Skullcrusher is a server that has been in decline for the alliance for quite awhile now. ( http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3195920074 ) This problem has only been compounded with the release of Mists of Pandaria. The Ratio of Alliance to Horde is quickly becoming comical on this server, with ratios exceeding 1:5. As a long-time player, I am left with a few wholly unattractive options:
1) Pay to Transfer my 11 characters to a different server for $225. - I would consider this option if there were some sort of package deal for 100$, but otherwise this option is not economically feasible for me. In addition, I have several real-life friends and family that I play with where the transfer fee would not be an option for them either.
2) Start a new character on a different server - While this is indeed a possibility, I would be leaving behind the characters I have been playing since opening day of vanilla. In addition, I would be leaving behind the close-knit group of real-life players that I play with. Convincing them to start new characters as well would probably just result in splitting our group of friends up and consequently causing us to leave the game.
3) Continue to try to play on Skullcrusher - While I enjoy a PvP playstyle, the sheer amount of horde to alliance on Skullcrusher makes even mundane tasks impossible to achieve. From simple questing in an area carpeted with horde players, to trying to sell things on a failing alliance auction house; the game is rapidly becoming frustrating and unfun to play.
So my Questions are these: Are there any plans in the future to merge an extremely overpopulated alliance server with Skullcrusher, or allow free transfers to a different server? What should I do? I love the game, and especially the Mists of Pandaria expansion, but the situation on Skullcrusher is rapidly becoming unfun for any players on the alliance side, especially when there is world content that I am unable to participate in due to the population (Sha of Anger, Galleon, ETC)
Thanks for your time! =)