I dont mind paying 25dollars at all for xfers, but alteast implement a bulk system like 5 dollars off each "extra" character, so say you're moving 3 characters
Character A costs 25 dollars
Character B costs 20 dollars
Character C costs 15 dollars and 15 is as low as itll go. i forget how much xfers actually cost so just rough numbers lol
Never had any troubles regarding the price for transfers.
Now that I am on the verge of moving my character to another realm (Due to guild change), I find it quite alot of money.
Sure, it wouldn't be too bad to pay 25 for several characters but 25 for every single one that you want to transfer? Damn.
Most people don't server transfer so they can cross random people while they're out questing on alts. They transfer so they can play with friends, join guilds, or find a server with a more active population, better economy, etc. Cross realm only minimally impacts these things, if at all. You can't join guilds cross-realm. You can't use a cross-realm auction house and /trade isn't cross-realm. You can't trade or mail things cross-realm. You can't raid current content cross-realm. And cross-realm zones are not present in high level zones, only the low level zones you move your alts from.
The only two impacts cross-realm really has common transfer reasons is that now you can group with different server friends for quests and five mans, and that when you're leveling an alt on a low pop realm the world will not be empty.
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I can imagine free transfer being abused to max. Lets say you wanna reset RAID ID, you transfer and there you go, change name, hm go to a realm that has the same name or ask a friend or some random dude from thats server to create a toon with same name. or steal/scam ppl or get bad reputation on your server and simply move to another. For kids that would be amazing and like birthday present...
I'm sorry I was under the impression that starting over on a new realm was actually free. Was not aware they forced you to transfer.
i disagree and agree with the OP...
transfer fee's are acceptable in my books, there should however be exclusions to it
1. you are on a real low pop realm = free xfers to any med pop
2. you are on a realm suffering from extreme horde/alli ratio, free xfers onto realm for lower side, and free off realm for higher side.
but in general xfers being free? no, why ruin even more what community we have left when joe blow scammer from tyrande, can go from server to server weaseling his way into gbank coffers / players pants etc, then just xfer off after he snags everything of value,
remember blizzard usually ignores scamming claims if the other person was given enough power to take stuff from the gbank.
and if someones good at social engineering and can get free xfers?
yeah...adding a monetary value on xfers helps what is left of the community by not making such things as common place as they would be.
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PS 1 guy with 2 accounts exploting neutral AH, buying from low priced hord side and selling on high priced alliance. Enjoy you're gold bro's....That is what one my sort of friends on my old server did for years, and from what he told me, he have earned plenty. So dont think economy inn wow cant be exploited by other means than transffering.
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I do wish you could pay to transfer multiple characters at once, so it's more of a person transfer than a character transfer.
Other than that I don't mind at all.
The thing I hate is that, I have 11 char's that I play, me and some friends wanted to change server but cba because of hom much it would cost us, between me and all my friend that wanted to transfer we have something like 100 char that would need transfer, and cba to pay 2.5k to go to another server.
If atleast we could transfer BoA's I'd lvl new chars on other servers but yeah, we can't !
It hurts it because people become trapped on shit servers and cant afford to move off and dotn want to lose their investment in charaters, so quit.
So much of what makes an MMO good is the server community, and its economy.
A horde server I was on had less than 100 active people. No economy, no raiding guilds, no pugs.
Free transfers with a 7day CD would allow poor servers to transfer off, without the whole "server merges" thing, (which is BS anyway, any decent company puts player experience ahead of looking good anyway)
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Agreed. At the very least, server changes off of lower populated realms should be free, and I think regardless of anything else, you should have the option to faction change for free when you server change. Having to pay for both in one move is ridiculous, given that both are madly overpriced to begin with. The transfer should be for every character too, one fee.
Personally, I think server transfer fee should be slightly lower and faction change fee should be slightly higher.
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It's a little pricy if you ask me and it really shouldn't be $25 just to move one toon. Many great games are at $25 or less for the full game and $25 is around half of a AAA game these days. The price just doesn't fit.
It's just way to high. I get why they made it so high but It's something I would never ever pay for.
I don't know what system/checks/forecast model that they use, but whatever they use most likely show they will lose more money cutting the $25 transfer fee than save some sub.