I know we are at a stage where we don't know a great deal of information at the moment, but have we any indication that this will be limited solely to low pop/dead realms or include others too?The reason I ask is that I play Horde on a medium pop realm (Arathor-EU) which has a fairly low population of Horde and a much greater Alliance population. Is there potential for the server to be connected with another which has the inverse population ratio, or is it likely to be disqualified due to it's overall number of players?There's a good chance that'll happen (merge with an opposite type realm) to attempt to balance the realms. Realistically they can't get the balance perfect, but they can bring it a heck of a lot closer than it currently is.Could be 3 small realms with 0.3 alliance per 1 Horde merge into a much bigger 1 Alliance per 0.8 Horde for example.It would be great if they could, just to boost the numbers on the Horde side, in terms of the Auction House for example, and making it easier to make gold via that side of the game.This is a summary of what Tom Chilton said about it. Connected Realms will be used to help out lower population realms, not balance the factions on very high population realms. However, in the process of grouping low population realms, faction balance will be taken into account as much as possible. Based on that reply faction balancing will in some cases not be a factor at all and a lesser weighted factor in the rest.
I see this being as bad an idea as Cross realm Zones is.How? Have you played on a low-pop server? There's no point, might as well cancel your sub because you won't find a raid group, barely find RBGs, lucky to find someone who can make a belt buckle even. It's a welcome change for a lot of us who are struggling to find a reason not to quit WoW.thats a good point right there i play on TN and have 6 90s there and i play on the alliance side but good luck finding anyone to do anything on TN on the alliance side (the horde side is not looking so good also) but when going to the timeless isle it is for every 1 alliance their is 3 horde making a RPPVP server very hard to play on if you are on the low side and i would hate to pay money to move my 6 90s to ED so when this happens and i can connect to ED hopefuly it will be 1 to 1 (sorry for super poor grammar and any spelling errors)
Yay! Even more idiots to ignore than with CRZ! Bestill my heart.Whatever. /rude in Blizzard's general direction.