Does this mean the 90-day cooldown might be gone soon?
I’ve been invited to a realm to play on with some friends I know in person but I’m paranoid to go to a new realm, not enjoy myself, and getting stuck! I just wish I had the option to return if things don’t work out. Who knows if the grass is actually greener on the other side?
Some things I worry about are:
Not enough frequent grouping when friends are not around.
Over-populated bot farming/questing spots. They’re all over Silithus and Azshara for some examples.
I hope my new guild isn’t plagued with “Raid loggers”. I don’t want to play one night a week, I want to hang out more!
Although I believe my friends when they say they will be on and playing often… it can’t be guaranteed. if they get bored/quit/something comes up, etc, I don’t want to be stuck for 3 months.
While I’m at it, why is the cooldown so long? Is it because of Gold/Rank14/AQ Gong? Honestly, if it is… just stop those transferred characters from abusing those like you did with Achievements in retail. Put the 90-day cooldown on those instead?
That option doesn’t really help at all. I don’t want to “restart my character” just to play with friends. It would hinder my current main that I’ve already spent months on and I’ve grown attached too. I don’t want to ditch it!
Bottom line is, nobody is going to be able to give you the assurances. Realms are dynamic, they can change.
Creating a character on the new realm will enable you to join a guild and at least ask the high level characters about the concerns. You can also possibly ask on that particular realm forum too (if that exists).
As we come to the end of the current expansion timeline, my own experience is one that many within my guild are taking a break from current content.
Realm populations have historically increased at expansion launch, and the new end game benchmarks will slowly be reached as characters level, and guild raid teams start forming for progression.
See what guild activity is like etc. If you like what you see transfer your main. This is what peope are suggesting.
As to the cool down, customer support would not have any kind of info if they plan to change it. That is a developmental choice. They are here to help with current policy, not possible future policy they have exactly zero say in.