1> Allowed for transfers between server types, rather than locking you to whichever server type you rolled on
2> Added a great deal of account-bound data, such as mounts and titles, in the event of a re-roll.
3> Added and expanded on heirlooms, to greatly accelerate the leveling of new alts (particularly if you take your heirlooms on a single character you transfer to a new server).
They already have a free option; reroll on a PvE server and start over, with your account-bound achievements and mounts and such intact. They also have a paid option, allowing you to pay a reasonable fee to transfer a character with their progression and gear intact. You can even transfer a guild this way, for slightly more of an investment.
I don't see why they should be obligated to provide a free transfer option for changes that are still within the stated policy of a PvP realm. If they'd changed the policy and allowed for a significant change in the experience as a result, sure, I'd see an argument to be made there; you signed on to a realm based on the ruleset it uses, and if they change that ruleset, it could be argued they should offer you a way out rather than locking you in to the new ruleset without opting in. But that's not what's happening, here. There's nothing about the CRZ changes that in any way contradict the rules the policy sets out.
As for why this is a big deal; people don't like changes. That's why, with pretty much any change Blizzard makes to the game, you'll see threads on the forums saying it's the worst thing since Hitler and Stalin's lovechild invented dubstep. If we were to suggest that THIS change necessitated a free transfer because it results in something a player doesn't like, you'd extend that same argument to other changes, as well. They nerfed your class and you don't enjoy it any more? Give everyone of that class a free class change! They add the new race models they're working on and you hate your new model? Free race changes!
The issue here is that the changes CRZ wrought don't in any way contradict the stated policies. While they do change the game experience, so do most other changes Blizzard makes to the game. If you were to argue that Blizzard should offer a free way out here, I can't see how you couldn't extend that argument to basically every other major change Blizzard makes. That isn't how they've ever responded to these kinds of changes before, and I don't see why the addition of CRZ would be any different.
The thing I find a bit odd is that pve realm players seeming to think they have an opinion on the matter.
Pvp realms it's always been free for all leveling up and once leveled doing anything. Doing your dailies and keep your head on a swivel for those that will swoop in once you engaged something was always the attraction. If you play on a pve realm you really don't know anything about it. It's the whole point to pvp realms and what people that play on them signed up for.
Now the advent of CRZ making low level zones gankfests with level 90's flying around preventing anyone from questing... is not that.
The two examples are not the same thing. One is how it is on pvp realms and the other is just griefing enabled.
Lastly, it's never been unrestricted pvp. There were always restrictions, always places where you were not under the gank threat.
The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities.
Incidentally there have been some instances of raidIDs becoming cross-faction, but that was a long time ago and many laughs were had.
It will make his skin burn and then he will have to go back into shadows to survive..
In the meantime .. i wonder how many here are looking for his alts to perm gank if he is on a pvp server :P.
Pro CRZ all the time.
Hell i have been ganked just 2 days ago, and then killed about 10 hordes in 10mins .. its life .
All PVE players are flower-sniffing bunny-loving keyboard turning mouthbreathers who couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. It's a fact and you can't dispute it x100 times more than you can say no takebacks.
Last edited by coldbear; 2012-12-21 at 03:57 PM.
Though it can be, if accepting those facts leads to an inevitable conclusion. Of course what you are doing is working backwards from that inevitable conclusion and then making the leap that it must be my personal position. (and then you are proceeding on that assumption.)
Facts are -
blizzard radically changed the game environment after 8 years.
you change stuff in a radical way, expect unhappy people.
people tend to assume tomorrow will look a lot like today, especially in the absence of any other data.
nowt wrong with any of this.
CRZ removed the idea of a discrete server to pvp on - fact.
CRZ is a massive change to world pvp - also a fact.
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