Disclaimer: I do not wish to instigate a flame war between PvP players and PvE players. Try to refrain from flaming the other side and simply answer the questions in a calm manner.
The reason I'm starting this thread is because I've noticed that many players on PvP realms seems to be very uninterested in the WPvP aspect. The last time I can remember WPvP flourishing was in vanilla to mid TBC, back when I actually liked it myself. Since then I got attacked occasionally but many people of the opposing faction seemed be more interested in minding their own business rather than engage in outdoor PvP. I recently got back to the game from a break since about mid dragon soul patch, with coalesced realms being a new feature for me. I'd assume that world PvP would be more common, and it definitely is. The thing is, it got even more apparent how many people who actually didn't try to engage me in combat.
If I were to estimate, I'd say 2 out of 5 (tops) of the red players I come across in the world try to kill me. The rest just go about their business pretty much. Most the PvP deaths I've suffered during my leveling in MoP was from 90 players swooping down and oneshotting and then continue on their merry way, but very few players who were questing in the same zone started fighting me.
For me personally, the only reason I'm on a PvP realm is because my friends won the majority vote the last time we moved to a new realm, which was several years back. I have since leveled (and moved) many characters to this realm, but I have no interest at all in world PvP and would prefer to play on a PvE realm. Forking out 180€ to transfer all the characters I play is out of the question though, so I remain where I am whether I like it or not. You need not ask that I never initiate fights, or even fight back when being attacked. The thing I noticed though is that I am far from alone in behaving like this. Being stranded on a PvP realm is obviously a situation I don't want to be in, and I assume others who share my predicament feel the same, which is why I'm asking.
If you are uninterested in WPvP yet play on a PvP realm, do you wish to move realms? As a PvP player, how do you feel about having some players that are apathetic towards World PvP out in the world when you are out there trying to fight? Do you consider it a problem? Is it in any way harmful for the WPvP climate? Is it something that you pay any mind?
Again, I would like to remind people to keep it civil. These kinds of discussions tend to be one side bashing the other and I would like to avoid that, if possible. To achieve this I would hope that you try to avoid stories about how much you hate PvP, or how fun you think it is to grief or any other response to that effect. Read the questions in the paragraph above, answer them yes or no, and explain your reasoning.