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The Squish Is Coming for Your Deleted Characters!

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It seems no place is safe from the squish, as the Shadowlands pre-expansion patch is, very appropriately, coming after the dead! Kt810x had a chat with a GM and received a very ominous message about pre-squish deleted characters not sticking around as long. In fact, it seems they will all be deleted in 90 days (presumably starting with the pre-patch launch), according to the GM - however, there are conflicting reports from the official forums as well. In case you weren't aware, previously once a character reached level 50 (the old level 50) it would from then on basically be stored forever if deleted, and could be restored.

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It also seems many players have been using the deleted character restoration as basically extra character slots for an account, as the reddit thread sparked quite the combative debate.

Now, there was also an older post on the Customer Support forums that directly contradicts the above:

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It depends, Aelieanna. If the character was deleted prior to the squish the system doesn’t yet considered it squished, so it goes off of that level range. That doesn’t happen until the character has been logged into.

So for Death Knights any character level 60+ should remain recoverable. Any Death Knigfht under 60 may be purged from the system.

All post squish Death Knights start at level 8 and are consistent with all other characters in that they will continue to remain eligible for restoration at level 50+.


So what exactly is the fate of these ghosts who haven't yet been affected by the veil exploding over Icecrown and the Shadowlands seeping into Azeroth? How will these poor un-dead souls (and un-un-dead for those DKs and Forsaken) fare in the ether that is the dumpster pile of character deletion? And are there REALLY people just keeping deleted characters as backup because their 50 slots are maxed out?!

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When was that "90 days" rule added? I am 100% sure I was able to restore deleted characters up to a year through a GM ticket up to and including WoD at the least. The automated restore function only lasted until 90 days but a GM was still able to restore characters that were older.

I remember this very clearly because I had a deleted level 90 DK around SoO times and had it restored in WoD as our guild switched back to the realm the DK was on.

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I recently undeleted a character that i deleted pre-squish and its been fine, i haven't felt OP or anything, if anything i feel abit weak, but that is likely the spread out skills that really should be closer together.

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Why would people be shocked that a character is removed eventually when deleted? The 90 days is more than enough to 'realize' you wrote DELETE and pressed the delete button. If you purpously deleted a character, well then you also have 90 days to regret (which is far too long if you ask me). 

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8 hours ago, Yridaa said:

When was that "90 days" rule added? I am 100% sure I was able to restore deleted characters up to a year through a GM ticket up to and including WoD at the least. The automated restore function only lasted until 90 days but a GM was still able to restore characters that were older.

I remember this very clearly because I had a deleted level 90 DK around SoO times and had it restored in WoD as our guild switched back to the realm the DK was on.

Well from the blue post it seems that it's since the pre-patch, so it hasn't been 90 days yet.

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