WoW Classic Free Character Moves – Realms
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we previously announced, free character moves will become available in this region very soon. When these free character moves open, player-characters at any level will be able to move:

From -> To
  • Arugal -> Felstriker
  • Faerlina -> Heartseeker (new realm)
  • Stalagg -> Heartseeker (new realm)
  • Herod -> Earthfury (new realm)
  • Skeram -> Earthfury (new realm)
  • Incendius -> Netherwind
  • Thalnos -> Netherwind
  • Fairbanks -> Arcanite Reaper (new realm)
  • Whitemane -> Arcanite Reaper (new realm)
  • Bigglesworth -> Anathema
  • Pagle -> Windseeker
  • Grobbulus -> Deviate Delight

For approximately one day, the new realms will be restricted to only those players using a free character move. After one day, any player may create new characters there. This is to allow players using the free character move service a better chance at retaining the name of the character they’re moving.

We will let you know when the new realms open and free character moves are enabled.

Thank you!
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Classic Free Character Moves - Realms started by chaud View original post
Comments 58 Comments
  1. iosdeveloper's Avatar
    Arcanite Reaper beats Mograine on the cool aspect
  1. Unforgivenn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dacoolist View Post
    The best part about all of this... Blizz never allowed PAID character transfers until TBC.. People acting like they can play on a dead server and get transferred to a GOD STATUS server like Herod are total jackass's

    But hey, by all means, keep thinking blizz wants to make money when they already stated no change
    That was true on release and some days after, but they hot fixed it and now its based on max capacity of the server
  1. Legiun's Avatar
    how is Shazzrah not there?????
  1. scelero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dipzz View Post
    Then everyone will cry they lost their super cool naruto name cause you merged servers and only one Naruto can exist.
    Uhm, I don't think that's how it works. They'll phase us together, like a battlegroup and let us keep the name, with -ServerName afterwards.

    I see it in BFA servers currently.
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scelero View Post
    Uhm, I don't think that's how it works. They'll phase us together, like a battlegroup and let us keep the name, with -ServerName afterwards.

    I see it in BFA servers currently.
    That's connected realms, not this. Characters are moved to a different server in this case.
  1. hulkgor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Legiun View Post
    how is Shazzrah not there?????
    Because that is the US realm list....

    there's already a blue post in regards to European ones.

    At least make an effort instead of just raging?
  1. dacoolist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by siren View Post
    Wrong.

    Character transfers started mid 2006, BC was released January 2007.
    Ahh shit, found it. Thank you

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Unforgivenn View Post
    That was true on release and some days after, but they hot fixed it and now its based on max capacity of the server
    I was off on my time table my b
  1. iDruid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    In another week, any character that has not reach level 3-4 should have their name free'd up.

    Hopefully this would help with those that want certain names but they're being taken by people that wont use them
    You have no idea how many level 1 bank toons there are, do you? Hands off. Leveling is not an indication of use.
  1. Takkito's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    What's your solution for dead servers then?
    As ive been playing on whitemane, ive been in queus of 7-10k from anytime after 3-4 pm
  1. Animalhouse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    so when is the opposite going to happen? When is Blizzard going to give people free transfers off dead servers?
    Please, kindly show us 1 dead classic server.

    I mean FFS Blizz clearly stated that they changed how pops are calculated and that medium is fuller than the fullest vanilla realms from back in the day...
  1. Apexis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dipzz View Post
    That's right blizz, keep spreading people out cause they're crying and making new servers
    and then in 3months when classic is dead and everyone is crying there's no one around, you'll then merge servers
    Then everyone will cry they lost their super cool naruto name cause you merged servers and only one Naruto can exist.


    15 year old MMO company, still doesn't know what new game inflation hype is.
    Quote Originally Posted by QwertySham View Post
    If you hate classic so much WHY DO YOU EVEN CARE ABOUT THE HEALTH OF THE CLASSIC SERVERS.

    So much complaining from people that don't even play. gtfo
    This person has a point here, the whole point of this exercise was to not have to do the same things with Classic that have taken place with retail over the years, between merging servers and later having to cross-realm battle groups with one another. All that does is further fracture a community, not sustain a healthy server community or an entire Classic community. It turns the Classic community into everything retail has turned into over many years now.

    This what many have not been able to grasp in why Blizzard was reserved in wanting the community, more specifically, the initial server community to not build and remain a healthy community. Offering free transfers after a week of play is just going down the same rabbit hole that retail had taken for many years ago. Which defeats the entire purpose of having Classic as an alternative to retail.

    Given what this has already turned to in a week's time, I can't see why Blizzard would want to do the same thing with BC and Wrath now. It could be as this person says, 3 months from now, Classic could be the same toxic toilet that retail is today.
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dipzz View Post
    That's right blizz, keep spreading people out cause they're crying and making new servers
    and then in 3months when classic is dead and everyone is crying there's no one around, you'll then merge servers
    Then everyone will cry they lost their super cool naruto name cause you merged servers and only one Naruto can exist.


    15 year old MMO company, still doesn't know what new game inflation hype is.
    The problem right now is that those servers are not just way beyond capacity, they are way beyond capacity with all the original layers + new layers that were added. Once phase 2 hits, all the layers disappear and get squeezed back into a single layer and server. That means, you are still likely to have queues on the big realms once layers disappear, but the queues will be smaller.

