Different servers, different cultures


I always try to avoid to be prejudice, because there can always be hidden gems within something that’s seemingly a pile of junk. Or a piece of junk in a pile of shinies. On the other hand, I’m realistic enough to realize that when I do a random grab from a pile that seems like junk, the change of grabbing a piece of junk is very high.

Having said that… I’ve noticed that the people from the different servers in my battlegroup seem to have a certain attitude that’s typical for people from that server, for example:

  • Whenever there’s someone from the EU Moonglade server, chances are high it’s a friendly person. This could be explained by Moonglade being an RP server, so the type of person that goes there is most likely a pretty social kind of guy/gal.
  • The Trollbane server also has a good amount of friendly people on them, but what’s typical about them is that they’re mostly very good players. I rarely get a “standing in the fire while doing less than the tank’s thorns buff” player from that place. It’s a PvP server, and one of the oldest in our battlegroup. So that could be a reason also. Besides having to stick together to survive in a PvP world, you’ll also learn some skills and tactics fast enough because you’ll regularly meet some true challenges amongst the usual grinds. Being an old server, this will probably mean there are a more older and veteran players that are long past their epeen days.
  • The Kul Tiras server on the other hand, has a very bad reputation with me. From the people I get from that place, an above average amount of them are obnoxious and mediocre at best players. It sometimes seems like they actually seem to enjoy pissing as many people off as possible. Of course, there are good and friendly players from that place, but it’s not surprising to find out that the player that’s being the biggest pain in the group comes from that place . This server is a normal server and I’ve noticed about other normal servers also that they are more likely to produce these kind of people. My assumption is that normal servers promote individualism a lot more, because the only challenge you get in the world is PvE, unless you specifically choose to PvP. You can also just be “yourself” unlike RP servers (I guess the “just be yourself” advice people sometimes give isn’t always the best advice ;))

I’ve tried to get as much information from my battegroup servers as possible and got this from warcraftrealms.com:

Realm Online Type Alliance Horde Alliance Horde Total
Ahn’Qiraj 01/06 PVP 2,527 (28%) 6,446 (72%) 1 2.6 8,973
Bronzebeard 11/05 PVE 12,642 (84%) 2,407 (16%) 2.1 1 15,049
Chromaggus 11/05 PVP 3,791 (28%) 9,576 (72%) 1 2.2 13,367
Dentarg 11/05 PVP 1,201 (38%) 2,000 (62%) 1 5.3 3,201
Drak’thul 01/06 PVP 1,182 (7%) 15,373 (93%) 1 4.6 16,555
Emeriss 12/05 PVP 1,153 (16%) 5,950 (84%) 1 5.6 7,103
Executus 11/05 PVP 7,277 (68%) 3,384 (32%) 1 1.8 10,661
Khadgar 11/05 PVE 10,967 (95%) 537 (5%) 1.9 1 11,504
Kul Tiras 11/05 PVE 11,107 (68%) 5,211 (32%) 1.9 1 16,318
Mazrigos 12/05 PVP 203 (14%) 1,256 (86%) 1 10.7 1,459
Moonglade 11/05 RP 2,847 (28%) 7,381 (72%) 1.2 1 10,228
Talnivarr 12/05 PVP 1,026 (45%) 1,271 (55%) 1 2.2 2,297
Trollbane 12/05 PVP 3,691 (68%) 1,710 (32%) 2.4 1 5,401

I know this data is far from accurate, but it should be good enough for a rough indication. The “online” data doesn’t seem to be correct for one. I know for a fact that Trollbane is a day one server, because a friend of mine that’s been playing since the day wow was released is on that server. It can’t be newer than my server. I’m also pretty convinced that my server (Khadgar), has a lot more active horde on it than what is displayed here. Even though it’s true that they are in a minority.

It’s also interesting to see that Trollbane is the only PvP server that has a majority of Alliance, I wonder if that has a big influence on their attitude. I can’t say much about the other pvp servers, the other servers haven’t left a particular impression (yet).

Now, if my theories are correct, that would also mean that my own server harbors the same kind of persons my least favorite other servers (Kul Tiras, Bronzebeard) do. And to be honest, I think that might just be the true. It’s just harder to judge, because even though I play with players from my server through the LFD tool too, and some of them have been terrible, I also know quite a bunch of good and/or friendly people on this server. The thing is that I’ve been on this server from day one, and it’s all I know, so it’s easier for me to be in favor of my own server, because I’ve got friends here. When you’re in a good guild, you also don’t really care or notice that much about others, and you tend not to pug much.

But as I’m guildless now, it has been a bit more noticeable.

Anyway, these are just theories, based on experiences and not very trustworthy data. It has however made me think about changing servers, just to see how it’s like. I’ve got two level 30 characters on trollbane now, but they’re horde, and I’ve recently made a new char on Moonglade, which I might just level a bit more to get a better idea about that server.

I wonder though if anyone else is experiencing something similar? Do you also notice that certain servers have different attitutudes? Good or bad?

Realm Online Type Alliance Horde Alliance Horde Total
Ahn’Qiraj 01/06 PVP 2,527 (28%) 6,446 (72%) 1 2.6 8,973
Bronzebeard 11/05 PVE 12,642 (84%) 2,407 (16%) 2.1 1 15,049
Chromaggus 11/05 PVP 3,791 (28%) 9,576 (72%) 1 2.2 13,367
Dentarg 11/05 PVP 1,201 (38%) 2,000 (62%) 1 5.3 3,201
Drak’thul 01/06 PVP 1,182 (7%) 15,373 (93%) 1 4.6 16,555
Emeriss 12/05 PVP 1,153 (16%) 5,950 (84%) 1 5.6 7,103
Executus 11/05 PVP 7,277 (68%) 3,384 (32%) 1 1.8 10,661
Khadgar 11/05 PVE 10,967 (95%) 537 (5%) 1.9 1 11,504
Kul Tiras 11/05 PVE 11,107 (68%) 5,211 (32%) 1.9 1 16,318
Mazrigos 12/05 PVP 203 (14%) 1,256 (86%) 1 10.7 1,459
Moonglade 11/05 RP 2,847 (28%) 7,381 (72%) 1.2 1 10,228
Talnivarr 12/05 PVP 1,026 (45%) 1,271 (55%) 1 2.2 2,297
Trollbane 12/05 PVP 3,691 (68%) 1,710 (32%) 2.4 1 5,401
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