The amount of butthurt in this thread is phenomenal. I tried reading all 12 pages, and now, I am really confused as to who actually supports this REQUEST for a west coast server. If anyone from EME actually reads this, I can't imagine they are going to take the petition seriously considering the level of maturity displayed by certain participants in this thread,
It is better looking AT it than FOR it, If EME knows that there are some players that want a west coast server, perhaps that will encourage them to look into it. There is no hard in trying. I am an Aussie player and have signed the petition. We can at least make them aware of our desires.
What connections are all you guys on?
I don't find it unplayable or unresponsive at all and I am not even in a main city. My connection goes Sunshine Coast > Brisbane loosing a good 40-50ms before it even leaves the coast to hit chicago and I am yet to have a single playability issue with the latency I get (I can't tell as my network manager won't show TERA's ping).
If someone can provide me the server IP I can ping it when home both without and with Lowerping on. LP does nothing for me though it seems but is supporting TERA and has made a hell of a difference to a few players, suggest giving it a try in CBT5 as they have trial accounts.
Well i just went to the other server and Knoxxer made it very clear. I'm not sure how to quote from other threads so here's copy paste.
I am sorry that connecting from Australia sucks for some of you guys, but the reality is that our focus is on the North American market for the initial launch of TERA. We made the decision early on not to sell boxes officially in Australia because we didn't want to promise something we couldn't guarantee. I went through this on a previous product and it felt wrong promoting and selling to a region we weren't completely supporting.
When you are starting a new company you need to have focus or you will end up getting spread way to thin.
My hope is that TERA's success takes off in North America and that over the next few years we can look into launching TERA locally, and fully supported into more territories.
So they've made it very clear that Australia is not a sales target and will not be catered for, which is understanding.
Hence I'll vote with my wallet and spread the news to fellow Australians (It is up to them but at least they'll be aware and can decide to do the same and vote with wallet). Starting with the whirlpool forums...
TBH, I think with lack of much advertising for TERA in NA, they'll get fair portion of their first stream of income from Oceania region, which they sadly admitted that they'll be neglecting.
Nice move from the devs to word it like that by the way.
Box sales for MMO in Oceania have been pretty bad I assume. Most of MMO players nowadays prefer to pre-load electronically purchased copy anyway. I highly doubt that the decision early on not to sell boxes officially in Australia was because they didn't want to promise something they couldn't guarantee. Even with significant advertising, boxed sales would have been pretty much sub-par to electronic copy sales from Oceania region.
Unfortunately for us, all MMO devs see Australia has free initial sales and subs that they do not need to cater to because we're not their 'target audience'.