Merc mode isn’t happening because blizzard can’t make money off of it and the players on alliance don’t want it. Heavy support on alliance for paid faction transfers with cool downs though and I definitely see Blizzard doing that because of the $$.
Years and years and years of private servers struggling to keep an alliance population for TBC…how can anyone be surprised by this?? Honestly I thought it would be at least close to this bad for Horde in vanilla but it actually turned out ok. But TBC I 100% knew with belfs and arena added that the Zug population would be too high. This is why I went alliance in the first place. Quite frankly, alliance are terrible PvPers. Just shit players with shit attitudes that give up when everything doesn’t go smoothly right from the start. It’s frustrating but at least you can gear for arenas. Personally, I make a meta game out of it on my Druid and just stealth and ambush solo rogues that open on healers in the back and FF debuff them. Get my mark for losing and repeat until bored then tank an instance.
It’s old though honestly and I’m leveling a priest with my kid who likes warrior tanking. Pretty much done with this xpac. Vanilla was better. Vanilla on a private server was 10x better. My guild is already raid logging Mag, Gruul, Kara…are you shitting me??? Those are nothing after Naxx to those sweat hogs. Even PvE players are going to check out soon.