SWTOR: Public test server in the works, no ETA on availability of server transfers

Thursday, 22nd December 2011 20:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Due to a high population on various Star Wars: The Old Republic servers, some player are being tossed into a queue in order to access their characters. Because of this, many have requested that their characters be transferred to servers with a lower number of players. BioWare has made note of the request, but at present, the game doesn’t support transfers and while the firm’s working on implementing the feature, there isn’t an ETA on when it will be made available.

For new players, BioWare said a few servers have reached a population limit so it recommends starting a character on a server with a lower population

Here is a list of high density servers to avoid, courtesy of GameFront:

US-based servers

  • The Harbinger – US West Coast – PvE
  • The Swiftsure – US West Coast – PvP
  • The Fatman – US East Coast – PvP

EU-based servers

  • Bloodworthy – EU English – PvP
  • Frostclaw – EU English – PvE
  • Legions of Lettow – EU English – PvP
  • The Red Eclipse – EU English – PvE
  • Tomb of Freedom Nadd – EU English – PvP
  • Darth Revan’s Mask – EU German – PvP
  • Darth Traya – EU German – PvP
  • Jar’Kai Sword – EU German – PvP

BioWare is also readying a public test server for the game, which will give subs a chance to test patches and updates before implemented into the game. Eventually, players will be able to copy current characters onto the test server like other MMOs, but the option will not be available at launch.



  1. Talkar

    I find it astounding that BioWare actually has to tell people to roll on servers that aren’t full. It is amazing how stupid people are. I’ve seen several threads whining about how they can’t get on some server to start a new character, and then i look at the server list and it says the server they’re talking about is full, but there are plenty that aren’t.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    I agree completely especially on the American side. There are like 10 servers that are on light population and then the servers that have had ques are still having them SO that says that people just starting are going to the full server over the light ones. I say in 6 months most of those light servers will be merged into 1-3 servers.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. FabioPal


    Well, it’s a social game, you want to play with your friends, and if your friends are on a set server you WANT to create a character on that specific server. Nowhere else.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. CityCobra

    Review GamingXP: 86%

    Star Wars: The Old Republic is the fresh breece the MMORPG-Genre so urgently needed.

    #4 3 years ago

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