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11-22-2010 @ 3:38PM
At first, from the picture provided, I thought this was somebody being silly and asking if they could turn their characters into Goblins or Worgen before Cataclysm is released.That would make perfect sense. This doesn't.Not being able to change a character from 1 class / race combo available to everyone who has the game into another class / race combo available to everyone who has the game is stupid. I can't think of a way to sensibly justify this decision. If anything, they just delayed getting money from all the people who intend to change an existing character into one of the newly available races. Sure, they'll get the money eventually, but why make people wait?
11-22-2010 @ 4:13PM
I have to think it's for technical reasons. If they updated their race-change system now to accommodate the new combinations for old races, they would just have to update it again in two weeks to accommodate the new races. Why bother doing all of the necessary work for a system that will only be in place for two weeks?
11-22-2010 @ 4:18PM
My thoughts exactly.
11-22-2010 @ 8:08PM
It would have to be a weird technical reason, because the race transfers on the PTR work just fine.This is what I see happening. Lots of people (myself included) expected to be able to do this tomorrow. The patch notes do not indicate it can't happen and the ability to create the new combos infer that it could. This news is late coming, and will not be known by enough people in time. After hundreds of $25 exchanges are made, lots of players are going to be confused and pissed off. We'll see a hotfix within days.
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