Burning Crusade Classic Character Clone Service is Retiring Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™ Character Clone service will soon be cycled out of the Battle.net® Shop. The service will be on sale until its retirement, and you'll be able to get a Character Clone for up to 66% off to keep those characters active on both Burning Crusade Classic and WoW Classic Era realms.

For a refresher on how Character Clones work and which characters are eligible to use this service, refer to our Playing Ahead: Making Choices in WoW Classic blog post.

What is the Character Clone Service?

The Character Clone service allows you to activate a copy of one of your WoW Classic characters, restored from a point in time just before the Burning Crusade Classic pre-launch update on May 18, 2021, on either a Burning Crusade Classic realm or a WoW Classic era realm.

To clone your character, simply log in to Burning Crusade Classic or WoW Classic—wherever you would like your cloned character to become available. Any characters that are eligible for the Character Clone service on the character select screen will have an appropriate icon. Some restrictions do apply; you can read about them in our support article.

When is the Service Being Retired?

The Character Clone service will be permanently retired on July 26, 2022. After that date, any locked clones will be removed from their respective realms and will no longer be available.

What Happens if I Don’t Make a Choice?

If you haven’t made a choice for any of your characters since the last time you logged in to either WoW Classic or Burning Crusade Classic, those characters will be moved to Burning Crusade Classic. The Classic Era version of the character will be permanently deleted and unavailable for cloning.

Thank you!

WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, and Wrath of the Lich King Classic wouldn’t exist without your unwavering support. We hope you’ll continue to relive Azeroth as it was and create new memories. Thank you for playing, and we’ll see you In Azeroth.
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Comments 35 Comments
  1. JustaWarlock's Avatar
    Last desperate cash grab
  1. Wekko's Avatar
    Now it's getting weird and a bit convoluted.
  1. varren's Avatar
    The paid cloning shit was lame and insured the failure of Classic Era.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by varren View Post
    The paid cloning shit was lame and insured the failure of Classic Era.
    Completely agree, dumbest move ever by Blizzard to make this a paid feature.
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Isn't Classic Era realms like, all dead?
  1. Djuntas's Avatar
    well rip tbc Hate we wont get it for TBC, I want my druid to stay copied in TBCC.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    They should have just let everybody fucking clone a character for free and have their character on each iteration of the game unless their plan is to have a consecutive move up to retail eventually.
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    They should have just let everybody fucking clone a character for free and have their character on each iteration of the game unless their plan is to have a consecutive move up to retail eventually.
    Seeing as they're forcing all BC servers into WotLK, it's probably why the clone service is being removed.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabled View Post
    Seeing as they're forcing all BC servers into WotLK, it's probably why the clone service is being removed.
    Unless World of Warcraft comes to gamepass I'm probably not gonna come back to it anyway or if there is a huge reduction in monthly fee. With every major service on the rise people have to make hard choices, luckily with how they have been treating the game and IP they made the deacision for me and many many others. I just hope once under the MS banner they add it to gamepass.
  1. chorx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Unless World of Warcraft comes to gamepass I'm probably not gonna come back to it anyway or if there is a huge reduction in monthly fee. With every major service on the rise people have to make hard choices, luckily with how they have been treating the game and IP they made the deacision for me and many many others. I just hope once under the MS banner they add it to gamepass.
    The cost is your prohibiting factor? The game charging no money from the top down would change how you felt?
  1. Coffeh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Vindicator View Post
    It should always have been a brand new toon with each server

    Wrath is going to be so fucked for new players (which there will be) because they don't have tens of thousands or more saved from GDKP runs, they should've been treated as entirely different games and require different characters
    I always said they should have kept each game completely separate. And I'm more confident that would have been the best thing for Blizz to do. But then of course they couldn't sell character clones, and boosts. And that's all they really care about.

    But even with servers progressing, Blizz has to make at least 1 fresh server per expansion. New players don't stand a chance otherwise.
  1. deenman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabled View Post
    Seeing as they're forcing all BC servers into WotLK, it's probably why the clone service is being removed.
    what?tbc isnt staying?just vanila?
  1. ablib's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Djuntas View Post
    well rip tbc Hate we wont get it for TBC, I want my druid to stay copied in TBCC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabled View Post
    Seeing as they're forcing all BC servers into WotLK, it's probably why the clone service is being removed.

