Thread will be about potentially moving the guild, and thoughts/opinions concerning the condition of SR.
If you've been playing on SR for any sizable amount of time, you know we're no strangers to an imbalanced population swaying heavily in favor of the Alliance. Until recently, we've made due with what has been available to us handily, utilizing other guilds and sometimes trade to fill when we were shorthanded for guild activities, be it anything from raiding to pvp. However, it's become quite a bit more dire, even to the point where if my raid group is missing a DPS, we just call the raid; there's simply nowhere to draw raiders from. I'll log into Orgrimmar during the evening, and see all of 10 people scattered throughout the Valley of Strength, clad in blues and afk on their bronze drakes.
So here we are, before what I'm assuming is the last major content patch. A little earlier than in the past, but it seems it's time for those left in H&A to face their perennial crisis. This time around, we've been graced with a twist; it's not motivated by huge amounts of drama, nor is it limited to H&A. Nope, now we're faced with a server problem, one that's been progressively getting worse ever since we lost a huge chunk of our progression raiding guilds 5 or so years back. I'm sure we all know by this point that we've lost not only Ascendance, but also a raid group filled with people that've stood by the server and H&A for as long as I've been around. We've also lost "lesser" guilds of more casual players that have simply gotten fed up, such as <Sulfurons Bane>, as well as bunches of people simply leaving by themselves in search of a more fulfilling game experience.
The WoW-affiliated me from as close as 2 months ago would have thought I was absolutely insane for this, but I believe its time to start considering our options here. Personally, I love Stormrage. Even though it's hemorrhaging Horde, and even though people keep migrating here in droves to the Alliance, it's been my home for a long while. All of the relationships I've formed through my time in WoW, all the content I've tipped over with all of the guilds I've been apart of, good times and bad...it's been on Stormrage. I've got a full character list here, and they're all Horde. However, it's not just about me, as I've got H&A to worry about. Even though we're not exactly the cohesive unit we were in the past, this is still the place in WoW I ultimately care about the most, and I want to offer the best experience to those that have remained.
In a TL;DR summation of the point I was trying to get across, here's the nitty gritty: It's time to talk about the reality of how Stormrage may not be providing the best gaming experience any longer, and of the prospect of transferring elsewhere. Let's hear your honest opinions and discuss it here, as I can't try my best to make people happy unless I know what it is you all want. Keep it civil and constructive, this is for everybody's sake.