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Gwynin
29-06-2009, 09:18 PM
Well guess that should make stuff a bit easier for some of the recruiting efforts we seen on SS before :D

By Nethaera
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=18031079410&sid=1

We wanted to give everyone a very early heads-up that, in response to player requests, we’re developing a new service for World of Warcraft that will allow players to change their faction from Alliance to Horde or Horde to Alliance. There’s still much work to do and many details to iron out, but the basic idea is that players will be able to use the service to transform an existing character into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction on the same realm. Players who ended up creating and leveling up characters on the opposite factions from their friends have been asking for this type of functionality for some time, and we’re pleased to be getting closer to being able to deliver it.

As with all of the features and services we offer, we intend to incorporate the faction-change service in a way that won’t disrupt the gameplay experience on the realms, and there will be some rules involved with when and how the service can be used. The number of variables involved increases the complexity of implementing this service, but we plan to take the time needed to ensure that it lives up to expectations before officially rolling it out. We’ll go into much more detail on all of this here at http://www.WorldofWarcraft.com as development progresses. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that because this type of functionality requires extensive internal testing well in advance of release, you may be seeing bits and pieces of the service in the test builds we use for the public test realms moving forward.

Chopper
29-06-2009, 09:27 PM
Face, meet palm.

Oh hi!

Negatosan
29-06-2009, 09:38 PM
Seriously.. Let's ruin the bits of lore that's back, shall we?

Adharc
29-06-2009, 09:43 PM
very early heads-up

5 months later and 3.4 launched:

soon

6 months later and 3rd expansion, they launch it.

2000g says I'm right.

Bunneh
30-06-2009, 08:39 AM
Been expecting it for years. Suppose it gives me the chance to bring my Shaman to Alliance...oh wait...Draineyes...nvm.

Ailith
30-06-2009, 10:09 AM
I'd be tempted to transfer my Druid and Rogue to alliance, I'd miss my horde pvp server though. But definitely tempted as I don't play them much due to no guild (I get bored alone).

If I could switch races, I would change Sylana to gnome *today*. Doubt they're going to allow that though. If the service provides a 'Select your target race' option, it might be possible to switch to horde then back to alliance with a different race for a premium price and some wait duration. They've probably thought of that though.

Swapping brief to undead would be tempting too...

But mostly seems like a way for them to get more money than anything else.

dantheman
30-06-2009, 10:30 AM
I'd be tempted to go Human.

Sylfide
30-06-2009, 11:47 AM
Well I see a lot of trouble with this aswell. Back when they allowed PVE-> PVP transfers we lost 5 raiders the very first day ending all raiding till the massive raidnerf patch where we could finally get the people for it cause the gear-reqs were lowered.

Flawless
30-06-2009, 01:06 PM
First thought was want, now looking around I can see every tom dick and harry wanting it.

Notafama
30-06-2009, 01:08 PM
Finally i can get Shadowmeld :D

Sylfide
30-06-2009, 02:00 PM
So.. whats your prediction? All horde reroll alliance or the other way around or 50/50?

Coldpwa
30-06-2009, 02:53 PM
I can finally be Horde, therefore "cool".

Metakerk
30-06-2009, 06:03 PM
I already feel like a cow.

Sylfide
30-06-2009, 07:08 PM
cow shaman.. better start getting that extra hit gear :P

Bunneh
01-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Suppose it's handy for those of us who like to play both factions. Thing is I have my favorite classes on both sides - 2 Warriors, 2 Paladins, 2 Druids, 2 Rogues - no need to pay Blizzard more money.

vattghern
01-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Depends somehow on the consequences (aka costs) of such betrayal. For now I say it is... One bridge too far.

Changing race for aesthetic reasons I could understand. I have enough of retards playing it good old alliance style on Horde side nowadays (guess it has to do with average age of those types as well).

Naturzel
15-07-2009, 02:46 AM
I probably would switch horde tbh.

Flury
03-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Apparently it's now available on the US servers, yet I haven't seen anything on the homepage stating this news. I've checked the EU accountmanagement, but nothing there either. It will come soon I guess.

