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Character Transfer Info
« on: September 09, 2009, 08:23:20 am »
Character Transfer Information  
Posted By: Lori Hyrup2009-09-08 18:38:48  

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

I'm sure you all have a lot of questions.  I will start with some of the basic information regarding the transfers.  We will be posting an F.A.Q. tomorrow, as well.



Character Creation

 

Character creation on Ywain will be disabled until Friday, September 18th.  Character creation will remain open on the other servers until that date.  Once the 18th arrives, we will turn off character creation on Devon, Killibury, and Bossiney, and open it up on Ywain.

 

Guild Creation

 

Guild creation on Ywain has been disabled for anyone who is not carrying a guild ID (from using "/gc transfer") with them from Devon, Killibury, or Bossiney.

 

Level Gating for Transfers

 

In order to protect our more established players and characters, we will be gating our transfers by level.  When the servers come back online, only level 50 characters will be able to transfer initially.  This will give them the best opportunity for securing their currently existing name.  Any duplicate names after the first will have a number appended to it.  Level 50s will have exclusive access to the transfer functionality through Sunday.

 

Here is the rest of the transfer schedule:

 

Wednesday, September 9th  - Sunday, September 13th - Level 50 Transfers

Monday, September 14th - Level 40+

Tuesday, September 15th - Level 30+

Wednesday, September 16th - Level 21+

Thursday, September 17th - Transfers opened to everyone

 

Character Renaming

 

-          At 12:01 a.m. EDT on Monday, character renaming will be available for any level 50 character - that has a number appended to it.

-          At 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, everyone else will be able to rename their characters.

 

TRANSFER HOW-TO

 

Character Transfers with the /freexfer Command
 
The /freexfer command allows you to transfer a character from the current server to another.  Your house gets "repossessed" in the process and its contents are available via the repossession merchants in the housing market on the destination server.  The house deed, porch deed, a stipend for a new housing lot, and any money from your consignment merchant or house lockbox will also be available from the repossession merchants there.
 
Players can use the "/freexfer" command without argument to request a list of eligible destination servers.  "/freexfer" followed by a server name immediately transfers the current character to the specified destination server.
 
After issuing the command, you are instructed to log off so that the transfer can take place. Once logged off, you will receive an email notifying you of the status of your transfer.
 
If your name was already taken on the destination server, the email will inform you of the place-holder name being used for the transfer. After a few days, when other people have had a chance to transfer over their characters, you will be prompted to choose a new name for your character while entering the game.

 
Guild Leaders

 

The transfer is a little more complicated for guild leaders.  Guild leaders who would like to move their guild to a new server have two tools to help with that: "/gc packhouse" and "/gc transfer".  These will enable a player to take certain aspects of their guild with them when using /freexfer.
We'll start with an overview of the process and then move on to the details.

 

If you are the leader of a guild without a house, the process is simple: before running "/freexfer", run the "/gc transfer" command to shut down your guild on your originating server and pack up that info to be transferred with your character.  In order to communicate with your guild-mates better, you should make sure there's at least one character left in the guild who can set a new message of the day to inform those who'll be logging on in the coming days of the guild's new name, if it has changed, and the name of a character to contact in order to be re-invited, in case they have forgotten or your name has changed.

 

Once you have done this, you can run "/freexfer", choose a server, and skip to Reforming the guild below.

 

If you have a guild house and you have no personal house and your guild house is on your home server, before running "/gc transfer" you will need to run "/gc packhouse".  This packs the guild house for transfer, turning it into a personal house. Then run "/gc transfer" and "/freexfer" as above, and skip to Reforming the guild.
 

VERY IMPORTANT FOR GUILD LEADERS

 

If you have a guild house and either have a personal house or your character has a different home server from your guild's home server, you will want to create another character to transfer over your guild's house.  Create a character on the guild's home server (the same server that the guild's house is on) and promote it to rank 0
. Remember, the "/gc promote 0" command will work on characters who are not currently online, so you will now be able to promote your alt without adding another rank 0 to your guild.  Once your alt is a rank 0 in your guild, you can either follow the directions above for a character on the same server as the guild who doesn't own a personal house, or if you prefer to move your guild over more quickly, you can use the alt to run "/gc packhouse" and then use your main guild leader to transfer the guild as if it didn't have a house at all, as above. Then later, when you transfer over the alt, you can use it to form the new guild house.

