Topic Horde/Alliance ratio
Hello Venture Co.,
I've done a little research on your forums, and am thinking of transfering my characters here. One of the last questions I had was related to population. What is the Horde:Alliance ratio on your realm? I'm not above faction changing if the need is there. I do like to engage in WPVP, and like some immersion in the form of RP as well. I know that nothing is perfect all the time, just looking for a half-way mature player base to hang out with for this expansion.
According to http://wow.realmpop.com/us-the-venture-co.html
57.6 Horde - 42.3 Alliance (Across all levels and those 80-90 are nearly the same)
Can never be too certain about the overall activity with everyone running around doing their own thing and with there being so much to do for the expansion right now.
I'm afraid I can't comment on the WPvP scene as the laptop I play can't handle large skirmishes anymore.
Imo Horde is the underdog at the moment. The statistics might show Horde having an advantage in raw numbers, but my personal observations of current activity suggest otherwise.
The guild sticky shows the Alliance have far more large and noteworthy guilds. The transfers out of PM, DV, and AT left a big hole to fill Hordeside. And it's also pretty clear that Alliance currently has the higher concentration of skilled pvpers. In recent large wpvp battles the Alliance have brought some overwhelming numbers too. And it's been typical these last few weeks to hear folks in guild chat commenting on the 'swarms' of Alliance in every daily hub.
I don't think Horde's down by much, but it is a change of pace from the old days where the Horde was clearly the dominant force. Another change I've seen recently in the Horde is lots of guilds popping up specifically for PvE raiding, these guilds advertise their names in trade chat but rarely have a presence in wpvp or on the forums.
So when I talk about balance, I'm looking at it from a wpvp perspective and seeing who's out in the zones representing their faction. I think Horde could use more players, or a few more guilds, interested in mixing up in the open world and actually being RP/PvP guilds on an RP/PvP server.
I encourage the OP to stay Horde!