06/08/2013 06:02 AM
Posted by Rîtual
That list is a bit deceptive, in my opinion. It lists my old realm, Sisters of Elune, as medium pop which is frankly laughable. If that's what Blizzard considers "medium" population, I truly feel for those stuck on what Blizzard defines as "low."
I can vouch for this on Arathor as well. I wonder if there is a way to use auction data to get a more realistic picture? Whenever I log onto a realm I check the AH for mounts (Arathor often has either none listed or maybe a couple of JC mounts).
I see neither of you two got the memo where they decided to redefine the population levels.
Low = anything less than medium
Medium = anything less than high, but more than low
High = Anything above medium, but not full
Full = The gold standard of where they wished all realms could be.
The actual numbers involved are not public, but it doesn't take a rock (<---intentional spelling) scientist to determine that what was once considered low, is now a medium pop realm.
I don't think you understand how it works...
Server population levels are based off a comparison to the most populated server on a given battlegroup.
So, for example, if the most populated server in your battlegroup has 100 toons, and your server has 80 - well, that's a high pop server IN YOUR BATTLEGROUP. Where as lets say the top populated server in your battle group has 10,000 and yours has 80, then you are on a low populated server again IN YOUR BATTLEGROUP.
So as you can see from this example a server with a population of 80 could be low, medium, or high - relevant to the BATTLEGROUP.
Hope that makes it clear.