Free Character Moves Coming for Americas and Oceania - Sept. 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT), we will open the following Free Character Moves for realms in the Americas and Oceania:

From - To
  • Arugal - Felstriker
  • Benediction - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Bigglesworth - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Blaumeux - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Faerlina - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Fairbanks - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Grobbulus - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Deviate Delight
  • Herod - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Incendius - Earthfury , Heartseeker
  • Kirtonos - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Kromcrush - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Kurinnaxx - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Mankrik - Windseeker
  • Pagle - Windseeker
  • Rattlegore - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Skeram - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Stalagg - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Sulfuras - Earthfur, Heartseeker
  • Thalnos - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Thunderfury - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Westfall - Windseeker
  • Whitemane - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Yojamba - Felstriker

All of the above are in addition to Free Character Moves which will become available from all PvP realms to the new Latin American and Brazilian realms.

At this time, we do not yet have a final time when we will turn off the Free Character Moves listed above, however, we expect that time to be no earlier than Monday, September 23. As always, we strongly encourage you to utilize the Free Character Move service as soon as possible. Free Character Moves will be closed without warning for any destination realm that becomes full.

We will update this thread with a closure time for this round of Free Character Moves as soon as we have it finalized.

Thank you!

Free Character Moves Coming for EU - 20 September
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Friday, 20 September at 1:00 a.m. CEST, we will open the following Free Character Moves for realms in this region:

From - To
  • Ashbringer - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Dragon’s Call - Heartstriker
  • Dreadmist - Bloodfang , Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Firemaw - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Flamelash - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Gandling - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Gehennas - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Golemagg - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Lucifron - Heartstriker
  • Mograine - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Noggenfogger - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Patchwerk - Heartstriker
  • Razorgore - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Shazzrah - Bloodfang, Dragonfan, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Skullflame - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Stonespine - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Venoxis - Heartstriker
  • Zandalar Tribe - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement


All of the above are in addition to Free Character Moves which will become available from all PvP realms to the new Spanish realm.

At this time, we do not yet have a final time when we will turn off the Free Character Moves listed above, however, we expect that time to be no earlier than Monday, 23 September. As always, we strongly encourage you to utilize the Free Character Move service as soon as possible.

Free Character Moves will be closed without warning for any destination realm that becomes full.

We will update this thread with a closure time for this round of Free Character Moves as soon as we have it finalized.

Thank you!

New Realm and Free Character Moves for Brazil
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. BRT, we will open the new Brazilian Portuguese realm: Sul’thraze (PvP). You will find it on the new ‘Brazil’ tab in the WoW Classic realms list for Americas realms.

Free character moves will be available from all PvP realms in this region to Sul’thraze for 11 days.

The new realm will be locked for new character creation for the first 24 hours that it is open. This is to maximize the possibility that transferring players can keep their character’s name.

Thank you!

Novo Reino e transferência gratuita para o Brasil
Amanhã, quinta-feira, 19 de setembro às 15:00 BRT, abriremos o novo Reino para português do Brasil: Sul’thraze (PvP). Você encontrará este reino na nova aba “Brasil” na lista de regiões do WoW Classic para as Américas. As transferências gratuitas de...

New Realm and Free Character Moves for Latin America
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. CDT, we will open the new Latin American Spanish realm: Loatheb (PvP). You will find it on the new ‘Latin America’ tab in the WoW Classic realms list for Americas realms.

Free character moves will be available from all PvP realms in this region to Loatheb for 11 days.

The new realm will be locked for new character creation for the first 24 hours that it is open. This is to maximize the possibility that transferring players can keep their character’s name.

Thank you!

Nuevo Reino y transferencia gratis para Latinoamérica
Mañana jueves 19 de septiembre, 1:00 p.m. CDT, abriremos el nuevo reino de español latinoamericano: Loatheb (PvP). Lo encontrarán en la nueva pestaña “América Latina” en la lista de reinos de WoW Classic para las Américas. Los movimientos de...