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&tag=FCFAQ

So now that it's coming closer, anyone changed their minds or thinking this over seriously?

dantheman
03-09-2009, 10:24 AM
Yeah i'm transferring my lock.

Borwin
04-09-2009, 12:06 PM
I'm gonna transfar my lvl 20 shammy kk! Alliance is for the shiny happy people just so you know!

Thordyn
04-09-2009, 08:13 PM
When is this available?

Flawless
04-09-2009, 08:39 PM
No date for the EU, said not to expect it for a few weeks yet

Rangtark
06-09-2009, 01:56 PM
apparantly they expect at least two weeks before we get it europe side, possibly longer.

vattghern
06-09-2009, 02:57 PM
All you no skills are welcome to go to Alliance side. Other way not. Thank you :p

Flawless
06-09-2009, 03:05 PM
See you on alliance Vatt \o

vattghern
06-09-2009, 10:53 PM
Haha

Bunneh
08-09-2009, 09:26 AM
I actually did intend to bring my Shaman from Horde to Alliance and my Mage to Horde, but at the prices I've seen I'm not going to bother. Wouldn't have moved them until the expansion anyway, because I do not want a Draineye Shaman, even the female ones grate on one's nerves after a while.

Saha
09-09-2009, 01:39 PM
This needs to go live faster. So Chonar can recognize more players.

Vegelus
09-09-2009, 03:16 PM
More people need to recognize his tentacles too.

Ailith
09-09-2009, 03:37 PM
It was a tentacle?

Haplo
10-09-2009, 09:13 AM
kept rubbin it, but nothing happened :(

Malakali
10-09-2009, 09:17 AM
Many more considering changing factions?

Senex
10-09-2009, 09:40 AM
I'm not going to switch factions. If I ever feel a burning urge to explore the Alliance side of the game, I'll do it the old fashioned way, by rolling from level 1.

However, I might be tempted to switch races for some of my characters, once this feature becomes available.

Ailith
10-09-2009, 11:48 AM
Still likely to faction change my priest, unless I find someone decent on Alliance (which, tbh I've almost given up on) to play with. Will stay SS horde with him for a week or two and, if it's not better, then transfer off :(

Flury
10-09-2009, 12:09 PM
Many more considering changing factions?

I most likely will.

I started on the alliance side for a few friends, who nowadays aren't playing anymore. Always was more bounded with the horde and since nothing holds me from playing Horde anymore, I'll be transferring probably all my chars over.

Flawless
10-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Considering it, discussed it breifly with a few people

Flury
11-09-2009, 04:57 AM
We just wanted to inform you that the deliberately staggered release of the Paid Faction Change service is still on track. We will of course update you when the service is available for use in Europe. Until that time, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Being keen WoW players, we are also very interested in this new service and are excitedly looking forward to having it available in Europe also. Thanks again for your patience everyone.

http://blue.mmo-champion.com/1/10711192751-faction-change-us-only-when-is-eu-getting-it.html

Über
11-09-2009, 05:21 AM
Considering it, discussed it breifly with a few people

Well, you could become a part of a well respected long established guild.

Turiel
11-09-2009, 07:00 AM
Well, you could become a part of a well respected long established guild.

Nemesis Alliance.

Metakerk
15-09-2009, 01:57 PM
Many more considering changing factions?

Yes.

Flawless
17-09-2009, 04:41 PM
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/1/10920732119-1709-faction-change-service-now-available.html

its live in the EU

Bunneh
17-09-2009, 04:46 PM
£20 or €25 per character.

dantheman
17-09-2009, 05:22 PM
Dantheman of the Alliance :>

vanroguesing
17-09-2009, 07:35 PM
You Traitious Dog!

vattghern
17-09-2009, 10:01 PM
Now you can destroy the me... oh wait.

Ailith
17-09-2009, 10:23 PM
Decided that I'm going to transfer my level 70 Night Elf warrior to a sexeh Orc female Warrior. And my priest to an undead priest.

But not yet. Gunna farm some monies first with all my 80's :) Prolly within a couple weeks though.

Bunneh
18-09-2009, 08:16 AM
Be aware of

'Please note that all achievements and quest lines relating to the Argent Tournament are reset when a character uses the Faction Change service.'.