Winter Veil Comes Early For Alts

I had originally planned to try and get a new chapter of Posthumous up, but work was too crazy for that and I didn’t have the energy by the time I got home.  More importantly something came about in-game that I wanted to talk about.  I first heard it from Zwingli, and then had it confirmed on WoW Insider: you can now send account bound items to other servers.

This makes me a happy Amateur.  From the first day “Bind On Account” items were introduced I felt they were anything but.  Heck, remember when you couldn’t even send them to the opposing faction on the same server?  To get to where we are today is a great boon for the game.  As my title suggests, this is a huge boost for alts.  You don’t mind levelling on a new server because the process can be sped up with just a quick mail or two.  As it is, I’m scattered across roughly half a dozen servers and I can imagine there are people spread much wider than I am.  To be able to now grab an heirloom with a toon that has more than enough resources to do so, and send it to another on a distant server just feels like that oh so sweet gift on Winter Veil morning.

If you want to send something, just type in the character name and the server that toon is on, such as Semblance-Fenris.  Instantly, account bound item is transferred.  Will we see other future items become transferable?  That’s hard to say.  Account bound items work because they’re like pets and mounts were.  It’s easy to make it happen because they’re basically attached to the signature of your account rather than one character.  Either way, I’m going to bask in the glory of this news…just as soon as I figure out where all my BoA’s are located.

6 thoughts on “Winter Veil Comes Early For Alts

  1. tomeoftheancient December 11, 2013 / 7:19 am

    Yes, finding the heirlooms is sometimes a challenge for me, lol. I had to get an addon to finally track down one set.

    • JD Kenada December 11, 2013 / 9:38 am

      I know I don’t have any full sets, but I also know I have them scattered about.

  2. zwingli Whisperwind December 14, 2013 / 9:30 am

    One thing to remember, whenever the next Xpac comes; they are putting heirlooms on a page; like mounts and battle pets. So, they won’t be held by any particular alt we create for the purpose right now.

    That being said, the Xpac is what – 6 months away or so (my guesstamation). So, lets do what we do; but remember that it is a transient situation.

    For the moment, I’m going to be storing all of my BoAs on Sentinels. 😉

    Z

    • JD Kenada December 14, 2013 / 9:50 am

      Has the heirloom page actually been confirmed? I’ve seen much talk about it, but nothing concrete thus far.

      As for the expansion, I would be impressed if it were out that fast at this point. You have to think development is going to hit a slowdown over the next 2-3 weeks for the holidays. I don’t expect a Beta announcement any time soon and you still need to tack a few months on after that announcement comes.

      • zwingli Whisperwind December 14, 2013 / 2:59 pm

        Yeah, the slow down is going to hit for sure. We might be lucky to have a Beta by Summer.

        I’ve heard about the Heirloom Screen from the podcasts that I listen to. It seems to have been mentioned at Blizzcon, but of course I wasn’t there. Also, nothing is for sure until the Xpac rolls out; including whatever may be on the Beta at any given point and time.

        Still, I like the idea of it!

        z

        • JD Kenada December 14, 2013 / 4:05 pm

          I like the idea of it as well and have talked about it for some time myself. I just remember things like Path of the Titans, so I tend to wait until it’s official.

          I can guarantee you a Beta before the summer months hit.

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