No characters were deleted in the migration. Your old characters still exist. They are holding tight to their names. Nobody can access the unmigrated characters. You will have to pick new names. Turbine does not have any account ownership information. The personal account information was deleted at the end of 2011 by Codemasters when they decommissioned their accounting servers per EU privacy laws.
Last edited by Yula_the_Mighty; Nov 06 2012 at 10:43 AM.
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