Regional FlagEU PvP to PvE Realm Conversion: MagtheridonSource
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#0 - 2010/10/19 09:51:20 AM
Update: Magtheridon is now a PvE realm! Starting today, this realm will be recommended for New Players, which means a lot of people will be creating new characters on this realm. These will be a mix of completely new players as well as experienced veterans who are looking for a new start. We hope you will make these people welcome here on Magtheridon.

If you're still wanting to move to a PvP realm, the Free Character Migrations to Balnazzar, Dentarg and Boulderfist are available until 16 November.

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As part of our continued efforts to balance the World of Warcraft player population across all realms, we will be converting one of our lower-population European PvP realms -- Magtheridon -- to a Normal PvE realm. For players on Magtheridon, we will be offering free Character Moves to alternate PvP realms both before and after the conversion takes place. This will allow us to continue to support healthy communities on the realms and help new players transition easily into the community.

The conversion will take place on October 27th, with the Character Moves opening on October 20th and lasting until November 16th. Upon being converted to Normal PvE, Magtheridon will be given the “New Players” flag to ensure an influx of players over the coming weeks.

The following realms are the destination realms for the Magtheridon Free Character Moves:

Balnazzar of the Frenzy / Raserei battlegroup
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=1082

Dentarg of the Reckoning / Abrechnung battlegroup
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=1097

Boulderfist of the Misery battlegroup
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=1087

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#7 - 2010/10/19 01:27:50 PM
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But Mazrigos stopped existing as a PvP realm at the end of TBC (where most of the top Alliance guilds left). So whether you had the tag or not, there wasn't much PvP on Mazrigos (and yes, I played there :P).
Though Mazrigos had a low population in general, Alliance was exceptionally low. This was a PVP realm in which the Horde had basically won; there was little to no world PVP since there was hardly any Alliance about for the Horde to fight with. The only thing that distinguished the realm as a PVP realm -- the world PVP -- was not really there, it was basically a PVE realm. So even though changing Mazrigos to PVE meant essentially no change for the existing population, those who did want to remain on a PVP realm left to one of the three destination PVP realms.

Those who were not so concerned about world PVP and are more interested in Arenas, Battlegrounds, Dungeons or Raids for instance, stayed as the population of Mazrigos went up on both factions, most especially for Alliance. That realm is now relatively balanced faction-wise, which was not in any way the case before the conversion. All being well, this will hopefully be the case for Magtheridon too.

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#14 - 2010/10/19 03:48:38 PM
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That is correct


Actually no, using free Character Moves is not currently intended to block access to realm first achievements. If you do achieve a realm first after using a free move, but do not get the achievement, please contact our in-game Support.

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#30 - 2010/10/20 04:03:44 PM
Just to keep everyone updated, we are unable to open the free character moves to the 3 destination realms today. We will instead be aiming to open them tomorrow.

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#41 - 2010/10/21 10:39:49 AM
Free Character Migrations are now open.

You may begin moving your characters to one of the selected destination realms:

Balnazzar of the Frenzy / Raserei battlegroup
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=1082

Dentarg of the Reckoning / Abrechnung battlegroup
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=1097

Boulderfist of the Misery battlegroup
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=1087

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#42 - 2010/10/21 10:49:37 AM
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Will the destination realms after conversion be PvP realms other than the ones listed above?


No, you'll still have the same choice of realms before and after the conversion takes place. No other realms will be chosen as destination realms.

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Any gold limit per character?
Any gold limit per account?


I know this has been answered but, just to clarify; There is no limit to the amount of gold you can transfer when using the Free Character Migration service.

You may want to check out the support article on FCMs:
http://eu.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_GB&articleId=30558&pageNumber=1

While not written specifically with realm conversions in mind, it should answer many of your questions.

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would be kind of neat to get some transfer options that aren´t pretty much dead servers,


All three destination realms currently have higher populations than Magtheridon.

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#63 - 2010/10/27 08:03:38 AM
Magtheridon is now a PvE realm! Starting today, this realm will be recommended for New Players, which means a lot of people will be creating new characters on this realm. These will be a mix of completely new players as well as experienced veterans who are looking for a new start. We hope you will make these people welcome here on Magtheridon.

If you're still wanting to move to a PvP realm, the Free Character Migrations to Balnazzar, Dentarg and Boulderfist are available until 16 November.

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#74 - 2010/11/17 02:30:22 PM
The FCMs from Magtheridon to Balnazzar, Boulderfist and Dentarg are now closed.

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#76 - 2010/11/17 04:24:41 PM
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How is this right? Dentarg for one will now be filled with more horde.. sigh :<
The Alliance population of Dentarg has actually gone up substantially in the last few weeks, most likely because Dentarg was recommended for new players. The increase of Horde, however, has only been slight in comparison -- even taking into account any moves from Magtheridon.