Topic To Whom It May Concern: A Server Issue
90 Night Elf Rogue
Edited by Kelticfox on 13/04/12 14:04 (BST)
To Whom It May Concern,
With the upcoming expansion and the already stated that a major focus of the expansion will be the war between Horde and Alliance, I would like to state some issue I feel, as a player, need to be addressed.
Shattered Hand has a grossly imbalanced horde to alliance ratio. Long standing alliance guilds are migrating to other servers, long time alliance characters are changing to horde. When speaking to these guilds and players its always because of the lack of alliance players.
This is exacerbating an already quite severe problem which needs to be addressed.
At my testing (polling active characters from the armoury) there are currently:
That means the server balance is 78.74% Horde / 21.26% Alliance
(The equation is ((100^(12504+3377))*12504 = 78.74%)
Mind you this polls active characters, not accounts, so the figures for current player balance will differ slightly.
In order for the server to, in essence, survive we need a migration to Alliance as the game is being/has become stagnant. With the upcoming expansion with a main focus on the interaction of the 2 factions, and personally I think its pretty imperative that the changes are pre-emptive rather then reactionary.
The imbalance is already having a negative effect. Especially on guild recruitment (thus guild leveling), resources and the AH economics. New players can't start here as everything is hyper inflated thus they simply cannot afford to join Shattered Hand Alliance (which is a shame, because we're a welcoming bunch).
I ask if Blizzard could please address this problem, and let us play a game that we can enjoy to the maximum potential.
Too bad there is nobody reading realm specific forums and if there was nothing would still be done.
Seems like the "solution" for unbalanced server is to let people move from overpopulated servers to empty servers. It is like letting person move from rich country to some developing country in africa ... who would do that?
People defending this are saying: "If it would be free to change realm, people would do it all the time and this would cause problems". Bull!@#$. Letting you migrate once per year or one free migrate per account creation would not cause this.
IMO Blizzard loses more money when forcing people play on realms that are empty or unbalanced than they get money from people using migration service.
well to be fair u guys have way more ppl to gank then we do.... and btw i'm conrtibuting to the alliance forces as i started a rogue just becouse it's so unbalanced, mm ganking "drooling while making the sound garrrggglll".
After having leveled this Alliance character, I can see the difference between the two sides is black and white....
If you take trade chat for example, Horde = continious flow of chatter, be it LFG, WTS or general chat. Alliance = dead.... I have seen about 10 seperate people over the coarse of the last 2 weeks.
Pugs are the same, Horde = constant pugs be if FL or DS, I manage to pug on 4 Horde characters and clear DS most weeks, on the alliance I have not even seen a single one.
The auction house is extorsionate on the alliance side, infact, most items you want, you can't even find.... hode has everything for reasonble pricing.. most of the time.
I really do think Bliz need to get off their backsides and do somthing about this. For example, merge 2 servers together, if there is a 70%horde / 30%alliance server and another server with 30% horde and 70% alliance, put them together....
One of the problems is, since Blizzard messed up and lost ALOT of subscribers, there are alot less players over all, so there are alot of high horde servers and high alliance.
Somthing really needs to be done...
Some of us are still around :P
True what Keltic is saying though the server is much worse than it used to be. I know most people are either going to stop playing when MoP comes out or transfer to another server which is already over populated for alliance.
The money to transfer is not a lot but you buy the game, you pay monthly subscriptions....and now because the server is dead you have to pay more to transfer to enjoy the experience you used to have and you originally paid for. Shattered Hand started to die when faction change was introduced and now it's just a matter of time before the Alliance side has no raiding action at all.
Would even be a little helpful if Blizzard allowed us to transfer all chars on one server to another for a nominal amount rather than having to pay to transfer them all individually. Some people (including myself) have 10 chars on this server and although I don't play them all the time I still use them sometimes but they do not really merit a server switch.
Lets be honest this is just another of thousands of posts like this and may not be read or listened to but I still thought I should stick up for Keltic constructively rather than say stupid things like some other people.