Limited PvP -> PvE Free Character Transfers

Good evening everyone,

When we launched Season of Discovery, we made some bold decisions, one of those was the creation of Enforced Faction Balanced PvP Realms. When we did this, we did our best to communicate some caveats that this may not end up being the experience you want from World of Warcraft, as PvP realms can be an intensely challenging experience at times. While we are very happy with how the faction balance system has worked out, we know from player feedback internally and externally that the reality of a balanced presence of both factions on a single realm, and that individual layers will not always have equal factions, means that some folks have now decided they would instead prefer a PvE ruleset, but have characters locked to these PvP realms.

To that end, we genuinely want everyone to have the best time they can in Season of Discovery, so over the next few weeks, we will be periodically opening Free Character Transfers from PvP realms to PvE realms. These transfer windows will open and close fairly rapidly, and we offer no guarantee that you will be able to transfer. The reasoning for this is simple; we need to ensure that one faction doesn’t disproportionally leave a realm, undoing months of hard work with realm faction balance.

These transfer options will be periodically available starting Tuesday and will open and close throughout the rest of this week.

As always, thank for you joining us in Season of Discovery. We’ve experimented a lot and learned much that will ultimately lead to bigger and better things.

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Oof going to face some dead servers.

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Thank. God.

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yea terrible idea

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shadowstrike → penance please

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Finally. Good riddance PVE boys

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Enjoy your dead realms, it will only get worse.

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Gee guys, who would have thought griefing people and game play disruption would cause issues

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All of the pvp players going to cry because the people they’ve been griefing for months finally get some peace somewhere else. :frowning: aww actions have consequences.

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Somehow: This is not unexpected.

Players have repeatedly shown that they do not actually want balanced PvP servers.

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Nice getting off Crusader Strike sounds like a dream.

It’s not pvp it’s 100% griefing at all times.

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Bring back Chaos Bolt

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Just go to your PVE realm, or back to retail if you can’t handle being on a PvP server. Transfers are free, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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I’ve leveled 3 characters to 50. Have a 40 as well. Guess how many times I have been attacked by a character within 2 levels of me one on one? One time.

Griefers are big mad lol

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This is also why its insane not to be using warmode.

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Enjoy the transfer! Really happy for you guys honestly. Posts crying about PvP on PvP servers clog up the forums, legitimately a good opportunity for you guys.

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not having 40-yard name (health Bars), potions stacks only going to 5, ore only going to 10, bag space, dual spec should have never been added, reason I say this is because we already have access to lots of other abilities we shouldn’t have through runes. We should of had shaman and pally for both horde and ally. Profs should of been remastered cooking as well instead of having 25 useless stam/spirit food(should of been made into stam/agility, str or anything really besides spirit and stam. MEGASERVERS LAYERS both suck balls. Damage needs halved by most classes. PVP burst meta, but the halved dmg might take care of that. Should only hve to worry about food/elixir/oils/sharpening stones…not all this WORLD BUFF bs
Make tanks be the ones that have to tank like make mobs hit hard in dungeons…I could go on and on

This is gonna kill the servers. One faction is going to transfer off en-masse and leave it as a 99%/1% server.

SoD servers were already miraculously balanced before this. More than they ever have been before.

Please don’t do this.

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Wild Growth (US) desperately needs more horde.

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