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'Mists of Pandaria' offering free realm transfers due to server queues

the great migration


World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is offering free character transfers to other realms to ease the strain on the game's currently overpopulated ones, Blizzard announced on

Players have until noon ET on October 4th to take advantage of the free transfer, and can only move from one of the designated overpopulated realms to another assigned realm. Transfers can be completed by logging into the Account Management section and selecting "Free Character Migration" at the bottom of players' World of Warcraft license. Transferring will not affect guild membership or reputation if a guild's master has already completed a Guild Master realm transfer.

There are currently eight realms experiencing overpopulation, and each has been assigned a new destination realm for players wishing to make the transfer:

  • Frostmourne (Oceanic timezone ), migration to Gundrak
  • Illidan (Central), migration to Mug'thol
  • Kil'jaeden (Pacific), migration to Frostwolf
  • Area 52 (Eastern), migration to Velen or Exodar
  • Darkspear (Mountain), migration to Bloodscalp
  • Tichondrius (Pacific), migration to Dark Iron
  • Stormrage (Eastern) migration to Trollbane
  • Kel'Thuzad (Eastern), migration to Alterac Mountains

Blizzard notes that transfers can be closed down at any time should the destination realm become full.

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