Damn shame. Admittedly I didn't log onto the server yet this year, but i just got my custom gaming PC made and just felt an urge to play only to be greeted by this post.
I have played only one other BC private server 'cant recall name' and nothing else as far as emulators for BC or other wow expansions. With that said I don't know if I'll ever find another emulator 'at least for BC' to fill the hole Excalibur is about to leave. I am curious about this character transfer that is mentioned. No idea the workings of it, but I'll keep tabs and even plan to attend the final days of the server as the final countdown for Excalibur begins.
It's been so much fun being able to experience leveling my hunter 'Koraga' again and running heroics. I have to give my thanks for experiencing the completion of the Karazan and Gruul's Lair raid . Two things I never got to experience on retail. Even with my past experiences that's not to say i had more than a fair amount of cringey hunters moments still. Thank you Excalibur team for all the fun and experiences. It was comforting to know I could go back and replay the best WOW expansion, but of course all great things come to an end.