Since the introduction of the Faction Change service in Wrath of the Lich King Classic, we’ve received a lot of feedback from players currently playing on locked, single-faction realms. They would like to faction change and move to the other locked realm in their region.
We’ve just temporarily opened Free Character Transfers between the two most populated (locked) realms in each region:
Please be reminded that the Free Character Transfer service may be closed at any time, without notice.
Way to make the population problems worse! Meanwhile those of us that went to dead realms like eranikus not only had to pay to get off but could not chose the realms we came from. Thanks for the low blow
Yup… If you did what blizzard asked you to do around prepatch time you are now screwed and forced to live with horrible servers. This is literally the worst possible server management you will see in any game.
Remember during pre-patch when you were adamant that if people xferred off Bene or Faerlina to other servers that you hand picked then it wouldn’t be a case of only 2 populated servers? And thousands of people believed you and went there? Any word on what they’re supposed to do now that all of those servers are dead or overrun with bots?
It’s a lot easier to just admit out loud that you don’t care about classic anymore than continuing to shred your reputation over and over again with decisions like this.
Just an FYI this should be a case study of how not to manage a gaming community with multiple servers. Kinda crazy how you guys are so selective on feedback from the community. Like the changes to ulduar for gear to make it more meaningful, 10 mans dropping 25 man loot, heroic +'s all big W’s. The server and community management? Giant F’s all around.
What’s crazy is that at this point I can’t tell if its just severe incompetence or ignorance of the current player base, or if you all think this will drive people to pay money for other services that you all have been pushing.
Can you all maybe just do everyone a favor and just make these mega servers based off of PVE/PVP/ PVPRP already, and just let people freely choose which of the servers to play on? (Okay keep the fresh servers still separated too, I’m fine with that.)
You all merged realms before, its all on the same server architecture (That you all claim is the reason why mega/regional servers are a no go to begin with) And frankly doing this will overall help the game and allow people to spend money switching from truly a realm type while not getting hindered to spend money on the gamble that their server move won’t end up in flames because of population issues.
Please close this immediately. Every horde arena player that I know is faction changing alliance and transferring to Benediction as I type this message. This change will destroy the already fragile arena community on Faerlina horde.
At least limit these transfers to non-faction changed characters.
Fix the issue! let the unhealthy servers have a chance as well specially when we were promised healthy populations and now they are dead. I was OG Sulf, it died, I had to pay to go to Bene, then was promised Sulf was going to get better and they locked it immediately and now everyone left with faction changes so we are back to dead… please fix this crap… allow us to move freely without the stupid costs.