Blizzard, let us transfer off for free....

Area 52
So, I like this game, it is fun. However it is not fun waiting in queue to play because everyone and their mother transfered over to area 52. I go to the extent of trying to time my log in roughly 30 minute before if I can, only to find out I have been disconnected from the server.

If balancing realms in important, please allow free transfers off realms like area 52 that have 1000+ queues at night, it is a win/win. The people that hate the queue times get to long on whenever they want on their new server, and the people still on area 52 get shorter wait times when the realm is full.

I am paying you, I should be able to play the game when I want....
i believe that transferring to a lesser populated server is free
i believe that transferring to a lesser populated server is free

Partially true.

Go into your Blizzard account and click on WoW, then scroll down and make sure Character Services is selected. In the middle there's an option for Free Character Migration.

However, when I did this just now, it said none of the characters on my account are eligible for it - not even my lvl 90 on Area 52.

More info
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/character-migration-disclaimers-and-faq

Based on the FAQ I pasted below, it seems like it's only a matter of time until they offer it to Area 52 players.

How do you decide what realms are eligible for Free Character Migrations?
If the size of a realm's population results in login queues and decreased performance, we conduct an evaluation to determine whether dispersing some of the population to other realms would represent the best means for resolving these issues. If so, we offer Free Character Migrations.
Thanks for the info, I checked it out and none of my guys are eligible either. You would think something would be offered soon =/
Blizzard really needs to address this since they only made the problem worse having 1/2 price character transfers.
Blizzard really needs to address this since they only made the problem worse having 1/2 price character transfers.


They gave us 50% off to milk all the cash they could before annoucing virtual realms which will pair lower pop realms together or with larger ones to make those on said realms able to access things that require people easier.

pretty good business plan imo.
I've been on Area 52 since it opened in 2007. It's an awful server now, to the point where I dread logging on even when there isn't a queue. It's overpopulated to the extreme and the faction imbalance just makes it worse. Current content is unplayable unless it's instanced, due to extreme overpopulation making things like respawn rates go nuts.

I've unsubbed until free transfers off of this cesspool are offered. My sub expires on 7/5, playing alliance toons on Bloodhoof until then so the time doesn't go to waste.
With any luck, the Virtual Realms feature will come with 5.4, making lower pop realms more desirable.
This is getting out of hand. I mean I don't mind waiting 5-10 mins at this time of the day, but 30 + min is just ridiculous.
This is getting out of hand. I mean I don't mind waiting 5-10 mins at this time of the day, but 30 + min is just ridiculous.


Yeah, having to log on almost an hour before raid time is ridiculous, especially considering that I am sometimes unable to do so because of work.
Free or not, I've been debating this for the past few weeks. I returned to WoW not too long ago upon making this character; and the Q to login when I get off work at around 8:30PM EST these few weeks has made me not even want to log in.

Either going to transfer off; or just quit. Other games out there that are grabbing my attention as is, and this game is so terribly easy now that a monkey can play it.
Yeah, this is crazy. I've been waiting for an hour to log in right now. I'm gonna have to start logging in at 7:00 to be ready for an 8:30 raid and that is just ridiculous.
The queue times are obscene right now. It's increasingly difficult to plan rbg's when so many people can't log on due to the queue times. Blizz - please don't let anyone else transfer to this server and offer free transfers off. It is taking too many people an hour + to log on.
1600 in the q... over an hr and a half wait... allow free xfers off and lock this server!!
I love this response from sending a ticket in

Howdy ,

I'm Bo**** and I will be tackling this ticket for you, today.

Thank you for submitting this information. We are committed to making our games as enjoyable as possible. We apologize if our Customer Support staff has been unable to resolve your issue to your satisfaction. Rest assured, your concerns will be forwarded to the appropriate departments. While we cannot guarantee a response, we can assure you it will be read and addressed.
1600 in the q... over an hr and a half wait... allow free xfers off and lock this server!!


I like your name. Dresden Files reference? :)
06/18/2013 07:28 PMPosted by Zevalin
1600 in the q... over an hr and a half wait... allow free xfers off and lock this server!!


I like your name. Dresden Files reference? :)


Yep

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