12/06/2012 12:49 PMPosted by VyersCross realm raiding of the current tier has the potential to generate a lot of negative repercussions. It's not the sort of thing we'd commit to lightly.
I really don't see the negatives, unless playing with friends who have scattered while escaping dead servers is a negative.
The issue is that they're afraid of losing realm identity.
Many servers have their own little culture. Some are friendly and laid back, others are extremely focused on progression, others are populated with jerks. Often times you'll get a mix but going realm to realm sometimes you feel like it's a different game.
From Vanilla to T12 I played on an RP realm known as Scarlet Crusade. Unfortunately when my guild stopped raiding I had to look around for a place to raid with. Not wanting to leave friends I simply rerolled on a new server joining a friend I've known outside of WoW for ages.
Oh, I had concerns about it being a PvP realm but my friend assured me no one really PvPs there. They'd been there since Wrath and it's carebear as can be. Well, the culture of that realm was in comparison to SC ... less civilized ... but he really was right. Honestly I saw more world PvP on SC than I did there!
Being the doom and gloom person that I am, I warned them of coming changes in Mists that would bring world PvP back to the fore front. No, I was exaggerating things. That couldn't possibly happen!
Now the server has changed. There's much more PvP on the *gasp* PvP server. Really going as a group I quite enjoy it. Once the would be attackers see you have numbers they will very quickly flee in terror. You get a quick skirmish then can go about what you were doing before.
Unfortunately others in my guild really don't like it. They log in less frequently and often bemoan the state of things.
Eh, I've rambled on. I'ver -never- done that before. :)