I believe everybody here knows about the realm being dominated by the horde with a little unhealthy balance from the very begining. This became a bigger problem with phase 2 where wpvp made the server a lot worse for alliance having to corpse walk all day long by horde with the bigger numbers. To address this problem blizzard decided to release battlegrounds earlier, which I believe is a good thing for the community of course.
On december 4th, alliances guilds with highest influence on the server just decided to transfer suddently just before the deadline of the free transfer service ending. It created a snowball effect where almost every guilds left on the server also transfering. I just don’t understand how blizzard let this happen to be honest? How can you let the faction with least population leave their server freely, this is just the opposite way of balancing things out! Of course when you are the minority and you can flip the table you will grab this opportunity, why wouldn’t you?
Then the snowball effect continued, with a very considerable amount of horde guild transfering also. I’m not giving any numbers here because I have no way to prove them but data I’ve seen today is very alarming, also played the game all day, It’s very easy to say ‘‘dead server’’ out loud now. There is almost no hope to see the realm survive such a big exile and the ratio H:A is at the worst it can possibly be. The very few remaining allies on the server will soon stop to play the game not able to accomplish anything as an mmo game isn’t just a rpg, you need a community to enjoy the game.
So In just a day or 2 the server went from a high active population to a ‘‘soon to be dead’’ population. All this was cause in the first place by the free character service been available to everybody on a high populated server for who knows how long.
Before anybody ask the question Dread guild took the very hard decision after hours of debate and consulting his members to remain on the server as we didn’t want to leave behind a good amount of people because of the time frame been too short notice. Most of us, we chose to be on a high population server from the launch day to have a good and healty competition on Flamelash and it was something we believe blizzard was going to offer and try to maintain as much as possible.
This is very disappointing and all we can hope is a solution from blizzard to fix their own mistake of letting the community throw the towel on the server and go for the easy solution offered to them. then what If you miss the boat? What’s can you do about it?
I don’t think it is just a feeling but blizzard end up releasing just a little too many servers and if they want the community to still play in the long term. I cannot stress this enough but we need something and as soon as possible.
I believe the best scenario would be to merge some low population servers together while as much as possible try to balance them with a healty ratio of horde vs alliance. And please don’t say that cross realm battleground will fix the ratio. Those don’t have any influence on the honor calculation, the economy, world pvp, AQ war effort, world boss and much more.
If not then maybe paid transfer could also be a viable solution with a certain amount of rules, etc. Nontheless the situation is critical. Please blizzard we are counting on you to listen again to your dear community and address this issue.