Oh please hurry with this. I can not stand the sight of the BE paladin my traitours friend had me roll to do RAF. But of course he quit and i'm looking at a freakin BE GAH
Well I've been thinking about this for some time now, being a dual-faction player (like 5% activity on the ally side), Now I can level some alts on the horde side, do a "warcraft-make-over" and send them to a nice place with decent gear, even if it's leveling gear/blues (i.e easy made stuff if your able to get these). Thank you blizz!The faction (i.e rep) is a pretty easy conversion in my PoV, and achievements are the same.3.2 looks very promising.update: I assume it'll be something like: Server Xfer > character/name change > ? > Profit! Now Kara/ZA once again becomes a good place to pimp out your chars before the xfer.update 2: PVE > PVP would never happen.. oh wait it did!
I hope this helps fix the population imbalance on my server where its like 80% alliance.
Questions: How would they handle Achievements? Especially 3000 Quests and The Loremaster? This would make either one unimaginably easy if they would count both your Alliance and Horde quests. The whole idea of a faction swap is there to counter people being forced to reroll after committing so much to a character, but people that committed themselves to getting faction specific versions of achievements. Would they have to earn them again? Would they have a chance to earn the other faction's version on top of the old one? Would they just be given the equivalent? Alliance has access to less quests than the Horde. People *would* complain that people switching from one side can achieve this with less work. It'll open a whole different stupid argument. Also, will they translate faction specific titles, like my Brique of the Exodar to Brique of Silvermoon? (Although I kinda like the story of a Blood Elf that stowed away on the Exodar.) :]Are my mounts going to be "transformed"? Will I have less when I go switch my faction?Am I going to have to earn my Mag'har/Kurenai rep again? Or god forbid, my League of Arathor/Defilers Tabard? I've commited a lot of time into my Draenei Paladin. I'm currently working on Twenty-Five Tabards, and this means being exalted with a lot of factions. This is what's making me commit a lot of effort into a reroll I started with WotLK. Now that most of my Alliance friends have quit, what am I to freakin' do? I want to play with my Horde friends, with MY PALADIN. Not another one! :[
I wonder if I could for example:Undead Mage > Human Mage > Troll mage
Ah so it does. XD
To continue the debate on how rep will crossover, imo its simply a matter of considering which factions have an 'opposite'. For example if you are exalted with the mag'har and switch to the alliance it is logical to assume that you will be exalted with kurenai. Lets just hope they remember to swap the mounts for factions ie the AV mount.The tricky bit is how this works with the racial factions. Will the opposites be considered lore wise or functionality wise? For example I have always considered Ironforge to be a parallel with Orgrimmar, as they both host two races instead of one. This would mean that IF rep would become Org rep, and that Gnomeregan rep would become Senjin rep. however lore wise the humans are the parallel to the orcs imo, so stormwind = org and vice versa?My interperatation of how the racial reps would crossover goes a little something like this.Orgrimmar<>IronforgeSen'Jin<> GnomereganStormwind<>Thunder BluffTeldrassil<> UndercityExodar<>Silvermoon (hands up who saw that one coming^^)To further prove my point, why else would Blizz bring back the ravasaur taming faction in Un'Goro? So that those on the ally side who spent aeons grinding their frostsabers have something to show if they change side:)Cant w8 tbh, my warrior will be usable again.
IMO, this is something that should have been done a long ass time ago. Why people think this is a bad thing is beyond me. I mean, yeah, some achievements shouldn't be carried over, maybe some reps even. But really, can anyone give me one good reason why this would be detrimental to this game?I made a big mistake rolling a Horde toon when I decided to reroll a few weeks ago, and now, I'm stuck with a level 70 undead Warlock that I can not stand to look at anymore. I'd kill to have the ability to switch it to Alliance and have him on the same server as my level 80 Alliance toons. As for Blizzard tossing in a free server transfer with this service, I doubt it.. I mean, why charge us 15$, when the could make double their money with something like this. My guesstimate is at least a 30$ slap in the face for each use. I could only guess a 30 day limitation on this as well, much like the server transfer.
Cant see me ever using this, would far rather have the ability to change between the races on your own faction (class permitting).
I don't think I'll use it unless the people I play with re roll(not very likely)
WTb something that shows who switched so we can laugh at them
I don't see why there can't be a race change. To be honest, it would be much easier. Same reps and everything.I mean, the only thing you'd really have to change is your racials, which you'd do with a faction switcher.Oh, Blizzard. How I hate you so. ;D(That was a joke :P)-Tator
They should allow you to stay with your own race but on a different faction. Like being a tauren and betraying the horde to join alliance, something like "lore" or stuff like that. I've played a human mage and I saw in StormWind some blood elf NPCs that trained mages. That means that there were blood elfs among the alliance, why not allowing a horde blood elf to switch to alliance while still being a blood elf? You could go to a "common" language teacher hehe. Or a human could learn Orcish :P Besides I bet there is like a 90% of the horde who would looooooove to kick a blood elf paladin's arse in a BG.
I guess Blizz is going to make some sort of balance system that they have made with the Free Migration.EX: There are 50 % Horde and 50 % Alliance. Both can change faction (/cheer!)There are 40 % Horde and 60 % Alliance. Both can still change faction. There are 30 % Horde and 70 % Alliance. This is when some kind of rule (or rules) kicks in, where only one faction can change. And if you still want to change side as the most populated faction you would get a free migration to another server with a balance problem. But i am avare that most people change faction because they have RL friends in the other one. But i guess you have to ask them to join your faction instead. A thing that would be perfect for solving that problem is " Free Faction Change ". In this way some people will be able to change to thier friends faction even though you are more then one that want to play with him/her. But that would only happen in the most extreme cases (20 - 80 or more).This sounds like a very simple rule, but im only trying to speculate ^^