Trion Worlds announced over Facebook that as part of a ‘gift’ to it’s user base server transfers in the advent of patch 1.3.
“Long time coming” players have said, however there is a twist in this tale, not only are these transfers free, but can be done one per character per 7 days within select servers within the player’s server territory, guild leaders can also move their guild’s level across with them too.
“MMOs are all about playing with your friends no matter which server they’re on, and that’s why we’re offering this as a free service to our subscribers,” said Scott Hartsman, the Executive Producer. “RIFT is both a game and a service, and adding free server transfers is just one more way we can make this the best possible MMO experience available.”
The Facebook page then goes on to say: “Character transfers will remain a free service for the foreseeable future, and could become a permanent addition to the RIFT experience. Subscribers will be able to perform the transfers inside of the game itself once the patch is live.”
A FAQ is also posted on their forums