We have all known for some time now that Star Wars: The Old Republic server consolidation is on its way since the original announcement a couple months back. Tomorrow, BioWare plans to finish this process.
Earlier this summer we launched the Free Character Transfer Program which offered players the option to transfer their characters from specific origin servers to selected destination servers. Following the success of the Free Character Transfer Program, and after closely monitoring server populations, we have now taken the next step in our on-going server population balancing process. We have upgraded destination servers in order to support a significantly higher number of players. As of tomorrow, all characters on origin servers will be automatically moved onto the upgraded high population destination servers. By centralizing our player populations on these higher population destination servers, we feel that we can offer our players the best possible Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ experience.
For the official post, head over the SWTOR site.
Update: It's worth noting that according to the updated server matrix there are fewer destinations now than there were when the free character transfers happened. That means some of the servers that people moved to originally are now being moved to another server. Six servers fall into this category as follows:
- The Fatman (PvP East) -> Prophecy of the Five
- Canderous Ordo (PvE East) -> Jedi Covenant
- Corellian Run (PvE East) -> The Shadowlands
- Drooga's Pleasure Barge (PvE West) -> The Harbinger
- Nightmare Lands (PvE EU English) -> The Red Eclipse
- The Jedi Tower (PvE EU German) -> T3-M4