I encourage all players to contribute POSTIVITELY to the thread. If you want to troll or just QQ please save us all our time and just go back to trade chat.
My reasoning for requesting this service is that Dragonmaw has deflated in size over the past 2 years. When I start playing in WoTLK I remember there would be a wait time to get in. The population on the server has dropped and people continue to transfer off in hope of finding a place where the grass is greener.
Correct me if I am wrong on any of my numbers. Especially for pvp hopefully someone that does arenas/rbgs could provide more precise numbers. Below is my reasoning why Dmaw needs this service.
ATM there is only 1 25man raiding guild left to my knowledge (All the other 25s went 10man, server xfered, disbanded, or have gone inactive). I think Crossing might have a 25man run but all their information is in Chinese so I’m not sure. If you look at the end of ICC there was over 20 active 25mans. There were around 12 active 25mans at the end of tier 11 and roughly 10 active 25mans at the end of tier 12.
The amount of ten mans is quite hard to judge for a few reasons. Since I am using wowprogress as a reference it has a lot of the 25mans listed in the ten man section as well because they killed the bosses on both 10 and 25. Comparing the amount of 10 mans today to 10 mans in WoTLK would be awkward due to the different lockout systems. However I can say that the amount of raiding guilds has decreased in both 10 and 25 man formats. In addition to the decrease in raiding guilds there has been a bigger decrease in guilds that even want to push heroic content. It seems most raiding guilds are content with farming normals and never pushing heroics. This puts competitive raiding guilds in an awkward spot since there is no competition.
The lack of raiding guilds makes it hard for people to find a guild. If people wanted to raid 25 mans on Dragonmaw they really have no choice. This lack of guilds has caused people to transfer off. And the loss of people on the server has made it hard for guilds to recruits. This had lead to a large portion of the 25mans to go 10man.
There is little to zero alliance activity on the server. I don’t play alliance but from what I read/hear it seems dead. I never see any alliance players say anything on the realm forums besides "alliance is dead" when they are talking about the alliance side. Upon looking at wowprogress I assume there are 2 active 10man raiding guilds. Wowprogess says the horde to alliance ratio is 1/.46 but it feels a lot lower than that.
The economy is trashed. There is a shortage in supplies/mats. There has been countless times since Firelands came out that I tried to make consumables for my guild and have bought out the entire auction house and had to wait for more mats to come in. The AH has little novelty goods (such as TCG stuff) when compared to other servers. Our prices are higher overall due to the lack of sellers.
Finding a good pug is a rare occurrence. There are little pug runs and there are fewer successful pug runs than the Wotlk days. Most pugs break up after a wipe or two and some handle loot in a shady manner. The population might be classified as “medium pop” but it most certainly is not that. A large portion of the population are casuals that keep to themselves and probably have never step foot into end game content (which is fine by me, to every man his own). There is little to zero activity. Our trade chat has degraded to the level where I could have a more intelligent conversation in an elementary school cafeteria.
RBG groups are another example of the bad pug scenario left on Dragonmaw. People struggle to put together a group that is even close to 1700. The real id system has caused people to “outsource” pvpers just so they can play at a slightly higher level. The arena group is even worse. I do not arena but what I have been told by a long time (ex glad) pvper in our guild the group is horrible. It is not uncommon to play the same team over 5 times a night. This poor pvp scenario has caused countless players to transfer to higher pop realms such as tichondrius in hopes that they can go further in pvp. As previously stated I hope more active pvpers could expand this topic.
As previously stated this is a serious thread in an attempt to breathe some life into Dragonmaw. I personally don’t care what the population is on the server as I keep to myself for the most part. But my guildies and friends care and that’s enough for me to step up and take action. It seems no one else ever wants to seriously try to help, everyone just QQ’s and cries about how the good old days were better. Stop crying and start posting actual useful information so blizzard can help us help Dragonmaw.