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World of Warcraft has Released a Burning Legion Lore Short - Limited Free Character Transfers Also Available

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It has been over a decade since World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade was introduced to the game. In that time, new players have come and old players have gone, and Blizzard has released a short lore video that is sure to get players up to speed with parts of the lore they may have missed, or forgotten.

In today’s video, a brief overview of the Burning Legion shows how the legion took shape and now has their sights set on Azeroth. The Burning Crusade Classic expansion launched today, moving the Classic servers ahead, while not releasing with the highly anticipated PvP update, 9.1 Chains of Domination that we reported late last week.

In addition to the launch of The Burning Crusade Classic, and the Burning Legion lore video, Blizzard has also announced that there will be limited free character transfers. These character transfers are dedicated to certain realms, and in some cases particular factions. Community manager Kaivax explains that transfers could take several hours, and follow a series of stipulations, including some cases where characters may not be able to be transferred until certain conditions are met.

Please note:

  • You cannot transfer a character who:
    • is the leader of a guild.
    • has items up for auction.
    • has in-game mail messages.
  • You may have to change the character’s name after the transfer.
  • You cannot transfer a character to a PvP realm where you already have a character of the opposite faction.
  • The transfer of a character is a final decision once initiated, and cannot be undone. Blizzard Customer Service cannot adjust or reverse the character transfer process.

-Kaivax , Community manager, World of Warcraft

Below is a list of the realms that players can transfer from, including which factions are allowed to initiate the free transfer:

No specified details were provided regarding a time frame for how long the transfers will be available for, but Kaivax has stated they will monitor transfers and close free transfers if necessary, meaning that if you do want to transfer off one of the aforementioned realms, you should do so as soon as possible.


Steven Weber

Steven has been a writer at MMORPG.COM since 2017. A lover of many different genres, he finds he spends most of his game time in action RPGs, and talking about himself in 3rd person on his biography page.