Luckily, we’ve (guild) always enjoyed RP out of Stormwind, basically wargame or other storyline-related things, so that should help stay out of the cliques and power struggles that come with hotspots like SW. We’ve experienced that kind of inter-player strife before and it partly fueled our habit of straying away. There’s plenty of friends and RP to be had in less-tread places and Azeroth is meant to be explored.
For my part, SW feels odd to RP in after spending a lot of RP time in Boralus. Last Fall, you could log in and always find someone between Uptown and Mariner’s Row in the evening. It was wonderfully fun and the city is far more immersive, not to mention is kinder on the eyes in terms of polygons and textures. SW in comparison feels like it was made of paper-mache. I hope more parts of it get a face lift on day. We’re a small neighborhood but those who stayed wanted to, and it’s been good comradery. I’ve definitely put a lot of thought into abruptly returning to a larger community and all the dynamics in it, and how to guide the guild through it. I’m glad there’s someone else out there thinking on it and also giving good advice.
Hopefully ER will be announced soon. It wasn’t included in this week’s merge announcement, so it’s back to those threads and sounding our voices.
EDIT: Thread link added for easy access. Let’s get ER in here and support fellow small servers who also weren’t included in this batch: