After an increasingly difficult week for BioWare following the retirement of its co-founders, Star Wars: The Old Republic announced that it would begin consolidating its servers after offering free character transfers for a short time. The servers support a higher population of players at any given time than the previous servers did. The announcement on the website stated that this move was to ensure the best possible experience for its customers.
SWTOR is still planning on following the Free to Play model in the Fall, and despite its dwindling subscriber counts, General Manager of Edmonton and Montreal Aaryn Flyn insists that everything is going well for the MMO.
Hopefully the changes will work in SWTOR’s favor!