WAR Server Transfers, Round 1

I must be channelling Syp again, to post this much; that or his mind control device is finally working.

Anyway, the Warhammer Herald announces the first round of transfers, for:

Free Character Transfers – Round 1

Source Servers

To

Destination Servers

Tower of Doom
Heldenhammer
Thorgrim
Sea of Malice

Magnus
Ungrim
Monolith
Gorfang

There are many details you need to read carefully, etc etc. You may also encounter the usual Internets traffic jam, so be patient.

EDIT — update: Transfer service is back up and working nicely.

Update- 10:45AM EDT: The Free Character Transfer service is temporarily offline while we perform maintenance to resolve the issue players are experiencing. Thank you for your patience!

A little more info:

Character transfers are currently available, free of charge, from select low population servers to select medium population servers. Server transfers are currently limited to the same rule-set and are only available to characters of Rank 5 and higher.

All characters must be logged off for the duration of the transfer. Transfers are immediate, but please be advised that during high traffic times the final transfer could take several hours to reach the top of the queue. Once your character transfer has been completed successfully your character will be available to play on the new server.

There are special options for guild leaders to transfer guild rank and renown, and the expected caveat that the transfer might not be instantaneous, and that it might take a few hours for a char to show up.

More WAR character transfer news

From the WAR Herald:

Greetings!

We are pleased to announce that in the coming days we will be offering Free Character Transfers from our servers with lower populations to a set of servers with higher populations. To help you better prepare for these transfers we have provided additional details below.

Players on select servers will be able to transfer their characters via the Mythic Account Center. When the service is enabled in the coming days, players will see a Character Transfer button below “Activate a Key” and “Validate your Email Address.”

Full details on Character Transfers can be found within this section, and we encourage you to read all of the information very carefully before you make a decision about your transfer, because it is very important. Once you have read the instructions and prepared your character in-game, simply follow the steps to select the character you wish to transfer and your desired destination server.

We are also pleased to announce the Guild Transfer functionality. Instructions on the functionality of this feature and its limitations can also be found on the Character Transfer page. It is strongly recommended you read these instructions closely before proceeding, because they contain very important information. We encourage guild leaders to take their time when preparing to transfer their guild as it cannot be reversed.

The following is a list of Source and Destination servers. Players can move to any available Destination servers based on ruleset. Use this list as a guide to help you and your friends if you intend to move to one of the available Destination servers, but please note that this information is subject to change. We will provide a final list before the transfer service is launched. Be aware that these transfers are one-way and cannot be aborted once started.

North American – Core Servers

Source Servers

To

Destination Servers

Tower of Doom
Heldenhammer
Thorgrim
Sea of Malice
Kragg
Sea of Claws
Mordheim
Grimnir
Be’lakor
Kislev
Middenheim
Rakarth
Saphery
Tor Achere
Reikland
Marienburg

Magnus
Ungrim
Monolith
Gorfang

North American – Role Play Servers

Source Servers

To

Destination Servers

White Tower
Tor Elyr
Skavenblight

Avelorn
Ostermark

Oceanic – Core & Role Play Servers

Source Servers

To

Destination Servers

Lucan
Marius
Lustria

Ironclaw
Darklands

As an added bonus and to help you settle into your new home, all destination servers will have a Realm Population Bonus. For a limited time, all players on these servers will receive an additional 20% experience and renown. Please stay tuned to the WAR Herald to find out when you can take advantage of these Free Character Transfers!

This is just one more way we hope to make your time in game even better, Have fun and we’ll see you on the battlefield…WAAAGH!!!

WAR Server Transfer update

Since being on a server with enough population on both sides is sort of a prerequisite for lasting enjoyment of WAR, Mythic at least did the right thing by jumping on the server transfer solution pretty quickly. This is the latest update (original):

Folks,

Over the last few weeks the team has implementing a transfer system to allow both players and guilds to move between our servers. This technology was not available for WAR at launch and building it has proven to be a little more complex than originally expected. I’m happy to say that starting next week we will begin public testing of the service and if things go well, we will be able to offer it free to our players (for a limited time) either next week or the week after that. I apologize for the delay in making this service available but again, it did take a little longer than we originally expected.

We will be posting details next week about the public test and then the parameters for the free service.

Happily for me, Order-CoW are on a server that seems to be just about right, or did for the first free month; we’ll have to see how things shake down between now and Christmas, and what the churn might be like. I know lots of other folks weren’t so lucky, including our own Destruction branch who had a rough start though no real fault of anyone’s other than maybe the Karma Pixies.

Anyway, transfers — free or otherwise — should hopefully help population numbers and balances. Good.