I’d like to share my most recent experience with customer support and warn anyone attempting to get help from them that you will likely be lied to, and banned if you attempt to take action into your own hands.
It appears that much like everything else in WoW, the customer support system is a game of RNG. If you roll a good GM you’ll have a good time, but if you roll a bad one (The majority of them) you’re going to have an annoying experience.
I recently decided to play classic wow TBC again and went to log onto my character I made on the very first day of classic wow who is level 60 (and had been transferred over to the tbc servers on the very first day of tbc classic release) to find that my characters name had been forced to rename for no reason? His name was (Defias) which isn’t breaking any of the terms or conditions for a forced name change.
I checked to see if my name had been taken but luckily I was able to save it on an alt, I then made a ticket to see if I could get my name changed back since it was my original name and since I had it saved now on an alt.
I’ll summarise what happened with the tickets, I sent my first ticket & told them the situation and 3 DAYS later this was the response I got from GM no.1-
(Not entirely certain of the circumstances that forced you to change your character’s name, but if you have a character whose name you want to use for another, we could swap the names around for you. You just need to confirm with us which two characters they are.)
So I thought all was well, I replied to the ticket giving the characters names I’d like to have swapped, logged into my character, spent my whole weekend playing on him, And spent a lot of my gold on him buying training for all his skills & epic riding.
A further 2 DAYS later I get this response from a different GM-
(Unfortunately, name changes are not available for WoW Classic and The Burning Crusade Classic characters at this time. You’ll want to wait for that service to become available in game before you can change the names of these characters. Customer Support will not be able to swap character names for you while this service is unavailable.)
They ended the message there without even letting me respond and explain the situation, So I sent another
Ticket saying how the first GM said it was fine and how disappointed I was with the wait time & would like a live chat, As my gold and time had been completely wasted with this misinformation.
I am extremely disappointed with this service. I have played the game for well over a decade and I am repaid with nothing but lies and having my time wasted after being victim to a bug that I had no control over. I’m sure that it is well within their means to make this simple change for me, which would mean so much to me. If this is the customer support I can expect in the future, then Blizzard can expect the loss of another customer.
With Game Masters now lying to their customers, treating them poorly, All on top of them not even being willing to chat and only ever responding through a ticket response (They used to ask if you had time to chat if you were online), I can only hope I never have to contact support again. A warning to anyone who might be thinking about contacting customer support, don’t waste your time. You will not be treated like a valued customer.