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Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data center)

Postby tbolt » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:09 pm

Hello all.
Me and a few friends are looking to transfer off our server and I was hoping some of you could make some suggestions. We're looking for a high population horde server that is on a west coast data center since we all live on the west coast. I've done a few trace routes and checked the usual sites like wow census, wow progress, and guild ox but sadly it seems like most of the well developed servers are on the east coast centers. I have a few servers that I'm considering currently, like Hyjal, but I was hoping some of you could help as well. We don't care about the time zone, just the location in order to reduce latency as much as possible. We prefer PvE servers since we mainly want to raid but would consider PvP if the server is better.
So to recap: High pop / horde / west coast data center (Phoenix/LA)
Thanks to everyone in advance.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby lythac » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:22 am

I used Wowprogress (US (EN) WoW Realms) in conjunction with Wowpedia (US realm list by datacenter).

On Wowprogress starting from the top, looking where Horde is dominant, searching for the realm on the Wowpedia page your best bets look to be -

Blackrock - PvP, LA, PST, H/A: 1 / 0.12

Kil'Jaeden - PvP, LA, PST, H/A: 1 / 0.75

Unfortunately neither are PvE. PvE servers generally aren't great for raiding.

Both have plenty of guilds (at all levels), plenty of players and you have the choice between a very heavily dominated Horde server and a more balanced server (but still in Horde's favour).
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby halabar » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:56 am

lythac wrote:I used Wowprogress (US (EN) WoW Realms) in conjunction with Wowpedia (US realm list by datacenter).

On Wowprogress starting from the top, looking where Horde is dominant, searching for the realm on the Wowpedia page your best bets look to be -

Blackrock - PvP, LA, PST, H/A: 1 / 0.12

Kil'Jaeden - PvP, LA, PST, H/A: 1 / 0.75

Unfortunately neither are PvE. PvE servers generally aren't great for raiding.

Both have plenty of guilds (at all levels), plenty of players and you have the choice between a very heavily dominated Horde server and a more balanced server (but still in Horde's favour).


Well, on Blackrock, he wouldn't actually have to worry about PVP as horde :D :D But Blackrock does have a reputation for being asshats, but that might be different if you are actually horde on Blackrock.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby theckhd » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:49 pm

halabar wrote:Well, on Blackrock, he wouldn't actually have to worry about PVP as horde :D :D But Blackrock does have a reputation for being asshats, but that might be different if you are actually horde on Blackrock.

It is. You'd be one of the asshats! :P

Actually that's not true, most of the Alliance are asshats too.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby tbolt » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:55 pm

lythac wrote:I used Wowprogress (US (EN) WoW Realms) in conjunction with Wowpedia (US realm list by datacenter).

On Wowprogress starting from the top, looking where Horde is dominant, searching for the realm on the Wowpedia page your best bets look to be -

Blackrock - PvP, LA, PST, H/A: 1 / 0.12

Kil'Jaeden - PvP, LA, PST, H/A: 1 / 0.75

Unfortunately neither are PvE. PvE servers generally aren't great for raiding.

Both have plenty of guilds (at all levels), plenty of players and you have the choice between a very heavily dominated Horde server and a more balanced server (but still in Horde's favour).


Hmmm thanks yeah I'm going to add Blackrock to the list and see if my friends like it as well.

theckhd wrote:It is. You'd be one of the asshats! :P

Actually that's not true, most of the Alliance are asshats too.


woot forgot Theck is on Blackrock, definitely moving up the list now :)
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby theckhd » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:06 pm

Keep in mind that I'm Alliance, though.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby Shoju » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:12 am

theckhd wrote:Keep in mind that I'm Alliance, though.


All the more reason to move there, get prepared, and KILL YOU!


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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:42 pm

He'd have to find him first... that small of an Alliance pop seems like it would make it easy to hide in the bushes.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby theckhd » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:24 am

Skye1013 wrote:He'd have to find him first... that small of an Alliance pop seems like it would make it easy to hide in the bushes.


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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby Shoju » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:07 am

Maybe, but then... You can always make a level 1

/who theck

AHAH! He's in WESTFALL!

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Fly to Westfall

/tar theck as you fly over the zone a billion times, and find him.

OR! Get him on realid :)
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby halabar » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:43 pm

err... Shoju, you feeling alright?..
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby tbolt » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:33 am

Well looks like Blackrock is the winner. I have far too much respect for Theck's contributions to try and jump him, but if I was going to do it I would show him the respect he deserves and bring an entire raid to take him out. Hope to see you around :)
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby Teranoid » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:50 am

halabar wrote:But Blackrock does have a reputation for being asshats, but that might be different if you are actually horde on Blackrock.


KJ is no better. In fact they're probably worse.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby Shoju » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:36 am

halabar wrote:err... Shoju, you feeling alright?..


I have never felt better.


Or I'm lying. I don't know.
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Re: Help picking new server (high pop horde - west data cent

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:52 pm

theckhd wrote:
Skye1013 wrote:He'd have to find him first... that small of an Alliance pop seems like it would make it easy to hide in the bushes.


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