How Gorgonnash's Connections went
Elapsed — Tue, 11/19/2013 - 13:46
(title continued) And Why you shouldn't bitch about the lack of alliance just yet!
So Tuesday (today) we got connected to Warsong and Balnazzar, and I saw in guild and trade this "Fuck are we connected at all? there's nobody here!" and sentiments of the like.
Well I hate to break it to you, but we did. So let me spell out how this nonsense was setup and how it works (and why were lucky to have been connected)
For clarity before the explanation allow me to remind you Gorg was considered Medium Pop and we are actively (meaning people who still actively play not just all level 90s) 90% Alliance
How It Works!
Blizzard knew that the non-high pop realms were hurting for raiders, economy, and organised PvP. They set out to connect realms, revive populations, and fix (when possible) server imbalances.
Warsong and Balnazzar (some great low-med pop Horde realms) were connected awhile ago. We were connected to them today. Our realm, while still being actively medium population is now quite balanced as far as factions are concerned.
This is only a first connection for us, and many of the older CRs are now 4-5 realms connected. We should still expect to see others connected to us! And also hope for more alliance people!
I for one am quite happy with todays connection, we have many recruitment possibilities from people who had no hope of finding a raiding guild, people who are struggling to fill their 10 mans, and even a couple who have suceeded and are raiding. Our AH will have some more warm bodies to buy and sell, and pugging for things (at least during prime time) wont be quite as difficult.
I've spoken to many very nice people from our new realm, and got some insights for you.
They don't feel they have many "raid ready" people (they usually mean gear wise)
The horde don't gank much, if at all and are generally quite pleasant
They're (for the most part) very happy to see Gorg and all of us connect with them
So go out, be friendly, make new friends. Find people who WANT to raid or PvP with us and have them sign up on the site.
Oh and for you people still bitching about this, Stuff it! and have some patience to see what comes our way with the next connection (whenever that may be)