First off, I want to say that I would like some feedback from a Blizzard employee on this matter. It's a serious problem, and it needs to be addressed. I want to hear from Blizzard's end on what they're doing to address systemic server problems like the one we have on Sargeras.
It's gotten so bad that our guild, which has been on Sargeras since WoW's launch in November of 2004, is finally considering moving to another server due to the horrible, imbalanced, barren environment that has been created over the years. Capitol cities are empty (even at prime times), the auction house has a lower volume of goods, fewer people are leveling, and pickup raids aren't forming. There's no trade happening in trade chat, and there's no LFG happening in general chat.
Unfortunately, many of our players can't afford the $25 fee to move their characters over. Most people have several characters that would need to be moved, amounting to $175-$200 since it's $25 PER character, which is absolutely obscene. In a nutshell, our community's been pigeonholed due to Sargeras' deterioration. People are being forced to pay a fee to solve a problem they didn't create. I hate to say this, but it's thievery on Blizzard's end.
Fundamentally, many of our people don't believe they should have to pay an additional fee for this type of service. All of us already pay a montly fee to play this game, and part of that payment is the expectation that we will be able to play a good game and enjoy our product's service. Well, the service isn't there on Sargeras - our server is imbalanced and dead for Horde. So Blizzard, either you need to fix this problem, or offer Horde players on Sargeras an option to move their characters free of expense.
So, what's being done to address this issue?