Unable to transfer

July 30, 2010

Well for the past 2 weeks I have been trying to concoct a plan to move my level 60 rogue over to a basic account from my main account. I figured this would be a simple process of removing an expansion from an account and then transferring. Apparently this is not the case and it is impossible to do.

The whole process started because I want to play my level 60 twink rogue in AV and not level, but Blizzard’s system won’t allow me to do that because when you turn off experience you are bumped to a whole different que to play in. Since no one is in this que you can’t do anything so this whole process is pointless to do. So the whole plan was to get my rogue to a basic account so that it would be impossible to level above level 60 and I could still play in AV like I wanted to do.

So I started off with the great plan on possibly hijacking a friends account that did not have any expansions on it. Then I realized that this wouldn’t help me at all because it was not an account in my name.

The next thing was I realized I had a dead account I haven’t used in months and just had BC on it. So I went about looking for a way to remove BC off this account and then transferring my level 60 to that account to play in AV. You are unable to remove expansions off of an account so I made a quick call (as in waiting 60 minutes to speak with someone) to Blizzard support. I told them the reasons for me wanting to remove the expansion from my account and they said that they normally can’t remove an expansion from an account unless it had only been 30 days. That account has had the expansion for over 2 years. Fortunately Stephanie at Blizzard who was a great customer service rep did some talking to some people and they were able to remove the expansion from the account. Hurray for me I got the impression I could now move my character over and reinstate the account.

So I reinstate the account the next day and get prepared to move my character over to that account. Instead of being able to move the character I get the error that it requires the WOTLK expansion to be on that account. Well that is pretty bogus in my opinion so I give another call to customer service. I receive Jennifer this time who takes a look at my account when I tell her what I am trying to do and informs me that it is impossible to do unless I fully downgrade my main account or fully upgrade my other account. The other bad news would be that I would have all my other characters locked if I did the full downgrade.

This seems absolutely silly since the character I am trying to move falls under the parameters of being able to play under basic wow. So now I have a level locked 60 rogue that I can’t play the way I want and no way to move it to an account to allow me to do this. Overall I am a bit disappointed in the way the system works and they should allow us to toggle expansions for this type of transfer for the few people who want to play a certain way. Or they could just do away with the whole people who locked their exp being dumped into a different que and solve this problem.

I took my nice break from wow and came back with very little desire at this point to do auction house stuff. Mainly this is because things have slowed down so much on the server due to people taking time off that I don’t want to waste my time for such little profit. That and I am only logging in 2-3 times a week at this point because of so much to do during the summer months. The times I do log in for are pretty much dedicated to raiding. Last night though I decided to make an exception and log in early for a raid and figured I would do a heroic for kicks and giggles.

This is where I made my first mistake. I que up my way overgeared DK tank and get my instant que. Oh joy heroic Old Kingdom. I also end up in a group of 4 people from the same guild on my server. I have no clue who these people from Paradox are because I have never heard of their guild and it looks like they are pretty much just geared in random t10 badge gear. I begin my pulls and things go smoothly until the first room with the spellflingers. Our friendly neighborhood moonkin thinks its a great idea to use starfall in this tightly packed area after I try and pull everything over on the right side into a small area to avoid some packs. Instead we get the whole room about the time I have 0 runes open and have to use empowered rune weapon to try and get agro on all the extra crap that is now on me. Needless to say said moonkin dies and my healer dies pretty quickly, but since I overgear all this junk and know how to interrupt spellflingers (the rest of the group had no clue) we clear the whole room. Rez’s were done and off we go again to the next area where you think the moonkin would have learned his lesson with starfall and tight spaces. Nope he wanders right on down to me again and starfalls and pulls this whole room too and I let him die again and clean up his mess. At this point he starts bitching about 2 pulls and 2 deaths. I inform him that maybe he should learn the proper time to use starfall and if he doesn’t feel the need to he can continue to die.

This is exactly the point where group relations go very very wrong. Of course they start off by calling me bad because I could pull the whole room and 1 time and live but I don’t feel the need to. 4v1 isn’t a very fun fight to have anyways. I make a few more pulls before the first real boss of the instance because I already skipped one, while they continue to berate me. I finally had enough of listening to them so up pops the ignore function for the group and the comment of, “Well if you don’t like it just kick me” which is followed by a teleport out of the dungeon. Now here is the part where they must be kickaholics because they are unable to kick me, which means they probably enjoy harassing lots of people. This began the sit in group in Dalaran for 20 mins while chatting with my guild and waiting for the raid in ICC. They made their moonkin flip to bear to muddle their way through to tank for them. I have to say it was amusing to watch their healer die another time and to pop in when they thought they were going to beat on the end boss. I say thought because I was looking for the tell tale signs of shadow crashes to inform me when they got to the end boss area. Zoned back in had some fun with insanity, as in I didn’t see anything but they sure saw me, which reset the encounter I found out. Sat there for 5 more mins then left group so they would be able to finish the encounter. I am sure there was a lot of rage, since I saw some banter about me in trade chat after for all of 30 seconds before talk became of hello kitty again.

I of course had to look up their guild on Guildox to see if they had done anything ever….and no they hadn’t. Didn’t see them near the top 200 guilds on the server for 10 man or 25 man. Oh well just some griefers who got griefed this time. No big loss here I really don’t need the 2 frost badges since between 2 80’s I have 550 of the things. Probably about time I turned em all into boe gear.