No Server Transfers for South African Players

A reader bought this issue to my attention. I’ll quote a forum post which can be accessed here:

http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/571764-player-base-oppression/

Good morning fellow tankers,

It seems like South Africans have pulled the short straw on WOT. We’ve been told for years that server transfers will happen from NA to EU, but when we submit an support ticket to the EU server they respond by saying that they have had no requests from NA to transfer players. They have been lying to us for years.

Our forum posts regarding South Africans to be transferred get deleted by the moderators, here is an example (this happened yesterday):

“When is Wargaming Europe and/or WG Minsk and/or WG Cyprus going to intervene and assist those of us who were negatively affected by the NA Central server merge, and now have unplayable ping? The West Coast people have been transferred to ASIA server long ago but the East Coast people, who were told a transfer to EU would be made available, have been left out in the cold. 
We would really appreciate some help, because WG NA are obviously either incapable of, or unwilling to help us. I represent a clan of 100 South African players who will all gladly move to a server that has 100ms less ping and special events during our time zone. (as opposed to say, ranked battles which happens during 1am-5am our time). I can’t speak directly for them but I’m sure the other South African clans will be very keen to transfer, and I know there are quite a few NA server players already located in Europe, so playing on the NA server is just silly for them. 
I cannot stomach the “just make an EU account and start again” story we have been given time and time again, as I have dozens of premium tanks and a bunch of tier 10s as well. No way I’m giving that up.”

I can not see how he broke any forum rules! He was asking a question and they respond by deleting it. We are not asking for a new African server! All we want is to transfer to EU, so that we can also play special events and clan wars.

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29 thoughts on “No Server Transfers for South African Players

  1. I never understood why wg doesn’t allow you to change regions more easily. Is it like this in other games as well?

    Can’t they just make an option that you can buy a transfer with gold and a cooldown period attached to it?

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    1. Maybe progressive costs for switching servers?
      1st time 1000gld , 2nd time 10000gld , 3rd time 100000gld
      And locking down tanks that are not used on other servers?

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  2. It is very easy, the only thing that is preventing for them to do that is money, because you could go NA, play special maratons that are NA exclusive and then transfer back to EU or so. However it is really stupid that you cannot transfer when you have obvious reason (ping), that is just pure BS.

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    1. Its because they sold tanks like pz2j on other servers and anime tanks and other tanks as a whole if allowed to transfer tier 3 and other tiers would be broken I say fuck WG

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    2. Not knowing how much data they have per user, I would think it would be easy to have one account that is playable on any WG WOT server. With database replication set up correctly player data should be fairly easy to keep up to date to go along with the server logon sync, which could also ensure that your data is up to date on the server you are logging on to. The pain would be the initial sync of the servers for the various regions and how to handle when users have accounts in multiple regions, maybe merge them?

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      1. I’ve been told by people who work for WG that due to the way their servers are set up, what you suggest here is very logistically complicated and almost impossible to implement. They sort of contradicted that point however when they transferred people from NA to the Asia server after the NA server merge.

        It all sounds like smoke, mirrors and bullshit to me.

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  3. NA server is terrible now, its got about 10,000 players at peak & my ping is constantly 200ms+, I’d like to jump ship, its really not fun at the moment.

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  4. Shame on you, WG. What a €@@&€€ understanding of customer relations. Unfortunately WG confirms which every single action they do all the (negative) clichees which are existing about companies from this cultural region …

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  5. What makes the situation worse is that when creating the account south-african players are/where directed to NA servers. Now after the merger, we can’t transfer. I also have 6 tier 8 premiums, and 5 tier 10’s. I used WG ping tool and tracing shows that I connect to the NA server via London…London in EU. They routed accounts in order to get the NA population up, and now the players have to suffer because of their actions.

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    1. So you played for long enough to get multiple tens yet you just now noticed that your local time is not comparable with prime time on the NA server?

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  6. YEAH THEY ARE BEING CUNTS ABOUT IT. SPENT TOO MUCH TIME TO START AGAIN AND IM DAMM WELL SURE IM NOT GOING TO SPEND ANOTHER DIME TO SUPPORT THOSE NA FUCKS. all i want is to play clan wars again and to play the game in clan wars because thats where the game shines

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  7. Looked at the post on the NA forum
    But what surprised me was that the “Wallpaper”
    Where 2guys holding/showing guns , can’t remember ever seeing that on the EU forum

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  8. Hi guys!
    Here in EU server there are a constant whining, that NA-server (and RU-server) get much-much better events, discounts, available prem-tanks (the Defender CANNOT be bought for YEARS, fro example) etc.
    So it very funny that you want to change to the EU-server. I undrstand the reason (cause of high ping & low gamer population), but be careful!
    Greetings from Hungary!
    All the best!

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    1. the main reasons is that i cant play clan wars, team battles and ranked battles because that is where the fun is. i couldnt give 2 shits about the events, discounts and premium tanks

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        1. It’s not, but since the East-West server merge into this new NA Central server our ping has gone waaay up and it has become downright unplayable. Our undersea cables actually route through Europe first and then out to North America, so Europe is much better ping times for us. We didn’t know that when we signed up for WoT, we’re not internet infrastructure experts. But the WG website did recommend the NA server for South African players when you sign up, so we just took that for granted as the one to use. So that’s the main gripe.

          The fact that the time zones would also match up is just the cherry on the cake.

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  9. how many players would they get back with players on the eu who would find the clans times fit beter to the work they do,or the very many who for many reason are now moving back to America

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  10. as a north african player, we have the same issue, and the game has become a nighmare since the they brought the centeal server in. been playing since 2011 but i had to switch to my EU sever account and start from zero. i think without the the great number of ppl stuck in the US server, it will become “unpopulated” and that’s why they still refuse any transfer.

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    1. No no no! South Africa has NOTHING to do with South America! Different continent. We are in AFRICA. Our ping to the LATAM server is even worse than NA. Our best ping by far is the EU server. We’ve checked.

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    1. only came close to that when i played on a test server….wow it was like playing a new game…it was the best till a Russian team killed me for having na tags…but great till then

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