Okay I finally was successful in moving my character over.
I was wrong that I had thought I met the requirements for my character.
When I was still doing 1.o, I had released my retainers from service before the shut down, thinking I was doing the right thing. However, I guess SE still had my character programmed with retainers that I thought I got rid of. That obviously was not the case.
Go to the retainer vocate and you may see you have no retainers to hire, however when you go to create a retainer, when you have the option to give it it's nickname, the name of your former retainer(s) will be automatically in the nickname field. Once you have recreated them, then try and go back to do a transfer.
I hope this helps anyone else who was having the same problem as I did.
Edited, Oct 16th 2013 2:28pm by LillithaFenimore
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