spy. (oh and totally not trolling.) swg-Alpha Consolidate servers to a "new" server. A fresh start for everyone. LadySerin Allow people to move where they want and for heaven's sake change the game to Free To Play with an item shop...seriously, SWG's days are numbered, FTP would be a smart move. WarlordATF First they need to offer free transfers off of Starsider and then when we see the outcome,They should offer free transfers to the remaining low population servers.