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3-09-2012 @ 11:05AM
Actually, a while back I'm not sure if it's now still the same. But back when new Battle.net was still kicking around you could transfer characters between players who had the same surname.I unwittingly managed to transfer my brother hunter to my account. The only similarity is that we have the same surname of course. Odd stuff indeed.I'll probably transfer it back to see if it still applies.
3-09-2012 @ 11:24AM
Yeah, see, when I first started my account I had been playing on my Dad's for months, and I had no problem transferring my character off of his and on to my own back then-- but this was BC or early Wrath (I think BC).
3-09-2012 @ 11:26AM
just making sure, you cant transfer characters between US & EU accounts right?
3-09-2012 @ 11:43AM
@alzeer: I believe that is correct. I'm not sure why, but I'm pretty sure it has to be the same version of the game.
3-09-2012 @ 11:47AM
Nope, you must stay with in the same geographical "union" of servers.
3-09-2012 @ 12:11PM
I'm pretty sure the reason you can't transfer between US and EU has to do with them not existing in the same server space. (I know thats not a good explaination). I once bought I pet from the EU store by accident for a friend, I was trying to be quick about it and rather than just go to battle.net and store and whatever, I went to google and typed somethin like "blizzard store" and clicked the first link. I didn't look, or pay attention to the currency. 10 euros, 10 dollars.. yeah, it was a dumb move on my part. In talking to blizzard support US, there wasn't anything they could do to fix the code to make it work. I had to email Blizzard EU to find out what they could do, which was only refund the money. Which they did with no issues. Character transfers probably work the same way, US and EU aren't interchangable.
3-09-2012 @ 1:57PM
Regarding transfers in the family, there is at least one situation where, AFAIK, Blizzard supports it: when a child that was playing on an account belonging to his parents (or legal guardian) comes of age and gets his own account. Given that an exception to the rule regarding no transfers between accounts of different owners exists, Blizzard might have set their automated services a bit too lenient.
3-09-2012 @ 3:29PM
@Darkwalker Man, I wish I had known that! I played on my step-dad's account from Vanilla to early Wrath, and rerolled my main once I got my own account. Arrohon v1 was level 42 which was the highest that I'd ever been at that point (yes, it pained me enough that I remember the exact level years later). It took most of Wrath for me to NOT suck ;)
3-09-2012 @ 8:45PM
My stepson played on my account for a few years before I eventually got him his own account. We put it in his name, he's 16, on my credit card. Eventually the ps3 took over so we let his account lapse and I just continued to pay for mine and he would play his toons there again. when he went to move with his father out of state I was gonna restart his account on my card again and transferr his mains to his account but blizz said no. Although my name was on the account as the payee we have different last names and since his is the registered owner it doesn't matter that he was a minor.
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