Concerns Regarding Update to Server Transfers

The recent updates about the server transfers are deeply concerning. Original official posts stated you would be able to transfer from any server to any server. Now there are a ton of restrictions being added that are going to leave players unable to reunite with their communities and friends.

We are now being told you cannot transfer across regions - US West to East for example. (Source: https://forums.newworld.com/t/server-transfer-update-info/)

And per the update from @TrevzorFTW you cannot move to a full world. Server Transfer update

You can move your character to any world in your region, except:
You cannot move your character to a full world.

These restrictions are a complete reversal of the statements made during the original announcement of server transfers where people where told you could move from any server to any server.
Examples:

We are working hard on a feature that will allow you to transfer your characters to a different server, so if you choose one now just to get up and play, you can make a different choice later to play on a server with your friends.

Nor was it stated in the original announcement:


Or the one made here:

Which simply states:

We are also working hard on a feature that will allow you to transfer your characters to a different server, so if you choose one now just to get up and playing, you can make a different choice later to play on a server with your friends

Currently none of the worlds are full. But as a company leader on a server that has been marked full already this deeply concerns me as players have invested a great amount of time in leveling up characters on other servers and now they may not even be able to transfer if they picked a different region simply to get in and play at launch, or if the server ends up full because of transfers. These changes from the original announcement are going to cause communities to collapse or players to outright leave the game.

The priority for these transfers should be reuniting friends and communities regardless of what region or population status the server is if the character was created any time from launch up until the release of the transfer feature, as that is what was promised.

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None of these said you could transfer to another server in another region. I guess for a lot of you here, you are new to MMOs, but to us vets, this is all common sense. those servers are in different locations, there is a lot more involved then just moving to another instance on the same machine…

But if you are a vet then you’re a troll and shame on you for fanning the flames of ignorance.

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Source: Server Transfer! Lie Lie Lie, and see what sticks - #2 by LordSpyder

Its not uncommon for regional transfers many MMOs offer them. Its not “common sense”, especially when the developers said that they would allow you to transfer to any server in a multitude of places - and your response not only is misrepresentative its condescending and unhelpful.

Its not 1995 and we’re not playing DAoC. Regional transfers are offered even for some of the most popular MMOs on the market.

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