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#1 - 2014/01/11 01:29:00 AM
Update 1/24 - These migrations have completed. Thanks everyone.

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Update 1/21 - We've extended the availability of these transfers until Friday, January 24, at 10:00 a.m. PST. The announcement blog has been updated. Please be aware that early closure is still a possibility if the destination realms fill up.

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Update 1/21 - We monitored transfers throughout the weekend and have seen a healthy amount of characters being moved over to new destination realms. The announcement blog is also once again live. We're looking at the possibility of extending transfers due to the early technical issues, but are waiting to see tonight's peak concurrency before making that call.

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Update 1/16 - We've managed to resolve the "under maintenance" message for most, but are still investigating cases where it's still not available. Some people have found that this is a browser issue, and using a different browser or clearing browser cache (Ctrl+F5 for most browsers) may remove the message. Please also ensure you have character eligible to be transferred on the Source realms below.

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Update 1/15 - While Free Character Migrations opened this morning as planned, the page to initiate a transfer is currently and inexplicably inoperable, displaying a maintenance message. We're continuing to investigate the cause, but don't have a current estimate for when the FCMs will be available. We'll provide an update and re-post the announcement on the front page of the site once they are, though.

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We'll be offering Free Character Migrations next week for realms currently seeing high queue times at login. Those looking to avoid waiting to log in can take advantage of the free transfers to a set destination realm.

We're targeting the middle of next week for these Free Character Migrations to become available, and they'll remain open for approximately one week, or until a destination realm fills up. If you're looking to transfer with others we recommend setting up plans early to avoid any stragglers being left behind.

Source -> Destination

Area 52 --> Turalyon
Stormrage --> Turalyon


Tichondrius --> Blackrock
Illidan --> Blackrock


Bleeding Hollow --> Korgath
Darkspear --> Korgath

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#30 - 2014/01/11 01:54:00 AM
I have gotten mixed reviews. A guildee told me you can only transfer one. Can anyone confirm how many characters you can transfer?


There are no limits on the number of characters transferred, so long as they're eligible.

There's an FAQ available here: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/free-character-migration

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#511 - 2014/01/15 06:10:00 PM
Transfers are now available! Click here to get started.

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#519 - 2014/01/15 06:21:00 PM
Appears to be an issue currently keeping players from being able to log in, and we're investigating. Unknown if they're related issues.

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#527 - 2014/01/15 06:30:00 PM
We're aware the FCM page is stating it's in maintenance and we're investigating.

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#528 - 2014/01/16 03:02:00 AM
Update - While Free Character Migrations opened this morning as planned, the page to initiate a transfer is currently and inexplicably inoperable, displaying a maintenance message. We're continuing to investigate the cause, but don't have a current estimate for when the FCMs will be available. We'll provide an update and re-post the announcement on the front page of the site once they are, though.

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#587 - 2014/01/16 03:11:00 PM
It's a bit early here yet and we have some rolling restarts going on currently. We'll let you know when these are functioning and open again as soon as we can.

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#612 - 2014/01/16 04:26:00 PM
I believe the question we all have that keeps being avoided is...

Since we are missing quality time out of the 7day window will it be extended to accommodate this "maintenance" issue?


It depends on how the moves go. If we feel that adding more time into it is a good idea, we most likely will. But I couldn't promise anything right now. Should we extend it, we'll make sure to update the dates on the post and on the blog post.

As for not having a blog up, we pulled it down temporarily while we wait for the Free Character Moves to be activated and live again. Once they are, we'll mark it public once more so that more people are aware of them that would like to use them.

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#818 - 2014/01/17 09:33:00 PM
We're still looking into a couple things before we announce these as fully open, but glad to see some transfers happening. Once we do announce them as being open we'll move back the scheduled close date to make up for lost time dealing with these issues.

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#861 - 2014/01/21 09:00:00 PM
Update 1/21 - We monitored transfers throughout the weekend and have seen a healthy amount of characters being moved over to new destination realms. The announcement blog is also once again live. We're looking at the possibility of extending transfers due to the early technical issues, but are waiting to see tonight's peak concurrency before making that call.

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#866 - 2014/01/22 01:50:00 AM
We've extended the availability of these transfers until Friday, January 24, at 10:00 a.m. PST. The announcement blog has been updated. Please be aware that early closure is still a possibility if the destination realms fill up.

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#889 - 2014/01/24 08:03:00 PM
Update 1/24 - These migrations have completed. Thanks everyone.