EA is giving Star Wars: The Old Republic players in Asia-Pacific territories the chance to transfer their characters to a locally hosted server for free from now until April 24.
To qualify for the offer, players in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore must have purchased BioWare's Star Wars massively multiplayer online game, redeemed a Game Product Registration Code, and have entered valid billing information or a Pre-Paid Game Time Card prior to Tuesday, February 28, at 5:01 p.m. EDT/7:01 p.m. NZDT/2:01 p.m. HKT/2:01 p.m. SGT.
Only characters created before this time will qualify for the free transfers. Players can check to see whether they qualify by checking the "My Account" screen on StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com and clicking the "Asia-Pacific Transfers" link on the right-side menu.
Players who qualify can request character transfers to an Asia-Pacific server by filling out and submitting the information on the Asia-Pacific Transfers page on the site. Players will have until Tuesday, April 24, at 2:01 p.m. EDT/4:01 p.m. NZST/12:01 p.m. HKT/12:01 p.m. SGT to place their requests.
According to EA, character transfers will begin processing on the same day and may take up to seven days to complete. Once a player's character has been transferred to an Asia-Pacific server, they will receive a notification email linked to their SWTOR account.
More information can be found on the official SWTOR site.