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Updated: Free Character Move: Times Announced for US

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We have a short update on the new servers created specifically for the move, as they will be restricted to only players that have moved there for 1 day. There's also a new blue post detailing how the first move, which is now live, will go and the rules for the transfers themselves.

Blizzard LogoServers (source)

We have enabled free character moves for select realms to offer you a way to move your characters from the most high-population realms that have extended queues. In this region, player-characters at any level can now move:

From To
Herod Earthfury
Skeram Earthfury

On the realms above, free character moves can be initialized from either the character select screen or the queue screen.

We expect these free character moves to remain open for the realms above through this coming weekend. Please note that restrictions apply:

  • A character cannot move if the character:
    • is a guild leader.
    • has active auction listings or bids.
    • has mail.
  • You may be required to change your character’s name once you’ve reached the destination realm.
  • You cannot move a character to a PvP realm where you already have a character belonging to the opposing faction.
  • This is a one-way, irreversible move. Blizzard Customer Support cannot monitor or modify a free character move.

During periods of high usage, free character moves may take up to several hours to complete. This service may be closed at any time, without warning, should a destination realm become full. We strongly encourage players who wish to use this service, especially in coordinated groups, to do so as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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We have just opened the following new realms in this region:

Realm Type Timezone
Arcanite Reaper PvP Pacific
Earthfury PvP Eastern
Heartseeker PvP Eastern

For approximately one day, these new realms will be restricted to only those players using a free character move. After one day, any player may create new characters there. This is to allow players using the free character move service a better chance at retaining the name of the character they’re moving.

Thank you!

 

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Initial post:

It seems "very soon" was, in fact, very soon! We got the first free server transfers starting today around an hour from now! Only two server moves have been announced so far with the other servers announced coming up later. We'll keep this article updated as Blizzard announce more transfer timings (which will presumably also be very soon).

Blizzard LogoTransfers (source)

We intend to open the free character move service in the Americas region at 4:00 p.m. PDT (7:00 p.m. EDT) today. We will begin with transfers from these two realms:

FROM TO
Herod Earthfury (new realm)
Skeram Earthfury (new realm)

We will be opening free character moves for the remaining realms that we previously listed here as soon as possible.

 

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