Come on Blizzard, do the right thing here and fix this!
This server was NOT especially imbalanced when I created my first character here and played up to 60, etc. I come back to a situation where I cannot do most of the “main activities” of the game (dungeons, getting decent gear, enchanting my gear even). This is not my fault nor that of any other player in my situation. I didn’t roll on this server knowing this would happen. The fault lies entirely with Blizzard. Now I’m a bit of a blizz fan boi - I’ve played blizzard games since warcraft I, through diablo I, WoW since early days (long before TBC first came out), etc., and loved them all. This situation is unacceptable and unfair to the returning player. I should NOT have to fork out $25 per character (I currently have one at 66 and another at 60, so I need to transfer at least two chars) just to be able to take part in standard content of the game. Come on Blizzard, do the right thing here and fix this! There are several easy solutions, such as server merger or at least free transfers to players in this situation. You screw up, don’t ask me to pay more. Don’t turn me into a blizz hater.
I’ve been on this server for some time. I got to 60 and after a while there wasn’t much to do (BGs weren’t implemented yet) and yes, there were somewhat more alliance and the repetitive ganking was annoying, but it wasn’t that imbalanced - there were still plenty of horde and easy to find groups for dungeons and raids. I came back for tbc (a few weeks before it started) to an almost empty server horde side, and it has only gotten worse. There is no AH (max of about 100 items listed at any one time, so nothing to buy, and nothing sells), no one to group with for dungeons, etc. I can’t get anything enchanted, I can’t even level enchanting unless I level blacksmithing all the way just to make the rods), etc.