I think I’ve got everything sorted out.
I’ve paid to transfer Brajana to my new account. Didn’t realize I’d be losing my guild affiliations even though I wasn’t transferring servers… it was a bit interesting when I had to ask another officer in Unemployed for a ginvite.
[W To] Barlo: Hey Barlo, could I get a ginvite?
[W From] Barlo: Sure, for who?
[W To] Barlo: me.
[W From] Barlo: huh?
Unfortunately, although I have 3 other characters I consider favourites, I felt I could only afford to bring over one more. I already spent $100 on the game, I can’t afford another $100 on transfers.
I chose Alouette. Sure, a mage is easier to relevel than a Priest, but I feel a much bigger connection to Alouette than Ferguson, to be honest. I’ve been playing her more recently, and I also cheated on Ferguson. He used to be my brother’s character, so I only actually leveled him from 52 – 71, rather than all the way from the beginning.
So I spent last night preparing my account, “making it as comfortable as possible” before the inevitable end.
I took many dramatic screenshots of me typing “DELETE” into the box overlaid on my naked level 71 priest… but I forgot them at home. So just picture it in your mind.
In fact, Hydraxis is now completely empty on my old account… it’s a strange sight to see! I created a new bank alt and decked him out with 16 slot Netherweave Bags (because everything else is too expensive). I sent him my stockpile of Outlands herbs and even passed him the lucky monocle that my old bank alt was donning.
The boyfriend and I are releveling Ferguson with a druid and using the RAF bonus. Now, Ferguson is a level 8 priest. Identical in all ways, except level and professions.
But what about Ghugh? My unexpectedly beloved Dwarf? Well, like I said, I can’t afford to transfer all of my characters… but being the great guy he is, Gadgets has offered to pay for me to transfer him across, because he knows how much I love him. Only problem is, since I just transferred him to Dark Iron I will have to pay an extra month of subscriptions before I can transfer again. More money! But since I am technically getting a free month on the new account, it’s not so bad.
So I’ve spent an extra $160 to get my account in my own name.
Was it worth it?
I think so. I didn’t necessarily have to do the transferring, since both accounts took on the same properties when I merged them… but it feels better to me anyway, to have them all on an account I created.
It could have been vacuous, maybe I never needed to do any of it in the first place. Maybe I’d never get in trouble for playing on an account that wasn’t technically mine. But now I don’t have to worry any more, I don’t have to feel guilty! And that itself is worth it.