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Kutad
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Mail from another account if items or money are attached takes one hour. Mail from the Auction House to the buyer with the purchased item arrives immediately. Mail from the Auction House to the seller with the money attached takes 1 hour.
Does anyone know how long it takes mailing between alts?

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Stfuppercut
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Would be a great post for a Classic beta user. I believe its instant if you are sending to yourself on an alt of the same account, but I could be wrong. This is based on my current retail experience and private server experience. Retail has also made mail between guildies instant, so this could be extended into Classic?

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Kutad
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İm planning to use a level 5 bank alt at launch. If mail between alts isn't instant im not going to waste time for it.

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ShamelessEU
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İm planning to use a level 5 bank alt at launch. If mail between alts isn't instant im not going to waste time for it.

Wouldnt be a waste of time, would help on your lvling speed and bag spare regardless

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Rinkusan
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1.12 state, if the Vanilla Wiki has it right:

  • Simple messages arrive immediately.

  • Mail from the same account, regardless of attachments, arrives immediately.

  • Mail from another account if items or money are attached takes one hour.

  • Mail from the Auction House to the buyer with the purchased item arrives immediately.

  • Mail from the Auction House to the seller with the money attached takes 1 hour.

  • Return mail arrives immediately.
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    Stfuppercut
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    İm planning to use a level 5 bank alt at launch. If mail between alts isn't instant im not going to waste time for it.

    As Shameless says this is necessary for leveling. This gives you a VERY large bag capacity. You essentially juggle mail between your main and your alt allow you to store A LOT more junk. This also allows you to filter all your greens you wont be using to level to the auction alt to sell / disenchant etc. You should also be sending him your skins to deal with. Whats more? Depending on what class you are playing, the bank alt works as a resupply point at any mailbox. You know those hunter guides that outline all the meat vendors and ammo vendors? Not necessary. Bank alt is in a major city. He purchases your ammo and meat and sends it to your mailbox. Now instead of going out of your way to get resupply, EVERY mailbox is your resupply. Managing your inventory and playing your city alt is a really important part of your overall efficiency in Classic.

    As a hunter I will have a major city toon who will manage my primary inventory.
    Secondary alt called "ammo nades" used to eventually stockpile thorium arrows / iron grenades
    Tertiary alt that will be storing my mats depending on my gathering proff.

    These 3 alts will eventually be leveled to 35 and used to sell profession cooldowns.

    Bonus tip: If you plan on using one account for Classic, take time to google the graveyard zones near your major cities to learn which race is the closest to a major city and at which point you should let it die to get tethered to a GY closer to the city. This can cut down your run time with your primary bank alt during launch and save you valuable time.

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    s1atan
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    Stfuppercut I hope in your case (and my aswell in extent) that they will fix hunters. There are mess atm. Sad

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    ShamelessEU
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    Stfuppercut Correct, if I go hunter I will have food ready and ammo!

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    ShamelessEU
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    @Stfuppercut I hope in your case (and my aswell in extent) that they will fix hunters. There are mess atm. Sad

    Only reason I am deciding priest at the moment is because of how hunters are on the Beta, nothing like my experiences on private servers

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    Anonymous
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    I tried to send some gold from one character on the stress test to an alt and it took an hour. Definitely think it was instant in Vanilla on same account but that was not my experience on the stress test.

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    minikeen
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    I've been mailing myself stuff a lot during the Beta, and it's definitely an hour wait when you mail items to yourself. This is regardless of the mail's contents (have tried item, item + gold, and gold).

    Honestly it'd been long enough since I last played Vanilla that I assumed that the insta-mail had been added in an expansion! If we're certain that it should be instant then I can happily add a bug in for it!

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    Rinkusan
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    I've been mailing myself stuff a lot during the Beta, and it's definitely an hour wait when you mail items to yourself. This is regardless of the mail's contents (have tried item, item + gold, and gold).

    Honestly it'd been long enough since I last played Vanilla that I assumed that the insta-mail had been added in an expansion! If we're certain that it should be instant then I can happily add a bug in for it!

    I'd try reporting it as a bug, the Patch Notes from the Wiki clearly state that it should be instant on 1.12

    Unfortunately Blizzard themselves seem to have removed all patch notes prior to 3.3

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    minikeen
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    I'd try reporting it as a bug, the Patch Notes from the Wiki clearly state that it should be instant on 1.12

    Unfortunately Blizzard themselves seem to have removed all patch notes prior to 3.3

    Yeah I've had trouble finding anything concrete, and am loathe to go on people's private server experience, so great that you can confirm that it should be instant!

    I'll chuck a bug in the system now. Not sure how they triage their bug reports, but hopefully someone takes note somewhere. Would be a real shame to lose the immediacy of the current system.

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    christophrus
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    I tried to send some gold from one character on the stress test to an alt and it took an hour. Definitely think it was instant in Vanilla on same account but that was not my experience on the stress test.

    I reported that right at the beginning of the beta, but they didn't changed it until now.

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    Psojed
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    I'd try reporting it as a bug, the Patch Notes from the Wiki clearly state that it should be instant on 1.12

    Unfortunately Blizzard themselves seem to have removed all patch notes prior to 3.3

    I don't see how Blizzard removing old patch notes could be a problem Smile If need be, you can go into the internet archive:
    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/patchnotes.htm l"> https://web.archive.org/web/20061115210811/http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/patchnotes.html
    Sadly, I don't see any mention of mail in the official 1.12 patch notes.

    The information on wiki about mail from the same account arriving instantly was added in September 2007:
    https://wow.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Mail&oldid=871587#How_long_does_delivery_take.3F

    Last change from Vanilla era is from July 2006, where it says that empty mail and gold mail arrives instantly, while any attachment mail arrives in 1 hr.
    https://wow.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Mail&oldid=180347

    The current beta state was also mentioned on the wiki, first described in July 2007 by the user Norius41933. It lasted until the change in September 2007:
    https://wow.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Mail&oldid=747364#How_long_does_delivery_take.3F

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