After spending almost two years on this server, and finally achieving the goals I wanted, it’s time for me to retire until TBC. For those of you who think that Pyrewood Village is the best PVE server, you are so terribly, terribly wrong. Maybe WillE and Numidia could make a video about the server situation as well since this is just a viewpoint from one neutral player.
Spoiled, unrealized, without attention in RL are the three words that best describe the 50% of the server community. You are HR-ing an item they want? You will be crucified. You don’t pop the head in SW at a certain time? You’ll be swarmed with toxic whispers. Did you make a mistake in a PVE environment? Be ready to be called out on voice or raid chat.
Kudos to all the nice people I had a chance to play with.
It’s not a lie when I say that economy is f***ed up on this server. It’s not as bad as on some other realms, that is true, but prices are so pumped up, and this will surely continue into TBC and not all the new farming sources will help a casual player keep up with them.
Reasons for this are simple - Massive amounts of GDKP runs where the end split goes between 1k and 3k gold, where the organizers take around 50k per week for all the GDKPs they create during one week of raiding and of course bots in the usual farming spots in the open world, and the ones in Dire Maul, BRD, and Stratholme.
With all this, there is no way for a casual guild to clean Naxx or for even some semi-hardcore guild to have all of their 40 players always ready for Naxx on a weekly basis.
There are a lot of raids going on every single day, which allows a lot of players to gear up their alts. Unfortunately, that’s where the positive thing about raiding ends.
Most of the raids are GDKP ones, while the ones which are SR-based have, basically, half of the worthy items hard-reserved by organizers. There is also one guild that doesn’t allow you to SR items even though they are open for soft reserve, just because your class doesn’t have priority over it.
The best example is the notorious trinket DFT. In their runs it is not available to SR this trinket by rogues, fury warriors, or feral druids in case there is a single tank that SR-ed it, because, in their opinion, DFT is always tanking priority and you’ll be asked to change your SR to something else.
Also, most of the PuG runs are led by incompetent raid leaders who aren’t able to hold their nerves after a single tiny mistake by any player. So if you are a new player, you won’t have a nice time in many of these runs.
It suffices to say there aren’t many groups for dungeon leveling, because everything is monopolized by boosters, starting from Deadmines, over Stockades and Scarlet Monastery, up to Maraudon and Zul’Gurub.
In one world - Oligarchy. The official PV Discord server is led by 5 players who don’t even play Classic that much, but rather make their final decision on a certain matter based on the words of their “favorites”. The “favorites” are human beings that are constantly hanging on Discord, adding fuel to the fire on all matters that don’t concern them, every single day, every single minute. There are no rules for them, but they’ll make sure that players that are involved in certain, let’s say, trial, get the worst possible treatment during that process. Alongside the “untouchable” five, they are the judge, jury, and executioner. I’ve only read the world buff channel for 99% of my time on that Discord, but the toxicity is present in there nevertheless. This kind of behavior is allowed on Discord, even though it’s prohibited under server rules.
Welcome to Pyrewood Village! Hope you’ll have a nice time in TBC!