I was just checking Wowprogress.com and i noticed something which looks significant with the realm populations... That is that all of the top realms appear to be totally unbalanced in their Faction ratio.
Almost every one of the top progression realms have extremely bad ratios, theyre either almost exclusively Horde or Alliance. They are very rarely balanced at all. Most realms have 0/1 ratio which shows there is zero opposing faction presence, so these realms are only played with one faction.
US realms have 3 realms out of the top 20 which can be considered balanced - Kilrogg (rank8) 0.87/1 - Saurfang (rank11) 0.97/1 - Turalyon (rank20) 0.68/1.
EU realms have 2 realms out of the top 20 which can be considered balanced - Burning Legion (rank2) 0.70/1 - Дракономор (rank20) 0.61/1
Almost every realm is now exclusively either Alliance or Horde with next to zero presence of the opposing faction.
With this fact staring us in the face, isnt it time to admit that the Alliance Vs Horde aspect of Wow has gone?
Why do these two factions even exist in the game if they have almost no bearing on gameplay whatsoever?