Well, it's not 'hurting' the game; I doubt anyone has quit because of it. But it is fucking annoying. Same goes for race changing, sometimes you just want a bit of change but it's just not worth the cost.
Just wish it was a bit cheaper, Blizzard's just being assholes with the price. I mean - If people will pay it, why wouldn't they charge that price? But still. Can buy a lot of games for the price of realm/race transferring lmfao.
Not everyone is like Santa and seeing happy children faces are enough, some of us trying to maximise for our own gain instead.
It'd be nice. Heck, I'd do it more often even if it were just $10.
I'm not gonna bite on the Blizzard should do this or that stuff. I've plenty of cash to blow on the game, after making well over $1k on D3, and I'm personally putting off my 8th xfer and looking at unsubbing once my AP is up. I've done it 7 times, but at $25 a shot, and the game what it is right now, I don't think it's worth it.
OP is ironic. Blizz should make it free roughly translates into - I see the value, but don't feel I should have to pay.
My view is that I see the value, and it's not $25. Dueces.
The amount of people praising corporations is making me ill. Seriously, stop defending them, they screw you over more than you know.
Without it people will just freely server transfer whenever. That hurts the sense of community servers have, if there is any left. I do agree that the $25 is a bit expensive though, especially combined with faction changing. Server transferring should cost $10, and maybe $25 for both server transferring and faction changing.
Blizz should offer a coupon code every 3 months for folks letting them know which low pop servers they can transfer to and help balance the economy. This way, people could get a discount and Blizz can fill servers, but people can't just willy-nilly relocate for free as often as they like.
I have trouble believing that the $25 transfer fee is hurting the game; however, I will agree that it is outrageously priced. I transferred from a dead realm to a realm I have actually taken a liking to. It actually reinvigorated WoW for me. Though, when I realized that I literally left behind 6 85s and the cost of moving even half of them would be $75 it kind of ticked me off. Needless to say I was essentially forced to remake a few alts so I actually had something with gathering professions. Perhaps a bulk package would be reasonable? Lower the price for a single transfer to perhaps $10? I'd have no problem transferring five toons for $50, but five toons for 125? Fuck off.
My problem doesn't reside so much with the guild factor, although it's obvious for some it is (hey, guilds change servers, it happens a lot). Some of the guilds I had progression with decided to faction swap or change servers due to a lack of recruit interest, or wanting faster progression.. so they went to either higher populated servers, or higher ranked servers. That's fine, although I can understand if you have multiple characters, the money spent can add up quickly.. especially if you don't just raid with one person, or like having them for profession use / banking etc.
I think friends can be another one to address. I've had a few of mine jump to other servers to join guilds for progression OR because other friends were there.. and I kind of like being around friends, like many of us probably do. That's mostly what keeps me playing other than progression (though I'm not so into it as I once was). So there are reasons why we transfer... as if that wasn't obvious already.
The cost? I'm fine with having one, though I would feel more content to transfer were it equal to that of the standard monthly fee ($15). It seems to be working out for Blizzard though, so I'm not going to breathe down their neck about it.. it's more of a personal preference & level of convenience than anything else.
Alas, they didn't pursue it. It probably wouldn't have made any difference anyway but it would have been one way to do it. I agree with everyone else that revenue gained from having it the way it is is much greater than revenue lost due its existence.
The cake is now an alternative fact.
25 bucks for such things is redicilous and overpriced, even if you dont agree its true.. you can buy a game for that crap.
Sure i would even pay 35 bucks to migrate all my nine characters from my server, im a person who plays each toon every day, im not the person who just plays a main. Having to pay for 9 is just redicilous. If i migrate one ill just get bored.
Last edited by Poorperson; 2013-01-18 at 09:42 PM.