I'm yet to see anyone actually come out with a solid reason why this is a bad idea.1. "It'll ruin server population ratios" - Blizzard have said they'll control this. If you didn't see that coming, you're an idiot.2. "It's the game being dumbed down again 4 DA CASULS!1" - Sorry, how? If my Naxx10 geared Paladin goes from human to blood elf, he's still Naxx10 geared and still at the exact same stage in the game.3. "You're supposed to make a choice when you create your character!" - Ah, I suppose you "left" when you could change your name, appearence, gender etc. as well then. Why are you here? You left!4. "Lorelol!" - Not really. If Varian was welcoming orcs into Stormwind with open arms then yes, big lorelol. This is essentially exchanging your alliance character for a similarly advanced hordie - nothing more.Can those who insist on crying about this please explain their problems with the idea? It's depressing how many people are just saying it's terrible and then nothing else. It really seems like people resisting change for the hell of it.
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I'm kind of against faction changes as I feel it will might cause some realms to be severely imbalanced. Although I would like to see some race changes which might be a possibility now. Nothing against blood elves but I would really like to see my mage be a troll. :)
How boring... The implementation of this could have been much more interesting. It's just a shame that when Blizzard has the opportunity to improve the game options that are already in place, be it for character customization or switching one's realm/faction, they would rather sell the function at an extra cost rather than make the game better.Oh well. Looks like another patch I won't be reactivating my account for.
My server will become pure crap. We are like 20% hordes, and i foresee 80% of those hordes switching sides. (EU Bronzebeard FYI)edit: typo
I'd have to agree with the poster above, asking for explanations for the outpouring of hatred. I personally won't use it, but why deny people who will just because it's new and scarey? They've already stated they will be careful about pop. balance, and even if they aren't there's already tools in place for that situation. It's also silly to assume so many people will switch, when the option to pay and leave for a server with a tilt in the direction you want already exsists. I'd be highly surprised if they gave out free server transfers though, when they can just charge you twice.
if one is allowed to switch to another faction where he gets to pick his char from scratch again but with all the gear and xp he's gained on the other factionwhy aren't the ppl that stay in a faction given the same choice?
Thought I'd change the faction of my rogue that is on a pvp realm.The rub is, what will happen to my DK and my alt, who are alliance, when one char on the realm becomes horde?Since you can't have both horde and alliance on the same pvp realm, will there be a free char transfer perhaps?