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    Character Race Change now Available

    Update - Now available in Europe as well. Hey that was fast!

    Character Race Change now Available
    Players can now change their race for $25.00 USD (20€/15£ in Europe).
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    The Race Change service lets you change a character's race to another race within their faction. The full range of customization options offered by the Character Re-Customization service is included as well. Each race change costs $25.00 USD.

    Things to know before you start:
    • Under normal conditions, a race change should be ready immediately after rendering payment and completing the steps in this process.
    • You can select a new character race only from those in the same faction that have the character's class available. You cannot change a character's class.
    • A character's current home city reputation level will switch values with their new home city, and their home city racial mounts will convert to those of their new race. Refer to the Race Change Translation Table for more details.
    • A realm transfer is not included in a race change.
    • A character can change races once every 3 days.
    • Please refer to the Character Race Change FAQ for answers to common questions about this service.

    Race Change FAQ
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    What is the Race Change service?
    Our Race Change service is designed to allow existing characters the opportunity to change their designated race while staying in their existing faction (Alliance or Horde).

    Can I use the Race Change service to change factions?
    No, faction changes are handled separately through our Faction Change service. For more information, visit the Faction Change FAQ. <http://us.blizzard.com/support/artic..._US&tag=FCFAQ>

    How do I begin the Race Change process?
    To begin the Race Change process, please visit the Account Management page, select the Race Change option, and carefully follow the instructions provided.

    How much does this service cost?
    Each Race Change costs $25.00 USD (not including applicable taxes). This covers a single Race Change for a single character.

    Is this service taxed? If so, how can I tell if my purchase will be taxed?
    Players in select states in the U.S. may be subject to taxation when using our Race Change service. This list includes, but is not limited to:
    - New Mexico
    - Texas

    Can I change multiple characters' races at once?
    No. The Race Change service only allows one change per transaction. If you would like to change multiple characters' races, you will need to pay for each one separately.

    At what level can I change a character's race?
    Characters level 10 and above are eligible for a Race Change. Death Knights will be unable to change their race until level 60.

    Will this service allow me to customize a character and select a different name once its race has been changed?
    Yes. Each Race Change purchase will also provide the target character with an included re-customization and optional name change.

    Am I allowed to choose any race regardless of what class I play?
    No, the new race you choose must be compatible with your current class.

    Can I use this service to change the character back to its original race?
    Absolutely; however, this will require purchasing another Race Change.

    Will I be able to select Cataclysm races and class combinations for a character once they're available in game?
    Details are not available at this time. As development continues, though, we hope to provide more information.

    How often can I change a character's race?
    You may change a character's race every three days.

    What happens after I initiate a Race Change?
    Once your payment has processed and after you have remained logged out of the game for at least 30 minutes, you will see a new button to the left of the character's name upon next login. Clicking on this button will allow you to select the character's new race, as well as customize the character's look and name. These steps will greatly resemble the character creation process.
    To complete the Race Change, press the button labeled "Click to change your character's race" and confirm your selections. If you do not wish to change the character's race immediately, you may do so at a later time.

    What will happen to the character's old name?
    If you opt to change the character's name, the name will be locked from use on the realm for 90 days. You are not required to change the character's name, though; this is simply an option we provide included with the Race Change.

    What will happen to the character's equipment when I change its race?
    Equipment will be unaffected by the Race Change.

    What will happen to the character's mounts when I change its race?
    Mounts which are not considered race-specific will remain unchanged by this process. Race-specific mounts will be exchanged for a cross-race equivalent. You can view a full list of race-specific mounts and their equivalents here.

    What will happen to the character's non-combat pets when I change its race?
    Non-combat pets will not be affected by this process and will be available once the character's Race Change completes.

    What will happen to the character's achievements when I change its race?
    Achievements will remain unchanged by this process.

    What will happen to the character's titles when I change its race?
    Titles will remain unchanged by this process.

    What will happen to the character's reputation levels when I change its race?
    Upon changing races, the reputation level associated with the character's previous race will be switched with that of the character's new race.
    All other reputations will be unaffected by the change.

    What will happen to the character's quests when I change its race?
    Quests which are active in the character's log at the time of the Race Change will be cleared and all quest items associated with these quests will be destroyed.

    What will happen to the character's flight paths when I change its race?
    All flight points are unaffected by the change.

    What will happen to the character's "Friends" and "Ignore" lists when I change its race?
    The character's "Friends" and "Ignore" lists will be unaffected by the change.

    What will happen to the character's Guild and Arena team(s)?
    A character's Guild and Arena team will be unaffected by the change.

