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Blizzard offering some free realm transfers in the US


If you are on a server with a long queue, you may be able to transfer to another server for free. Blizzard has announced that characters on eight high population servers can migrate at this time. Each transfer is to a specific realm (or two) similar to the original -- you cannot choose the realm.

Guilds can transfer over together if the GM purchases a Guild Master Realm Transfer to the destination server first. All of the remaining migrations will be free.

Note: Once the destination servers fill up, the free transfers will end for that server.

The full post from Bashiok with complete details is after the break.

We're providing free transfers off of overpopulated source realms that are currently seeing high queue times. If you're on one of the below realms and would like to avoid waiting in queues to play, you can take advantage of these free transfers. We've done our best to match realm types and time zones for a smooth transfer process.

We're planning to allow the current transfers to go until approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT, October 4, but please note that if a large number of people transfer to a destination realm we may need to end the free transfers early. If you're planning to transfer we recommend doing so sooner rather than later.

Although free Guild Master Realm Transfers are not possible at this time, these free character transfers will allow you to retain your guild membership and reputation, provided the guild master completes a Guild Master Realm Transfer to the destination realm first, and does not change factions.

Free Transfers 9/27 – 10/4

From: Frostmourne (Oceanic - PvP)
To: Gundrak (Oceanic - PvP)

From: Illidan (Central – PvP)
To: Mug'thol (Central – PvP)

From: Kil'jaeden (Pacific – PvP)
To: Frostwolf (Pacific – PvP)

From: Area 52 (Eastern – PvE)
To: Velen (Eastern – PvE)

From: Darkspear (Mountain - PvP)
To: Bloodscalp (Mountain - PvP)

From: Tichondrius (Pacific - PvP)
To: Dark Iron (Pacific - PvP)

From: Stormrage (Eastern - PvE)
To: Trollbane (Eastern - PvE)

From: Kel'Thuzad (Eastern - PvP)
To: Alterac Mountains (Eastern - PvP)

To take advantage of these transfers log into Account Management, select your World of Warcraft license, and at the bottom click on Free Character Migration. Eligible characters will be listed. Please see the Free Character Migration Disclaimers and FAQ for more info.

We'll be continuing to closely monitor realm concurrency, and will provide updates should the above transfers be altered, or any new transfers become available.

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