I personally hate the campaign locking. It caters to a minority of players while making it more difficult for most people to play with friends. Regardless, it didn't bother me too much until I ran into Zenimax's/Bethesda's crap customer service. If those are the rules, then so be it, but I like to informed of how such mechanics are being implemented. Also, I expect this to be done in game, not through forums... twitch.. or anywhere else.
When entering a campaign we're shown a simple warning stating the campaign will be faction locked until it's over. At no point does the message inform us that we'll automatically remain in the campaign once the 30 days is over, or that we will have to pay a 100k fee, per character, to exit a campaign. In other words, there's no waiting until the campaign is over and then selecting a new campaign as it starts. We still have to pay.
In my case, I found this out when I logged onto a character after a 30 day campaign ended, and discovered this character was still locked into the campaign. I want to point out this toon was not in Cyrodiil when I logged onto it. I had taken several characters to campaigns during the previous 30 days, not realizing I was racking up a hefty fine for doing so. When I contacted customer service regarding the issue, I received a message mentioning planned implementation of safety guards to prevent such things from happening and a statement saying their tool limitations prevent customer service from unlocking campaigns. I was also given a tip to look at each character's saved location on the character selection screen before logging into the game, to prevent accidental campaign locks. The problem with this is, as I stated before, my character wasn't in Cyrodiil when I logged in (which I had stated in my ticket). So the solution to not getting auto-campaign locked is to... not log in my character ever?
This whole issue could have been avoided if Zeni/Behesda could have been bothered to properly communicate the mechanics with customers, instead of providing an inaccurate warning stating we'd be locked until the end of the campaign (which wasn't true).
Pluse, Zeni… get rid of that stupid 100k fee. I should be able to place all 10 of my toons into new campaigns every 30 days without paying 1 mil in fees.
I didn't realize that trying to PvP would leave me feeling like I had preodered Fallout 76, a canvas bag, a bottle of crap rum, and submitted a customer service ticket that would dox my info. I managed to not do any of those things, and still feel the burn of Bethesda customer service.