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#10516824 Jan 12, 2015 at 07:36 PM
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Hi there

With all the talk about transferring EU servers back to the EU (the Netherlands: yeah!) and the free character transfers that come along with that, I'm thinking of moving all my 23 (!) chars from Gilrain to Laurelin......

Should I do that and why?

Convince me!!!!

Groetjes,
Aza
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#10516837 Jan 12, 2015 at 07:39 PM
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For those who missed it: here is the part from the latest Producer's letter that I'm talking about:

Server Populations: Based on your feedback, we’re taking measures to get everyone onto the more populous servers, so that finding parties is easier and festivals and live events are more fun. We are working on both improved server transfer tools and upgrades to our environments to improve playability. Also we will be moving our European servers back to the EU! More details on this coming soon!
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#10517892 Jan 13, 2015 at 02:26 AM
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That is interesting news Azakah.
I play on 2 servers but I am not considering moving. I like playing both for different reasons.
Laurelin for the role play and the kinship here. It was my first server and the Kni was lively during the course But I find it very lonely at times. Sometimes I am on for a week with no sign of other kin members.
I like the other server for the social life. There is always someone playing and even if I don't chat I see the kin chat which is comforting. There are people to guide me through mines and to have raids with, if not in that Kinship then in one of the associate Kins.
I would not move either because I like both.
This is not doing a very good job of convincing you to come to Laurelin. It is not intended to. Think where you like playing the most and why. Do you get things out of playing the other server than playing Laurelin - why put all your eggs in one basket?
Just my thoughts - I'm sure you will come to the decision that is best for you.
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#10520920 Jan 13, 2015 at 04:00 PM
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Celge is on Laurelin, convincing enough :P

I would appreciate some company, I feel a little lonely. If the guild looks more active, we will also have a better chance to recruit people.
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#10523134 Jan 14, 2015 at 04:55 AM
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Honestly, can't convince you, because I like to start new characters instead of moving existing ones :) but jokes aside it's a pretty important question.

Based on Wof's post on the official forum Gilrain sounds like a tight and friendly but rather small community. (I don't have characters there)
If Gilrain will be among the closing servers then you should move obviously, and then Laurelin is a good target for a new home. If it will survive the transfers, then I can't say neither pro nor con, it depends how are you feeling yourself on there.
23 characters, it's like a smaller army :)

(but if you move, I'd say wait until the first responses, the current transferring process is pretty weak, and whilst Turbine promised to upgrade it, there's a chance you will lose a lot when you move your characters...)
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#10523163 Jan 14, 2015 at 05:06 AM
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Thanx Ser!
You describe my concerns exactly.
I do think Gilrain is indeed a world that will be deleted in the end, it's one of the smallest servers, and though I like being alone, I do like to see some other people running around once in a while ;)

But good advice to wait a little when tranferring begins, that thought crossed my mind to!
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#10527395 Jan 15, 2015 at 01:49 AM
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#10520920 Celge Evensong wrote:

Celge is on Laurelin, convincing enough :P



Well of course!!!!
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#10528409 Jan 15, 2015 at 08:22 AM
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If I was you, I would not move all characters at one. I would move one of the more developed ones / one that fits to the guild range at first and see how I get on on Laurelin.
Even if you came with 23 characters to the server, you would still be one single person, which does not make the guild much more active than it is now.
You could still distribute your other characters on other servers, also depending on where your friends move to.
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#10913982 Apr 10, 2015 at 12:34 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
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I sure missed all this discussion! Can you give me a link to where Turbine discussed this?

EDIT: Nevermind, I realise you said where it was and I've found it now.

Well, I assume this means more lag for me :) It's OK, I'm a big Hobbit (well not literally), I can take it.
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#10914176 Apr 10, 2015 at 01:26 PM
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Hehe Tad!

The info known at this point: https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?563526-New-Transfer-Features

BTW: I made up my mind: I'm coming to Laurelin with my invasion of Aza's!
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#10917626 Apr 11, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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I am reading that they still won't be able to do US to EU (and v.v.) transfers -- will you be able to transfer everyone Aza?

Since I only have characters on Laurelin and Landroval I think I'm in the clear. Only issue is how they will handle it when another Tadegar wants to move to Laurelin!
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#10918598 Apr 11, 2015 at 04:34 PM
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Gilrain is Eu server, so a move between Gilrain and Laurelin is a valid choice.

Naming is still not decided, since it fired up a huge dispute on the forums so Turbine is trying to come up with a solution which is stepping onto the least toes at once. Currently (and if no changes will come, that will remain the method) if an another Tadegar is arriving to Laurelin, he will be renamed into Tadegar-1, and receive a name change token.

So the current setup is protecting the original resident, every time. Some argued that if they have the name since launch and on the target server there's a low level inactive character with that name then why should they change their good old names... well, current transfer method says to them, 'tough luck buddy' :) maybe there will be some changes.
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