It’s no exaggeration to say that the last few weeks have been quite tumultuous for a majority of the Star Wars: The Old Republic playerbase. While the free character transfers have consolidated the community down to a smaller number of core servers, holdouts still exist on many of the Origin servers. To combat this, BioWare offered rewards to entice some of those holdouts. Today however, the team announced in a blog post that further measures would be taken to reinforce those core server populations. This will all culminate in a series of mandatory transfers for some servers, though there are no details on how many Origin servers will be depopulated yet.
In addition, character creation has been disabled on select Origin servers, a list of which can be found at swtor.com/transfer.
For the full text of the announcement, read after the jump.
Quote from BioWare
We want to thank all players that have participated in our Free Character Transfer Service. With strong destination server populations, we hope that you’re enjoying the improved gameplay experience and are excited about receiving the Gannifari mini-pet and the 25 Black Hole commendations that we announced as part of the Free Character Transfer Reward Program.
Later this summer, we’re taking steps to further strengthen destination server population. Ultimately, we are working to transition all players to designated destination servers in the Free Character Transfer Service.
To continue to enhance the overall gameplay experience for current and new players, we have eliminated the option to create new characters on selected origin servers. Visit www.swtor.com/transfer to see a list of all the selected origin servers that will be affected.
Later this summer, any remaining characters on selected origin servers will be automatically moved to designated destination servers. We will provide additional details regarding the automatic character transfer process at that time.
For more information, please visit this article.
Thanks again for your participation and support!
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Team