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It's happening everywhere. With CRZ there's no point in being on any but the most populated and progressed servers so people are migrating it seems. Plus the usual first patch of an expansion stuff where people leave or burn out also.
I made the mistake of moving some toons to blackhand earlier this patch from looking at the wowprogress the place looked awesome...big waste of $$ :/
I came here in wrath as my server was ranked like 140ish back then. This server started dying in cata from what I could tell. I see some successful guilds still here but the big fish are all gone except a few who were nipping at those guilds heels. Still relatively active but just not the thriving server it used to be.
I was on Blackhand from Vanilla thru Lich King most of what happened over the years was there were several top end guilds here that were elitest, which happens on pretty much every server but like every MMO rosters fluctuate over the years and you lose players to real life or being just burnt out on the game. So even the best guilds have to rebuild their rosters, well when that time comes if you've soured the pool you're tryin to draw from then odds are you're going to have to pack up and move to another server and now since you can cross realm most things no one really feels the need to put up with anyones garbage. Alot of servers are on the low pop side now that were once high end. I'd suggest if you're on a dead realm make friends on another realm and do cross realm raids or RBGs I think the only thing you can't do is Arenas right now but not totally sure.
I miss the days where this server was bumping maybe one day it will come back I know I am dreaming I miss the old days. I barely know anyone here anymore.
Baby, now that I've found you
I won't let you go
I build my world around you
I need you so, baby even though
You don't need me now
90 Undead Priest
Blackhand is dead and has been dead for a long time.
With guilds like Cool Cats, Warfare, and Trans long since gone..
Mallius no longer trolling the boards. Wari being alliance now.
Is it really a surprise? Why stick to Blackhand? I mean is there a real reason when everyones already gone anyway?
Not only that, but do you really NEED to be in some kind of hardcore epeen guild these days?
LFR has put an end to the days where people salivate at the idea of being in a top notch raiding guild.
To put it in other words, nobody really care anymore.
Just migrate to one of the more populated servers if you want to actually enjoy the game again.
Look at Medivh. That was THE top server for a long time. The first to open the AQ gates.
Now it's a barren wasteland much like Blackhand. The same goes for Blackrock.
This server is as dead as the population that once played here and all thats left is the howling wind of memories from 8+ years ago.
We have created an initiative to bring the Guild Leaders of Blackhand together to rebuild and repopulate our amazing server. It's time to step outside of the box and work together to show the World of Warcraft what they are missing. We are the leaders of this server taking a stand for our realm and we aren't going anywhere!
So many LFR, LFD, and when we're not we we play with people on our Battletag and Real ID, PvE through Openraid, and PvP through OQ. I'm not saying the says of realm-centric play are over, but there are a lot of attractive 'community' options available.
I think the guild leads of Blackhand, all working together, could indeed make the realm a more attractive place to be socially. Look at what Wyrmrest Accord (albeit a RP realm) has done with their own Wiki covering all the goings on of that place:
Theres also this page:
Guildmasters, check out this section:
One other suggestion would be a cross-guild raid. I once participated in an effort called Leftovers which had a team of regulars drawn from many guilds. It was great for those of us who had social connections with small family style guilds that didn't have the scale to deliver a progression 25. But banding together we could.
The biggest challenge, I think, would be addressing the AH situation. Larger realms simply have greater selection at lower prices. How you gonna keep people in smalltown downtown after they've seen Wal-Mart?
/waves bye and good luck to those I knew on Blackhand.
Edited by Calliesta on 4/1/2013 10:50 AM PDT
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