At last.. Mythic will allow free character transfers for Drakenwald. Atm. it’s only allowed to Karak Norn, but it was the server I wanted to transfer anyways. Hum….First I should explain all the why’s and what’s..
So let’s head back in time. Since December ..well…you could expand it to October.. the population numbers on Drakenwald became a problem and since the start of SWTOR it became really ugly. 3 scenario pop-ups in 4h gaming time (at prime time)-type of ugly.. and in 99% of the cases the scenario was a 6vs6, which in itself isn’t a bad thing, but shows how many people actually queue for a scenario. Sadly this numbers can’t be excused by the folks running around in the RvR lakes instead of scenarios..there were way too many evenings when you just saw the same faces.
How did the remaining population of Drakenwald reacted to this issue, in another way than just quitting the game?.. Many have used paid character transfers to Badlands or Karak Norn. Some, me included, just didn’t want to pay money for this service.. moral and dwarven stubbornness may be a reason for me as I don’t want Mythic to make money of this issue.. another one could be the amount of alt’s I have ;) Instead of just sitting around the remaining folks on Drakenwald wrote a lot of appeals to CSR, used the feedback system and conquered the official forums begging for a free character transfer.
Now we got the confirmation that the transfers to Karak Norn will be allowed at no cost..just a date wasn’t announced yet.
Some still complain, because they want to transfer to Badlands, but frankly..I don’t think that this will be done. Karak Norn will be the last EU Server after the transfers from Drakenwald and if in any way possible Mythic will try to bring all the EU players to that server. Afaik it has anyways a smaller pop than Badlands and therefore it’s even more important to bring some fresh blood to Karak Norn.
As I already said, I preferred Norn anyways, because I have some Destruction alt’s on Badlands and I don’t want to cross-realm. You may call it principle.. well..that’s again the dwarf in me ;)
There are already rumors going on that Norn is the more competitive server. To be honest I don’t like such categorizations in the first place, but I already got a bit concerned about the “lots of RR100 premades” rumors. With time going on WAR got rid of that “let’s just hit something for fun”..it’s min-maxing all the way (*) and therefore not as relaxed as I sometimes want it to be. Competition is good and often fun, but there are times when you just want to watch those pixels doing funny stuff and don’t want the need to use absolutely every glitch, item, skill this game is offering you. After all it’s just a game..
(*) The reasons for this are quiet diverse and deserve a designated post on it.