Yes, stopped playing since on a dead realm
Same as you would be playing a single player game or something.
Btw, fellow WoW-players from the US, I hope you have posted a link to this poll at your forums aswell.
Last edited by Dezminion; 2013-03-14 at 03:03 PM.
I recently paid $55 to move my nelf from a dead pvp realm to a mid/high pop PvE realm and turn him into a Tauren. Personally, I don't mind spending the money cause I like the druid and he is more useful to me on my main realm. Some folks just can't afford the move, or are too proud to pay for it. There are even those who think they are entitled to it.
Personally, I think realms will most likely start merging (on the backend and very hush hush) by the launch for the next expac. Folks won't even realize they have been clumped together with 4 or 5 other realms until they all see each other in SW or Org.
Server merges would be great, as long as there were options to not be forced into CRZ. I think they could also do server transitions. My old server, Dentarg, used to be a PvP server. It was so dead and imbalanced (1:20 horde to alliance ratio) that they offered free transfers for everyone to 2 different realms and made Dentarg into a PvE server.
I was able to gather the amount of honor I needed to an alt of mine, so I flew to PvP-vendors at the Wall of Pandaland, shit, I nearly peed my pants, there actually were OTHER ppl there, A LOT of them. When I go there here at Haomarush, there might be one or two at the vendors, but there was like 30+...
Indeed, WoW is ment to be MMO, it revolves around interaction between other ppl, when you have a dead realm, you will miss a lot of the game.
They need to do something and fast before this low pop creep becomes any more massive.
Raiders have been bailing off low pop realms for years, but now people are leaving the mid pop realms to. Everyone is going straight to the top 5-10 realms so they don't get stuck paying again in 3 months when the new realm dies off.
Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven?
It's funny how people say their realm used to never be dead and now getting a decent 10m guild isn't even an option. Guess what? Those people paid to move. Do the same or quit complaining.
People are just afraid that server merges is a sign of the game is dying. I remember Skullcrusher used to be such a vibrant server and dealing with massive queues. Around Cata, the population has dropped tremendously and alliance is pretty much dead.
It was actually one of my main reasons for quitting the game. My entire guild transferred off and, I didn't want to front a $50-$200 bill. I was intrigued by the whole cross realm zone idea which prompted me to renew for a month but, the only good out of it was world PvP. As long as people are paying $25-$55 per toon to leave, I don't expect Blizzard to ruin one of their money trees.
Also good luck running a 25 man guild on a low-medium pop realm. It's either high server pop or bust
It could be planned long before the merge or transfer and announced in good time too - say several months. I think that would be a good solution. I play on Skullcrusher and things are quiet. I would definitely not mind some activity. Remember the times when cities were buzzing with life? All sorts of games and discussions and social stuff? Me neither.
I could be wrong, but I don't think of anything negative in realm merging. I'd appreciate it for sure.
Yes, but its not going to happen unless loss from people leaving because of low pop outweighs PCTs milking profits.
those saying no are either playing on a populated realm or are enjoying being lonely. CRZ didn't even affect most low pop realms.
Should they do it? yes. Will they? no.
Low population realms aren't fun. WoW is designed to be played with friends!
Blizzard is investigating making it easier to move all of your characters to a new realm.
There aren't any easy solutions, especially when players hear that Mal'ganis has a good raiding community or Tichondrius has a good PvP community. This results in players transferring or creating characters on high population realms, making popular realms grow faster, while lower population realms die faster.
Merging or shutting down realms isn't possible because many players like their realm, have a character name they like, and don't want to be forced out or to change their name.
Lol they're still only investigating, must be the longest investigation ever. If police were to investigate crimes in this manner, not a signle crime would ever be solved.
they should but they wont since activision wants more money and well they pretty much stated today that they had no intention of merging low pop servers but to give you an option to transfer all your character ( IM SURE FOR A FEE)
Blizzard isn't going to force anyone off of a realm and through a possible name change that they don't want to do. I think a few days of free transfers from low population realms to mid-size realms would be fine. But forcing people off? Not going to happen.
So, voted no.
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