We’ve just announced how we’re supporting open world PvP moving forward, and how we’re bringing the PvP and PvE communities together. You can read more about it in The Future of PvP in WildStar news article.
With the upcoming mandatory transfers of all PvP characters to the PvE servers during maintenance on Wednesday, March 16, we’ve enabled free transfers from the PvP to PvE servers in each region (Warhound->Entity and Luminai->Jabbit). If you’d like to take advantage of these free transfers and have more manual control over your transfer, you can begin a character transfer in-game from the character selection screen.
Be aware that on March 16 a mandatory move will take place for any characters that haven’t moved already. Because naming conflicts can arise from the mandatory transfers—and active players receive name preference—we recommend taking advantage of the free transfers as soon as possible, and manually transferring your characters beforehand. If you choose to manually transfer your character there are some restrictions you can find in the Realm Transfer FAQ. Stated limitations won’t apply for the mandatory transfer on March 16 as we will move all characters and social groups regardless.
There’s a name ownership hierarchy that exists for transfer that automatically settles any naming conflicts that might occur, and it’s designed to try to provide preference to more active players. Here are how the rules break down:
Character name conflicts upon transferring:
- If character A has not logged in within 30 days, and character B has logged in within the last 30 days, character B retains the name, and character A will be asked to rename upon next login.
- If both players have logged in within the last 30 days, the PvE server character will retain the name.
Guild/Circle/War Party/Arena Team name conflicts upon transferring:
- If group A does not have any players that have logged in within the last 30 days, and group B does have at least one player that has logged in within the last 30 days, group B retains the name.
- If both groups have at least one player that has logged in within the last 30 days, the PvE server group retains the name.
Be aware that custom chat channels will not transfer over, and will have to be remade on the PvE servers once your characters are transferred.