Pretty much… In a way I cant blame anyone who does because in the end you want the interaction and if you see that on one side/in one area you’re not as likely to get it, you move on over. You’ll only have so much time and you don’t wanna spend it on a eventuality.
Or perhaps because of the shortage of potential rp participants, there’s also a lack of interest because there isn’t as much variety of characters at a time or interesting groups in a location
But on the other hand, it doesn’t help and only furthers the problem we currently have, which if you couple that with a reluctancy to actually engage with one another as mentioned by Obtala is kinda the crux of the problem.
I wish that there was a way to merge more roleplayers in considering that there are probably some realms that suffer all the same, perhaps with flipped faction ratios and lower overall playercount to begin with.
Having more people overall would encourage use of more locations that aren’t just hubs and encourage ‘on the road’ rp because more settlements would actually have people rping in them.
Duskwood has a lot of people traveling along the road and it would be nice if some areas would have a back and forth in terms of people traveling inbetween and bumping into each other.
If there is interest, maybe we can set up a horde camp nearby/use one of the existing settlements (with some explanation and reasoning as to why) to encourage more crossfaction rp.
One of my initial ideas was to use moonbrook but I found it fairly unusable due to being populated by hostile npc’s.
The plot would’ve been that perhaps the nobility of stormwind , having had prior trouble with the deadmines would have allowed some horde workers to settle there for a time to mine ore for them in exchange for some form of suitable reward, this way they wouldnt endanger their own people. Which could have then led to players forming a supply chain and ic moving ore shipments to nearby towns which opens it up for casual rp as well as conflict rp if people wanted to try ambushing it, the repercussions of that, etc.
If anyone else has any ideas feel free to share em, because if something like this catches on and perhaps a few rp guilds would back such an idea, it could really give a big boost to overall abundance of rp.