Gannifaris and Black Holes: Server Transfer Rewards

BioWare are offering a nice little incentive for anyone that hasn’t taken up their offer of a free character transfer. Those incentives being 25 Black Hole Commendations and a Gannifari pet.

You can read all the info here, but here are the overall conditions:

Both rewards are granted to any character that meets the following criteria:

  • Your character(s) must be on a qualifying server (which includes destination servers) and your account must be active by July 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM CDT / July 31, 2012 at 4:59AM GMT.
  • Your account must not be banned.

If you do not have a character on a qualifying server by July 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM CDT / July 31, 2012 at 4:59AM GMT, then you will not receive any rewards. The rewards will be sent via in-game mail by August 7, 2012 at 11:59PM CDT / August 8, 2012 at 4:59AM GMT.

To start the character transfer process, login to your account, click My Account and then click ‘Character Transfer’ in the left hand menu. From there you will be able to select “Start a Character Transfer” to see if you have any characters eligible for transfer to pre-selected serves.

For more information on this program, please visit our Character Transfer FAQ and be sure to look at all the eligible origin, destination and reward qualifying servers at

 Over to you: do the rewards mean you’ll now make the jump or have you already?

Server transfers: updated list

We’ve not reported extensively on this the past week, mainly because the majority of Oceanic players had the first free transfers a couple of months back. That said, it’s worth posting the list of server transfers as they stand now, to give an idea of the scale of things.

Not surprisingly, two of the server casualties were The Jekk’Jekk Tarr and Swiftsure, which were two of the three unofficial Oceanic servers prior to us getting our own. The third unofficial server, The Harbinger, is one of the destination servers so will have no shortage of players for the first time in a while since the Oceanic exodus.

Here’s the full list:

Origin Server –> Destination Server

  • NA Server


    Anchorhead –> Prophecy of the Five
    Belgoth’s Beacon –> The Fatman
    Bondar Crystal –> Prophecy of the Five
    Cho Mai –> The Fatman
    Darth Malak –> The Fatman
    Davik’s Estate –> Prophecy of the Five
    Death Wind Corridor –> Prophecy of the Five
    Firkrann Crystal –> The Fatman
    Gardens of Talla –> Prophecy of the Five
    Hedarr Soongh –> The Fatman
    Helm of Graush –> Prophecy of the Five
    Infinity Gate –> Prophecy of the Five
    Iron Citadel –> Prophecy of the Five
    Kinrath Spider –> The Fatman
    Naddist Rebels –> Prophecy of the Five
    Port Nowhere –> Prophecy of the Five
    Rwookrrorro –> The Fatman
    Saber of Exar Kun –> Prophecy of the Five
    Sword of Ajunta Pall –> Prophecy of the Five
    Terentatek –> Prophecy of the Five
    The Deadweight –> The Fatman
    The Twin Spears –> Prophecy of the Five
    Thendys Noori –> The Fatman
    Vulkar Highway –> Prophecy of the Five
    Veela –> Prophecy of the Five

    Anturi Reach –> Corellian Run
    Assassins of Sion –> Canderous Ordo
    Axial Park –> Jedi Covenant
    Colonel Tobin –> Corellian Run
    Crevasse City –> Corellian Run
    Darth Bandon –> Corellian Run
    Dreshdae Cantina –> The Shadowlands
    Eidolon Security –> Jedi Covenant
    Elysium –> The Shadowlands
    Firaxan Shark –> Corellian Run
    Fort Garnik –> Jedi Covenant
    Giradda the Hutt –> The Shadowlands
    Grand Master Zym –> The Shadowlands
    Hanharr –> Jedi Covenant
    ICE Breaker –> Corellian Run
    Juyo –> Canderous Ordo
    Kaas City –> Canderous Ordo
    Kathol Rift –> Canderous Ordo
    Keetael –> Jedi Covenant
    Keller’s Void –> Jedi Covenant
    Khoonda Militia –> Jedi Covenant
    Ki-Ta Kren –> Jedi Covenant
    Krayiss Obelisk –> Canderous Ordo
    Krayt Dragon –> The Shadowlands
    Master Dorak –> Canderous Ordo
    Mind Trick –> Corellian Run
    Nathema –> Jedi Covenant
    Sedyn Kyne –> Jedi Covenant
    Shadow Hand –> The Shadowlands
    Shii-Cho –> Jedi Covenant
    Sith Meditation Sphere –> The Shadowlands
    Sith Wyrm –> Corellian Run
    Tarro Blood –> Corellian Run
    Telos Restoration Project –> Jedi Covenant
    Thana Vesh –> Corellian Run
    The Constant –> Canderous Ordo
    The Corsair –> Canderous Ordo
    The Courageous –> Canderous Ordo
    The Defenestrator –> Jedi Covenant
    The Razor –> The Shadowlands
    Whitebeam Run –> Canderous Ordo
    Zez-Kai Ell –> Canderous Ordo

