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Blizzard is planning to offer bundles of realm-to-realm character transfers for a discounted total price in a future update to WoW and the in-game shop.

Blizzard came forward today with a new service they would like to offer in the future. It's aimed at players who would like to bulk transfer characters from one realm to another. Final sizes, pricing, and the release date have not yet been finalized for the service.

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Hello!

Yes, I can confirm that we intend to offer bundles of realm-to-realm character transfers for a discounted total price in a future update to World of Warcraft and the in-game Shop. This new offering will allow players to select multiple characters that are on the same account and move them all to a destination realm in one purchase.

We don’t have the final sizes, pricing, and date these new bundles will become available just yet, but we’ll let you know all of that as soon as possible.

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What I would like to see is the ability to join different accounts into one account. I have an "orphan" account from several expansions back - I hadn't played in awhile and forgot my login/pw so I just created a new account and have been playing on it, but those toons from my old account are just sitting there. I have no desire to pay to reactivate that account, but I am sure I would play more if I could meld the two accounts into one (for a nominal fee). Just my two cents - thank you!

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The reason they won't provide a paid account merge service, is that it actually costs them something to do.  (They have to re-think how accounts work, and there might be a possibility of account theft so greater customer service resources down the road.)

Whereas this is a gravy train for them.  It costs basically nothing to do paid character transfers, because they already need infrastructure for free ones.  Offering players choice doesn't change the fact that its still free to them.

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Is this only for retail or is this also being done (or considered) for tbc classic? 

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Or, extend the FREE ones from dead/dying servers... No one is going to move from a good one to them, just let us jump ship with out spending more money on what should be a free service to keep the game at a decent experience level...

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