It seems like a new guild is coming to Hyjal's Horde Side every couple of days. Normally, I would be all for guilds expanding to our server. However, seeing the current problem that the server is having, I'll say this:
If you're looking to start a guild, transfer a guild, or anything else over to Hyjal, then turn and go the other direction. PLEASE RUN AWAY. Recruitment is extremely difficult on this server (more difficult than any server I've ever been in). Guilds are disbanding left and right because they can't fill a raiding core with such a small pool of available raiders. The guild to player ratio on this server is absurdly high and we need to find a way to get it down.
I think there are two 25-mans left on the entire horde side. Five of the top 15 guilds have disbanded over the last few months. A lot of the smaller guilds are having to disband and even finding PUGs can prove to be a challenge, because everyone gets tied to a raid on Tuesday.
Obviously it's too late for my raid group, but that's not why I'm making this post. This has been a problem for a while and, when guilds are coming to this server, they need to have a reference of warning before they try to fill half a raid group with Hyjal players. Looking at the forums now, I see 3 new posts for guilds transferring here near the top. One of those guilds is looking for 6 raiders and, honestly, they're probably not going to make it. On Blackrock or Illidan, filling 6 raiders isn't difficult, but here it's nearly impossible.
So I beg you, if you're a new guild thinking of transferring here, look for another server. Not for our sake, but for your own too. Even if you have a full lineup people are going to eventually leave.
Anyway, I'd love to here other people's thoughts on this issue. If you think I have a skewed perception of the raiding situation on Hyjal then please let me know but from my raid leading experience on here, this is just what I've noticed.
-There are currently 156 Horde guilds on Hyjal who have registered progression (It might be higher, Im not sure in WoWprogress has a cap?)
-There are 3,633 max level characters on Hyjal's Horde Side
-I can't make an accurate assumption on how many raiders are in the pool. If I had to completely guess, considering PvP, inactivity, casuals, backups, alts, etc.. I'd say there are about 600-700 raiders currently in the pool, which would be enough to sustain 60-70 10-mans. Once again, that's a wild guess as I don't know a good way to accurately predict that number.