As Blizzard in September 2021 officially the first season of the championship presented by World of Warcraft, there were a whole bunch of questions, one of which hasn’t been answered until recently: what actually happens at the end of the season to the characters that took so much time and energy into? Do they end up with the spirit healer forever? Can we transfer them to other servers? And with the final phase of the current season just around the corner, it’s time Blizzard answered that question.
From the SdM to Nordend!
The topic has been discussed in recent weeks, among other places this thread from the official WoW forum. And that’s exactly where Classic Game Producer Aggrend spoke up a few hours ago.
“Since the beginning of the Season of Championships, where the Season’s characters would end up has been a hot topic of discussion, not only for the community but also for our team internally. We’ve spent a lot of time sharing with each other, speaking to SdM players and reading comments on the forums and social media, and it is very clear that there is a strong desire to be able to continue the adventures of your seasonal characters in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. To let everyone know that there will be an opportunity for Championship Season characters to transition to the Classic Era or Wrath of the Lich King Classic for free when the current season ends.
It’s likely you have questions about this, and we hope to be able to share more details soon. As for the schedule, this is still a long way off and will happen sometime after the release of Naxxramas in SdM. We want to make sure Naxxramas has enough time to breathe before we begin this process and players find their new homes for their seasonal characters.”
Mixed feedback from players
Blizzard is thus implementing a wish of many SdM players who would like to continue playing their characters after the season. Some players ask: Why is it only about Classic Era and WotLK Classic? The answer is quite likely that there will be no more TBC Classic once the Naxxramas theme is over on the SdM servers. So don’t count on being one of the first players at the Northrend party with your seasonal characters.
But there are also some players who are not very enthusiastic about the decision. The following points of criticism are listed:
- That way, you’re just smuggling a lot more rank 14 players and scarab lords to Northrend, which – as some players seem to fear – could scratch the radiance of these achievements. One player even speaks of an insult to all players who earned these titles the hard way in Classic.
- Due to the comparatively short level phase in the season, Blizzard would offer players a kind of shortcut on the way to Northrend, which is mainly intended to disadvantage players who start on the fresh start servers.
- This announcement comes much too late. Some players are disappointed because they would have played the season with that information in mind. Since this information was not available at the time, they decided against it, which they now regret (and accuse Blizzard of).
How do you rate the announcement? Can you understand the criticisms mentioned or are you just happy that you can keep your characters and continue playing in the current Classic content? Tell us in the comments!