Transfer Restrictions and Free Character Transfers Now Available-- Updated 24 Sept

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#1 - Aug. 31, 2022, 11:14 p.m.
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Updated 24 September

In order to help players prepare for overcrowding coming with the launch of Northrend content on Tuesday, we’ve enabled the following Free Character Transfers.

FROM TO DESTINATION TYPE
Everlook Amnennar PvP
Everlook Ashbringer PvP
Everlook Chromie Normal
Everlook Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Everlook Lakeshire Normal
Everlook Transcendence PvP
Firemaw Amnennar PvP
Firemaw Ashbringer PvP
Firemaw Chromie Normal
Firemaw Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Firemaw Lakeshire Normal
Firemaw Transcendence PvP
Flamegor Amnennar PvP
Flamegor Ashbringer PvP
Flamegor Chromie Normal
Flamegor Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Flamegor Lakeshire Normal
Gehennas Amnennar PvP
Gehennas Ashbringer PvP
Gehennas Chromie Normal
Gehennas Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Gehennas Lakeshire Normal
Gehennas Transcendence PvP
Golemagg Amnennar PvP
Golemagg Ashbringer PvP
Golemagg Chromie Normal
Golemagg Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Golemagg Lakeshire Normal
Golemagg Transcendence PvP
Hydraxian Waterlords Lakeshire Normal
Thekal Jin’do Fresh PvP
Venoxis Amnennar PvP
Venoxis Ashbringer PvP
Venoxis Chromie Normal
Venoxis Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Venoxis Lakeshire Normal
Venoxis Transcendence PvP

While we intend to keep these Free Character Transfers open through the next two days and until the launch of Northrend content, we strongly encourage players who wish to use a Free Character Transfer to do so as soon as possible. Free Character Transfers may be closed without warning as we continue to evaluate the populations of realms.


Updated 19 September

Free Transfers to Mograine and Ashbringer are temporarily closed while we address a bug with those specific routes.

Updated 16 September

In response to overwhelming feedback from players, Free Character Transfers are now available from Thekal to Jin’do. We will monitor this transfer connection very closely, and it may be closed without notice.

Free Character Transfers are no longer available from Mograine to Transcendence, Patchwerk, Amnennar, or Flamegor.


Updated 15 September

Free Character Transfers to Mograine are now available for Alliance characters only, and Free Transfers to Ashbringer are available for Horde characters only. The table below has been updated to reflect all currently-available Free Character Transfers.


Updated 13 September

To reduce further overcrowding, we’ve temporarily disabled new character creation on the Fresh Start realm Thekal. New or returning players who wish to try out a Fresh Start on a PvP realm may select the Jin’do realm when it opens (soon), or the Giantstalker realm if they’d like a bit less PvP.


Updated 17:15 CEST – 8 September

We will close all free transfers from Firemaw at 21:00 CEST today (8 September). Firemaw has been approaching our target for maximum population.


Adjustments have been made to some high-population realms in this region.

To prevent further overcrowding, we are now restricting transfers to:

Gehennas
Golemagg
Firemaw
Pyrewood Village
Venoxis

We expect to lift this restriction when these realms are no longer experiencing extended queues.


We strongly encourage players who wish to use a Free Character Transfer to do so as soon as possible. Free Character Transfers may be closed at any time without warning.

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#254 - Sept. 8, 2022, 12:10 a.m.
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As you may have seen, we’ve taken additional steps to address queues on North American realms.

We will be implementing a similar arrangement for EU players soon.

We’ll update you again as soon as we have that in place.

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#287 - Sept. 8, 2022, 3:13 p.m.
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Original post updated.

We will close all free transfers from Firemaw at 21:00 CEST today (8 September). Firemaw has been approaching our target for maximum population.

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#432 - Sept. 14, 2022, 11:23 p.m.
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Free Character Transfers to Mograine are now available for Alliance characters only, and Free Transfers to Ashbringer are available for Horde characters only. The table below has been updated to reflect all currently-available Free Character Transfers.

FROM TO DESTINATION TYPE
Firemaw Ashbringer (Horde only) PvP
Firemaw Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Firemaw Mograine (Alliance only) PvP
Gehennas Ashbringer (Horde only) PvP
Gehennas Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Gehennas Mograine (Alliance only) PvP
Golemagg Ashbringer (Horde only) PvP
Golemagg Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Golemagg Mograine (Alliance only) PvP
Hydraxian Waterlords Lakeshire Normal
Mograine Amnennar PvP
Mograine Flamegor PvP
Mograine Patchwerk PvP
Mograine Transcendence PvP
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#490 - Sept. 16, 2022, 4:25 p.m.
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In response to overwhelming feedback from players, Free Character Transfers are now available from Thekal to Jin’do. We will monitor this transfer connection very closely, and it may be closed without notice.

Free Character Transfers are no longer available from Mograine to Transcendence, Patchwerk, Amnennar, or Flamegor.

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#651 - Sept. 19, 2022, 7:15 p.m.
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Free Transfers to Mograine and Ashbringer are temporarily closed while we address a bug with those specific routes.

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#787 - Sept. 24, 2022, 5:36 p.m.
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In order to help players prepare for overcrowding coming with the launch of Northrend content on Tuesday, we’ve enabled the following Free Character Transfers.

FROM TO DESTINATION TYPE
Everlook Amnennar PvP
Everlook Ashbringer PvP
Everlook Chromie Normal
Everlook Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Everlook Lakeshire Normal
Everlook Transcendence PvP
Firemaw Amnennar PvP
Firemaw Ashbringer PvP
Firemaw Chromie Normal
Firemaw Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Firemaw Lakeshire Normal
Firemaw Transcendence PvP
Flamegor Amnennar PvP
Flamegor Ashbringer PvP
Flamegor Chromie Normal
Flamegor Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Flamegor Lakeshire Normal
Gehennas Amnennar PvP
Gehennas Ashbringer PvP
Gehennas Chromie Normal
Gehennas Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Gehennas Lakeshire Normal
Gehennas Transcendence PvP
Golemagg Amnennar PvP
Golemagg Ashbringer PvP
Golemagg Chromie Normal
Golemagg Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Golemagg Lakeshire Normal
Golemagg Transcendence PvP
Hydraxian Waterlords Lakeshire Normal
Thekal Jin’do Fresh PvP
Venoxis Amnennar PvP
Venoxis Ashbringer PvP
Venoxis Chromie Normal
Venoxis Hydraxian Waterlords RP
Venoxis Lakeshire Normal
Venoxis Transcendence PvP

While we intend to keep these Free Character Transfers open through the next two days and until the launch of Northrend content, we strongly encourage players who wish to use a Free Character Transfer to do so as soon as possible. Free Character Transfers may be closed without warning as we continue to evaluate the populations of realms.