During the last couple of years, one suggestion from the community was seen time and time again: the wish to have one’s own character transferred to another server. Some MMOs offer such a feature as a fee-required service. Rappelz – also developed by Gala Lab – is just one example.
The FlyFF team behind publisher WEBZEN has always told players that such a feature would not be possible for FlyFF. Inside the client, however, a file can be located which leads to a different conclusion.
Hints towards a character transfer feature inside the FlyFF resource files
A considerably huge part of the FlyFF data lies directly within the client, compiled inside the respective .res files. We have contrived ways and means to extract the files hidden inside. We do this primarily because we want to check what has changed client-side with each server maintenance.
A while ago, our IT dude has stumbled upon a file called ‘servermoveinfo.inc’. Inside this file, the following contents can be found:
** 월드 이동 조건과 주의사항 **FlyFF Client – servermoveinfo.inc
※ 월드 이동 조건
– 60레벨 미만은 이동할 수 없습니다.
– 길드에 가입되어 있으면 이동할 수 없습니다.
– 사제를 맺고 있으면 이동할 수 없습니다.
– 커플을 맺고 있으면 이동할 수 없습니다.
– 군주 집권 기간 동안은 이동할 수 없습니다.
– 봉인된 캐릭터, 페린은 이동할 수 없습니다.
– 2,100,000,000 페냐 이상은 이동할 수 없습니다.
※ 월드 이동 시 주의 사항
– 이동을 희망하는 월드에 반드시 1개 이상의 여유 슬롯이 있어야 합니다.
– 미니룸 정보가 초기화 됩니다.
– 우편함 정보가 초기화 됩니다.
– 메신저 정보가 초기화 됩니다.
– 월드 이동 신청이 완료되면 반영일까지 게임에 접속할 수 없습니다.
월드 이동을 신청 하시겠습니까?
Sadly, our Korean is a bit rusty, which is why we have run the text through a translator. The following shows the results of this translation with a few tweaks from our side:
** Server Transfer Conditions and Cautions ** ※ Server transfer conditions - You cannot move below level 60. - If you are in a guild you cannot move. - You cannot move if you have an angel (PK system). - If you have an active partner, you cannot move (Couple system). - You cannot move if you are the current Lord. - Sealed characters and Perin cannot be move. - You cannot move more than 2,100,000,000 Penya. ※ Notes on server transfer - There must be at least one free character slot on the server you wish to move to. - Mini room information will be reset. - Mailbox information is will be reset. - Messenger information will be reset. - After completing the server transfer application, you cannot access the game until the set date. Would you like to apply for a server transfer?
Will we be able to use the character transfer soon?
To be honest, we do not think that we will be able to access this feature at all. This file is not a new one inside the client. In reality, it has been there for what seems like an eternity. Although we cannot say for certain, we think it unlikely that this feature is available in the Korean version of FlyFF. Presumably, Gala Lab thought about bringing such a feature to life, but ultimately abandoned the idea. In light of the coming server merges, such a feature would be rendered useless for us now anyways.
Still, this find remains an interesting one. We keep asking ourselves why Gala Lab never finished this feature. After all, it could have been offered as a fee-based service.
What do you think about a character transfer service in general? Would you like such a feature to be implemented and would you actually pay money to use it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!