SWTOR Server Maintenance 18th September 2012 (Updated)

UPDATE: BioWare have tweeted that the maintenance has been extended, with no ETA at this stage for when servers will be up.

It’s a long downtime this Tuesday night: 8 hours. It could be 1.4 dropping though it seems a little early for that. Either way you won’t be having any quality SWTOR time this Tuesday.

Here are the time conversions:

AEST: 5pm-1am
AWST: 3pm-11pm
NZST: 7pm-3am

And now for the official blurb from BioWare:


Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that we will be performing scheduled maintenance for eight hours on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 from 2AM CDT (12AM PDT/3AM EDT/8AM BST/9AM CEST/5PM AEST) until 10AM CDT (8AM PDT/11AM EDT/4PM BST/5PM CEST/1AM AEST). All game servers and SWTOR.com will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than eight hours, but could be extended.

This weekly maintenance is done in order to make general improvements and to check performance of the game so that we can continue to provide a consistent, quality experience. Quite often (but not always) after a maintenance period there will be a patch to download. After the maintenance, please login via the launcher to download the latest patch. If your launcher was open during the maintenance, you must close and reopen it for a fresh login.
Scheduled Maintenance

Date: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012


All game servers and SWTOR.com will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than eight hours.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.

Over to you: are you putting money on 1.4 dropping?

  • Kript

    8 hours does seem a bit odd. IMO 1.4 isnt tested fully due to the fact that we cant get on there and test end game but in saying that they dropped 1.3 on us in a hurry and 2 weeks of 8 different down times follow that patch.

  • Hexxas

    EA games and Bioware doest care what people think , they keep forgeting that they actualy have to play by european laws as well , and its becouse they are merging servers toget once again people is force to move becouse EA Games “want” to save money , but what they are forgetting they loose alot of paying customers on this including me

    • Acros

      Well i dont see any problem with merging the servers together no one from my guild see here a problem and yeah we are paying customers and we will be after F2P start too. Not sure with you butt hell i am MMO player i want to play with players to enjoy fun and not be on 10+ population server if you dont care about empty populations servers and have no problem with it than it seems that you prefer solo play? Well try SP games. SWTOR have many other problems Merging the servers together is the smallest one. What do you think that will come with f2p? They will open the old servers cause there will be a lot of ppl and yeah after 1 month or 2 again will some ppl leave SWTOR comunity and again there will be merging the servers together. And well……. this has come to any mmos not only to SWTOR.

  • kript

    @b2140bca36542bf57d61f83b602605eb:disqus lose* server merge is a good thing really, more people on all servers, faster queue pops and more people looking for OP’s.

  • Indyfett

    I think its a good idea merging don’t know why people are getting there panties in a bunch about it more end game content with 1.4 your going to want to have people for ops just mho

  • http://www.facebook.com/alfredolover1 Nicole Wilcox

    They have taken all the servers down to not only merge them to one server, but to also enlarge the new server. This will enhance everyone’s game play as it will have less lag, better graphics (these have been upgraded too), faster que pops, more people to play with, which in the end means more fun for all. As it was if you were dps que’ing for anything alone it took a while normally for the que to pop, but now with more people que’ing, this shouldn’t take nearly as long. They have also increased the amount of characters we are allowed to have from 8 to 12. This will allow everyone to have more toons in different classes without having to delete an existing toon. You also have the opportunity to change your name &/or legacy name, especially if your name is already taken on the new larger server. This is a great option for those who decided they liked a different name than the one they initially chose, but don’t want to have to delete the toon to get the name. Guilds, guild banks, cargo holds, etc are all still going to be there, but as with the toon names, if the guild name is already taken then that might have to change too, but again it’s not a bad thing. Even if you have more toons that the 12 allotted (several toons on each of the servers that were merged together) they say you won’t loose your toons. So in a sense you could possibly have more than 12 toons, however once the Cathar comes out if you have say 16 toons & you want to make a Cathar then you will need to delete 4 toons to make it to where you have only 11 with one empty slot. Not a big deal also as some of us may have toons that we haven’t played or don’t like thus allowing us to delete them without having to feel bad about loosing that toon. I don’t see a problem in anything that they are doing. They are trying to make our gaming experience better & I’m not going to complain about that. IMO I think before you get all bent out of shape about the new changes, wait till the servers come back up, check out the changes, see how everything has been enhanced, que up as dps alone & see how long it takes, then if your still not satisfied, then maybe this game just isn’t for you afterall. You never know what’s it’s going to be like until you try it out!

    • Dark falcon

      Thanks!!!!L Very Happy :)

    • david

      only thing im worried about is it taking all day .. this is my only day off all week and i was hoping to spend it finnally catching up with some levels :( .. but its now 2pm here half my day is gone already and i wonder if its gunna be another 12 hours..