 

Reforming the Guild

 

The guild name as well as Realm Points, Bounty Points, Merit Points, and guild level are saved to the character that ran the transfer command. When forming the guild on Ywain, you only need two people in your group to form a transferred guild. If your guild's name is available, you can simply type "/gc form" at the guild registrar.  If someone else had already transferred a guild with the same name, you will be prompted to choose a new name by typing "/gc form " like when you create a new guild.  Regardless, your stored realm points, bounty points, merit points, and guild level will be credited to your newly transferred guild.  Next, you should start inviting members back into the guild as they transfer over and possibly set up your new guild house.

 

The guild on your old server will still exist, but will not be able to invite new members, join or lead alliances, or use "/gc transfer" again.  This allows you to use the guild on the old server to communicate with your guild-mates and help them transition to the guild on the new server.

 

A note about transferring over guild houses

 

Remember that if you're transferring over a guild house, you must place and transfer the guild house before any personal houses on the same server.  This is because you can only have one house per server, per realm, and as always, in order to create a guild house, you must first create it as a personal house before transferring it to the guild.  The guild house must also be on the guild's home server's housing region.  So, if you're transferring a guild house, be careful about your personal houses.
 

Command Details

 

"/gc packhouse" allows a rank 0 member of a guild who does not already have a house to transfer ownership of the guild house to themselves in order that it can be transferred with the /freexfer command.  Consignment merchants and items on a hookpoint inside the house such as merchants, bindstones, vaults, and tradeskill tools will need to be picked up before the guild house can be packed.  The home server of the player running this command must be the same as the server the house is on.  Since many guild leaders' home servers are probably not the same as the guild's server, it is recommended that you create an alt specifically to transfer the guild house with.
 
"/gc transfer" closes the guild to new invites on your home cluster and transfers the current guild information onto the rank 0 member of the guild who ran the command.  It allows you to store the guild realm points, bounty points, and merit points on your character during the /freexfer.  In order to unpack a guild on the destination server, the character that packed the guild data must be the leader of the group that is forming the new guild.



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RE: Character Transfer Info
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 02:39:53 pm »
Quote from: 'Gigabow' pid='739' dateline='1252481000'
Character Transfer Information  
Posted By: Lori Hyrup2009-09-08 18:38:48  

Character Creation

 

Character creation on Ywain will be disabled until Friday, September 18th.  Character creation will remain open on the other servers until that date.  Once the 18th arrives, we will turn off character creation on Devon, Killibury, and Bossiney, and open it up on Ywain.

 


Level Gating for Transfers

 

In order to protect our more established players and characters, we will be gating our transfers by level.  When the servers come back online, only level 50 characters will be able to transfer initially.  This will give them the best opportunity for securing their currently existing name.  Any duplicate names after the first will have a number appended to it.  Level 50s will have exclusive access to the transfer functionality through Sunday.

 

Here is the rest of the transfer schedule:

 

Wednesday, September 9th  - Sunday, September 13th - Level 50 Transfers

Monday, September 14th - Level 40+

Tuesday, September 15th - Level 30+

Wednesday, September 16th - Level 21+

Thursday, September 17th - Transfers opened to everyone

 

Character Renaming

 

-          At 12:01 a.m. EDT on Monday, character renaming will be available for any level 50 character - that has a number appended to it.

-          At 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, everyone else will be able to rename their characters.
I noticed that these dates were set 1 year ago. Was this for something that happened in 2009, or are these the dates for opening up for lower level chars in 2010? If no, does this mean all lower level chars will be deleted along with the old European servers, and will this happen in September 2010?

There's so much different info everywhere, and nothing is gathered in 1 place, no wonder people can get confused.

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RE: Character Transfer Info
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 05:03:41 pm »
This was about the old US servers, Classic and Core set ones.
And no, no servers/chars will be wiped, i think that as till today you have no restiction about transfers, you can transfer all chars/lvl's the same day :)
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RE: Character Transfer Info
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 07:19:42 pm »
I can now confirm that lvl50 is not a requirement. I've transferred my lvl45 shaman, and renamed her from Ravnhild to Ravnhildr in the process. Too bad I had gotten ridd of all her equipment when I stripped all my low lvls in all the confusion. :D