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Ever since Blizzard launched the Season of Mastery version of Classic, players have been wondering what will happen to their characters after the season concludes. Most speculated that Blizzard would take an approach similar to other games with seasonal (or “ladder”) modes, such as Diablo 3, Path of Exile etc, wherein seasonal characters get transferred to a permanent, non-seasonal version of the game, which for SoM would refer to Classic Era. However, some players argued that it would be good if Blizzard allowed those characters to move on to WotLK as well, as the Classic Era servers are effectively dead and would only function as a graveyard of sorts — making all of the effort put into those characters completely wasted.

Thankfully, Aggrend came bearing good news: Blizzard will allow SoM characters to transfer to either Classic Era or WotLK Classic servers for free. Those are all the details he had to offer for now, as it’s still a bit too soon — Naxxramas hasn’t even been released yet!

Regardless, this is great news for SoM players who may have wanted to progress in WotLK after their SoM adventure is over, rather than retire their characters for good. On the flipside, it’s not-so-great news for people who would like to have not-dead Classic Era servers, as this effectively kills off any potential in having a resurgence on them following SoM’s end, but that’s a whole different issue that Blizzard will need to deal with separately.

What are your thoughts on this news? Will you be transferring your SoM character to WotLK servers, or retiring them on the Classic Era servers instead? Does this news increase the likelihood of you trying future Seasonal servers, knowing that you don’t lose your character permanently once the season is over? Let us know in the comments below!

Aggrend – (Source)

Hi Everyone,

Since the very beginning of Season of Mastery the topic of where seasonal characters would end up when the season ends has been a hot topic of discussion for not only the community, but for our team internally as well. We’ve spent a ton of times talking amongst ourselves, talking to SoM players, and reading comments on these forums and social media, and it’s very clear that there’s a strong desire to be able to continue the adventures of your seasonal characters in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We are excited to let everyone know that there will be a way for Season of Mastery characters to transfer to either Classic Era or Wrath of the Lich King Classic for free when the current season begins to wind down.

It’s likely you’ll have questions around this, and we hope to be able to share more details soon. As for timing, this is still quite a ways off and will happen sometime well after the release of Naxxramas in SoM. We want to make sure that Naxxramas has plenty of time to breathe before we start this process and players start to find their new forever homes for their seasonal characters.

Thanks a ton for all of the feedback on this.

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Classic WoW is my jam, with a passion for PvP. Most know me as Baranor, the ret paladin guy, but I'm secretly a druid main, don't tell anyone. In my free time I play Switch games, particularly JRPGs. Some day I'll be making my own games and I humbly hope you play those too!

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