As part of the patch last week, which was primarily about battlegrounds and key rings, there was a mention that support for paid character transfers had been added to the WoW Classic client but had not yet been enabled.
Well, now that has been enabled.
With Tuesday’s update the interface has been unlocked that allows players to pay to move their characters to different realms, at least within a given set of rules. The announcement said the following:
Paid Character Transfers are now available for players in WoW Classic who are looking to relocate their characters to a different realm within their region. There are a few things to keep in mind before you take the leap into making a home on a new realm.
Each transfer has a ninety-day cooldown.
Gold transfer limits specific level ranges are as follows:
- Level 1-30 can transfer with up to 100 gold
- Level 31-50 can transfer with up to 500 gold
- Level 51-60 can transfer with up to 2000 gold
Characters cannot transfer from PvE realms to PvP Realms and RP realms cannot transfer to RP-PvP realms.
You cannot go from PvE to PvP, which I believe has been a long standing rule for character transfers, and you cannot transfer across regions, but otherwise you’re free to go where you want. Is it time to abandon that PvP server?
The gold cap limit is both sad and amusing. I have four characters past 30 and all told they don’t have 100 gold between them. I’m going to be walking in Azeroth for a long time.
Reactions to this have been… mixed. The only real surprise for me was that nobody called it a “money grab” until the third comment on the announcement. The move will certainly rankle as the addition of honor to PvP has made life miserable for some on PvP servers and the free character moves were all shut down on December 5 in the US and December 6 in the EU.
Anyway, there is now a shop button on the character selection screen where you can access this. Of course, once you put together a cash shop UI it is a shame to waste it on just character transfers. Bets on what goes in there next?