      • http://www.facebook.com/alfredolover1 Nicole Wilcox

        David, I completely understand where your coming from. I’m pretty bored without being able to play either, so I’m hoping for everyone’s case that they bring the servers up soon so we can all get back to having fun! :)

    • david

      i have a feeling its almost over
      using the launcher now doesnt show the big red letter lol but servers are still down .. but that could be a sign of finishing touches :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/alfredolover1 Nicole Wilcox

        ITS BACK UP!!! :)

  • Jason

    Its been shut down for 8 hours already, When will it be back up… Anyone??

    • Guyman Faygot

      This + 2 hours. Hrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmgh (plop) SUCCESS!

  • Guyman Faygot

    What a joke. . . I live in Arizona, and this game HAS been down since 11pm (it is now 9:20 am) for this “maintenance”. It better be the GD 1.4 patch, this is BS.

  • Guyman Faygot


    Drooga’s Pleasure Barge is the only true server for undeniably sexy people.

    . . . they merged us with those gay little Harbinger kids :’(

    • Wrathious

      True. I loved our ol’ sexy people, I’ve been meeting some new cumers..they aren’t as sexy as us natives..been on this erver since the first day..

      • Guyman Faygot


        Literally. Damn merger.

        • bob

          my first server was croked-toons moved moved to droogas pleasure barge-just for that to move to a BFE server.

          • Guyman Faygot

            If Guyman Faygot encounters RP kids, I will sue for harassment of my genitals. RP’ers make my testis shrivel.


          • bob

            lol *shuter* had some of that on WoW when I first started playing-8 hours my tuchus- are they off circulating the ol’ resume while TOR nukes EA?

          • Guyman Faygot

            This conversation has been almost as much fun as the game itself so far. . . and I’d probbably pay more for these lulz anyways. . .


          • Guyman Faygot

            If I find out who down vote spammed all of *my* posts, I’ll kidnap and throw their babies to the Sarlacc Pit.

  • feh

    I live in new mexico and it’s 1040>< still down.

  • Guyman Faygot

    Yes! He lives in New-ish Mexico and it’s STILL down?!? 1101100101101. Explain that, Bill O’Reilly.

  • bob

    so I we have to have twitter to tell when some yutz will expand down time?

  • bob

    why do I need twitter to know how long down time is? can’t any old yutz put a update?

  • Zealous

    Fuckers, I’m a no-lifer. How am I supposed to survive all this time?!?!?!

  • Jon

    Its been down for 10 hours, and to have only updates on twitter is stupid! I don’t have it or want it.. And whats wrong with putting it on there own webby.. I mean it is theres right?

  • Blake

    It’s 10:10 and its been down for 10 hours, what the hell could be taking so long? It better be good.

    • bob

      could have closed the game for good? ^_*

  • bob

    the webpage is up-game is still down, and nothing to download.

  • Drew Peacock

    No idea whatsoever…

  • Guyman Faygot

    This downtime is almost as horrendous as The War Z’s male-pattern baldness problems. . .



    • bob

      I accept it’s a complex process to merge servers. I do not accept having little play time each day and nothing on the site as to what is going the fuck on-

      • Guyman Faygot

        We must team up in-game and fight the end boss that is EA’s CEO. Double nut shot!

        CHEESE!~ whiz.

  • Archibald Longrod

    I don’t mind the server merging and all, and I really enjoy bioware games. But they really have terrible posts for the undercover employees. You know who they are, those employees pretending to be not-employees and defending bioware or EA or… something.

    • Guyman Faygot

      Your name is Archibald, and that takes courage my friend.

      WHO CRIES FOR ME, ARGENTINA?!? Certainly not Zimbabwe. . . not enough food energy to shed rich, delicious tears for my sustenance.

      • Archibald Longrod

        Dropping down 40 billion on a banana.

        • Guyman Faygot

          That’s one expensive banana. xD

          • Guyman Faygot

            VOICE YOURSELF, down voting swine! I will rape your sandwich!

  • Darkfalcon

    Thatis Awsome I get my other two 50′s back Wooots Ok happy about the wait now

  • Jason

    Well its 7 pm here and its been closed down since 7:30 am ish. Damn it.

  • Crafty

    I, for one, am really glad for this extended downtime as this gives me an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, etc.


    • Archibald Longrod

      I love you.

      • Crafty

        I love you, too. But I can’t in-game hug you BECAUSE THE SERVERS ARE STILL DOWN

  • Ziloall

    Its still down. this is approaching the 12 hour mark now.

  • WAW4

    Migrated toons will be fodder for Dark Siders who dabble in the power of the Ignore button.

  • WAW4

    we’re UP!!!

  • bob

    When going to the website nothing saying the game is down-but the game is still down-(facepalm)

  • someone

    now the serverstatus list shows the new list-(all of them are down).

  • pandaman

    whats up with the website , i cant register my game or sign up:3

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