When K- and I first started playing WoW, we joined a great guild: The Shadow Watch. It was either the first or second Alliance guild formed on Maelstrom, and it was full of a lot of wonderful people. Kinolas and Khree were far far younger than the other characters in the guild, the majority of whom were level-capped. But many members were very helpful, powerleveling us through instances and giving us free enchants and potions and gear, and lots of good advice on the game. When the guild leaders of The Shadow Watch announced that the guild was rerolling on a PVE server, we were pretty shocked. We had purposefully chosen to roll on a RP-PVP server and we enjoyed world PVP immensely. At the time, we didn't understand why someone would opt to play in what we saw as a safer, "staler" environment. We were still leveling then, and we only heard about the massacres on Isle of Quel-Danas second hand: the Horde standing on quest NPCs so that unsuspecting Alliance would click on them and get wtfpwned by guards. We heard frustrated guildies complain they were unable to complete their dailies, but we figured they must really just suck at PVP as we'd never had a problem fending for ourselves while leveling.
K- said to me yesterday, "I see now why TSW left the server."
Indeed. Horde outnumber Alliance almost three-to-one on this server. And while I do understand and even expect a certain amount of ganking on a PVP server, it has become ridiculous to the point of being unplayable here. We cannot level alts. We cannot solo. We cannot do dailies. We cannot get to instances. We cannot get out of instances.
So we're getting off the server.