New Realm and Free Character Moves for Spain
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Friday, September 20 at 1:00 a.m. CEST, we will open the new Spanish realm: Mandokir (PvP). You will find it on the new ‘Spanish’ tab in the WoW Classic realms list for European realms.

Free character moves will be available from all PvP realms in this region to Mandokir.

The new realm will be locked for new character creation for the first 24 hours that it is open. This is to maximize the possibility that transferring players can keep their character’s name.

Thank you!

Nuevo reino: Mandokir abre el viernes a la 1:00 CEST
El viernes, 20 de septiembre, a la 1:00 CEST abre sus puertas un nuevo reino español: Mandokir. Todos los jugadores de la región dispondrán de 11 días para trasladar gratuitamente sus personajes a Mandokir desde cualquier otro reino JcJ. En el...
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Comments 29 Comments
  1. Coldfrostzero's Avatar
    The problem is, my server Thalnos became the unofficial Brazilian server. A lot of the English speaking only people moved off with the first transfer. So if the Brazilians jump ship, now Thalnos is a dead server.

    Great planning by Blizzard.
  1. phattsao's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfrostzero View Post
    The problem is, my server Thalnos became the unofficial Brazilian server. A lot of the English speaking only people moved off with the first transfer. So if the Brazilians jump ship, now Thalnos is a dead server.

    Great planning by Blizzard.
    All this because some managers were so sure that classic was gonna fail that they decided to pinch pennies on servers.
    Hope to hell those guys get the boot sooner rather than later.
  1. Estravolt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phattsao View Post
    All this because some managers were so sure that classic was gonna fail that they decided to pinch pennies on servers.
    Hope to hell those guys get the boot sooner rather than later.
    tbf, they are just realistic that the launchspike won't last forever and by having minimum amount of realms, you lessen the chance of having a bunch of ghost towns.
  1. phattsao's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Estravolt View Post
    tbf, they are just realistic that the launchspike won't last forever and by having minimum amount of realms, you lessen the chance of having a bunch of ghost towns.
    I don't buy that argument for a second.
    If realms really stagnated, they could easily offer free transfers, kind of like they're doing RIGHT NOW.
    They decided to try save a few bucks at the expense of the players. They shouldn't get a pass for that.
  1. Estravolt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phattsao View Post
    I don't buy that argument for a second.
    If realms really stagnated, they could easily offer free transfers, kind of like they're doing RIGHT NOW.
    They decided to try save a few bucks at the expense of the players. They shouldn't get a pass for that.
    They have never in the past 15 years given free transfer to leave a low pop realm.

    If they didn't limit the realms, you'd be bitching how blizzard tries to dig your wallet for that transfer money out of your dead realm.
  1. PelinalWhitestrake's Avatar
    Only PVP?
    What about PVE?
    i know a lot of BR's who wants to play on the new server too and they dont want to leave their characters in other realms like westfall and such

    Also... this shit is going to be Hosted in Chicago as all other Latin American and Brazillian servers, since blizzard has money to make yearly blizzcons, but to not buy or even rent 2 Datacenters in Brazil so players doesn't suffer with 114+ MS every single time.
  1. deceptacon1's Avatar
    Only way I'm transferring is if I can transfer to another non-full realm of my choice. I have buddies on other realms but they aren't on the list of options.

    I would also caution against moving. I did it once back in the day and it was terrible. Few people end up transferring and those that do get the shaft on a dead server while you are just removing the queue for those that stay in the process. I think it's been said before but I'm just reiterating it.

    I'm on whitemane and we pretty much have a 4-5k queue every single night without fail. I've never actually seen it dip from there since launch.
  1. Softbottom's Avatar
    They need to do mass merge. There is what? 200-250 retail servers in the US? They need to cut the number in half. Some realms are so dead.
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    I wonder how many people will leave when the next retail patch hits.
    I wonder if they restrict xfers based on faction balance in a way that evens out the population on severely imbalanced servers.
  1. unbound's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Softbottom View Post
    They need to do mass merge. There is what? 200-250 retail servers in the US? They need to cut the number in half. Some realms are so dead.
    Well, there aren't really nearly 250 realms anymore. Connected realms makes the functional number of servers closer to 100 or so (between 2 and 6 servers are connected).

