New Character Services

World of Warcraft Character Services

New Character Services:

Since the release of patch 9.2.5, there are new character services available. You may find yourself in a slight predicament once you’ve purchased your bundles if you’re unaware of the changes or the new process. 

As I’ve hinted, I took advantage of the eight-character bundle service (normally a six-character bundle), but there was a considerable delay in the tokens showing up. Sharing my experience in today’s blog may help anyone else who may experience any issues or delays.

Below for the benefit of those that are unaware, I will also walk you through the new process.


Character Transfer & Faction Change Bundles:

As mentioned above, patch 9.2.5 saw improvements to the character services available. Now we have Character Transfer and Faction Change bundles.

Previously, we went to the in-game shop, selected the character(s) we wished to transfer or faction change, selected the destination or faction, and then paid the fee. Now we purchase tokens similar to a character boost.

An icon will show up on the character screen highlighting your amount of Character Transfers or Faction Changes available. 

Click on the token to start the Character Transfer or Faction Change process.


How Much Are The Bundles?

These bundles are available in three different amounts and prices.

Character Transfers:
  • 1x Character Transfer (£13.30) £19
  • 3x Character Transfers (£25.90) £37
  • [8]x Character Transfers (£60)
Faction Changes:
  • 1x Faction Change (£13.30) £19
  • 3x Faction Changes (£25.90) £37
  • [8]x Faction Changes £60

With the ongoing 30% Special offer, I’ve added the discounted prices in brackets. Also, a reminder that the eight-character bundle is normally a six-character bundle! The offer ends on the 7th of June for N.A players and the 8th of June for E.U Players.


 What Bundle Should I Purchase?

The good thing about these bundles/tokens is that you can use them immediately or keep them for later use. Ideally, only use the money, gold you can afford to spend.

Due to my gold balance being at 129 million, I paid 1.8 million to purchase 6 WoWTokens and bought the Eight-Character Transfer Bundle.

Now, I have no interest in transferring eight characters at this point, but the bundle worked out at £7.50 each instead of the overpriced £19 for one character. When the special offer ends, it will revert back to a six-character bundle option; this will mean it will work out at £10 each, which is still an incredible deal!

So, my advice would be, if you have the funds available, consider the 8x bundle; this has a greater value in the long term!


I’ve Purchased My Tokens; where Are They?

Upon purchasing your bundle(s), log out of the game entirely and relog. Within a couple of minutes, you should notice your tokens appear on the character screen. If you don’t see your token(s) (like I experienced), you might be experiencing a slight delay while the game updates your account details! 

If you encounter any issues or have any concerns regarding a service you’ve purchased, always reach out to support. Although they’re busy, they are extremely helpful!


Things to Consider Before Transferring:

Depending on your character’s level, there are limitations on the amount of gold you can transfer.

  • Level 10 to 39 – 10k
  • Level 40-49 – 250k
  • Level 50-60 – 1m

To bypass the gold limitations, consider using The Undermine Journal (TUJ) and invest your gold in items you can purchase from your current realm that sell for a greater value on your target realm.

Be considerate of items that have unique limitations. Specific Mounts and Companion Pets can have unique limitations, meaning only one can be within your inventory at any one time.

Don’t have any Battle Pets or Heirlooms within your inventory or on your character; otherwise, this will delay your transfer until you learn or remove them.

Check out Blizzard’s Support Page for all the character transfer limitations.


Inventory Too Big To Character Transfer:

If your inventory is too large and you’re reluctant to dump most of it on the Auction House to free up space, you have two options.

Option One:

If your inventory fits into your personal bank and a 7-slot Guild Bank, consider opting for a Guild Transfer instead. You will be able to transfer 11 million gold using this method, as the Guild Bank can have the gold cap deposited.

This method will cost you £30.

You must be the Guild Master for the Guild for seven days for the transfer to complete successfully!

Option Two:

This option will consist of three or more characters you’re willing to transfer to your destination realm. With the ability to purchase a three or eight-character bundle, it’s never been a better time to move multiple characters.

Once you know how many characters you need to successfully transfer your gold or inventory, purchase the character transfer bundle that fulfills your needs.


Things to Consider Before Changing Faction:

If you currently play on Horde or Alliance and want to change faction purely to transfer items, don’t waste your token(s)! Thanks to the addition of Cross-Faction Gameplay, it’s now possible to mail gold and items to alts or a new main on the opposite faction.


Reminder:

If you encounter any issues or concerns regarding a character service, always contact support.


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Moving Excess Gold with a Character Transfer

GoldBefore I start, I urge you not to get sucked into trading gold from realm to realm, this obviously has so many risks, far greater than any of the tips I have below. Dont fall victim to the scammers that are already ruining this game!

So you’ve dug deep into your pocket and opted to do a Character Transfer from one realm to another, well unless you’ve been fortunate and have been offered the Free Character migration, lucky you…lol.

With any character transfer paid or for free, there are restrictions in place and most notably are the limits of Gold transferred. Most would bypass this restriction altogether and opt for a Guild Transfer instead, as you can transfer gold cap (999.999.99), using a Guild Bank, but many are put off by it due to the price. Not only this, but you can have up to 8 blank slot to transfer all your belonging too.

Sadly, with the character transfer, the limit is significantly less, depending on your level. Here’s a run down of the limits per level.

Level (10-30) 300g
Level (31-50) 1.000g
Level (51-70) 5.000g
Level (71-80) 20.000g
Level (81-100) 50.000g

So, for example, were level 100 and currently sitting with 100.000g making us 50.000g above the limit, how can we get this gold across, without flagging our transfer with issues. Here’s 2 options I’ve used and have advised others to do in the past.

Garrison Recipes:
This is in my eyes is the safest way, its by purchasing the Garrison recipes. These are the recipes you can buy from Rezlak (Horde) or Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) for as little as 750g to a maximum of 1.500g each. You will need a lot of bag space, as potentially, you’ll need to buy about 33-34 recipes at 1.500g each and they don’t stack.

Once your transfer is complete, simply visit any vendor and sell the recipes. They will sell for the exact price you paid for them. What’s better, is there is no time limit. So this is an excellent option risk free, well unless you accidentally delete them, but I doubt you’ll do that!

Battle Pets:
This will take a little more homework, hence why it’s a little more riskier, but if you calculate it well, there will be no hitches. Simply go to The Undermine Journal and find the realm you’re looking to transfer to. Now go to the Auction House and look at the Battle Pets available. Cross reference any battle Pets that interest you and see what the difference is. If you see any pets that will make a good profit, then simply buy them and learn them. Remember, you can only have a maximum of 3 of any pet learnt. Anymore than the 3 and they will take up bag space.

If all fails and you can’t make any profit, you can always cut your losses and sell for cost. You’ll lose a small amount of gold, to the Auction House cut. I very much doubt you’ll struggle though, unless you made a mistake on the pets you purchased. Make sure you note down your purchases, prices etc. Notepad is a godsend for this or you may prefer Excel, each to their own.

Anyway, I hope these tips serve you well and help get that gold across, without paying the extra cash for a Guild Transfer. If you have any tips you’d like to share, or liked this post, please do share your comments below and subscribe.

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