The latest step in Bioware’s process of server consolidation has gone online: A High Population Test Server. If you have characters on East Coast servers, they got copied over automatically. Since my little Sith Warrior actually resides on the Ebon Hawk, she is one of the lucky ones.
I am curious. If you leave me alone in a room with a button in front of me, the door hasn’t finished closing before I pushed that button. So, I hopped onto that server. The first thing that greets you is a pop-up, which is obviously meant for those folks who’s characters will be automatically transferred to destination servers, once the now locked origin servers are closed down. It basically tells them not to freak out and that they might have to rename their characters. I foresee a lot of whining.
But that isn’t why I write this post. I write this post because there was one other thing that caught my eye:
I don’t know if this applies only to the test server, or if this means that once the consolidation process is completed, the character limit per server will be raised to twelve. I hope for the latter.
There is also good news for all people who fear they are going to lose characters to the consolidation process:
None of your characters will be deleted. You will be able to use all of them when we merge characters from origin servers onto current destination servers (with new high population tech). However, in order to create a new character, you will have to free up one of your character slots. (Joveth Gonzalez)