Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 04:38 BST
ArenaNet explains Guild Wars 2 world transfer mechanics
Guild Wars 2 players will have the option to transfer their home world once every seven days according to ArenaNet.
In a new ArenaNet Blog post, Martin Kerstein explained that players will be able to transfer their account to a new home world for a charge of 1,800 gems per transfer, with a limit of one world transfer every seven days per account. The transfer will shift all existing characters attached to the account across to the new home world, and will represent that world in the game’s world-versus-world (WvW) format.
Players will be able to play with friends on different home worlds by way of the game’s free “guesting” feature, but certain restrictions will be in place. “For instance, you will not be able to participate in WvW while guesting,” Kerstein explains.
The ability to transfer worlds will be present in this weekend’s Beta Event, although guesting will not be available at this stage. All players will be entitled to 2,000 gems free of charge, enabling them to purchase a world transfer if they so wish.
Upon the game’s release, players who choose a home world different to the region where they purchased the game will be logged out for a short period of time while their account is moved to their new region.
The Beta Weekend Event is scheduled from April 27 to April 29.