/agree All sorts of efforts recently to try and squeeze 'just a bit more blood' from the rock. - jacking up the price of the Collector's Edition, and later adding the teleport clicky to try and boost sales. ( Dinosaurs and a pirate ship, they did a great job of appealing to anyone with a bit of 7-year old boy left in them .I can see upping the price by $10, but $30? I wonder how well this has really worked out.) - requiring Test to buy TDS . . . I don't know how many accounts are on Test, but I highly suspect that the revenue gained vs. the bad blood generated makes this a losing proposition over the long term for SOE. (For those complaining about 'freeloaders,' would suspect that folks buying kroon, etc. on FV still generated some revenue for SOE.) - there is good reason for eliminating ROF's huge Partisan task EXP , but I can also see them deciding to go with the overall ROF and below nerf due to management thinking 'Hey! This will help encourage TDS sales!' (Yes, I know people affected by the nerf have already bought TDS. But remember, SOE management took almost a year to figure out that giving away free SC with Gold accounts, having repeated double SC sales and bonus days for SC cards, and allowing people to buy subscriptions with SC would result in reduced subscription income.) I wouldn't be surprised if they wait until they shut down test server before allowing transfers, but when they do - they will allow transfers one way or another. No way they are going to pass up the revenue - How many players will want to start over, even with a 'free Heroic character' - vice will likely walk? Does SOE want to gamble on that? - Why make it harder for players who might otherwise quit to move to a server where they will be paying $10-$15/month? I suspect that they will do something to try and limit plat and gear coming back from test - maybe eliminate everything with a 'copied' tag, come up with a new version of 'defiant' armor for suddenly naked level 100s/105s. Hard to see how many people would object if they come back with gear that either a) they did loot themselves, or b) is no better (and likely a bit worse) than what most groupers of similar level are wearing. No skin off my back if they come over. So they got double XP? Big deal - they won't negatively impact my play. I don't expect my guild to give a chetari's patooti that I have 14k AA - I expect them to care whether or not I can perform as required on raids. Likewise I don't think that they are going to care where someone transferring from test got their AA; they will care whether or not they can perform. If someone transferring over from Test has any 'moral failings' like some in this thread allege are widespread on test, I would expect that that would be revealed during the app period.