Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.
WoW is the Matrix. It's a system that's been rejected when everything is too perfect and needs to be flawed for people to like it ("The good ol' days of classic"). It's a system that is designed to provide false choice, the perception of living, and creates a desert of the real.
It is a system that is full of the simulacrum of the power structures, without substance, standing behind the image of a world. It is made not by the forms of reality, but by the shadows on the cave. We look at it not revealing truth, instead only seeing what we think is true. The truth of WoW?
It is in the hands of The Architect: Of Ghostcrawler, Cory Stockton, Dave Kosak, etc...
There is no spoon, and
the Matrix WoW has you.
And yes, I might be laying on some literary gusto here -- but realize that WoW is by far the closest humanity has come to a universal virtual environment. I'm not talking singularity theory here, but an honest-to-god reality separate yet equal to our own. WoW skirts that line, and if you think about it, it's absolutely crazy.
Do you think Blizzard do anything about the population imbalances on servers? Maybe it would be a good idea to offer free transfers only to the dominant faction of a server to low population servers lacking numbers in that faction. It could potentially even the sides while simutaneously reducing the overall population, especially for crowded servers. The free transfers for everyone is only making people in my underpopulated faction want to leave, making the ratio even worse.