I'm not on this Realm but I happened to find this topic threw the search.
Perhaps melodramatic, but here is my wow story:
I started playing WoW because a friend invited me to play. Unfortunately we are on different time schedules, and so never got a chance to play much together. Another friend told me that their alliance toon was on Crushridge, and so I switched realms because I was tired of questing all alone.
In this new realm, my friend invited me to the guild Prototype. I loved it there, we 10-30 people I would have considered my friends. I spent time talking, bantering, and playing with them. It was great. I spend a good amount of time helping my new friend to level their toons up to where I was so we could play together.
After a time, there was a problem with the guild leader, and the guild was disbanded, people said harsh words, and there were misunderstandings. A few of us stuck together and continued playing. But eventually everyone went their own ways.
I started my new guild, put a lot of effort into it, but then Cata came out, and with the new guild perks, the few that I had playing left quickly, to join the "fast" guild for the perks. I have continued to try to make friends, but its just not working. Most people seem to only care about the fluff and leave in less than 24 hours to join a higher level guild.
So once again, I’m working alone. As others have pointed out, when you RDF you end up with people from different servers. Either no one really talks, because they only care about gaining their points, or if you make a friend, you’ll end up never seeing them again. Trying to find friends threw trade chat feels like prospecting for gold, you have to sift through a lot of junk to find the flecks of gold. And to get into a pug, you have to have the achievement for the instance already, which often requires you to be in a guild to get it in the first place.
I guess I could leave the guild I have put a lot of time and effort into and join one of the “zerging” guilds. But it still isn’t a community when there are over 500 random people, and most are jerks that only care about “what’s in it for me.” I’ve also have read about a lot of them, that the GM only cares about the guild money, that they alone have access too, which is filling from the guild looting corpses. Or others that /mass guild kick once they reach lvl 25.
All in all, without a community of friends, I might as well be playing a single player game.