World of Warcraft granting free character migration for one week

World of Warcraft users experiencing high queue times will soon be able to migrate their characters to a new low-population server for free for a one-week period.

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Blizzard is throwing a life preserver to World of Warcraft players that are drowning in a sea of high queue times. Subscribers in high-population servers will have the option to migrate their characters to a low population realm for free for a one-week period.

"We'll be offering Free Character Migrations next week for realms currently seeing high queue times at login," writes community manager Micah 'Bashiok' Whipple on the WoW forums (via Polygon). "Those looking to avoid waiting to log in can take advantage of the free transfers to a set destination realm. We're targeting the middle of next week for these Free Character Migrations to become available, and they'll remain open for approximately one week, or until a destination realm fills up. If you're looking to transfer with others we recommend setting up plans early to avoid any stragglers being left behind."

Battle.net explains the migration process, which is set to kick off next week. Among the notable items here is that guild leaders must transfer their leadership to another guild member prior to migrating. Also, a player's user interface, friends list, and ignore list will all be reset after the migration.

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    January 15, 2014 4:25 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, World of Warcraft granting free character migration for one week.

    World of Warcraft users experiencing high queue times will soon be able to migrate their characters to a new low-population server for free for a one-week period.

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      January 15, 2014 7:06 PM

      If guild leaders have to transfer leadership there will be another leader. Can the title of Guild leader be transferred to a person in another realm or does a dummy player need to be made and will that make a profit for Blizzard?

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        January 15, 2014 7:30 PM

        I think the implication is that only character transfers are free. Blizzard does allow you to pay for a guild to be transfered with a character, and this is their way of subtlety stating that they are not offering that service for free as part of this process.

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      January 15, 2014 11:01 PM

      Boo it's not to wherever you want