An Extreme Decision

March 29th, 2009

I made a big decision this weekend.

I’ve decided to reroll my entire account.

This is no vacuous choice… I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t have a reason.  Long story short, the account I play on isn’t in my name or e-mail address.  I don’t even know what the e-mail and name are.  This account used to belong to someone else who bought it used online.  When I started playing on it I didn’t think too much about the implications of playing on an account that wasn’t mine, but the longer I’ve played, the more of a concern it’s become.  It always makes me uncomfortable knowing that every time I log in, I’m violating the TOS.  I can’t make any changes to my account that requires e-mail confirmation, I can’t contact support for any reason… heaven forbid I was ever hacked, there would be no chance of me getting any piece of the account back.

And now with the impending Battle Net account merge, it’s essential for this to change.

So I figured this is as good a time as any to start anew!  The game’s a bit slow right now while we wait for 3.1 and Ulduar to go live.  So it gives me time to reroll my main and get her ready to raid in place of my ‘old’ main.

So I’m using the Recruit-a-Friend with Gadgets to reroll ALL of my characters.

It’s quite a daunting task certainly, and it’s very scary to think about deleting the character I’ve been playing as my main for the last 3 years… losing all the achievements and items and statistics I’ve acquired over time.

But what I need to keep reminding myself of – it doesn’t matter if I’ve still got the shiny achievements and the flashy mounts.  I will remember the experiences and no amount of rerolling will take that away.  You might inspect the new me and think I’ve just started playing – but I know better.

But what I am going to do is try to do some sort tribute to the old Brajana through the blog.  A recap of achievements that mean special things to me, my favourite non-combat pets and stories that I won’t be able to show off any more.

I’ll also write about how I’m doing my leveling.  I’ve gone from 1 to 34 this weekend already, hoping to hit 60 before the end of the week so I can spend the weekend in Outlands.

Wish me luck!

I’m gonna need it.

PS – Blizzard needs to reduce the cost of the World of Warcraft Battle Chest or something.  I spent over $100 on the game + expansions, and that’s quite a lot to ask someone who is new to the game to pay!

UPDATE: After getting a comment here from Nordhbane and doing some extra research (which I should have done before) I think I’ve discovered that when you merge accounts, you don’t get a confirmation e-mail address to the WoW account holder e-mail address.  This means I can merge both accounts and then from there I can transfer my characters to my new account!  It kinda sucks that I spend all the money already… but I still want an account I can access with my own e-mail address.

If anyone can confirm this for me (before I attempt it) that’d be super.

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4 comments to “An Extreme Decision”

  1. Battle.net is actually your saviour. If you create a Battle.net account under your normal name, and then merge your account into that, the WoW account will get your Battle.net account details automagically.

    This has been reported the case in the US at least where some have used it to change the last name of the account to be able to transfer characters between two accounts.

  2. Nordhbane speaks the truth. When I set up WoW initally, my account was in my name and hubby had his own account. After I started raiding on my priest I kind of abandoned my hunter and hubby had been offering to take said hunter off of my hands to level her but since we had different names on the accounts, the transfer was a no go. But I just registered for Battle.net, merged both accounts to mine, and the names and all of the info are the same on both so you can transfer between accounts.

    And I would think that you would be able to call customer service, since ALL the info gets changed to whatever you have battle.net registered as.

    Hope it helps!

    Tart’s last blog post..Raiding Recap (or Tart Feels Loved)

  3. As I’ve been looking into it more, it seems that this is in fact true and it’s the route I’m going to take. I’ve merged both accounts to one Battle Net account, and while technically I could just continue playing on the one I’ve been playing all along… I’d feel more secure transferring my characters to my new account that I bought myself and I know is mine.

    Thanks to both of you and google and Twitter for helping me get through this stressing and confusing ordeal! I’ll keep everyone updated on how it works out in the end.

  4. I’m glad it seems to have worked out. =) Too bad about the 100$ (and transfer costs), but meh… I guess it can be worth it to keep your characters and still have your own account.

    Look at it from the bright side, now you can try some dualboxing with the RAF bonus. It’s really fun =) Me and my fiancee has 3 accounts and dualboxed a bit with 4 shamans (borrowed a friends account that was RAF:ed to us). And since our third account was RAF:ed to me as well, we all had the bonus =)

    Nordhbane’s last blog post..Loremaster Nordhbane