There will be another large database cleanup in a few weeks time and any characters below level 75 that have not been logged in for more than 5 years will be deleted from the database.
At present, this will result in the deletion of 36,533 characters, freeing up a lot of resources and improving the quality and stability of the game server, and also freeing up character names.
This will likely become a regular part of the weekly or monthly maintenance to keep the database lean and to free up character names.
What will be deleted?
Characters level 1-74
What is the criteria?
Not logged in for 5 years or more.
Not a guild leader.
How can I prevent my character from being deleted?
Just log your character into the game. This will update it's last used timestamp and prevent it from being included in this mass deletion.
Note: Please spread the word and inform your guild members and friends since not everyone reads the forums.