Free Character Moves Coming Soon

Wow I thought there will be only payd transfer and it’ll become available after several months. I’m glad I was wrong!

Ten Storms situation seems quite bad, but I think all PvP realms have more Horde players than Alliance. Making a free transfer for alliance only would just make the original full server even more imbalanced.

I was just thinking that would it help to balance servers if there is separate login queues for Horde and Alliance? This should be quite easy to implement since you can only have characters on one faction / server

Yaay save me from the queues

Thank you!

This is great news, thanks for listening to your player base.

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My concern preventing me from switching:

What if the hype is over in x months and you end up being on a server that is not crowded enough to properly play? Is there any sort of guarantee that we can switch back to a more crowded server if this happens?

I think a lot of people just bite the bullet with the waiting times fearing exactly that.


Which realms will this affect? or is this still unknown? Will there be a transfer block on realms which are becoming full?

Great news for players who where stubborn enough not to move, but i fear queue times on other realms as result of such.

Where do you get this data from?

I’m guessing the top 3 populated realms with 8-10 hour queues will be prio.

I hope you are wrong… 4+ hour ques on mograine each day are still no joke and we are number 5 biggest one…

Thank you. Make paid transfers a thing Aswell. It was available in vanilla. My friends and I are scattered on multiple servers after the “please play on X new realm” episode

Unrestricted paid transfers are bad idea because they lead to faction disbalance. If allowed to transfer wherever they want players end up staking on the dominant faction and move away from underrepresented faction. We will end with half the servers being 80/20 a/h and the other half of the servers 20/80.

Paid transfers should be allowed only to servers where your character’s faction is below 50%.

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The list of tranfer realms was announced for the US already, so i guess we will get them soon too. In the US the target servers are predefined for every source server. Some target servers are fresh and some are existing ones. So you cant choose your target server freely.

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Wouldn’t there be target realms which have a low pop, or new servers?

Yes they are, but you cant choose. If you are on Arugal for example you can only move to Felstriker. From Faeralina and Stalag you can only move to Hesrtseeker (new realm)

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Fair point. Thanks

Would be much more appreciated to allow everyone a single free character transfer since many groups are scattered across servers to even get to play the game without facing +8 hour queues.

While I intend to stay where I am, I only pray that people can resist moving “just because everybody thinks the same”. The problem is similar to when a cashier at the grocery supermarket opens up when you’re already in line for another. If too many switch server, nothing may be solved, or realms may be left empty or in unbalance between factions.

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If there is a dayli que od several thousand ppl, the target servers wont be empty

Don’t kid yourself, people still gonna complain about something