That’s right! After several years of representing the Alliance faction, Method will undergo a change of scenery and join the Horde side on a new home: Twisting Nether!
We understand that this news entered the public domain during a ‘suspicious’ time with April Fools going on and all that, so we’re posting this now to make it official. The ‘Alliance vs Horde’ theme is an old one amongst Method’s discussion topics. After years of discussion we feel that with the upcoming expansion, and its changes, this is the right time to finally make a move.
Many will wonder what the exact reasons behind such a big change are, so allow us to elaborate.
With Mists of Pandaria coming up and its Panda race, the balance in the ‘racials world’ will become a bit more even - a result of the new Panda racial 'Epicurean' that grants your character double stats from food buffs. Both factions will get access to this new race and as far as we can tell right now, this new racial is among the best if not the best for the viable classes. However… There are classes that cannot be Pandas, or simply won’t be for the first tier of progress and this is the primary reason for the change. Horde racials have proved to be more beneficial and likely more suited to our play style in each past tier on boss fights that matter and this is a trend we expect to continue.
“Why are you leaving Xavius?”
Together with the faction change we’ve decided to move realm as well. We’ll be moving to Twisting Nether, which seems to be a really decent server with a good population count on the Horde side and a strong auction house.
Two key words here as to when the “realm change” discussion comes up: Population and Economy.
Changing realms was probably the most unanimous decision of the two. As much as Xavius suited us for some time and helped us get away from the over-crowded laggy situations of the past that used to cripple our performance during progress, its auction house tricked us!
To be honest, all of us made crazy amounts of gold thanks to the unbelievably expensive prices that were practiced on Xavius’s AH and I think we’re all going to miss it, but every time we needed to storm the AH for materials to rush level some profession on our alts or craft something for our mains, that was a pain! Not to mention gems during Dragon Soul progress – where we felt forced to migrate ‘mules’ from other servers to be able to reach our max raid DPS for Spine.
Despite PvE being our number one concern, other factors were also taken into consideration. A lot of our members do like to spend some of their free time in-game doing PvP or playing alts etc., and being on a low populated realm like Xavius wasn’t helping these situations very much.
So putting all this together, considering both PvE and PvP aspects, on and off raid scenarios, moving to a well-populated non-crowded realm seems to be the best option for Method’s upcoming progress and farm contents.
“When are you moving?”
It is our current plan to make the move during the upcoming month of May, allowing everyone time to prepare for it but also to allow additional time to pass so that we can witness any potential upcoming racial changes during the Mists of Pandaria beta. Based on Blue posts this doesn’t seem likely; however maybe with another PvE guild switching to Horde they might take notice!
All of this said, Method guild would like to thank everyone who supports us, either Alliance or Horde, playing on Xavius or somewhere else, and we hope to be able to continue to count on your support after we make this move.
-Written by Method member Dabears (verified by Sco)