    But nice post. Doesn't come across like an emo teen at all. Not at all.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    "ERMERGERD THE SERVERS ARE BIGGER THAN THEY WERE IN VANILLA" is not an indication of how the server will be long-term.

    All these people fixated on the Short Term "OH WOW LOOK AT ALL THE HIGH/FULL SERVERS"... yet in a month or two's time when (A) 8.2.5 releases and/or (B) people get burned out from Classic (very real possibility here) and there's dead servers what's the plan? High to Low migration? "fuck no I don't want a free move to Ashkandi that server sucks". or "I'm not leaving my established guild now that server queue times are lower"

    Oh. and they're opening 3 new US PVP Servers for this. and 2 new EU-EN PVP servers

    Why not give everyone the option to migrate to ESTABLISHED servers first instead of keeping on opening new servers
  1. justandulas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Animalhouse View Post
    Please, kindly show us 1 dead classic server.

    I mean FFS Blizz clearly stated that they changed how pops are calculated and that medium is fuller than the fullest vanilla realms from back in the day...
    They are talking about over time, and it's a fair concern. Typically, the consolation realms die out faster than the full ones with servers and blizzard has shown in the past a damn near criminal negligence on behalf of dead servers. they have got me 3x on 'consolation' servers only to end up on a dead server and having to pay them.

    It won't happen this time. I'll suffer queues as long as i get to play on a realm that will stay full long term like herod, whiteman, shazzrah, etc.

    The newer the realm, the faster it'll die out and blizz has shown they wont merge realms or offer paid transfers/lvling in classic... so why risk being on a dead server to alleviate their queues when they COULD Just stack layers like a lasagna until it stopped and instead of removing layering going into p2, remove it at the end of p2 when the population has dwindled down naturally over time.
  1. Spl4sh3r's Avatar
    Odd that the EU list wasn't posted on MMO-C.
  1. Pete's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spl4sh3r View Post
    Odd that the EU list wasn't posted on MMO-C.
    Agree

    Source : https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/wo...ealms-eu/81745

    Update 19:45 CEST

    Free character moves are now available for the French and German realms listed below. We are working to open the free character moves on English realms, and expect to have completed that process soon. Thank you for your patience!

    As we previously announced, free character moves will become available in Europe very soon™. When these free character moves open, player-characters at any level will be able to move:

    English

    FROM TO
    Shazzrah Dragonfang (new realm)
    Golemagg Dragonfang (new realm)
    Firemaw Earthshaker (new realm)
    Gehennas Earthshaker (new realm)
    Mograine Judgement
    Razorgore Bloodfang

    French

    FROM TO
    Sulfuron Finkle

    German

    FROM TO
    Lucifron Heartstriker (new realm)
    Venoxis Heartstriker (new realm)

    For approximately one day, the new realms will be restricted to only those players using a free character move. After one day, any player may create new characters there. This is to allow players using the free character move service a better chance at retaining the name of the character they’re moving.

    Please note that restrictions apply:

    A character cannot move if the character:
    is a guild leader.
    has active auction listings or bids.
    has mail.
    You may be required to change your character’s name once you’ve reached the destination realm.
    This is a one-way, irreversible move.

    During periods of high usage, free character moves may take up to several hours to complete. This service may be closed at any time, without warning, should a destination realm become full. We strongly encourage players who wish to use this service, especially in coordinated groups, to do so as soon as possible.

    We will let you know when the new realms open and free character moves are enabled.

    Thank you!
  1. toffmcsoft's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dipzz View Post
    That's right blizz, keep spreading people out cause they're crying and making new servers
    and then in 3months when classic is dead and everyone is crying there's no one around, you'll then merge servers
    Then everyone will cry they lost their super cool naruto name cause you merged servers and only one Naruto can exist.


    15 year old MMO company, still doesn't know what new game inflation hype is.
    Sorry but the drop off won't be that significant.
    There will be drop off for sure but it'll be a lot less then your projection.

    Also keep in mind, players will drop off and come back for each Phase.

    Within 1 year, expect about a 50% drop off.
  1. ihate2beapessimist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    "ERMERGERD THE SERVERS ARE BIGGER THAN THEY WERE IN VANILLA" is not an indication of how the server will be long-term.

    All these people fixated on the Short Term "OH WOW LOOK AT ALL THE HIGH/FULL SERVERS"... yet in a month or two's time when (A) 8.2.5 releases and/or (B) people get burned out from Classic (very real possibility here) and there's dead servers what's the plan? High to Low migration? "fuck no I don't want a free move to Ashkandi that server sucks". or "I'm not leaving my established guild now that server queue times are lower"

    Oh. and they're opening 3 new US PVP Servers for this. and 2 new EU-EN PVP servers

    Why not give everyone the option to migrate to ESTABLISHED servers first instead of keeping on opening new servers
    Because people enjoying their time on established servers dont want a bunch of immigrants flooding in and ruining their servers.
    Its not complicated.
    I dont understand the endless whining, this must be why BFA is the way it is.

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