BioWare: SWTOR Queues Are Here To Stay

Looks like the SWTOR queues are here to stay for now. Below are a few quotes from BioWare community Manager Stephen Ried about the long wait times as well as a list of servers to avoid.

“This is to be expected during launch, as a high number of people want to play the game, and for long stretches at a time.”

“We’re monitoring all of our servers around the clock, and we’re raising server population caps where required. However, to ensure our long-term goals of server stability and healthy populations, we do not want to raise population caps too rapidly. We want incoming players to populate lower population servers. At the same time, higher population servers will not be ‘locked’ because we want to allow people to join a server to play with their friends if they wish to.”

“With this in mind, we wanted to notify everyone of some consistently high population servers. These servers are closing in on their absolute population cap (the maximum amount of players who can be on the server at any given time) and will likely have a queue to enter even at off-peak play times.”

Servers to avoid for now:

“We strongly advise you to not create new characters on these servers, unless you are prepared to queue to play.”

Below are some servers to avoid if you don't want long queue times!

The Harbinger – US West Coast – PvE
The Swiftsure – US West Coast – PvP
The Fatman – US East Coast – PvP
Bloodworthy – EU English – PvP
Frostclaw – EU English – PvE
Legions of Lettow – EU English – PvP
The Red Eclipse – EU English – PvE
Tomb of Freedom Nadd – EU English – PvP
Darth Revan’s Mask – EU German – PvP
Darth Traya – EU German – PvP
Jar’Kai Sword – EU German – PvP
Hrakert Rift – EU French – PvP