11/30/2012 01:23 PMYou never played arthas horde in late 2004/early 2005 if you think that, when there was that zerg guild (can't remember the name) that hit max members in january. It was one of the worst day 1 servers in the US East for balance. So many Alliance top guilds at launch including Ret and Reign...horde was just a mix mash until way later when the big guys (Aurora/TG/Pyre/etc) started coming up. I will give you that Sargeras is just as bad if not worse, and yes you're right...arthas is horde dominated now. Doesn't matter. OP still picked the wrong server type. And no offense to all the softies that play this video game now, but the ganking was worse back in vanilla when you were outnumbered. No flying away, no other continents like outland/northrend/etc to spread out the population, you were just a walking/riding target everywhere you went. I don't feel bad for ANYONE crying about CRZ. And speaking of that, Sargeras battlegroup is horde dominated. So yeah things are fine and dandy for me in pandaria, but as soon as I leave its back to the old ways...horde everywhere. And I love it that way. CRZ is one of the best things they have done to this game in recent years, in my opinion.
Posted by Znsk
Yes, I know about Arthas horde. A lot of servers had imbalance issues prior to server transfers, but Arthas was never as bad as a lot of servers are now. Sure there was a lot of world pvp in favor of the alliance, but it was more like the scrappy underdogs. It was more like 3 or 4 to 1 on Arthas. You still had a community with raiding guilds and an active AH. Server transfers did actually helped to balance a lot of servers.
I really don't understand the logic of people who think that the destruction of PvP servers and turning them into single faction servers is a good thing. It's a terrible argument, removing the pvp element of pvp servers is just an awful idea.
Additionally with the CRZ, it's not that bad and you don't find many horde out in the world (doing pet battles, arch etc. doesn't count). I know prior to MoP there was huge battles between horde/alliance at the darkportal and even in Hatala. But it's silly to pretend like you are any kind of underdog out in the world with CRZ.
Edit: Also remember there were really no forced PvP encounters, it was all player made, until a really later patch that brought the EPL towers. Dailies weren't even around.