Since I cannot post to the swtor forums, I thought I might turn to the group here for assistance.
First, a little background
I played the game at launch on a server that is now gone on a bunch of characters and I did generally enjoy it. When the server consolidations started happening, I moved my characters and found my enjoyment of the game was missing. I had multiple level 50 characters and a legacy level in the 40s. Before today I had not logged into my account since sometime in 2012 and as I recall there was an event running, which I think was the event after the plague. I logged in today to look at a few of my characters and they are there, but they all are down to 350,000 credits, with the bulk of my credits and commendations in escrow.
Are there any special steps I need to take to get my escrow back to my characters?
On the 3 characters I checked I have almost 16 million credits, thousands of ranked wz and wz comms, hundreds of fleet, planetary and classic comms. I have a total of 12 characters on one server, but I only really care about my 4 level 50s. I do have enough cartel coins to move one character to a new server right now.
I am mostly a pve player, although I did enjoy random wz as well. 3 of my 50s are republic and one is empire so I play both sides as it were. I am a west coaster, so I was leaning towards the PVE west coast server but I am open to suggestions if there is a better place to play. Most of my playtime is evenings.
Hi Kat, thanks for dropping by. With regards to escrow, you have a few options. Subscribing outright should return the credits you have floating around in escrow, though I've heard conflicting reports from folks regarding this system. Some players, who came back to a ton of credits in escrow, simply resubbed and the credits were returned to the appropriate characters. Others have said they needed to contact support in order to get the credits returned to the right place. If you'd like to avoid subscribing, there are escrow transfers available on the cartel market; though in the amount you're describing it may just be a better idea to subscribe. Take a look at the cartel market, add up how much you have in escrow, and see which is the least expensive route for you. And as always, you should take anything anyone says, myself included, with a grain of salt before you've consulted customer support. Having said that, if you decide to rejoin the game, welcome back and thanks for visiting.
Thanks for the help and thoughts Vox. I decided to just bite the bullet and resub for 2 months to see if I can enjoy the game again. As soon as I did that I had all of my credits instantly. So, at least it my case, it was as simple as they said. As for servers, I am trying out Harbinger, which is the only PVE West server. I moved one of my 50s over so I could bankroll my new characters and get all my legacy bonuses. I had a few thousand CCs on my account so it was basically free to do that part of it.
I will be reading this site as you seem to have one of the few active sites remaining. Thanks for all you do at DH.