The premise, I feel, is best summed up by Kreugen over at Fires of Heaven,
All James is saying is the street should flow both ways. You can decide that PVP is a mistake and move to PVE without losing your investment. You cannot do the same thing in reverse. This is fairly pointless now that most PVP servers are heavily loaded at the high end and the low/mid zones are mostly empty. You aren't trying to level in zones packed with hostile players anymore.
I don't see how there's any way to counter this line of thought. Arguing that it is easier to level up on a PvE server is null and void when the bulk of the game is loaded at the end of it. Likewise, the argument itself is suspect due the streamlined PvP process. I hope we can all agree it's much improved from the original days. But it is a system that has evolved over the course of 3 years to what it is now, and the mantra in place for preventing PvE to PvP transfers is outdated.
We haven't heard anything back from The Big Blue on why they continue to deny the option, only that they are not considering it. As a player, this is fairly frustrating. As a player stuck on a PvE server when I have levelled up many times on PvP servers, this is maddening. Given the reaction and general buzz surrounding the issue, I really don't think I'm alone here.
Can anyone here honestly see anything bad coming from the change to open PvE to PvP transfers? What do you think the impact on recruiting for your own guild would be -- would your own guild consider transferring to PvP if it is on a PvE server?
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[WoW] PvE to PvP transfers are long overdue. - Fires of Heaven Guild Message Board