Original Post: http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3902476&Main=3902476#Post3902476
Hello folks. I'm very pleased to announce that US to Europe character transfer - the process of moving your City of Heroes character from one set of servers to another - is finally going to be available to players soon. We are currently on track to have this service available before the launch of City of Villains.
This means that anyone in Europe who has an active or inactive account on the City of Heroes (US) servers should be able to transfer their existing characters to the City of Heroes (Europe) servers. They'll benefit from lower ping servers, a fully localised game (French/German) and of course, being able to find teammates at more European friendly times.
For anyone who has already 'made the leap' and joined us on the European servers after playing on the US servers, you will be able to bring your previous characters across to join your new heroes. For anyone who has wanted to join the European servers but didn't want to leave their high-level characters behind, this is the solution.
Now, if you want to stay in the US - that's cool. EU players will be able to purchase US CoV online via the plaync online store when CoV launches but it is your choice where you want to play.
We will have much more information on character transfer available next week, but we wanted to let you know the good news early.
As final details and documentation are still being worked on, we can't answer all of your (no doubt many) questions on character transfer just yet. Please bear with us; we'll answer everything we can in time.
Rest assured though... character transfer is coming.
Thanks for your patience.