Blizzard news - Server Transfers are readyMarch 17,2005 1:35 - Rollie
Blizzard has been diligently working on implementing some sort of character transfer option. It appears they have completed their testing on the procedure and are ready to start offering character transfers from certain high population servers to designated lower pop servers. You can read more about it here
I have to be honest. I have been playing on Bloodscalp pretty much since release. Bloodscalp is and always has been a 'Low' population server. Early on, it was a bit too low, but I think the population now has a nice mix of folks and I have been very pleased with our player population.
The thought of this popuation being disrupted by masses of unknown character transfers bothered me. I was really worried that this would taint our server with who knows what.
Don't get me wrong, I do empathize with those who are playing on high pop servers and have to deal with queues, but that's their problem, not mine, right? =)
Anyway, I am happy with what Blizzard has chosen to do at this point. I like that they are only allowing specific server to server transfers instead of allowing open transfers. While this may not be as flexible as some high pop residents would like, I have to admit that I think this would bring the least impact to existing server populations and communities. At the very least it will minimize impact to certain server/server combos.
Anyway, you can read more about it here:
I would be interested in hearing what other low popuation server residents think about the character transfers and their thoughts on the impact to existing communities/populations. Feel free to discuss!