    Kath Hound –> The Ebon Hawk
    Lord Adraas –> The Ebon Hawk
    Rubat Crystal –> The Ebon Hawk
    Sanctum of the Exalted –> The Ebon Hawk
    Shien –> The Ebon Hawk

    Ven Zallow –> Jung Ma


    Black Vulkars –> The Bastion
    Daragon Trail –> The Bastion
    Dark Reaper –> The Bastion
    Infinite Empire –> The Bastion
    Mandalore the Indomitable –> The Bastion
    Nadd’s Sarcophagus –> The Bastion
    Rakata Mind Prison –> The Bastion
    Shadowtown –> The Bastion
    The Crucible Pits –> The Bastion
    The Maw –> The Bastion
    The Swiftsure –> The Bastion
    Warriors of the Shadow –> The Bastion
    Wound in the Force –> The Bastion

    Darth Sion –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Darth Xedrix –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Empress Teta –> The Harbinger
    Fa’athra –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Gauntlet of Kressh –> The Harbinger
    Hyperspace Cannon –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Kaiburr Crystal –> The Harbinger
    Krath –> The Harbinger
    Lord Praven –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Master Gnost-Dural –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Mask of Nihilus –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Master Zhar Lestin –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Namadii Corridor –> The Harbinger
    Perlemian Trade Route –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Soresu –> The Harbinger
    Space Slug –> The Harbinger
    The Jekk’Jekk Tarr –> The Harbinger
    Veeboo Lunx –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge
    Wall of Light –> The Harbinger
    Zaalbar –> The Harbinger
    Zakkeg Beast –> Drooga’s Pleasure Barge

    Lord Ieldis –> Begeren Colony
    Vrook Lamar –> Begeren Colony

    Ajunta Pall –> Jung Ma

  • European Server (German)

    Blotus the Hutt –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Brianna –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Darth Revan’s Mask –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Darth Traya –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Exis Station –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Gnawer’s Roost –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Pius Dea –> Jar’Kai Sword
    Loramarr –> Jar’Kai Sword
    The Krath Enchanter –> Jar’Kai Sword
    The Restoration Zone –> Jar’Kai Sword

    Darth Andeddu –> T3-M4
    Dreypa’s Oubliette –> The Jedi Tower
    Exar Kun –> T3-M4
    Force Harvester –> T3-M4
    Handmaidens of Atris –> The Jedi Tower
    Lenico Gargantuan –> T3-M4
    Murakami Orchid –> The Jedi Tower
    Odacer-Faustin Academy –> T3-M4
    Opila Crystal –> The Jedi Tower
    Sith Triumvirate –> T3-M4
    Stereb Cities –> The Jedi Tower
    Supreme Commander Stantorrs –> T3-M4
    The Cinzia –> The Jedi Tower

    Cassus Fett –> Vanjervalis Chain
    Zayne Carrick –> Vanjervalis Chain

  • European Server (English)

    Ahto City –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Basilisk Droid –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Bloodworthy –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Chuundar –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Hex Droid –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Kai-kan –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Legions of Lettow –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Niman –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Scepter of Ragnos –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Senator Contispex –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Starstorm One –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Tassaa Bareesh –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    The Ravager –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    The Shadow Runner –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    The Kumumgah –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    The Exile’s Crystal –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Tott Doneeta –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Trayus Academy –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Ula Vii –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd
    Uthar Wynn –> Tomb of Freedon Nadd

