Hello! With the recent surge in population for Classic Era, I want to try and start getting the ball rolling for the Zandalar Tribe RPPvP realm. In my opinion, this server has massive potential and it’s just sitting there waiting to fulfil that potential.
This is the call to action for anyone interested in playing on an RPPvP server! I know I am only one person, so this may ring hollow to many people (and I’m sure some of the replies will express that). However, the server isn’t ever going to populate itself, and unless we put in the effort to get it populated, the potential this server has will be lost. I’ve seen the effort people put in to get the word out about the Firemaw and Pyrewood clusters, and I want to see that start for Zandalar Tribe. Be the change you want to see and all that.
RPPvP servers are my favourite type of WoW server, the mixture of world PvP with roleplay is such a great and underrated combo in WoW. I’m sure anyone who played on Zandalar Tribe or Grobbulus back in 2019 classic knows what I mean. It’s a very unique kind of server, with a very different atmosphere that results in some of the most interesting and immersive PvP and RP events I’ve ever seen in WoW.
Here are some of the positives I feel Zandalar Tribe Era offers:
• No connected realms - Just like the RPPvE server Hydraxian Waterlords, Zandalar Tribe is NOT connected to any other realms. So you won’t see players with a server name after their player name in chat or in the world. It’s one server, and one community. This also means you have to pick one faction and stick to it (beyond playing multiple accounts).
• It’s a pseudo “fresh start” - With so few people on the server right now, it’s essentially a fresh start realm, or is as close as we can get without Blizzard releasing a new one. The AH is all but empty, and there’s only a handful of people on the realm currently. This is one of the most exciting aspects about the realm, as it’s essentially new lands for anyone that wants to play here.
• No fully geared characters - Another positive of the low starting population is that you won’t see many people running around in phase 6 Naxx gear.
• A place for RPers to play away from the Hardcore scene - As many of you probably know, the Hardcore community has exploded in popularity on the RPPvE server Hydraxian Waterlords. While I have nothing but good things to say about the hardcore community and the premise of it, due to their unique rules which includes no grouping, playing on Hydraxian as a non hardcore character can be a very frustrating experience, as you have to wait regularly in queues for any singular mob such as Goldtooth or Zalazane. Zandalar Tribe would offer a less constrictive environment for players wanting an RP realm without the anti-social hardcore rule set dominating the population.
I am hopeful there are others out there like me, that want to play on a RPPvP server again, but haven’t taken the plunge due to the tiny server size. If any of this interests you, please considering making a character on Zandalar Tribe to help rebuild the community and get the ball rolling! It will take time, but I am confident that if the interest exists, the realm will start to repopulate again.
Cheers to anyone that read this far. Hopefully I’ll see some of you in game.
UPDATE: Both factions have a guild now.
Alliance: Recharged - Message Zee or Gattir.
Horde: Servers Last Hope - Message Annyeong, Tuaro, Juice or Lerroy.
Update 2: There is now a Zandalar Tribe discord server! - discord.gg/ ArMq35f5wF