I am going to be transferring some more of my toons over with my main. There may even be a race change to gnome on my second priest in there too. It will mean I am committed to the realm at least. I am still not doing anything in guild, and effectively has only been a tag over my head, and that’s not what I really want, but there has been some roads into organising what we have in what I hope is organised pvp. We also seem to have way too many priests, but it will all depend on the race to 85 as to what they will really have to work with.
I’ve already spent about $250 Aus in the last 14 months or so on character transfers, and considering it works out that my yearly game subscription is about 160$ a year – it seems out of balance – Blizzard have made more profit from me, by cut and pasting pixels into a new server, then they have in my share of ‘cost/membership fee’ for providing me the actual game.
If it were cheaper, I would move all my toons together, would even play some of them more as they would have more financial support for upgrades and professions, but considering that Blizzard don’t necessarily want realms of ‘choice’ over populated the price is also a deterrent or people would transfer more frequently, as given the speed that a transfer can be done they seem to have people dedicated to that task, and when one transfer earns them almost two months of a single subscription it is quite a good little money earner for them.
Some of the transferring has even me being flakey. ( me flakey.. never.. ) Leaving a server and coming back, or even escaping to another server, so now I have alts all over the place, and it would make it easier if they are all together because some of them have complimentary professions and one needs a sugar mummy of a main to give them gold for Epic flying.
Once you server transferred once, it gets easier to do it again. I wonder what my game would be like if I decided not to follow some of my guild over the first time I ever left my home server. I left a decent trail place in a raid guild that accepted me after our guild broke up. I could have stayed, and other things would have been different.
I think I learned a lot about playing , and people leaving the safe confines of a comfy realm, I now just need to settle.