In an attempt to alleviate the still problematic server queue issue with some realms, Blizzard announced in the forums that they will be allowing free server transfer from specific WoW Classic realms.
The transfers will not only be FROM specific realms, but will players will also be limited in which realms they will be allowed to transfer TO. This will include some fresh realms being spun up for just this purpose. The single destination nature of the transfers (except for that French realm) should also keep guild mates from getting lost on the way somewhere.
For US servers the list is:
- 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 EU servers the list is:
English language realms
- Shazzrah → Dragonfang (new realm)
- Golemagg → Dragonfang (new realm)
- Firemaw → Earthshaker (new realm)
- Gehennas → Earthshaker (new realm)
- Mograine → Judgement
- Razorgore → Bloodfang
French language realms
- Sulfuron → Amnennar
- Sulfuron → Finkle
German language realms
- Lucifron → Transcendence
The exact timing of the transfers has not been announced as yet. Blizzard has said that the new realms on the list will not be open to new character creation for the first day to help ensure that those who are transferring will be able to retain their character names. If you’re not transferring to a new realm, then you might be stuck in that regard.
Blizzard further reminds people that in order to transfer your character cannot:
- Be a guild leader
- Have listings or bids active in the auction house
- Have any mail
Finally, Blizzard is prepping people for some delay when it comes to the transfers, which may take several hours to complete. Also, if the destination realm fills up quickly, the transfer option may be turned off without prior notice.
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