I'm on a fairly dead server (RP-PVE, ranked about 20th from the bottom in the EU for raid progress) with no mention so far of any virtual realm merger. Now that my guild has fallen apart, stopping raiding (we got to 9/14 in a few weeks when SoO came out then imploded), I am thinking of changing server to try to find a raiding guild. However, I have no idea about the best way to pick a replacement server - any advice or tips or experiences people can share?
I'm a competent tank but casual - I think heroic raids are probably beyond my skill - whereas most of the guilds recruiting on the sub-forum on this site seem to be more serious. At the moment, I am a weekend raider (only able to raid Fri, Sat or Sun), although that may change after September.
My son came back to wow and made a character on a highly populated EU server, walking into a raid slot in a guild starting to progress on SoO, so I know it is possible. But the cost of moving, broadly defined (I have about 10 alts and some online friends I'd have to leave behind) is making me cautious about leaping in.
Thanks for any advice!