Rollings both factions on PVP servers?
So apparently one of the changes in the patch today, a forerunner of the faction change service that is being worked on, is the ability to roll toons of both factions on a PVP server.
On the one hand, I have a lot of Alliance pals on VeCo. It’d be nice to be able to hop over and chat sometimes, and maybe I’d actually level an Alliance character successfully if I had people to talk to. I don’t know.
It’ll also be good for RP, I think, since the whole RP community, both Horde and Alliance, will be able to support peaceful events like storytelling and tavern nights, holiday parties, and so on.
On the other hand, from the perspective of someone on a server where world PVP is still very active, I don’t think this will be good for that. I can see a lot of cross-faction sabotage, and I think it will take the enthusiasm and competition out of things like Wintergrasp. Our world PVP has finally picked WAY up after a very dry spell, and I don’t want it to dry up again.
Plus it’s going to mess up the very lucrative cross-faction recipe and pet trades, though it might help deter the wool mafia (no one will pay 20g a stack when they can hop onto their Alliance DK and farm Stocks).
So … I’m torn. My first reaction was DO NOT WANT, but the longer I think about it, the more I can see both pros and some major, major cons to this. I’m really upset that it was launched without warning, too.