server transfers

The Old Republic opens free server transfers for 7.5% of servers

Josh Augustine at

Are you one of the lucky few that are currently eligible for a server transfer in SWTOR? The much-requested feature launched this morning for a tiny subset of the game's population, and will continue to be rolled out for more servers over the course of the week, including more coming today.

Guild Wars 2 wants you to play with friends

Josh Augustine at

A lot of my friends are playing The Old Republic, but I can't group with 90% of them. Most of them are on different servers than I am, so if we want to play together, one of us has to abandon our established characters. And even if we could transfer servers, half of the characters are on a different faction, so I couldn't group with them anyways.

MMOs often make it too darn hard to play with your friends--a ridiculous state of affairs for the most social genre in all of gamingdom. But ArenaNet is looking to change that with Guild Wars 2, and revealed the first details in a development blog last month. We followed up with Lead Game Designer Eric Flannum to find out more.