Or the beginning of the most massive spontaneous exposion of player whining we will ever see in World of Warcraft.
All I have to say are eight little words to tell you everything you need to know;
“Wide open paid PvE to PvP server transfers.”
That’s it. That’s all that needs to be said.
WoW Insider moved fast and has already posted a solid story about it.
It’s been announced on Blizzards’ main page, and as you might imagine, the WoW Forums are erupting.
The news is only a few minutes old.
Well, I have always strongly respected Blizzard for standing firm that if you wish to be the ganker, you must first earn the right by enduring 59 levels, or 69 levels, as the gankee.
However, from the perspective of fun with friends, there are folks that I know that would never dream of playing on a PvE server, that would be fun to server transfer a 70 alt to go join just to bum around with. Like, oh, Bellwether?
But there is one issue I want to touch on briefly, just to throw it out there.
I wonder how many people in raiding guilds on PvE servers right now are only there because they started on a PvE server, got to max, and when their real life friends started on a PvP server, they didn’t want to start over with a new character and PvP up?
Or who are in PvE raiding guilds right now, but secretly always wanted world PvP, and would love to go PvP without having to level up the hard way?
In short, I wonder if raiding guilds are about to get a sudden case of “Where did my raiders go?”
Oh, and since it might have seemed ambiguous, my position is simple… “Okay.”
It does not affect me, personally, in any way. I don’t have any emotional involvement in this, one way or another.
I think, in the short term, those people who pride themselves on being having earned their positions as 70s on a PvP server and sneer at those on carebear servers will be very, very unhappy… but I think that, in the end, with the majority of people being at the highest levels anyway, this will simply give those people who leveled up on a PvP server, have played that way forever and have mad skillz a new group of lambs to slaughter.
You should be grateful, Blizzard is opening the gates to send you new victims!
I’m sure some of them will find out that when they try to level when Wrath is released that trying to perform quests when you have to watch your back and compete with folks that can simply gang up and kill you if they run across you is pretty tough. And some of those folks might just up and leave again.
But I think in the long run it’ll be just fine. But what do I know?