Question about transferring and name changes

90 Orc Death Knight
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I was wondering how a name change would work if I were to transfer to a server that already has a character with my name, but that said character hasn't been played in a very long time and isn't accessible from the armory? Since I actually play my character, would I get priority or does it matter? I assume it still doesn't matter and I'd have to name change, which is a shame cause I love my character's name for absolutely no reason.
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90 Human Priest
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you would be prompted to change the name upon transfer
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43 Pandaren Monk
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if you want to change the name you will have to either delete the character with that name, or pay to change it. This is all assuming the two characters are on the same account.
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90 Human Priest
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It doesn't sound like the other character is his.
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100 Night Elf Rogue
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02/05/2013 04:52 AMPosted by Plothole
I was wondering how a name change would work if I were to transfer to a server that already has a character with my name, but that said character hasn't been played in a very long time and isn't accessible from the armory? Since I actually play my character, would I get priority or does it matter? I assume it still doesn't matter and I'd have to name change, which is a shame cause I love my character's name for absolutely no reason.


Plothole, what you would need to do is submit either an in-game ticket or a support ticket from within Battle.net and inquire as to whether this name can be freed up. There is a certain amount of criteria that must be met in order for this to occur, including (but not limited to) a long period of inactivity. If this criteria is met, you will be notified that the name has been released. Keep in mind that once the name is released, it is not being reserved for you specifically. So you would want to keep a close eye on your ticket status for if and when this name becomes available.

Good luck!
Edited by Wichasha on 2/5/2013 6:03 AM PST
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