Blizzard, being the company they are, are removing a substantial number of things from their game that I can only think of as archaic systems.
One such system was banning people on PvE servers from transferring to PvP servers. This restriction has now been removed, and, of course, plenty of players are in an uproar.
The general consensus seems to be that a player could level his character, gank free, then transfer over to a PvP server and thus never actually participate in the negative side of an actual PvP server.
In other words, dodging the gank.
Quite a few seem upset that Blizzard is effectively selling people the ability to “cheat” their way onto a PvP server, and thus, have a severely unfair advantage when they are actually on the PvP server.
This thinking is completely backwards.
What possible advantage could someone who leveled on a PvE server have over someone who leveled on the PvP side of things? There are skills and tactics that the PvE server guy will simply not have, solely because they leveled in a PvE server. The whole idea of “off the beaten path” questing, constant surveillance, and general paranoia do not come naturally to a PvE server player.
Yet all of these are necessary to even survive on a PvP server.
Frankly, I have no idea what these PvP server people are worried about. These people won’t be able to survive on a PvP server unless they leveled there in the first place.
It’s the same idea as jumping into a Black Temple raid, when your previous raid experience consisted of the first boss or two in Karazhan. You just don’t have the skills.
So relax. Don’t worry. There won’t be a massive amount of people rushing to PvP servers just to run around killing stuff. PvE players are notorious for their “carebear” attitudes, the whole idea of ganking low level players is almost totally foreign to them.
There really is nothing to worry about here.
Some people are calling this a sellout on Blizzard’s part… which is kinda silly. It’s identical to saying “Ok, so you don’t need to do a quest to get into SSC anymore.” All that’s been done here is a removal of a draconic barrier that doesn’t have any logic behind it.
This isn’t a sell out.
If Blizzard sold out, you would be wearing an epic hat called “Coke Zero Helm of Spontaneous Combustion”, or wielding a dagger called “Doritos Extra Spicy Wedge”.
Or Blizzard would simply render all gold selling businesses obsolete, and sell the gold themself.
THAT is a sell out.