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Valid Reasons for Transfering Servers.


I think I’ve been on my server for too long.

I popped in a Seige engine in a WG match last night,  and the driver was an ex guildy. I said Hi. 

I turned around at some other point in the same match to see I was being healed by an another ex guildy who is also ex guildy of the guild I am currently in on an old main

There are people transfering servers all the time.  Some do it for reasons such as  –

Transfering to be with friends and family, 
Transfering to/off a Pvp server,
For a better battlegroup,
For better fitting Raid times
To a more highley populated server of what ever faction
Get off a busy server/ Get on a quiter server
To a server with less lag

They are all valid reasons for leaving a server.

My reasons are none of the above… I”ve played on a pvp server, but beyond that my main, except 1 level 21 alt all my played alts are all on one server –

I have grown up on my server, and I think now its time to leave. I don’t think thats a valid reason, and it sounds like I am not being honest about it, and maybe its not the specific details as to why I feel like I need such a drastic change – I doubt I will find any difference in asshattery – of ninjas and the nice people in any server. I am not sure if Oceanic servers have different ‘cultures’ but I think I would like to find out.

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5 Responses to “Valid Reasons for Transfering Servers.”


  1. 1 krizzlybear April 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Had you been a US server denizen, I would invite you to come on down to Winterhoof. We’re a nice lil’ bunch.

  2. 2 Valkure April 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I totally get it. I’ve been on my server for 2 years, most of that with my previous druid main. When I randomly pug people and a guildy outs me with my original toon name, and pugs respond like they know me…. it boggles my mind. That or a question on gen chat prompts madness and lots of shout outs. That’s sort of embarrassing though nice, too.

    I count the positives. Not enough to make me leave server but definitely makes me say, quite often “I’ve been on this server too long”

  3. 3 kyrilean April 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    You’re right, there will always be “asshattery” on every server so in that respect nothing changes. But if you are “not sure if Oceanic servers have different ‘cultures’ but [you] think [you] would like to find out,” that sounds like more than enough of a valid reason to me.

  4. 4 Melissa April 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I have been feeling the same way on my server. I’ve only been in 2 guilds in my 1 year of time in this game, but it seems like people break off to form their own guild or because they didn’t like what player X said, but then they pug them for a raid. It all just seems kind of silly and petty to me after a while and I’m not sure I can play with these people any longer.

  5. 5 Pugnacious Priest April 29, 2009 at 12:20 am

    @Krizzley – Awe thanks!
    @Valkure – It does feel like a small world sometimes :)and yes I think I would miss alot of the familar faces, but the need for a sea change feeles necessary to ramp back some motivation.
    @Kryilean -I think so 🙂 – but am weighing up the people who I might leave behind, even now a Rl friend thats started playing more often again. I might start with 1 Alt I’m leveling – send her over with some gold and use her to feel out the server..
    @Melissa – It does make everything hypercritcal. I wonder how they manage the fine line of good relations between ex guilds and so on.


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