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.