    Bacca’s Blade –> Nightmare Lands
    Bao-Dur –> Nightmare Lands
    Dune Bantha –> Nightmare Lands
    Dxun Battle Circle –> The Red Eclipse
    Eye of Ashlanae –> The Red Eclipse
    Flames of the Crucible –> The Red Eclipse
    Frostclaw –> Nightmare Lands
    Goluud Corridor –> The Red Eclipse
    Hidden Beks –> Nightmare Lands
    Hydian Way –> Nightmare Lands
    Kellian Jarro –> The Red Eclipse
    Ludo Kressh –> The Red Eclipse
    Luka Sene –> The Red Eclipse
    Peragus Mining Facility –> Nightmare Lands
    Rogue Moon –> The Red Eclipse
    Sith’ari –> Nightmare Lands
    Sluis Shipyards –> The Red Eclipse
    The Arkanian Legacy –> The Red Eclipse

    Shaltin Tunnels –> The Progenitor
    Trask Ulgo –> The Progenitor

  • European Server (French)

    Atris –> Darth Nihilus
    Baron Deathmark –> Darth Nihilus
    Dol Grenn –> Darth Nihilus
    Hrakert Rift –> Darth Nihilus
    Mecrosa Order –> Darth Nihilus
    Princess Galia –> Darth Nihilus
    Star Map –> Darth Nihilus

    Hssiss –> Mantle of the Force
    Kissai Caste –> Mantle of the Force
    Phateem Halls of Knowledge –> Mantle of the Force
    Vodo-Siosk Baas –> Mantle of the Force

    Kessel Run –> Battle Meditation

First character transfer servers announced

With the first batch of character transfers about to get underway, BioWare have announced which servers will be eligible to transfer:

Keller’s Void (PVE – US East)
Hedarr Soongh (PVP – US East)
Soresu (PVE – US West)
Rakata Mind Prison (PVP – US West)
Stereb Cities (PVE – Europe)
Eye of Ashlanae (PVE – Europe)
Phateem Halls of Knowledge (PVE – Europe)
The Restoration Zone (PVP – Europe)
The Shadow Runner (PVP – Europe)
Mecrosa Order (PVP – Europe)

If you go to your Account Management tab on, you can see the destination servers, which at this stage are:

Keller’s Void to Jedi Covenant
Hedarr Soongh to The Fatman
Eye of Ashlanae to The Red Eclipse
The Shadow Runner to Tomb of Freedon Nadd
Rakata Mind Prison to The Bastion
Soresu to The Harbinger
Mecrosa Order to Darth Nihilus
Stereb Cities to The Jedi Tower
The Restoration Zone to Jar’Kai Sword
Phateem Halls of Knowledge to Mantle of the Force

It’s obviously a short list, but its understandable for a first try at transfers, but it looks like it may be quite a wait for some.

Over to you: are you waiting for a transfer?

Suggestion Box: Server Transfers

It feels a bit like the middle of a big storm in SWTOR for those of use who have requested a server transfer. Half of us have been blown away to other parts of the map while there’s a bunch more of us huddling down waiting for something to happen.

So that’s the basis of this week’s discussion: based on the server transfer process for Asia-Pacific players, what do you think needs to change for the game-wide server transfer system once it’s up and running? Should there be a cost to transfer?

Also, feel free to throw in what you though has worked well with the transfer system!

Server transfers: has your toon made the jump?

We’re into the first 24 hours (of a roughly 7-day period) of the server transfer window for eligible SWTOR players.

The reports have started coming in of those who’ve had successful transfers, so things are well and truly underway.

If you’ve had your character transfererd, let us know how it went! As per the picture on the post, I’m still waiting. Ahh well.

Most importantly: Lest We Forget

Asia-Pacific Server Transfer Details Released

UPDATE 2: It appears the form is now working for some so give it a go as per details below!

