A Race Change is a paid service that was first available on October 27, 2009. Characters can change their race for $25 (USD) but not the faction.
- The character must be a least level 10.
- Changing to an Allied Race requires you to reach level 20 or above and will not unlock Heritage Armor.
- Death Knights must be level 60 or above.
- Pending Name Changes, Appearance Changes, or Character Transfers prevent the purchase of a Race Change.
- Each Race Change includes an Appearance Change and optional Name Change services. If you choose a new character name, other players cannot use the old name on the realm for 30 days. You can create a new character with the old name within that time if you want to keep it.
- The reputation level associated with the character's previous race is switched with that of the character's new race. All other reputations are unaffected.
- Note: Allied Race reputations are neutral. Converting to or from an Allied Race will have no effect on those reputation levels.
- The character's Armory profile will eventually reflect the changes.
What doesn't change
- Equipment, Inventory, and Currencies—some quest items will not carry over.
- Talents, Glyphs, and Professions
- Mount, Pet, and Toy Collections
- Achievements and Titles
- Flight points
- Friend and Ignore lists
- Guild Affiliation
Note: Certain race-specific quests may remain on the character, despite being impossible to complete
- It was officially announced in early September 2009.
- Despite race change aspects of the Faction Change service, the mechanisms are different.
- Goblin and Worgen race changes were available at Cataclysm release.
- ^ Crygil 2009-09-03. Re: Faction Change Question. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved on 2009-09-08.
- ^ Faction Change FAQ Part 2. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2009-09-08.
- ^ Zarhym 2009-10-19. 38. Re: Blizzard is lying. Archived from the original on 2009-10-19. Retrieved on 2009-10-21.
- ^ 2010-11-10. Cataclysm Paid Faction and Race Changes. Retrieved on 2010-11-12.