Very very true. And honestly, it has all made me completely reassess how I feel about Blizzard. I’ve been a fan of theirs, trusting that they “know best” for many years, but that trust now is gone.
We’ve spent years being promised, and expecting a realm connection, but it never happened.
Honestly, the active population now, I think, is at the point where there are simply too many servers for the amount of people … the best solution is to just offer free transfers off realms such as Lightbringer/Mazrigos, enforce a transfer for the rest after a set period, and just shut them down.
Our guild, Dark Wolves, has been a constant on the realm since 2007. We’ve never been the best, or the fastest, but we’ve been welcoming, friendly and helpful. Of course we’ve gained our haters along the way, but that’s never been our doing, or our intent.
We’ve done our best for the realm, actively recruiting people from other realms regularly, until fairly recently. When it became obvious that, regardless of what we did or how many we recruited, more were leaving the realm than were joining it, that there were virtually no raiding guilds left, that the auction house was a wasteland, and that it was starting to feel underhand even attempting to bring new people to our realm, we just decided that we only had two choices. Either stick it out to the bitter end, and probably end up the way of the majority of other guilds - or leave before that happened.
Massive apologies to everyone who wanted to stay with us on Lightbringer/Mazrigos - I know there are some who have decided to stay regardless, and it’s a bit of a wrench to go. But, at the end of the day, we had to look to what was best for the many, not the few, or the one
Unfortunately, just as the character transfer sale started, Blizzard removed guild transfers (and every other guild service) from the store, and it looks like they’re not going to be back any time soon.
So we’ve had to make the difficult decision to leave our history, our achievements, behind, and set up a completely new guild on a new realm.
We would be happy to welcome prospective new members from our old home of Lightbringer/Mazrigos - feel free to look us up at www.darkwolves.eu for info and applications, come have a chat on our discord https://discord.gg/gQ2uBGe or just look us up in game … Dark Wolves - Tarren Mill (connected with Dentarg).