I had a pretty well done reponse on this topic over at Lummy's place, but it seems his comment links aren't working this morning so I will go from memory... (Ut Oh!)
Blizzard is coming up with a new way for us to pay more money and be able to change sides from Alliance or Horde.
Really not a bad idea. I think for those of us that have been playing one side for a while and decide that we really needed to be on the other side, this allows that. I can't complain a whole bunch about the microtransactions as I have used them to perform a name change and whatnot. I always wanted to be able to move to another realm or play with different groups, and now that is possible in WoW. In UO, once you were made on a server, that was it. No moving to play with other friends or anything like that. Name changes, gender changes, or any other changes for that matter were out of the question.
Personally, I like the fact we can't speak in BG's... There are a lot less "Rape" comments being made and to be perfectly honest, since the other team can emote things to you anyway, I think we have that area covered.
Your own team mates are more abusive in BG's then I think even the enemy would be. Comments about your performance or how this side or that side always wins, and the constant crying about who's strategy is better and why should we listen to this guy or that guy etc... It's terrible to even have the chat channel loaded, and I bet many people just turn it off. In any event, we don't need to chat in BG's, we are there to kill each other. No comments are needed.
I would like to see commerce, speech to chosen friends, email, and even guilding between factions outside of BG's. I think the early game lended its self to keeping things separated, but as the game has gotten more seasoned, we have learned that to destroy all this evil, we need to work together. I think there should be a way for us to do that.
Right now you can't even buy your own auctions in the common trade Auction House to help your own characters with gold or items. I find this to be most disturbing. You have to go through a completely separate account to even help yourself out if you happen to play both sides like I do. This makes me less then happy, and I can only hope that Blizz will continue to explore this area and some day make all things possible for those of us that choose to use them.
Well, that's all I got for now. Check ya laters!