UPDATE: BioWare are aware that the server transfer page isn’t working properly and are working to rectify it. You can also post any issues you’re having in this official forum thread.


It’s been a long-awaited event and it’s finally here. BioWare have released info on the ability for Oceanic players to transfer their toons to the Asia-Pacific Servers.

To read the main infoyou’ll need to be logged in on your account on the SWTOR website. Select ‘My Account’ under your username and the following info will display for you if you’ve met the eligibility requirements for transfer:

You are eligible to transfer characters to the new Asia Pacific servers.

Please fill out this form no later than April 24, 2012, 2:01PM EST, 4:01PM NZST, 12:01PM HKT, 12:01PM SGT to request complimentary server transfers for one or more of your eligible characters. Only characters created before February 28, 2012, 5:01PM EDT, 7:01PM NZDT, 2:01PM HKT, 2:01PM SGT qualify for transfers and are displayed below.

Character transfers will begin April 24, 2012, 8:00PM EST, 10:00PM NZST, 6:00PM HKT, 6:00PM SGT and may take up to 7 days. At some point during these 7 days, there will be a period of time of up to 3 hours where we will begin processing all requested character transfers associated with your account. You will be unable to play any characters that are on servers involving your character transfer requests during this time. If you are logged into one of these servers, you will be automatically logged off that server until the transfer is complete. If you are unable to log into any of these servers past the 3-hour window, please contact Customer Service.

You will be notified via email when your character transfer requests have been processed. Unsuccessfully transferred characters will remain on their original server. You may edit your character transfer requests at any time before April 24, 2012, 2:01PM EST, 4:01PM NZST, 12:01PM HKT, 12:01PM SGT.

If you choose to move your character to a new Asia Pacific server, please be aware of the following:

  • If your character name is already taken on the Asia Pacific server, your character will be transferred, but you will be prompted to choose a new name for the character when you log into the new server.
  • You cannot exceed 8 characters (including transferred and non- transferred characters) on any given destination server.
  • If you have unlocked a Legacy name on the Asia Pacific server, any characters transferred to that server will use the Asia Pacific server’s Legacy name.
  • If you have not unlocked a Legacy name on the Asia Pacific server and the transferred character is eligible for a Legacy unlock by completing Chapter One of their class stories, you will be prompted to choose a Legacy name when you log into the new Asia Pacific server.
  • The character will no longer be a part of its guild – Guilds and guild membership will not be transferred to your new server. You will need to create or join a new guild on your new server.
  • Your Friends and Ignore lists will be reset – These lists are server specific, so you will need to repopulate your lists with players from your new server.
  • The Asia Pacific server of your character transfer request does not need to match the server type of your original server.

Before you transfer your character, it is important to ensure the following:

  • The character has no items listed on the Galactic Trade Network (auction house) – active Galactic Trade Network listings will not be transferred to your new server.
  • The character has no items or credits in their mailbox – In-game mail will not be transferred to your new server. Make sure you have removed everything in your mailbox before initiating the transfer. Otherwise, the contents will be lost.

Have questions? See the Asia Pacific Character Transfer FAQ for more details.

Over to you: will you be transferring and if so, how many characters?

Legacy Names and Server Transfers: Clarification

There’s been a hell of a lot of interest in what the impact of the free server transfers will have on those who have finalised their legacy names. Stephen Reid has jumped in with some information, albeit with the disclaimer that nothing is finalised:

On question (2), you will be able to transfer multiple characters, although there will be some limitations (eg available slots on a server). Again, more details will come closer to the time, but you will not be limited to one character.

On question (3) the only current restrictions are listed in the FAQ. After transfer:

The character will no longer be a part of its guild – Guilds and guild membership will not be transferred to your new server. You will need to create or join a new guild on your new server.

Your Friends list will be reset – Friend lists are server specific, so you will need to repopulate your list with players from your new server.

Before you transfer your character, it is important to ensure the following:

The character has no items listed on the Galactic Trade Network (auction house) – active Galactic Trade Network listings will not be transferred to your new server.

