World of Warcraft name purge coming to old characters


May 4, 2013
Players with old-but-precious World of Warcraft characters who haven't logged in for years may want to do so now.

Blizzard announced on Monday that it will enact a game-wide "character name reclamation" along with the release of upcoming major patch 6.0.2.

The reclamation will remove names from characters who have not logged in since November 13, 2008. The game launched in November 2004, meaning the purge will free up four years' worth of disused monikers.

"Our goal with this great name liberation is to make sure new and returning players have a large and varied pool of names available to choose from - so log in now if you wish to preserve your unused characters' names for your journey intro Draenor," Blizzard explained.

In August, Blizzard announced a World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor release date of November 13.

Warlords of Draenor will explore the franchise's history across the new continent of Draenor, formerly presented as the shattered Outland. It will also increase World of Warcraft's level cap to 100 and offer players the option to immediately boost one new or existing character to level 90.

The expansion will also introduce visual upgrades that will increase the polygon counts of some player models more than fivefold.

Source: World of Warcraft name purge coming to old characters - CVG UK