WoW: Classic Dev Clears Up 90 Day Transfer Worries, Says It's "The Absolute Minimum" And Could Go Longer
"We believe its very important to carefully monitor the population on these new realms."
Today, World of Warcraft: Classic producer by the forum name Aggrend cleared up confusion about when transfers would open in the fresh start servers for WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic. Players were concerned that transfers would open after 90 days, potentially ruining the community and economy, but Aggrend highlighted that it's at least 90 days and could go longer depending on "feedback on this topic."
From the dev's announcement, Blizzard Entertainment seems focused on landing the "equal playing field experience" in Wrath of the Lich King Classic at the start and slowly adjusting features like transfers according to player feedback. Aggrend admits that "opening fresh start realms in this way for Classic is somewhat new territory" for Blizzard. And as for the transfers, the developers don't intend to intentionally start transfers on "day 91, day 191, or even day 991." It'll all come down to how "healthy" the realms are, which could mean that as long as player numbers are good, Blizzard won't open the floodgates of transferring and potentially damage realms.
While a great stance to take and shows that Blizzard is listening to its player base, users like Aeonns weren't buying it. "Gee, I wonder if you'll choose to open server transfers up as soon as physically possible to maximize profit," they said. Another believes that "just having the possibility of transfers kills the idea of a fresh realm for [them]." It seems like regardless of the intent of making a fresh start realm, some form of Blizzard service will impede the vision of what players want. In the end, it feels like players could never really trust when transfers opened because the switch is always there in case financials went awry.
under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.Activision Blizzard is still
About the Author
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.
You May Enjoy
The Lost Ark Delay Was Partially To Remove Controversial Monetization Item "Yoz’s Jar"
It also gave them more time to wrangle bots.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Legends Of Aria Incorporates A New One-Token Model Economy
With pay-to-earn gaming finding survivability difficult, some companies are trying new ideas.By Aspen Pash - 1 day ago
Nintendo Has Revealed A Brand New Multiplayer Map For Splatoon 3
Another map just waiting to be covered in paint.By Aspen Pash - 1 day ago
Yes, Blizzard Will be Adding Quest Tracking To WoW Classic At Some Point
The company’s stance on the feature “has changed quite a bit”.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
When Overwatch 2 Launches, It Will Be Replacing The Original Game
Things have obviously changed since they originally said the games would have crossplay.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Smite’s Next Big Crossover Is With Nickelodeon
You knew it was gonna happen sooner or later.By QuintLyn Bowers - 23 hours ago