Character Copy Question(s)

  • If we copied our characters over on Friday when is the next time frame available to copy again? I read we can only copy once a week but am requesting that this be moved up to twice a week so we can carry out testing with different equipment types and builds. The items available on the PTR test server in the AH aren't adequate enough to do full tweaking so I've bought items on the live server to test out different builds with.

    Also, when the character copy becomes available, do we have to delete the current character that's on the PTR prior to copying over again, or will it just over write the current one with the one being copied from the live server?
  • If we copied our characters over on Friday when is the next time frame available to copy again? I read we can only copy once a week but am requesting that this be moved up to twice a week so we can carry out testing with different equipment types and builds. The items available on the PTR test server in the AH aren't adequate enough to do full tweaking so I've bought items on the live server to test out different builds with.


    We're reducing the reset period between character copies from 7 days to 72 hours. The change should apply retroactively, so this means that if you copied your characters over last Friday, you should be able to copy them again once the change is implemented.

    So, basically (going forward), once you copy over your characters, you'll be able to copy them again 72 hours later.

    09/25/2012 09:08 PMPosted by Emmortal
    Also, when the character copy becomes available, do we have to delete the current character that's on the PTR prior to copying over again, or will it just over write the current one with the one being copied from the live server?


    You won't need to delete your characters. The copy system will just overwrite your current set automatically. :)
  • One more thing to keep in mind that the character copy system uses "snapshots" of your characters to copy over the data from your Diablo III account to your PTR account. At the moment, snapshots are taken once every 24 hours, so if you make some changes to your characters (i.e. buy or sell items) right before you copy them to the PTR, those changes may not get transferred over.

    This is pretty standard, so if you buy a piece of gear that you really love and want to test it out on the PTR, you may want to wait a little bit before you copy your characters over.
  • 09/26/2012 06:13 PMPosted by Farmore
    Is the profile update a sign that the snapshot was renewed?


    It's probably a good sign, but I can't give you a 100% guarantee -- not without poking around further. I can try to get that information for you, but it may take some time.
  • Sure thing! Not sure when that change is going live, but it should be soon(ish).
  • 09/26/2012 07:33 PMPosted by Pain
    the 72 hours is working, or will it be added yet?


    Looks like the cooldown was reduced from 7 days to 3 days just this morning. :)