14/01 Free Character Migration

#0 - Jan. 14, 2009, 6:45 p.m.
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Due to population differences between the highest and lowest populated PvP realms, the following Free Character Migration will be available from January 14th to 20th:

Horde only: Magtheridon --> Haomarush, Trollbane, Zenedar
Alliance only: Aszune, Emerald Dream, Runetotem, Shadowsong, Silvermoon --> Magtheridon (more about this: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=7575650109&sid=1)

Burning Legion, Crushridge --> Vek'nilash, Xavius
Sylvanas, Twilight's Hammer --> Bladefist, Karazhan
Al'Akir, Grim Batol --> Burning Steppes, Haomarush
Kazzak, Stormscale --> Dentarg, Lightning's Blade
Outland, Ravencrest --> Boulderfist, Trollbane
Ragnaros, Stormreaver --> Agamaggan, Daggerspine

Argent Dawn --> Darkmoon Faire, Steamwheedle Cartel, The Sha'tar

Please note that any migration may be closed at any time should a destination realm's population rise too high.

If you have any questions about this specific migration, please feel free to add them below. However, note that migration is opened based on realm population analysis, not popular demand, so requests for other free migrations will not be responded to.

FAQ: http://www.wow-europe.com/en/info/faq/charactermove.html
#15 - Jan. 15, 2009, 9:41 a.m.
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Q u o t e:
So as I understand there is no chance to get a paid transfer on source realms till free transfers are over? I see some of realms like Outland and Ravencrest are still in the list...and the one I desperately need to get to - Sylvanas, is not. What determines the realm's availability for PCT...as I've seen Stormscale in the list for a veeery long while (gone now) and I'm sure its more crowded than Sylvanas (which was in the list now and then too..till few days before I actually needed to transfer).

Could I get a blue response on this by any chance please? Really confused and don't know when to expect paid character transfer to Sylvanas opening up.

Please see the PCT FAQ, here: http://www.wow-europe.com/en/info/faq/paidcharactertransfer.html

A realm may be blocked because it's too highly populated. It won't be unblocked until it's not too highly populated. We have no way of determining when that will be, and free migration away from the realm is no guarantee that the population will drop enough for that to happen.
#23 - Jan. 16, 2009, 1:37 p.m.
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Q u o t e:
I still cant transfer my character. I asked some of my friend to access this service. 4 of them also cant transfer their character, but only one of them can access this services. It is very interesting indeed.

That sounds very strange. We do see transfers being processed, and you say one was able to access it, so the setup seems correct. What browser are you using, and are you sure no web content is blocked?

And just to be sure, here's the direct link: https://www.wow-europe.com/character/character-move.html
When clicking on "Eligible Realms" there, does it list "Burning Legion (PvP) -> Vek'nilash (PvP)" there for you?

Edit: typo
#90 - Jan. 21, 2009, 2:10 p.m.
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Q u o t e:
Can we have an update on the free transfer from Burning Legion > Xavius, we tried today as it still states by yourselves that the free character migration is still open and since Burning Legion still has +1 hour queues every night and terrible lag problems which is ruining the game play we decided to migrate to a lesser popular server.

Why offer a service you can't deliver, We pay good money for your service, at least you could honour us by delivering what you promise.

This is being investigated. Due to this issue the migration for burning Legion and Crushridge will remain the same for one more week. More news about that in the next FCM thread.

Q u o t e:
well is it over ? i wanna migrate my warlock to al'akir but i couldn't because of free migrate :)

There was no FCM to Al'Akir, and FCM does not affect Paid Character Transfers.
#92 - Jan. 21, 2009, 2:29 p.m.
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Oh come on Blizzard :( It's already 21st January and free transfers are still open for some reason...just close them already and give back PCT on Sylvanas and other transfer source realms...please :(

As stated above, FCM does not affect PCT in any way.

Well, indirectly it can lower the population enough for PCT to automatically open again, but opening or closing FCM has no direct influence on PCT.
#95 - Jan. 21, 2009, 4:19 p.m.
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New thread is up: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=7700440836&sid=1

Archiving this one.