Looks like people were being stubborn and they had to sweeten the deal? Another pet and some Black Hole Commendations.Earn Rewards for Free Character Transfers
The response to the Free Character Transfer Service so far has been fantastic. Hundreds of thousands of players have already taken advantage of this free service to move their characters to new servers where it’s easier to find groups and play with friends. This initial service is still available and allows qualifying characters to be transferred at no charge from selected origin servers to selected destination servers.
In appreciation for the community’s support of the Free Character Transfer service, we are giving all characters on qualifying servers (including all destination servers) an in-game pet, the Gannifari, and 25 Black Hole Commendations to help purchase high level gear. Visit http://www.swtor.com/transfer
for a list of qualifying servers....
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