Carbine Studios has announced that it will be allowing players to transfer between PvP and PvE megaservers for free for the foreseeable future.
“We?ve been listening to your feedback and understand there have been some concerns for the health of PvP servers following the PvP to PvE transfers we enabled for a short time after the megaserver deployment,” the developer explained.
“When we looked at our data, the PvP Realms (mainly Luminai for our EU players) seemed healthy, but we understand this wasn?t what players were seeing or feeling in-game. As such, we sat down and discussed how to ensure all the megaserver realms would continue to be healthy and sustain an active and positive community.”
As a result of this, the developer will be allowing free PvP to PvE and PvE to PvP realm transfers within regions, so no North America to Europe transfers, and normal transfer restrictions still apply.
“For the time being, these transfers will remain open indefinitely, but we will be closely monitoring the situation and if we feel it necessary we will remove this service,” Carbine added.
The developer is aware that this may lead to players leveling up on the PvE server to avoid other players and then moving over to the PvP server at max level, making leveling zones into ghost towns on the PvP server, but Carbine promises that it is monitoring the situation and will react if necessary.