Today was supposed to be the day. Today was supposed to be fun. Today was supposed to be the day I set forth for a brave new world, , strike forth from my current server, to find greener pastures at another.
This did not happen. I was all set, I had everything packed up, I transferred ownership of the guild to my main character, followed my own checklist, logged onto the BNet site (using my handy dandy authenticator) only to be greeted (rather impolitely might I add) by this:
This character must be a Guild Master for at least 7 days to initiate this service.
I did not find this amusing. I thought it was an error. In fact I was downright steamed. All in a flurry I create a web ticket explaining what happened and I got a response (rather quickly, under 30 minutes, good job CS team!) telling me that the Guild Master character has to hold that rank for seven days. Huh? Where does it say that? Turns out, it does, just not in what I was reading. That’s right, I was set back a full week because the two things they clipped out of the blog post was this:
In addition, the Guild Master character must have occupied the rank for a minimum of 7 days.
As Guild Master, what if I want to transfer leadership to another character? When can the new Guild Master use one of the guild services?
The Guild Master character must have occuppied that rank for a minimum of 7 days before they will be able to initiate one of the guild services. If you transfer leadership, even amongst characters on the same account, that character will need to wait 7 days for the cooldown to expire.
I politely responded that I was a long time paying customer, I was trying to pay them more money, and could they please just waive this requirement? Nope. Unconvinced, I phoned up Blizz tech support (only like 3 minutes waiting too, again, good job CS!) and after 5 minutes trying to spell out my email (seriously, not joking about this one) the guy on the line tells me that yup, no way around it. So head hung low I’ve had to accept that I’ve been set back a full week because the one source of info I read omitted two crucial pieces, and I didn’t bother reading the support article on it.
So now I’m faced with a choice, do I unpack and go business as usual for another week and then pack up again? Or do I leave myself packed and focus on new alts on the new server (I sent my druid as an advanced scout, and have made and forgotten about at least 3 new alts already). I still don’t have a miner to smelt, which is hilarious since my druid has Blacksmithing and Engineering (good God people I have two wasted profession slots and you still read my blog?), perhaps this time would be better spent working towards more profession slots?
In other news I’ve caved and signed up for a twitter account, @Xsinthis, so I can Twitt with all the cool kids (that’s the verb they use right, Twitt?) and I’ve got a little Twitter widget on the blog now. Hopefully I can accomplish some cool things with this new setup, and stop being left out on so many conversations.