"Unless You Are Prepared To Queue To Play"
The fact that some Star Wars: The Old Republic players have had to virtually queue for up to two hours in order to play online is no secret, and the situation has become so dire that BioWare has officially warned players to avoid creating new characters on high population servers. BioWare has also publicly identified the main offenders that are reaching their population caps so you can steer clear. We've got the full details below.
On the official forums, senior online community manager Stephen Reid warned players about entering servers that are nearing their population limits.
As many of you know, we're experiencing high load and corresponding queues on some servers.
This is to be expected during launch, as a high number of people want to play the game, and for long stretches at a time.
With this in mind, we wanted to notify everyone of some consistently high population servers. These servers are closing in on their absolute population cap (the maximum amount of players who can be on the server at any given time) and will likely have a queue to enter even at off-peak play times. We strongly advise you to not create new characters on these servers, unless you are prepared to queue to play.
The busiest European servers are as follows:
- 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
- Hrakert Rift - EU French - PvP
Reid urges patience, and assures players that fixes and character transfer functionality are in the pipeline.