So, just as a short brief, before Mists of Pandaria we, the playerbase had a chance to "sell our souls" to Blizzard for one year and by doing that we got a guaranteed (nearly 100%....) invitation to Beta test.
At the moment there are quite a number of realms at EU and I bet at US too that are either Ghost Towns or just dominated by either A or H faction.
I would like to hear your opinions from this kind of suggestion.
You would sign up for a new "Annual Pass" and by doing this you would continue subbing WoW for one year. By doing this you could choose one realm where at the moment you have toons on. This realm could not be changed afterwards.
And after the first month of the Annual Pass you would get one charter migration per month to the end of your Pass.
You could not transfer your toons anywhere you would like, but Blizz would have chosen few realms (medium populated and unbalanced ones) from the list you would choose a realm where you would want to move your toons. Again this destination realm could not be changed after it has been chosen.
By doing something like this they would get players tied to the game for one year.
I personaly would like to see realm merges, since there are way too many realms at the moment, but for some reason I do not see it to be done.