I'd like to see a new system that does not affect the old system but is only used for new shards added. This would be a character system that would allow you 10 characters. They would be the same characters used on the new shards. So, once you entered a shard you would then be able to pick from these 10 characters. So, you would not have to build your character on 1 shard but could build your 10 characters on all of the new shards. This would allow you to keep the same macro set, same character, name and type. Once the log in proccess begins, it could automatically change skill caps, stats, and gear as well as items in the backpack. Those things could stay server specific. Housing could be made so you would need to refresh. The shards could be set up as test shards so that if the server was reset, you would lose everything except for your character and if the shard was re-opened and you're logging back in, you would be given whatever that shard had to offer as a new player. Then they could create a few different shards and allow you to pick 10 characters, optional, or start new characters so, that you could test the new shards and remain active on them.