So here I am planning for my weekend raid. Rev’s out, and so is Slice, one of our two mages. And we had Drama last week that means I’m having to fill a melee slot in our roster, but I’ve got that filled. I’m going through my mental list of guildies, friends, etc, and it hits me.
What WoW really needs is one night stands.
What I mean by that is – I chat with lots of bloggers who play on lots of servers. Somewhere out there is probably a tank who’d love to help me out this weekend, to get our Nefarion kill at last and then do some Firelands. But he’s on another server, and he’s not going to transfer just to help me out for one week.
What if Blizzard offered temporary, cheap character transfers? What if you could pay them $5 and be on my server for two days? That would be so awesome. People who needed tanks or a spare mage for one night could advertise their needs. People who pug raids regularly could look for likely-seeming runs. People thinking about a server transfer to play with a new guild could try before they made the jump.
Yes, there could be problems, mostly related to gold selling or destabilizing the Auction House, but that could be solved. Make it so that a transferred character can’t take anything back with him, or something. I just think it would be awesome to be able to play wherever I wanted, when I wanted.