Martin Kerstein chimed in over at GuildWars2Guru on yet another feature that we gamers will come to appreciate – a server overflow mechanic. For anyone who experienced the server queues in SW:TOR – this will simply make your day.
Let me explain what an overflow server is and what it does. It is a technology we also use as our version of a queuing system. When a map or a world you want to log into is at capacity limit, the game will ask you if you want to play on an overflow server – so you can actually play while you are in a queue. Once space opens on your world, the game will ask you if you want to join your friends on your world. And you keep all the progress you made while you were playing on the overflow server.
Someone I was talking to about this stated that this may be one of the greatest features ever placed on an MMO and will now be the standard in online gaming.