Blizzard should of stuck tot here guns. The que’s were starting to get less crazy on skyfury. It was going to start Adv 7k instead of the 13k on weekdays, and start to lower from there. Now this puts both servers at risk, sucks to Skyfury is pretty fun. I don’t know why blizzard would lock a Fresh realm, and or had no hope for Fresh. Even in there Community Council meeting they say the ques are worse on other servers. (I’ve yet to see a 15k on anything but once on Grob?)
While it’s true Fresh will suffer loses on WOTLK release it’s better to have a full server (But again why lock it? I know people who still want to make toons here, people who haven’t touched wow in over 6-10 years.) It’s fair to say that it would have been okay with WOTLK launch even with the drop off. Now Blizzard put’s the server at Risk, and only time can tell.
Locked servers are rough new blood is needed for the horde to survive due to Ally streamers who all dislike Fresh and said it would fail / Didn’t want it, now they’re here and messing up Faction balance, and horde can not make new toons.