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12-11-2008 @ 12:07AM
A big, fat PBTHHHHHHH! to everyone who has argued for so long that this is a programming impossibility. I knew it would happen, and now I can finally be happy with my female Belf that I rolled so long ago! I was kicking myself for not rolling her male, but by that time I was in my 50s and ugh, rerolling a Paladin is so not fun. Hurray!
12-11-2008 @ 12:29AM
Who argued that? All a gender change is is a single variable being a 0 instead of a 1 (OK, Blizzard actually probably uses the word male and the word female, but it could be as easy as 0 and 1). Calling it a technical impossibility is a little ridiculous...
12-11-2008 @ 5:27AM
They're not letting you change anything that impacts anything that your character has done in the past, gender is technically just another cosmetic of you appearance. If they start allowing people to change their race and/or class then you're seriously changing the code against that player. I'm sure it could be done if they said "ok we'll let you change faction or class but all that you'll take with you is your bank contents, gold and any gear that is a either a drop or quest reward for both factions", also "Quests that are faction specific ie: not handed out by a neutral NPC will be erased will may result in the loss of a title". You could obviously go and do these quests again under your new faction since they'll be 100's of NPC's with !'s above their heads in all major towns and cities. Then there's the HK's, pvp gear and mounts that you have from the endless killing you've done against your new faction. Surely your reputation should come across as hated amongst all major factions.Think about it, changing faction involves a hell of a lot more than just giving yourself ponytail and a cute ass to replace those squids that you used to have instead of a chin.That’s not to say it won’t happen in the future but for those that say it should be free need to think about the work involved in making these changes. If it was free then you’d have 10 million people wanting ALL of their toons changed in some way or another.
12-12-2008 @ 1:47AM
@Ballius, pretty much every time this comes up on the suggestion forums, you get a flood of people saying "This will never happen, Blizz said it would never happen, and anyway it'd be way too hard to program in."@Skya, I don't really see anything inherantly wrong with changing race, but class for some reason bugs me terribly. If people could just change class whenever they liked without having to start from level 1 (or, 55 in the case of DK) they might as well just give you free 80's when you get one toon to 80. Sure, changing race will probably be very difficult but I'm holding out for it. Long ago I rerolled my nelf hunter into a cow hunter, but I could never delete the nelf even though she's just taking up server space. There's just too many memories on her.The way I see it is, if you reroll races/factions, you are made to digitally sign something stating you realise that anything you have that is not available to your race will be deleted. In other words, those quest rewards you're wearing? Gone. That epic land mount? Gone (though the training to ride it remains). Your factions' reputations will be wiped to zzero, but any neutral factions will remain. And if the class you are currently is not available to a given race, you cannot pick that race, period.For example. Let's take an undead warlock who is tired of looking at ripped robes and bony rotted flesh. He wants to change to a human warlock. This is acceptable since humans can pick the warlock class. He could not, for example, choose to change to a draenei or a dwarf. Any horde quest reward items will be deleted from his character. He spent weeks grinding to exalted with Silvermoon so he could have a chocobo; the chocobo and the reputation are both deleted with no equivalent given. He will have to repurchase the human's horse mount and will start out his reputation as a normal level 1 human has. If he also had exalted with Cenarion Circle, that would stay, since both Horde or Alliance can do that equally the same.
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