Getting organised for a Guild Server transfer
It's decided. And, I changed my vote from Caelestrasz to Saurfang, so now Saurfang is the winner. We are moving on Tuesday to a new home.
I had to put that(found it on Paladin Dana), I found it hilariously funny, sorry for the rude word. Oh this server transfer does my head in! OMG, I have to change my banner and everything. It's so weird, that Dath'remar, which has been my home for so long - has it been 4 years? - will no longer be my home.
There are so many things to consider. I hear each toon can only bring 50k (or just under) on a transfer, but at least your void bank and bank items and bags come with you. The guild bank can take a million, so I strongly suggest that those with more than 50k write a note to say how much money you are giving the guild bank so it can bring it across for you. I wonder how people who are gold capped move servers. And I hope that nobody gets banned from transferring large amounts of money around!
Conquest,Valour and Honour will transfer with your character. The thing that I'm worried about with the transfer is that my quest log will be cleared - that's going to stuff around with my legendary chain!! I am up to Echoes of the Titans and I'm still collecting my Titan Runestones. If my quest log is cleared... then I will lose all those, am I right? I guess it isn't that hard to do again, but if any of the others are close to completing that part, it will be rather annoying! And I think you lose your macros - lucky I don't have many, but I hope I remember to put them back on!
It seems like most of the active members of Frostwolves are going to move. The raiders are going and Soultouched brought up an interesting point - if we're raiding, why are we moving? But we're off looking for a tank, so while Sev is ok to temporarily tank for us, it's not his preferred toon, and kudos to him for stepping up to do that. I saw that Conclave, the top guild on the server, is looking for a tank, so it's unlikely that on our super quiet server, that there will be any spare tanks wanting to come to us. It is a shame that we didn't take advantage of the half price server transfer deal when it was up. Oh well. I have played with a few people from Saurfang and hoping that they might raid with us on their alts a few days a week.
When we move, the whole guild and its achievements and levels will move with us. A level 1 guild will remain, at least a home for all those who are looking for somewhere to call home whilst we wait to see if in a few months when patch 5.4 comes whether this Virtual realms will join all the oceanic realms together. If that happens then all those who remained behind can rejoin the main guild once we are all on the same Virtual realm. I am half hoping that we don't join with Dath'remar because we will have wasted our money moving to a server... that we joined with. Yet, I am also hoping we are joined with Dath'remar so that all those who couldn't afford to make the jump can be back with the main guild again.
One thing guildies will need to remember is that once the guild leaves, you can follow the guild to the new server and retain your guild reputation as long as YOU DON'T LEAVE THE GUILD BEFORE THE TRANSFER. If you follow the guild master to the new server, you will retain all your guild reputation. There is no time limit for you to follow the guild to the new server, so as long as you don't leave the guild, you can move to the new server and rejoin the guild with your exalted rep.
My guild is like family. Gutsy asked me to move to his server so I can raid with him and his guild over there - I want to raid, but I don't want to raid without my friends, some friends whom I have had since Vanilla, that we make up the core of our guild. The game isn't just about raiding (though it's a highly enjoyable part of my game that has been in a slump of late), and it's not as fun just raiding for a kill without the shared triumphant feeling you get with your friends knowing you've worked together for something. Yes, I know, that these are all friends you've made THROUGH the game, and you can always make more friends, but these are the guys who have been there during your highs and your lows, your triumphs and your failures, and have been an integral part of the story of your character as it progressed through the game. It has always been the social part of the game which has held me in it for so long, and to lose that would be a tragedy for me. I know that if my guild for some reason dissolved and all my guildies left I would find another home and I'm sure I would make new friends, but I like where I am now, and everyone else is comfortable too.
OK, enough sentimentality. I had better get cracking on emptying my mailbox, selling off all the extra crap I don't need, and trying to figure out what to bring from all my bank toons over to the new server with me. Hell, I might even have to level my bank alt to level 10 so it can bring my personal guild bank with me as well so I can store all my crap!