Hillsbrad Foothills
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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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So... it's happening: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t ... oon/284225
EDIT: Server list has been made available @ https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t ... lms/284713

 Blizzard Entertainment
We are working to open our Free Character Move service for select WoW Classic realms in the coming days.

When free character moves become available from one of the most highly-populated realms, players will see the option to initialize a free character move on either the character select screen or the queue screen of the realm.

To best prepare, please note that a character cannot move if the character:

  • is a guild leader.
  • has active auction listings or bids.
  • has mail.

We will post full details about the realms available and character restrictions when we open the service.

Thank you!

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Kind of saw this coming. Hope enough people bail on the full servers to bring the queues down...

I'm not moving though. I'm going to assume this is going to mostly apply to people who haven't set down roots on their server. I will continue to bypass queues with TeamViewer by logging in hours in advance.

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Pippina wrote:
1 year ago
Kind of saw this coming. Hope enough people bail on the full servers to bring the queues down...

I'm not moving though. I'm going to assume this is going to mostly apply to people who haven't set down roots on their server. I will continue to bypass queues with TeamViewer by logging in hours in advance.
Yeah Sulfuras queues are usually around half hour which are manageable at this point and I expect they'll go down in the coming weeks and months. I'm more curious about which realms are transferring to which. I thought all NA East PvP realms were High or Full already.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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I just hope they open new realms for people to transfer to.I don't want Bloodfang (usually low , prime time medium pop) all of a sudden have a 4 hour queue cos everyone sees that its low pop so they flock to it like they did to the full ones( gotta play on the most layers ;) .

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Discharger wrote:
1 year ago
I just hope they open new realms for people to transfer to.I don't want Bloodfang (usually low , prime time medium pop) all of a sudden have a 4 hour queue cos everyone sees that its low pop so they flock to it like they did to the full ones( gotta play on the most layers ;) .
Blizzard's philosophy is to fill up low/medium pop realms before opening new ones. Read a post by one of the game directors explaining that a few days ago.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Great news, but many people like me will hope that others switch so I can get in the realm I play on. (I bet Firemaw will be one of these realms which get free realm change option)

On the second thoughts - we (my friends) are not that many on Firemaw anyway because of the queues. Might as well just switch to Dreadmist or something.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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That's terrific news. Don't have to spend much time selecting a realm now.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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That's why I said that I hope. Cos it most likely won't happen.At this point I'm hoping that most ppl quit cos it's gonna remain world of layercrafy forever.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Seems kind of weird, but I guess they want to get the server populations balanced out as early on as possible, before people really get into their server's community.

My thought was that they wouldn't offer transfers until they got rid of Layering at or before Phase 2. IE, they would suddenly drop the server caps to a population that would fit comfortably on a single layer, and if you still want to play on your full-pop server, you get queues again, incentivizing people to move off their high pop servers.

But again, better to try to shake this out a bit now before people really put down roots in their server.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Hopeful Deviate delight will get some new players :)

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Server list announced: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t ... lms/284713

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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!

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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I just hope Ten Storms won't be on the receiving end. I know it says Medium most of the time, but it feels crowded more often than not.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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called it!

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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rijndael wrote:
1 year ago
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So does this mean that Netherwind will have a large Spanish speaking community once the transfers take place? Because I don't think I'm going to transfer off Incendius if this is the case...

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Props to Blizzard for coming with a fix, but I think they should allow transfers to *any* low pop server rather than limiting transfers to a specific one.

Why? I think many communities were split due to the few available servers at launch. People kept on hopping to different servers, and because of the high queue times, people who knew each other ended up in different places. The only way to properly fix that is to allow all of the high pop servers to transfer to the same server, as long as it is still low pop. That would solve the problem entirely.

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Justbe wrote:
1 year ago
So does this mean that Netherwind will have a large Spanish speaking community once the transfers take place? Because I don't think I'm going to transfer off Incendius if this is the case...
I doubt it. The Spanish speaking community in Thalnos wasn't large to begin with.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Hooray! More from Grob can come on over to DD! We still have plenty of room! :D

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rijndael wrote:
1 year ago
Justbe wrote:
1 year ago
So does this mean that Netherwind will have a large Spanish speaking community once the transfers take place? Because I don't think I'm going to transfer off Incendius if this is the case...
I doubt it. The Spanish speaking community in Thalnos wasn't large to begin with.
It's the server with the largest number of spanish speaking and brazilian users, it's clearly not comparable to the volume of users who speak English, but among all servers it is the one with the highest percentage of sp/br users. I hope this percentage stays, at least I will stay in Thalnos.

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I would not see a reason to transfer; except for the fact if you want to just be able to login when you come home from work. It'll mostly be for the casual players if anything.

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Very interesting! I remember prelaunch all the #nochange'rs wanted there to never be server transfers. Now it seems like a lot of them are begging for it, haha. If only they had just rerolled on a non 5figure wait queue and we could've stayed #nochanges.
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ClassicRaids wrote:
1 year ago
Very interesting! I remember prelaunch all the #nochange'rs wanted there to never be server transfers. Now it seems like a lot of them are begging for it, haha. If only they had just rerolled on a non 5figure wait queue and we could've stayed #nochanges.
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I think the primary argument against server transfers is to prevent people from being an asshole, getting a bad reputation, then moving on to the next server without facing any repercussion as often as they'd like.

It appears like Blizzard is actively trying to avoid this. They are only allowing one-way transfers from specific servers to other specific servers. And it's happening early enough where people would have had to gone reallly out of their way to earn a bad rep already. So this one-time transfer seems to address this concern. It is not clear to me if this transfer has a time limit, or if the option will be available forever. But this does seem like an acceptable way to get people with progress invested in a character off a server with queues - especially for people who have not invested in a guild or have many in-game friends playing with them on their server yet. I can see this siphoning off a good chunk of players in the least-invasive way possible.

Anything that gets us closer to a flat server without layers, the better.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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cable wrote:
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I would not see a reason to transfer; except for the fact if you want to just be able to login when you come home from work. It'll mostly be for the casual players if anything.
That's an incredibly important reason, and I think you did just see it. :lol:

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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I'm just curious how many people will actually move, it is pretty hard decision to make when you are on healthy populated server and risk going on a new one. I personally will probably stay but we will have to see.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Caperfin wrote:
1 year ago
called it!
Relax. We all called it. This is why many of us said layering was stupid. Server transfers and realm merges are inevitable.

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1 year ago (1.13.2)
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Where are the EU server options?

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