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Blizzard just clarified that the character transfers will be returning on pre-patch day, soon after maintenance as they still need to keep them offline until then due to the characetr copy snapshotting. We also found out there would be a new gold limit on them, raised to 5,000 gold!
Server Transfers (source)
Hello yes! We intend to turn on the character transfer service soon after realms go live with the update next week. We need to keep transfers offline until we’re done snapshotting all characters, but that will be finished during maintenance, so realm transfers can be resumed thereafter.
On a related note, we’ve made a small change to realm transfer restrictions. Previously, a player-character was restricted to taking a maximum of 2000 gold with them. Going forward, that maximum has been raised to 5000 gold.
There's a new/old featuring coming to BCC as, in response to player feedback, developers have found and fixed an old intended option to be able to increase the nameplate distance!
Nameplate Distance (source)
It looks like in the original code, the original development team intended to create a checkbox that toggled nameplate distance between 20 and 41 yards, but ran into a technical limitation.
In an upcoming build of the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, you can set the nameplate distance between 0 and 41 yards (inclusive) by setting this command in the chat box:
/script C_CVar.SetCVar(“nameplateMaxDistance”, 41)
Thanks for the suggestion!
We've already seen the very first 2-man Classic kill for Onyxia, coming from 2 Alliance players from a while back, but now it's the Horde's turn to take WoW's most venerable dragon on! This one went just a little faster, about a minute ahead of the 56.5 minute timer for the Alliance team, as a Warrior and Priest took on a whole lot of whelps.
It's definitely a Horde first for Classic kill, so enjoy:
Blizzard just announced that there was a big wave of Burning Crusade Classic Beta access being sent out, to coincide with Wednesday's big launch test! So check your mails and your Battle.net launcher in case you want to play on the beta!
BCC Launch Test (source)
On Wednesday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT), we’ll open the Dark Portal on a new Beta realm to test the Burning Crusade Classic launch.
We’ll open the new realm “Launch Test” on Tuesday for character copy, and to make sure we test thoroughly, we’ve just sent out one last big wave of Beta invites.
Please join us on your copied character on the Launch Test beta realm on May 12, and head to Outland at 11:00 a.m. PDT. We plan to keep that realm open for several hours, with all zones and instances available.
Thank you very much!
Along with the comments focused on the pricing of BCC also came a whole lot of memes (mostly focused on the same theme), so we thought we'd take a look at those as well!
The focus is mostly on Activision and Bobby Kotick, the CEO, and regardless of what your stance is on the pricing, some of the memes are very thematically appropriate for BC at least:
And then there's your standard, seen plenty of times before Bobby Kotick as Gallywix version:
And your classic entry fee ones:
Source: Dani Portsmouth.
But Blizzard don't get off easy either:
Then there's some South Park action, unfortunately not from the actual Warcraft episode though:
And some commentary on the players defending some of these decisions:
And finally, we have a pretty somber comparison on the two Burning Crusade launcher, and the feeling the community had on them:
While the general feeling in the community may not be the best right now, and there are certainly some questionable pricing decisions surrounding the BC Classic launch, it really is getting too easy to lose hype and excitement for something that a lot of players have been/are looking forward to, so if you find all this negativity too much, just hang on for a bit 'til launch and then enjoy the game!