After a surprise announcement of The Burning Crusade Classic last week, Blizzard finally announced plans about their character cloning service that allows players to play both Classic Era realms where they can play on patch 1.13 and continue onto TBC servers as well.
Players were angry at the $35 USD price tag Blizzard slapped onto the service as it only covered one character resulting in players needed to spend a lot of money just to keep their characters on both servers.
Along with the other microtransactions coming to TBC, players were not happy with such a high price.
WoW Classic TBC: Blizzard Respond To Player Feedback Over Expensive Character Cloning Fee
Blizzard said in a blue post today, "This service – providing a player with a second copy of a character in a different game – is new for us. Our original concept of the value of this service was largely based on how we price other optional items and services. We want players who choose Classic Era realms to feel as though their choice comes with the possibility that they’ll be able to build relationships and guilds with other players they can count on."
Classic players welcome the more reasonable price, however, some players are still worried about the introduction of microtransactions into the classic version of the game.
A reminder that all Auction Houses on classic servers will be going down tonight as Blizzard prepares for the character cloning service and pre-patch launch returning on May 18th after weekly maintenance.