What Would You Pay for Guild Transfer?

Blizzard recently announced they will be offering guild transfers as a paid feature in the future.  This is a pretty big service being added, and I know a ton pf players are going to be happy.  This had to be coming, because with guild reputation and rewards, there had to be a way to keep all that intact if an entire guild wanted to cross over to another server.

Here is the post from Blizzard: [Source]

We want to give everyone an early heads-up regarding our plan to implement a guild relocation service for World of Warcraft. The idea is for a guild leader to be able to transfer a guild to another realm. The guild structure remains intact, including the guild leader, guild bank, ranks, and guild name (depending on availability).

Guild members who decide to relocate with their guild may initiate their own paid character transfer. Upon a successful transfer they will automatically be part of the guild when they first log into the new realm. Their guild rank and guild reputation will be intact.

Guild leaders who do not want a change of scenery may also choose to pick a new guild name using another new service. These services are in development and we will be providing additional details at a future point in time.

As with all of the features and services we offer, we intend to incorporate the guild relocation service in a way that will not disrupt the game play experience. Please note that this feature will require extensive internal testing, so you may see bits and pieces of the service appear on the public test realms. We’ll announce further details at http://www.WorldofWarcraft.com .

So, with this feature coming, how much would you pay to guild transfer your guild (if you were the guild leader)? Remember, single server transfers are already $25, and you’ll be paying that if your guild moves over anyways. But what about the guild leader?

I don’t think I’d pay more than $50. I’m thinking that $25 for me to cross over, and another $25 for the actual guild, rewards, ranks, and reputations. Anything more might discourage me from making a move, or make me very unpopular if I ask for all guildies to chip in. I know it wouldn’t be much, but still…

Anyways, what do you guys think? How much would you pay for this service?


  1. Not Disclosed says:

    Long time reader of your site. Always loved it. Check on it most days. This is the first time I have felt the dire need to comment. The new layout – TERRIBLE. Please change it back. If you aren’t happy with the last one revert to the set up before. Both fantastic compared to this rubbish. Please.

  2. Khor says:

    YOu are not the only one who has expressed such concerns. The old theme is sitting close by ready to make a return should I decide to pull the trigger (which I ma close to doing). I myself am not too fond of the homepage, while I love the regular page set-up.

    Anywho, please send any further concerns to my email at retpallykhor@gmail.com. I’ll address them there. Let’s keep comments from this point on focused on the subject of the post. Thank you for your input!

  3. Holybubblies says:

    Miss the old set up. This one is bad. But to the point of the post I guess it would depend on the size of the guild
    i would expect to pay more if i had a guild with heaps of members and less if it was a smaller guild.

  4. Whig says:

    If I really wanted to move a guild, I suppose $50 would be the cap. But it should be a significant amount, because you don’t want it to be an easy thing to do.

    It concerns me, actually. Who owns a guild? With the advent of guild rep and perks it’s an important question. What if my GM decides to transfer servers and I don’t want to? What if 50 don’t want to, and 3 do, but one of the three is the GM?

    I hope bliz will allow guild splitting with this new transfer service. Not sure how the tech would work. But I just see problems, drama, and endless qq if there isn’t some option for the left-behind.

  5. Kelmoreion (Bladefist) says:

    Agree with Whig – there doesn’t seem to be anything in place to protect players who spend a bunch of time helping their guild level, etc. to be left with no options if something goes sideways in the guild or if you just want to move on….

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