Kel and I talked about it and we think that we both like the following:
- The Horde and The Alliance on the same server (Post Edit: MAYBE - See active poll).
- A PvE Server (Post Edit: MAYBE - See active poll).
- Maybe the PvE RP Server (Post Edit- Likely not doing RP server due to lack of OTG interest in RP - See active poll)
Note 1: (Post Edit- Likely not doing RP server due to lack of OTG interest in RP - See active poll) PvE and RP servers are mechanically identical. The difference is cultural and aesthetic. And it is a culture that I personally like for a lot of really subjective reasons (they tend to not be L33T asshats, they tend to be more respectful, they tend to be ultra casual - like OTG, we have RPers in OTG, I like the game-play ambiance that RP brings to the world - this alone makes the game more “classic” IMHO).
Note 2: (Post Edit- Likely not doing RP server due to lack of OTG interest in RP - See active poll) We are trying to dial in servers now, because in August we can pick names on the servers. The more ready we are, the more likely we are to be successful in that endevour. By picking the only PvE/RP server (called the RP server) we can get ahead of the ball and not need to worry about organizing on server choice on release day.
Note 3: I talked to the OTG Alliance community, and they are encouraging us to just use their discord channels to help bolster the overall OTG WoW community. There are more than enough channels there for us all, and there is no value in segregating Horde/Alliance in a near zero PvP environment. Segregation between Horde/Alliance has no community value for players or OTG as an organization. Indeed many players on the Alliance Discord channel are already actually playing both Alliance and Horde (changing back and forth as they want), and staying solely on the Alliance discord channels (which is on the official OTG discord server). I am inclined to agree that this is a really great idea.
Note 4: Thanks everyone for your opinions. Feel free to private message Kelryth and I for any questions or concerns on this approach.