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.
Note: Activision Blizzard is still 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.
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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.
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