Why Do You Love Your Server?October 16, 2012
As the tank and I continue to push through levels on our girls I’ve noticed something that I’ve never noticed before in World of Warcraft.
I love my server.
No seriously I really do love my server. Think about that statement for a second, when was the last time you said that about your server?
The tank and I have played on two kinds of servers in our Warcraft career before the one we are on now, one was a low population PVP server (where we spent most of our time) and the other was a high population PVE server. We didn’t care for either one, neither one felt like “home” even when we were with friends and family there.
We started out on the low population PVP server, now we both hate PVP and aren’t good at it at all, like seriously we suck at it. We ended up there by a lack of communication on server name and the shear ignorance of what PVP meant. The economy on the server was not very healthy and prices were through the roof on some items that didn’t need to be. We made friends and had a guild and did a lot of raiding but we were never happy with the PVP aspect, and honestly with the general population on the server. Trade chat would instantly dumb you down for at least 50 points and then the whole idea of world PVP with characters 20+ levels above you just didn’t sit well. We were in two guilds over our time there but neither felt like we belonged, we enjoyed some of the people but we just didn’t mesh well over all.
We then transferred to the high population PVE server to raid, however it was just too crowded for us. The tank and I have a running joke that we play MMOs to be anti-social. Don’t get us wrong we love seeing people around and lending a helping hand but there is a point when too many is just too many. The economy on the server was healthy but at times it seemed a little too competitive and I know we personally received a few hate mails from people who told us we were selling items incorrectly. After feeling like small fish in a huge pond and not connecting with others on the server we came back to our PVP realm to be with our previous guild and friends.
Even when we came back it just wasn’t what we wanted.
I finally decided to try a Role Playing server, something I had always wanted to do. I found one that was medium population and had a guild on it that I hugely respected (I considered joining them but passed). I made a toon there and instantly, I know this sounds silly, felt at home. The economy on both factions was healthy, the people were actually helpful, and it had a nice mix of RP and PVE going on. I transferred one of my girls there, made my own guild with the help of friends and family and fell in love.
The tank and I have mentioned to ourselves often that we enjoy our server but not until leveling in Mists of Pandaria did we both fully realize that we love it. We have met and encountered so many nice people across both factions that not only interact gracefully but assist when in trouble! I can’t tell you how many times a wonderful Alliance person has assisted us in killing things if it gets out of hand, and on numerous occasions we have helped them on our Horde girls. We’ve shared laughs with folks, dances and battles with many wonderful people! It’s nice to be on a server where fun knows no faction.
It’s amazing that it has taken me so long to finally figure out what I want in this game server wise and I’m so happy that I have finally found it. It’s nice to know that it’s not too much to want a place like the one I’ve found.
I can honestly say I love my server, can you? What makes you love it? How long did it take you to find your home?