18/03 Realms and migration

#0 - March 18, 2009, 11:15 a.m.
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Previous thread: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=8246769102&sid=1

Recommended realms
Normal/PvE: Saurfang, Terokkar
PvP: Shattered Halls, Vek'nilash, Xavius
RP: Darkmoon Faire
RP PvP: Scarshield Legion

Saurfang (normal/PvE), Battlegroup Misery, opened January 31 as a fresh realm (no migration to the realm for 90 days).

Free Character Migration (FCM)
Please note that any migration may be closed at any time should a destination realm's population rise too high.

To improve the faction ratio on Magtheridon, the following migrations are available from March 18th to 24th:

From Magtheridon (Horde only) to Balnazzar, Burning Blade, Chromaggus, Dragonmaw, Executus, Genjuros, Hakkar, Haomarush, Neptulon, Sunstrider, Tarren Mill, Trollbane, Zenedar, and Silvermoon (PvE)
To Magtheridon (Alliance only) from all PvE realms except Chamber of Aspects and Saurfang

No other FCM will be open this week for English realms.

Paid Character Transfers (PCT)
All English realms follow the regular PCT rules, found here:
#3 - March 18, 2009, 11:49 a.m.
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Q u o t e:
How many Horde off Mag and how many Alli moved to it last time?

Not enough it guess.

Quite a few, actually, and as we saw people moving actively yesterday and even last night we decided to keep it open for one more week. While opening migration from so many realms at the same time could run the risk of over-populating the destination realm, it also has (and clearly had so far) an encouraging factor for people that others are likely to move - hence more people moved, and will hopefully continue to do so. :)
#10 - March 19, 2009, 4:40 p.m.
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Q u o t e:
Good morning blizzard.

I would like to know why you didn't ever manage to create few italian-speaking server. Which is the mean reason?
Sorry about this off-topic.


When expanding WoW to additional languages we've always aimed to offer the very best of experience with our game, including full customer support, community, web site, and of course game localization for the language. This is what we did for Spanish and Russian, and we're not inclined to flag a number of realms for languages we don't support with such a full package.

Q u o t e:
When will there be a new PvP realm?

When the total population level on the current ones show that there's a need for one.

Q u o t e:
well try to make servers like ravencrest or stormscale to move there instead of pve realm since ppl rolled on pve realms i doubt many will transfer to pvp realms

It might be an option for later, but we'll want to finish off this PvE to PvP migration first. There's actually a good number moving.

Q u o t e:
why Maghteridon has that kind of special treatment?Xavius is again on recomended stastus and stil lyou cant do anything meningfull to fix it.

Because Magtheridon was in a very special situation. It sounds like your concern with Xavius is overall population though, not faction ratio like in the case with Magtheridon. This is not the last free migration you'll see, but we're not too fond of running too many migrations at the exact same time.

Q u o t e:
Where are cross languange BG you promised?


Q u o t e:
How much would it be a problem to double the sizes of all servers-any chance you give us what is max one server can hold and cut number of servers in half which would give you nice oportunity to fix all problematic=underpopulated servers?

While we won't go into technical and game-play details and reasons here and now, that is simply not an option. Please note that the "Low" population tag only means "lower than most other realms", not "half empty".
#12 - March 19, 2009, 4:56 p.m.
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I would like to adress a problem with RP realms. The majority of the players do not RP at all and do not respect the extra policies. Will this keep going on? Or could you tell your collueges to think about it? It's kinda ruining the fun for other players.

Also, other than recommending RP realms, is there a possibility we're going to see some free migrations for them ever?

RP realm policies is not really the topic of this thread, though we always appreciate feedback on policies and their enforcement. It's a topic better brought to our attention in the In-Game Customer Support forum though, as it's an in-game policy.

Free migrations for RP realms were available for several weeks earlier this year. However, as their purpose is to even our the population it was (and likely will be in the future) only from Argent Dawn to other RP realms.
#21 - March 23, 2009, 10:05 a.m.
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Q u o t e:
I would love to know why you are sending more horde to Dragonmaw!?!?

Already the horde out number the alliance

If they do, that's by the slightest margin. Of course, who chooses to go play Wintergrasp is up to each to decide. We can try to address faction ratios, but offering migration restricted by intent to participate in certain game-play is impossible.

Q u o t e:
There is other realms with exactly the same problem as Magtheridon, yet you don't see those servers getting special treatment.

No, there are no other realms in the situation Magtheridon was in. While your concerns may be valid, you might not know the full extent of the situation on Magtheridon.

(Edit: added "other" above)

Q u o t e:
You said that there will only be a new PvP realm when there's need for one. Right ? So if all the pvp realms are filled up but the RP-PVP realms remain, you won't tell people that wants a pvp server to go there right ?

We consider PvP and RP-PvP to be two different realm types, and thus their populations are evaluated separately.