(OP's note: Blizzard has decided to slay my posting abilities. Words of wisdom: don't name your battle pets in an obscene fashion and tell a forum MVP to come at you over it. Thank you Liv for taking place in my absence - both I and the realm thank you!)
Moving on... "What's the population like?":
Anecdotally, it's pretty even - it seems to change all the time, but at the moment, it's currently favoring the Alliance slightly. So Horde, get on your game!(( Liv's note: Keep in mind that ED just experienced a slight re-shuffling of bigger players, since we have many people in the community who take it upon themselves to help balance the population. ))Realm stats according to RealmPop (for level 90s on Emerald Dream-US): UPDATED 10/7/13
- Alliance: 72,956 (51.7%)
- Horde: 68,217 (48.3%)
As you can see, we're pretty damn close. And we like it that way - it fosters a sense of competition, of community, and, of course, a sense that you can be killed anywhere and everywhere at any time of the day. And we would like to keep it that way."What is community like?":
In as few words as possible: tightly knit.
We know who one another are; our characters and guilds have rivalries, Kill-On-Sight lists, and there's even bits of hatred held between certain players. In other words, if you're a great person, and give back to the community, people will know who you are.
Likewise, if you spam Trade chat with an arena rating you bought, make cat-calls at women over Vent/Skype, and are an unwarranted elitist, people will know who you are. And (especially with these folks) we don't often forgive, and we don't forget.
Know it, expect it, embrace it. Still have more questions and don't know who to ask? Try adding a few of us on BattleTag:
Anagram#1743 (This is OP)
In addition, feel free to come join our own moderated forums at:
Please come check it out, I promise you won't regret it! Come be a part of the community! Helpful links:
For a brief (albeit outdated) History on Emerald Dream:
Maralah's Roleplaying Guide:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083360039
Maralah's RP-PvP FAQ Thread:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1074267998
Drambouie's RP Character Profiles:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1127158289
Zappie's List of Roleplaying Guilds:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1074098449 Final note from OP:
I'm sorry I couldn't make myself available for updating this given my forum situation; that was the entire premise of me making this to begin with (our other sticky is outdated by 2 years, and desperately needed to be updated). Hopefully, when this is outdated enough, another poster who's kind enough will come along to update it. Until then, happy hunting and most importantly, welcome to Emerald ____ing Dream!