The character has no items or credits in their mailbox – In-game mail will not be transferred to your new server. Make sure you have removed everything in your mailbox before initiating the transfer. Otherwise, the contents will be lost.

Just as big as the confirmation that legacy names won’t be affected, is the mention that more than one character is able to be transferred for free. As mentioned above, if you’ve got a whole bunch of toons and a server is verging on full, there may be an issue, but for the majority, your couple of alts will be transferred as well.

Over to you: does this put your mind at rest?

Australian Server Transfers: BioWare update

BioWare’s Stephen Reid has posted an update on the official forums on the delay between the local server availability and the late April implementation of free transfers. HIs response essentially mirrors that of the one Gabe Amatangelo gave us yesterday, but it’s still worth a read:

Hello everyone. I can absolutely understand the frustrations expressed here, and I appreciate that for the most part, you’re being constructive in your comments. Here’s a little more insight into the situation.

The character transfer system is being actively worked on by the development team. It’s a large, complex project, made more complicated by the Legacy System – and it has to work perfectly. As always, it is not the only task the team as a whole is undertaking, but it’s a priority. It has not been deliberately delayed, nor is it being ‘held back’ for any reason. As you know, the first stage of the system will be a one-off, optional transfer for those who are based in the regions defined in our FAQ. At some point after that, we’ll bring a more fully-featured character transfer system online for all to use.

I can understand the frustration of those of you who have been playing on the US servers and waiting for transfers. We know your enthusiasm and excitement for the game – you wouldn’t have taken the steps you did to get the game earlier than the official launch if you weren’t enthusiastic. We’re working as hard as we can to get the system in place. If we could have brought it online earlier, we would have. However, priorities post-launch had to be directed towards the game itself. The team’s been working flat-out to improve the game, including bug fixes and additional content.

When we announced our launch territories last year we knew many more fans were excited to play The Old Republic. That’s why we moved quickly to launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, with more territories being lined up for future launches. Our primary focus when launching in any new territory has to be to reach more players. Ultimately, that’s best for the continuing success of the game. We want everyone who wishes to play on the new servers to be able to do so, hence character transfer being offered. With that said, in this case we felt it was important to get the game into the hands of new players as soon as possible. That, combined with our post-launch development priorities, meant that character transfer did not make our launch date for these territories.

The development team remains committed to delivering a robust character transfer system for all, with our first priority being for Asia-Pacific players. If we can bring the system to you earlier than expected, we will, but for now we’re aiming towards late April.

So it’s a call for patience folks – and there’s really not a lot of choices beside being patient, otherwise you’re going to have a frustrating seven or eight weeks…

[Pic via Asexual News]

Asia-Pacific Transfer Emails Start Flowing In

As promised, BioWare have started sending out the emails to those SWTOR players eligible for the free server transfers at the end of April.

The most interesting part is the confirmation of what won’t transfer across if you choose to change servers:

If you request a transfer, the following will not be moved as part of this request:

• Friends List

• Auction Items

• In-Game Mail

• Guild Membership

Nothing really surprising there as we already knew guild membership wouldn’t transfer and the other three things can be remedied by individual players prior to transfer.

If you had originally set up a US address but changed it to Australia prior to there 28tj February, you should still get the email – we’ve already had someone confirm they’ve received theirs under that scenario (thanks for letting us know Tim!)

Over to you: have you received your email yet?

SWTOR Free Server Transfers: ‘Late April’

UPDATE: 18th April 2012 – The actual transfer date and conditions have been announced.

The FAQ for the Asia-Specific launch has now been updated, and it clarifies to some extent when the free server transfers will occur.  The quote in full is:

Qualified players in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or Singapore, will be offered one-time free character transfers to Asia Pacific servers for a limited time period in late April. No specific date has been confirmed at this time. We will be sending an email to all qualified players by early March with more details. Stay tuned to for more information.

So for those hoping to transfer their primary toon in the next week or so, you have a bit of a wait yet. My guess is that the transfers may be part of a wider implementation of server transfers for the game as a whole. So I suppose you’ll just need to start levelling up an alt – I know I am.