Not to split hairs but I disagree (in part). I get what you’re saying. Yes we could create a new channel. And then broadcast constantly that this new channel exists… sure.
But that’s a truck load harder, and infinitely more uncertain, than just using the pre-existing default channel that is just a check box option under the chat settings.
Let’s take LFG, the “other” default global channel. People can’t mod that channel and for good reason, because it would impede play if this type of thing happened. Just like it is for us, right now.
And look, this only matters right now, in Phase 2, when the wPvP is real. When BG’s come out it in Phase 3, this will be less important.
Let me paint you a picture… Whitemane is full pop. Currently, if you want to go to say BRD to help your tank get a HoJ for pvp (like we did last night). We had to corpse drag our way there thanks to the river of horde guarding the entire length. Legit 8-9 deaths before entry. And I accept that, I signed up for a pvp server. And questing? Fuhgettaboutit. Rally to help camped questers? Can’t, no global easy access channel.
My contention is that if we want to try to rally against it, using the “make your own channel” logic, we have to… Make the channel, gather a good dozen volunteers, and then spread out across the world to all the major high level zones and cities and beg people to join the channel. Then once that is done we can start to try to rally a group to defend BRM. That’s hours in the making right there. As opposed to just jumping in WorldDefense and trying to rally. So… we corpse drag and accept our lot that the Ally can’t do sh-- about this. The opportunity has been stolen and its had an obvious effect on many people’s moral. (shrug)
And again, the horde don’t have this issue. We managed to scrape up 3+ raids worth of people one day (much by just happenstance… great minds and all that). Within 30 minutes horde numbers grew into the hundreds. (Mind you there were like 350+ in South Shore, so many left there to come flying/summoning in.) And more power to them! It was awesome, laggy but awesome. But they have a GlobalDefense channel that is in operation.
I’m just asking for the same opportunity. I don’t want the troll banned… I could care less about him. Trolls be trolls. But it would be great if we could make the most out of phase 2 and use the channel that comes pre-installed with the game.