Earlier today Blizzard confirmed to players that Season of Mastery characters will be able to transfer to either the Classic Era or Wrath of the Lich King Classic when the current season winds down.
The concern was that as the current World of Warcraft Season of Mastery ended, players would be forced to retire character they've come to enjoy. Well, it seems Blizzard has heard those concerns loud and clear and is ensuring that players won't see their character live out the rest of their days on a dead Classic server.
"Since the very beginning of Season of Mastery the topic of where seasonal characters would end up when the season ends has been a hot topic of discussion for not only the community, but for our team internally as well. We’ve spent a ton of times talking amongst ourselves, talking to SoM players, and reading comments on these forums and social media, and it’s very clear that there’s a strong desire to be able to continue the adventures of your seasonal characters in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We are excited to let everyone know that there will be a way for Season of Mastery characters to transfer to either Classic Era or Wrath of the Lich King Classic for free when the current season begins to wind down."
The team cautions that this isn't coming for a while, stating that it will happen "well after the release of Naxxramas in SoM," but it should still come as welcome sight for those who have grown attached to their seasonal characters.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic is due out sometime this year and is currently in beta testing. Recently the Wrath beta saw its level cap increase to 80 as well as began testing on various features, such as flying in Northrend as well as the Death Knight starter experience.