Ghetto Transfer + Twitter

Has it occurred to anyone else that the free level 90 character Blizzard is handing out in Warlords of Draenor can be used as a ghetto faction/server transfer? If not, well, consider it. My old crew transferred away from Auchindoun to a PvE server during the half-off sale, so the possibility of server mergers “Connected Realms” bringing us back together is nil. I mean, we could still do some cross-realm things, but it’s not quite the same.

But I was thinking the other day about what would stop me from just straight-up rolling a new level 90 paladin on their server come expansion release. Other than the monk, all my other alts are level 85 at a minimum, so boosting any of them would be a waste. Achievements, mounts, pets, most titles, and even heirlooms are account-wide now or will soon be. About the only thing I “lose” is the ability to transfer 50,000g and my old-world mats. And, I guess, my transmog gear. Since I ran Black Temple long enough to get the Bulwark of Azzinoth (and a hopeless dream), that would suck to lose.

For other people though, the level 90 thing could provide value in all sorts of surprising ways.

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Also! After the frustration of not being able to relate my awesomeness in Hearthstone the moment it occurs (e.g. all the goddamn time), I have dusted off my Twitter account:

Azuriel
@InAnAge

I’ll keep it over in the sidebar, but I make no promises as to its updating schedule or value of its contents. So… basically it’ll be like every Twitter account ever. But if you want to know how #AllSkill it felt dropping an Alexstraza against a Druid at full HP and then killing him next turn when I gave her Windfury, well, you just might be prepared.

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Posted on November 13, 2013, in Hearthstone, WoW and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. That’s a good idea for someone who has all high level alts. I think I would use it to boost one of the classes I could never seem to get off the ground. I’ve always wanted a high level druid or mage but could never get them past 20ish without getting burned out on the leveling process. I may use this to kickstart the fun.

    • I did the same for a druid alt with the free level 80 character from Scroll of Resurrection. I think at the time, the druid was still forced into Bear form only for the first dozen levels or so – it was really, really boring.

  2. I know it’s not quite the same, but you do know that they’re opening up all raiding except for mythic to be cross-realm capable, right?

    • Yes. However, it’s still a big pain in the ass having to beg PuG leaders to invite cross-realm toons and/or coordinating with guilds to bring in non-guildies (even if I have some token toon in the guild). Not a $25 pain in the ass, but enough.

  3. It had not occurred to me, but it does now, and I like what I’m hearing. I have so many server/guild issues in my past that stuck with me because I didn’t want to re-level, this feels almost like a get-out-of-jail free card!

    Thanks!

  4. I’d had that same thought, unless someone has a specific plan about what to do with the free 90, I’d probably put it on a new server, preferably one with friends or one that’s the opposite of the server type you’re on now (if you’re on a busy server, put it on a slower server, or vice versa). Use it to expand horizons rather than just accumulating more max toons on a main server.

  5. does this mean that eventually that ‘strike through’ on WoW: Azuriel may go away? :)