A faction imbalance quirk

12 Human Hunter
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Alright, I used to dispute that Ravenholdt had a noticeably Horde heavy population, because I just didn't see it. In MoP, I've seen it.

I've also noticed an interesting quirk to faction imbalance on Ravenholdt though, based on a bit of crossfaction exchanges lately. While there are more Horde players or characters on Ravenholdt, it seems to me that there more Alliance roleplayers. Significantly more.

Takes from others? If so, the Alliance roleplayer base could serve as the starting point to bring more Alliance players to Ravenholdt.

I'd be interested in the thoughts of others on this. Well, most others anyway.
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90 Gnome Priest
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Alright, I used to dispute that Ravenholdt had a noticeably Horde heavy population.


The PvE progression thread should be a fairly accurate representation of the A:H ratio on a realm.

Because random sampling.
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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I don't spend enough time Hordeside to be able to accurately gauge Alliance RP activity against Horde RP activity, but I know that I do see far more random RP in major cities Alliance-side than Horde-side. Again, I spend far more time Alliance-side, but proportionally it seems to be higher.

Regarding actual A:H ratio, there's always WarcraftRealms. http://www.warcraftrealms.com/census.php?serverid=734
This of course requires people to actually frequently run scans via the addon and upload them, and the more people who do so, the more accurate this will be. Obviously it needs a lot of work now. I know I do the scans when I remember, but I don't do them nearly enough and from the data I think I'm currently one of the only who actually does this.

The more people from each faction who regularly scan at different times during the day, the clearer this picture becomes. Just a thought for folks who are truly interested in the actual stats.
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90 Undead Warrior
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I do believe you are correct Stongrindrh. It does appear (at least from my view as horde) that this is a horde heavy realm, and that Alliance does appear to be heavier in RP than Horde players.

I think the RP side of the Alliance would be a nice touch to bring in other RP players from other realms as well as build our world RP backup. This might appeal to some on larger servers who want to RP with PVP elements.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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While there are more Horde players or characters on Ravenholdt, it seems to me that there more Alliance roleplayers. Significantly more.


I would definitely agree with this. We're in a great position to really push for more Horde RPers to join the ranks!

Also, you might want to get that wound dressing changed. It's looking a little overdue.

Will (likely) be joining you guys soon. Server "main" will be this toon, but I will be rolling Alliance toons mainly.
Not much into RP (never tried it, and my knowledge of lore is pretty weak), but I look forward to finding good, helpful players :)


You'll find plenty of good, helpful players in Ravenholdt no matter which faction you play!

Don't let your lack of expertise in lore influence your decision to RP, either. If you want to get involved there is a lot of great information at the Sanctum and most of the RPers around here are more than happy to help out.
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90 Orc Warrior
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02/11/2013 11:46 AMPosted by Lacrìmosa
You'll find plenty of good, helpful players in Ravenholdt no matter which faction you play!


:)
Also, my apologies, didn't mean to derail your thread in any way. But as it was partially about faction imbalance (and I am excited to find a new home server) I couldn't help myself.


You did not derail the thread at all, you just put a light on one facet of it.

We look forward to you joining us! Don't let a fragile grasp of lore bother you or keep you from trying some roleplay if you wish. With a Forsaken especially, your actual grasp of events in Azeroth could be seriously compromised. Forgotten, deemed irrelevant, or only slowly coming back to you. The quests you did when you leveled gave you enough lore to run with, which you can always build up later.

I did the same at first when I started, with an orc peon type who barely knew his way around Durotar, and who dreamed of crossing the wide river to the wonderland of the Barrens some day.

Glad to hear you are running both sides - great community on both the red and the blue teams.
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90 Orc Warrior
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Also, you might want to get that wound dressing changed. It's looking a little overdue.


Well, 'pinky' does rhyme with 'stinky'. Coincidence? Or not?

I actually think I am going to keep him there as a place holder. That storyline we jumped into is only now starting out. I've asked the principals to put the thread where we can see it on the Sanctum. It really isn't a Ravenholdt narrative, but twelve (!) of us from both factions did jump in and have our little roles in it.

That is part of what triggered my thinking about it the original question. Out of the twelve of us who showed up, two were dyed in the wool Horde, three were hybrids, and seven were committed Alliance. I think there is more general RP passion on the blue side of the board at Ravenholdt. Horde seems very niche and specialized.
Edited by Stonzgrinda on 2/11/2013 1:41 PM PST
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Also, you might want to get that wound dressing changed. It's looking a little overdue.


Well, 'pinky' does rhyme with 'stinky'. Coincidence? Or not?

I actually think I am going to keep him there as a place holder. That storyline we jumped into is only now starting out. I've asked the principals to put the thread where we can see it on the Sanctum. It really isn't a Ravenholdt narrative, but twelve (!) of us from both factions did jump in and have our little roles in it.

That is part of what triggered my thinking about it the original question. Out of the twelve of us who showed up, two were dyed in the wool Horde, three were hybrids, and seven were committed Alliance. I think there is more general RP passion on the blue side of the board at Ravenholdt. Horde seems very niche and specialized.


Keep us posted on any interesting developments regarding that story line. I'd be more than willing to hop in again if our sorry little lot of bums is needed again.

I do think there is more passion on the blue side, to be sure. You have my support regarding any ideas you might have to increase RP on the red side though! I'm willing to jump in and help with any of your endeavors, as my schedule permits.
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Hello guys. I was browsing the threads and saw this. You really need more Horde rpers? I would be interested in doing something here. I have a BE warlock I can level up. And if I find enough interest I will transfer a toon over.

The Saga of Willander and his sidekick Cyndi (the name I put on this toon via MRP) continues. I will try and post a Journal, I think it is fun to have some forum action to keep track of things.

