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3-19-2012 @ 3:03AM
Only one more is better than nothing and welcome news, but I'm disappointing its not more.
3-19-2012 @ 3:15AM
Ya. I got my hopes up when GC mentioned 50 toons all on one server. That seemed a bit impractical but 11, which is certainly better than 10, is a bit sobering.
3-19-2012 @ 3:47AM
What happened to the plan of 50 characters in total across all servers, with no restriction on individual servers?This will likely get me downvoted, but I'm disappointed at wow insider or whatever reporters who were there not getting an answer to that question.From mmo champ:"A lot of players spend most of their time rerolling characters of every class on a single server. Is there a plan to allow them an eleventh character slot?Yes there is. For the Mists of Pandaria launch we are going to open up an eleventh character slot so that players can create a monk if they want to, without having to delete one of their existing characters."Poor reporting, internet reporters. Blizzard had been talking about the 50 account-wide without a server limit for quite some time, and this is a pretty big deal to a lot of long-time players.(Yes, I'm fully aware that being critical here may get this comment downvoted, but I really feel like both blizz and the press missed the boat on this one.)
3-19-2012 @ 9:41AM
I'm going to take a guess here and say that idea turned out to be a lot more complicated than anticipated and current game structure wouldn't support it. The fact that you have to have Mists to get the 11th slot tells me something more complicated is lying below.Don't give up hope yet. They probably still want to do it, but it seems likely to me that it would take more time than they are willing to give it right now in favor of getting Mists out to us that much sooner.Kind of like the character models. Still happening, just not right now.
3-19-2012 @ 11:13AM
There can't be anything technical. You can have multiples of the same class/race combo on the same server if you want. The reason you have to upgrade to MoP to get the 11th slot is because Blizzard bas decided to keep the arbitrary limit at one slot per class available. If you have MoP, you now have 11 classes available, plus the 11th slot. This is entirely a business decision. I'm a computer programmer and there is nothing remotely special about the (decimal) numbers 10 or 11. The business of the decision is most likely related to their estimate of the number of accounts they'd lose when people were able to consolidate toons from multiple accounts to the same account.
3-19-2012 @ 12:12PM
Makes sense Stillhelm. I was reading about Diablo 3 releases, and how it's being delayed in 3 weeks for Russia and Latin America, completely as a business decision because those versions will be cheaper than the EU/NA versions. And since D3 will be region-agnostic, blizz doesn't want Europe and the US to have access to those cheaper versions.It would be nice to hear an explanation from the horse's mouth though. I'm guessing that somewhere out there someone on the internet is asking that question to Blizzard, so I bet we'll get an answer within a month, if not sooner.
3-19-2012 @ 1:18PM
The new Mists slogan for WoW players: "Ghostcrawler promised me multiple new slots!". :-PBut seriously, I agree with Xabidar and others. After hearing talk of removing the "per server" character slots ceiling altogether, this is disappointing. But I guess 1 extra slot is better than none. Maybe Blizzard realized they could charge a one-off fee for additional slots and make a lot of money.
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