    Can I use the Race Change service if I am a Guild leader or Arena team leader?
    Yes. The character's Guild and Arena teams will be unaffected by the change.

    What will happen to the character's honor and Arena points?
    Any honor points, Marks of Honor, and lifetime honorable kills will not be affected by this process. Earned Arena points will carry over, as well; however, any pending Arena points accrued after the last maintenance period but before your Race Change is initiated may be lost.

    Where will the character be located after the Race Change is complete?
    Once the Race Change is complete, the character will be moved to the capital city of its new race.

    What will happen to the character's Armory profile?
    Once you have completed the Race Change process, the character's Armory profile will be updated to reflect any racial, gender, or name changes. Please note that our Armory system is still in beta at this time, so the character's profile may not immediately display the updated information.

    Will this service share a cooldown with the Character Transfer, Character Name Change, or Character Re-Customization services?
    No. The Race Change service will not share its cooldown with any of these services.

    Will this service share a cooldown with the Faction Change service?
    Yes. If you perform a Race Change, you will not be able to perform a Faction Change for three days.

    Can I purchase a Race Change for a character that has a pending Name Change or Re-Customization or is in the process of being transferred?
    No. Before you can initiate a Race Change for a character, please complete any pending Name Changes, Re-Customizations, or Transfers. These pending transactions will prevent you from initiating a Race Change.

    When will I be charged for the character's Race Change?
    You will be charged immediately upon pressing the confirmation button on the Race Change page.

    Is there any way to cancel a Race Change while the process is pending?
    Because your payment method will be charged immediately upon confirmation, you will be unable to cancel the process once you have pressed the confirmation button and the Race Change process is underway.

    Is there any way to reverse a Race Change once it's completed?
    No. Once a Race Change is done, it is permanent. You may, however, purchase another Race Change to switch back to the original race once the service cooldown time has elapsed.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Huh, this is sooner than I thought it'd be available.

    I figured it'd be somewhere a number of days after Cataclysm, so they could do goblins and worgen at the same time.
    Along with the new race-class combinations.

    Interesting, will have to see how many people suddenly end up looking VERY different.

    Author of: Goggle Cat Comics.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Gief Troll Druids already.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Drathea
    Gief Troll Druids already.
    first thing i went to try and do was change my tauren to a troll. no luck.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    yes I can finally be a troll!

    $25 seems kind of steep to just change racials/look. Only a human would be worth that IMO.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    In before "qq where's eu blizz racist sux"

    Nice job. I'm not spending 25 (0_o) bucks on that tho.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Do you get to choose a new gender if you race change?

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    WTB in Europe!

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Hope for EU VERY SOON!!! ORC ROGUE HERE I COME!

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Waiting for news, need the new race/class combination(Dwarf shaman!)

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Change race every 3 days? Seems like a random cooldown. I guess they want it to be short enough to milk you for as much money as they can if you can't commit to a race.

    I'm tempted to convert my Blood Elf Warlock to Undead, but Blood Elf has a racial silence. Tough decision. I just don't want to twirl when I jump anymore.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    I never thought I would see the day they would allow this. But the writing was on the wall when they did faction change. They've gone too far with this stuff. I don't RP but the character story still matters to me.... and it flies in the face of the nature of the game to have a level 80 night elf when you leveled starting at 1 in Dun Morough and never even went to Kalimdor.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    INC shitloads of Undeads and Humans

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Crikey, give to EU asap and I'm going Dwarf!

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Lets see how long time it takes before somebody thinks this will ruin the game. Regardless, I won't use it, but in time I might.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwine77
    Change race every 3 days? Seems like a random cooldown.
    they changed the Realm transfer to 3 days a few weeks ago aswell, I recall it was for all those people who didn't like waiting 60 days if they failed their trial or didn't like the realm ect.

    Doing Photoshop requests.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Xacez
    Lets see how long time it takes before somebody thinks this will ruin the game. Regardless, I won't use it, but in time I might.
    Three posts above you.

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimpzilla
    first thing i went to try and do was change my tauren to a troll. no luck.
    Did... Did you pay for a race change... for your druid?

    /boggle

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Lycanthro
    Three posts above you.
    Missed it by two minutes *sits in corner*

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    Re: Character Race Change now Available in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwine77
    Change race every 3 days? Seems like a random cooldown. I guess they want it to be short enough to milk you for as much money as they can if you can't commit to a race.

    I'm tempted to convert my Blood Elf Warlock to Undead, but Blood Elf has a racial silence. Tough decision. I just don't want to twirl when I jump anymore.
    Why not spend 50$ and see. Thats what blizz wants us to do

    Milk mah money, hey blizz
    Milk mah money!!!

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