payment is not the problem. i cna find someone in HK, i can use credit card, i could pay luna with women (or men? o_0 ), etc etc....
there are ways...
ping and connection is one HUGE problem that simply cannot be overcome. character transfer is not a "problem". but its a PAIN, becuase its not just levelling a char to 60. its that basically my chars are very well geared. and it took a lot of time. and reputation grinds and so on and so on. that WILL hurt.
i will still check when TBC is coming out here in china. it has to be out. players are going into idle mode and 9C should notice it.
i just pray. (and hope luna comes back maybe after tbc, to play a fully geared rogue who kicks ass, and we create a mean mean raid of people who play one step ahead of the general public, pushing and going for first kills on server / real / country / region. i know how we play. and we are able to do it. add some chinese fun guys who are on the same trip than us (got some in mind), and we are good to go. esp, without having locals with us, we will never know the bugs for the bosses...lol)
Come and join on Starcraft 2 as well =]