They are going to be like Bonnie and Clyde, or maybe a little like Robin Hood and Maid Marion. Two more people have been murdered chasing after Will, who is now wanted for several counts of murder. We have the Stormwind City Watch involved and the whole community is watching events unfold.

If I level up my Hordie is there anyone who has a BE guild or something like a dark or chaotic rp guild? I might start one if not. Hard to say. I hear this server is Eastern time zone and I am Pacific. Might be hard to do. We will see.
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90 Dwarf Priest
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Alright, I used to dispute that Ravenholdt had a noticeably Horde heavy population, because I just didn't see it. In MoP, I've seen it.


Then honestly, you really weren't looking. Any realm stats would show the imbalance. Is Ravenholdts imbalance as bad as some realms? No of course not. However, it is strongly horde favored. Not just from looking at progression as Cay mentioned but just looking at activity.

In BC it was that there were more 70 blood elves then 70 alliance. Even now at level 90 according to some websites those numbers are pretty close.
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90 Orc Warrior
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02/11/2013 10:19 PMPosted by Halldór
Alright, I used to dispute that Ravenholdt had a noticeably Horde heavy population, because I just didn't see it. In MoP, I've seen it.


Then honestly, you really weren't looking. Any realm stats would show the imbalance. Is Ravenholdts imbalance as bad as some realms? No of course not. However, it is strongly horde favored.


I go by what I see out and about. Until I got to Pandaria I usually found Alliance out in the world more than Horde. Of course, I usually play at odd hours too, and more Allies may be playing those times because few are out at all.

Anyway, I am not a bean counter guy. Political scientists also attempt to factor passion, not simple numbers when projecting trends. My original point is aimed at passion, particularly on the Alliance side on the roleplayer base.
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90 Orc Warrior
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If I level up my Hordie is there anyone who has a BE guild or something like a dark or chaotic rp guild? I might start one if not. Hard to say. I hear this server is Eastern time zone and I am Pacific. Might be hard to do. We will see.


Hello Sylviagray! Yes, we have the guild for your lock. Please contact Kethsarion or Visanya in <Nightgloom Hollow> the name should give you a bit of a hint. :) It is Blood Elf heavy but open to all races.

Another one you should check out is <The Jeweled Blood> they have woven some aspects of fantasy from The Black Jewels trilogy into their house lore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Jewels

I've only dealt with TJB members in passing, and have found them to be uniformly courteous, IC and more than able and willing to pull their weight and more in any given task. Their GM is Calysto and she is often on in the evenings, approachable and pleasant. Other than that I know little about them, but I would definitely investigate if I were you.

The Blood Elf Houses are pretty much dead as far as I know. I usually attribute it to terminal angst and hyperventilation. Either of these two would be good choices IMO. If I am unaware of others in this niche I apologize and would gladly learn more.
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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02/11/2013 01:31 PMPosted by Stonzgrinda
I think there is more general RP passion on the blue side of the board at Ravenholdt. Horde seems very niche and specialized.


I think part of the reason behind that last sentence is player interest. I transferred Kiraleen from The Scryers because I saw a recruitment post on LiveJournal's wow_ladies: the concept of the guild really appealed to me. I called Efnesien, told her what I was doing and she demanded a link to the LJ post. A day later, we were on Ravenholdt.

The concept behind the Outriders is very niche -- but so were the House guilds, the all-(fill in race) guilds, and so on.

Another factor is the higher numbers of Horde and RH operating under a PvP ruleset as well as a roleplaying one. Go back a few months and nearly all the "looking to come here" posts were Horde players interested only in PvP -- most of the time, nothing in their posts mentioned RP at all.
Edited by Kiraleen on 2/12/2013 1:16 AM PST
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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02/11/2013 09:32 PMPosted by Sylviagray
Hello guys. I was browsing the threads and saw this. You really need more Horde rpers? I would be interested in doing something here. I have a BE warlock I can level up. And if I find enough interest I will transfer a toon over.


Awesome! We'd love to have you.

Stonz made a bunch of great suggestions. I would definitely take his advice and start your searches in those places. Also, check out the Sanctum, our unofficial RP community site: www.ravenholdt.us


The Blood Elf Houses are pretty much dead as far as I know. I usually attribute it to terminal angst and hyperventilation.


Hah! If that statement wasn't entirely probable I would call you out for stereotyping.
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Ok here is the link to anyone following it and Yes Willander and I are going to roll some alts here tonight and check it out. We are both chronic night owls, so I hope there are people around when we are here.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7811342362

Just an edit. I love BE and I have more Horde than Alli on any server I go to. I have a few I could transfer or just remake. I would like to have some looms to start though. Mage is my favorite class, though I love rogues and healers of any kind. I am not a tank, but Willander is an excellent tank. He might even be willing to show me how to do it! My biggest problem is getting lost and people running all over me in their haste to get the dam dungeon over with!!

Not many House guilds then? Hmm I love the political intrigue and general haughtiness of the BE. I was thinking of making a House guild for my warlock, he is currently unguilded.
Edited by Sylviagray on 2/12/2013 3:37 PM PST
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90 Tauren Druid
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I am usually around from 0000 hours to 0600 hours after I get off duty. It seems as the wife grows older she snores like a 50 HP chainsaw...added to the fact that her cooking tends to still the air around her so I stay up at night.

A majority of my toons are horde side, but I am lvl'ing my NE hunter. Just /who bob on both sides and 10 to 1 you will make contact...unless I am on one of my super secret toons that I have not brought out of the closet.
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62 Blood Elf Warlock
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02/12/2013 02:51 PMPosted by Sylviagray
Not many House guilds then?


<offers a wink and a charming smile> I'm not in a House Guild. I prefer to think of it more as a 'cottage industry'....
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