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#1 Aug 28 2013 at 2:25 PM Rating: Default
My friend just bought the game and he says that EVERY NA/EU server is locked for character creation.

How long does it usually take for them to open?

Edited, Aug 28th 2013 4:31pm by Killua125
#2 Aug 28 2013 at 2:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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They won't be opening. Not until they add new servers.

I'm not even sure they'll open then, honestly. You might end up having to create a new character on one of the new servers next week with your friend. Or play on a JP server.
#3REDACTED, Posted: Aug 28 2013 at 2:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow. I'm speechless.
#4 Aug 28 2013 at 2:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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My friend tried to create his character last night and said that all NA servers were locked (though he said the EU servers were available). He tried this morning before he went to work, and our server was open.

The list of servers where character creation is locked that SE has been posting 3 to 4 times a day seems to fluctuate. Certain servers get on the list and come back off from time to time, while other servers seem to always be on that list. I don't think anyone can predict when your particular server will be open for your friend to create his character.
#5 Aug 28 2013 at 3:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've read a lot of people say they're leveling on a JP server, then will transfer over when they start the world transfer process. With the congestion problems SE has been having, I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't offer free world transfers to those who bought before a certain date.
#6 Aug 28 2013 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah around this time (5:35pm EST), all NA/EU servers are probably packed to the brim. EU is still in primetime and NAs are getting home from work if they hold the standard 9-5 job. However, EU servers will start opening soon because they'll be heading to bed. Good luck getting on any NA server tonight though.

For your friend, honestly his best bet would be to make a new character in the morning when he wakes up, before he goes to work. Since most NAs will be at either work or school, the servers will be wide open. Or, you can tell him to just wait until SE boosts all the servers and adds the new ones early next week (you did tell him about that, right?).
#7 Aug 28 2013 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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My brother just created his character on Ultros... You might want to do some more research....

Edited, Aug 28th 2013 5:47pm by LPast
#8 Aug 28 2013 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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The character creation is tied to login. Hence, if you spam character creation you will get in the same as if you spam login. Not saying its ideal, but its how I created my character on ultros to play with my friends.
#9 Aug 28 2013 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
from what i read by early next week if all goes as planned by SE
#10REDACTED, Posted: Aug 28 2013 at 3:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "lol he told Killua, RATE UP"
#11 Aug 28 2013 at 3:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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They will likely be giving free world transfers, but probably only if you are transferring to one of the newly created worlds
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