    Connected realms do pretty much everything you would expect merges to do...except that Blizz doesn't have to deal with forcing people to change names.
  1. Softbottom's Avatar
    that makes sense. They need even less realms then lol. A lot of realms feel dead these days.
  1. Zader666's Avatar
    They opened too many new servers. Arcanite Reaper is so low right now. My friends xfer there without looking but im not following. That server is still so dead it will die first and fast.
  1. otaXephon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Estravolt View Post
    If they didn't limit the realms, you'd be bitching how blizzard tries to dig your wallet for that transfer money out of your dead realm.
    Nah dude, there won’t be any drop off. Classic will be just as popular six months to a year from now as it was when it launched because I like it. And since I like it and I’m the center of the known universe, I refuse to accept anybody with an opinion different than my own exists.
  1. unbound's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by otaXephon View Post
    Nah dude, there won’t be any drop off. Classic will be just as popular six months to a year from now as it was when it launched because I like it. And since I like it and I’m the center of the known universe, I refuse to accept anybody with an opinion different than my own exists.
    And that is any different from your attitude how?

    I was told by very serious people with their superior opinions that people would stop playing Classic after a few hours once they realized how boring the game is.

    Then I was told by very serious people with their superior opinions that people would stop playing Classic after a week or two once they realized how boring the game is.

    We are approaching a month with no slow down.

    Not saying that there won't be a drop off, but it didn't happen nearly as fast as most nay-sayers said it would, nor as fast as Blizz strongly implied by their words and actions.

    I'm waiting for the next revised date by those very serious people with their superior opinions. In the meantime, it may be worth considering that Classic may very well just hum along at a steady clip for a good many months. Classic may even grow slightly. The people that held your opinions have already been proven wrong, so why are you assuming that they will be right in their next prediction, or the one after that, or the one after that....
  1. barrsftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phattsao View Post
    I don't buy that argument for a second.
    If realms really stagnated, they could easily offer free transfers, kind of like they're doing RIGHT NOW.
    They decided to try save a few bucks at the expense of the players. They shouldn't get a pass for that.
    Yeah, and the free transfers aren't working. They had the right strategy, they just didn't execute. It has nothing to do with them trying to save money, and everything to do with them trying to minimize dead servers without having to merge servers at a later date.

    And they're not getting a pass. They fucked up with their estimations. More people are playing than they thought, and the drop-off isn't happening as fast as they thought.
  1. Cracked's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phattsao View Post
    All this because some managers were so sure that classic was gonna fail that they decided to pinch pennies on servers.
    Hope to hell those guys get the boot sooner rather than later.
    Lol, the servers themselves cost next to nothing to spin, it's not hard to see why they would rather make sure there will be enough players to sustain long term play than have dead servers 3 months from launch.
  1. athrun7189's Avatar
    Cool, and what about server merge or transfert for RETAIL?
    with classic most of us are losing people so it would be great to be able to merge with more people
  1. PelinalWhitestrake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by athrun7189 View Post
    Cool, and what about server merge or transfert for RETAIL?
    with classic most of us are losing people so it would be great to be able to merge with more people
    for retail, its time for worldwide no limitations mail.
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfrostzero View Post
    The problem is, my server Thalnos became the unofficial Brazilian server. A lot of the English speaking only people moved off with the first transfer. So if the Brazilians jump ship, now Thalnos is a dead server.

    Great planning by Blizzard.
    Stop whining ffs. If you don't like Thalanos, then take the free transfer to Earthfury or Heartseeker.
    Always something to qq about and of course, it's always the no-life first poster just perched and waiting for new news to race in and bitch about.
  1. probert's Avatar
    QQ a month back: "Classic will die at the end of the first month once people realize how long and slow the game is."

    30 days later...

    "Blizzard announces more new realms and free transfers to deal with overpopulated servers and continued influx of new players."

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