    Where does it state we won't have a clone option for BC to Wrath? It's just stating the clone option from Vanilla to BC is going away.

    To me this sounds like they're closing down the Vanilla cloning, to make way for BC cloning.
  1. RemasteredClassic's Avatar
    Their greed had no limits. I’m glad they are waking up. It’s not that cost is a factor for me not to play, it’s these kinds of unethical, greedy practices that make me want to never touch blizz games.
  1. kranur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ablib View Post
    Where does it state we won't have a clone option for BC to Wrath? It's just stating the clone option from Vanilla to BC is going away.

    To me this sounds like they're closing down the Vanilla cloning, to make way for BC cloning.
    They said that in the announcement, that the TBC servers will progress to LK without any server having a TBC copy.
    Given that the classic era servers have a whooping population of 50 or less, I can see why they're doing that.

    The cloning service discount is just disgusting. At first glance I thought, ah nice I'll clone my t3 char for 5 euros, then thought about it .. why the fuck would I pay any kind of money for something that even if I wanted to use, I'll be pretty much alone lol.
  1. Adam552's Avatar
    Another example of how this companies greed, kills games.
  1. Ange's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Unless World of Warcraft comes to gamepass I'm probably not gonna come back to it anyway or if there is a huge reduction in monthly fee. With every major service on the rise people have to make hard choices, luckily with how they have been treating the game and IP they made the deacision for me and many many others. I just hope once under the MS banner they add it to gamepass.
    With GPU prices in the 1000-2000€, with gaming wattage in the 400-600W + monitor(s) and everything else, I am not sure if PC gaming is something you should keep as a hobby if the WOW subscription is a major deciding factor in your gaming budget.

    The WoW subscription is not even adjusted for the inflation yet.
  1. RemasteredClassic's Avatar
    It’s not about the 15 dollars being “too much”,
    It’s about not wanting to support these cash grabbing greedy practices. Warmane WoTLK is super popular at the moment with endless queues at zero dollars. Even if they shut it down; a thousand warmanes will be launched.

    They know classic realms are completely dead yet they want people to pay for discounted clones they will never ever touch anyway because nobody plays on these realms anymore. Everyone is disgusted by blizzard. People are back to pservers.
  1. Bloodbayne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by javierdsv View Post
    Isn't Classic Era realms like, all dead?
    Not really now that they've coordinated their servers and playtimes, also the mass server merge helped. I mean people think in order to be alive it needs to have millions of players which is just not true. A successful MMO before WoW's time didn't even have a million players. I think EQ hit 500k in it's peak. People act like Classic Era might as well be dead and I couldn't disagree more. We always knew it was going to be a niche community left over. The whole point was to undo the mistake of not just having a Legacy character option to begin with in 2007 and ever expansion thereafter. Kind of odd that you could make a pre-expansion character in Diablo 2 in 2001 but not with WoW in 2007.

    Now the boneheads at Blizzard are making the same mistake again with BC. Granted SoM does kind of split the community further, but if they did SoM correctly (no transfers from Phase 6 servers to screw it up and way more than 40% experience which they did increase to 100%) then it would have been fine. But again, we always knew these would be smaller niche communities, the people who missed out, or got sick or didn't have time for Classic in 2019/2020 and really wanted to play, the speed running community which is actually larger than most speed running communities. 5-10k is fine for a niche community. And Blizzard should be smart enough to leave every version of Classic up, eventually they'd be farming about a million players, assuming the Classic experiment went all through the expansions. The entire thing should have been built into Retail anyways, just go through a time portal and boom you're in Classic mode with all gold/inventory separate, all completion data and stats/skills/talents the way they were then.
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ablib View Post
    Where does it state we won't have a clone option for BC to Wrath? It's just stating the clone option from Vanilla to BC is going away.

    To me this sounds like they're closing down the Vanilla cloning, to make way for BC cloning.
    Quote Originally Posted by deenman View Post
    what?tbc isnt staying?just vanila?
    https://tbc.wowhead.com/news/wowhead...elopers-326787
    It was revealed that there would be no "Era Realms" for Burning Crusade Classic, and the Burning Crusade Classic client will just transition into Wrath of the Lich King, without any option for players to do character clone services. Patrick Dawson also mentioning, this also doesn't rule out the possibility of a Burning Crusade Season in the future, it just means it won't be happening anytime soon.

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