Unused World of Warcraft Names Available Ahead of Warlords of Draenor Release
World of World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor will be available to the players this November and before it comes out, Blizzard has decided to free up some of the unused names. The pre patch (6.0.2) will free up all the names that have not been used since November 13, 2008.
According to Blizzard, all the unused name since that date will be made available to players creating a new account or using the paid Character Name Change service.
“With the upcoming Warlords of Draenor pre-patch (6.0.2), we will be releasing sidelined characters’ names back into the wild. Any characters that have not logged into the game since November 13, 2008 will have their names freed up, making them available to anyone creating a new character or using the paid Character Name Change service.”
If you want to save your name from going to someone else, then, before the pre-patch 6.0.2 goes live, you must log in to the game with every character who’s name you want to keep.
“Our goal with this great name liberation is to make sure new and returning players have a large and varied pool of names available to choose from—so log in now if you wish to preserve your unused characters’ names for your journey intro Draenor.”
World of Warcraft has been losing subscribers over the years and it is only logical to free up character names that haven’t been used for a long time for new subscribers. Warlords of Draenor is set in an alternative universe of Draenor, the original home of the Orcs. The upcoming expansion is the only one to be set before the main timeline.
The wait is almost over as you will be able to get your hands on the expansion on November 13, 2014.