I played alliance on Grobb until about Nov/Dec before I had to take a break from WoW for RL stuff. I came back a few weeks ago, only to find my guild disbanded/mergered/transferred/ etc. I wanted a fresh start and wanted to play a DPS class (was a healer on Alliance), so I’m leveling this Horde hunter now on DD.
There are pros and cons to being on a low-pop server.
I’m strictly speaking about the Horde population, because I don’t know much about Alliance side. My overall leveling experience has been… pretty disheartening. It’s been near impossible to find dungeon runs, even during server primetime. There just aren’t enough people here. At the time of writing this, I’m level 43 and the only dungeon I’ve ran is WC, once. As a hunter, I can solo most group quests, so I don’t normally look for a group on those, but I think it’s the same story there.
Just from observing the LFG, trade, and world channel, it doesn’t seem like it gets much better at 60. I will see a few BRD, Strat, etc. pugs being thrown together every night at primetime, but it’s minuscule volume in comparison to Grobb. I never see any random MC or Ony pugs (again, I’m not 60, just observations so far).
It seems like there are 4 or 5 horde guilds with raid teams here, so I imagine I’ll have to join one of them once I hit 60 (I’m looking to commit to a raid schedule, if you end up transferring here!)
I’ve heard mat farming is much easier here, however. No one rolls their multiboxers on lowpop servers, so DD is pretty free from those. BL is actually possible to obtain and not camped 24/7 by bots.
If you’re into RPing, I will say that DD is much better than Grobb. When I left in December, Blizz had just broken up a pretty imfamous white-supremacist, sperg guild on Grobb. I never found any RP, outside of organized events there. I’d say 90% of that server is made up of the “I don’t like to RP, but I heard RP servers are better communities, more immersive, and better wPvP” kind of people. And thus, no one actually RPs on Grobb. Despite a lower population, the DD RP is so much better.