With Blizzard's new push for pre-made groups, I see this as a saving grace for these realms. I sat for about an hour in Orgrimmar last week waiting trying to build a 3-man Heroic Scenario team. Malfurion-US is a medium population Central time zone PVE server, so there isn't a ton of people on mid-day of a week-day. Merging the population of a number low to middle population servers would be wonderful.
As with the speculation, I am curious how they intend to do this? My current battlegroup, Shadowburn, contains 18 realms; 13 PVP (and RP-PVP) and 5 PVE. I'd HOPE that my new virtual realm wouldn't become a PVP realm. Personally, I wouldn't think so. I believe that Blizzard is simply applying their same 'low pop zones' phasing (aka CRZ) to the entire realm.
With the new Flexible Raiding and Heroic scenarios requiring pre-built teams, I am totally looking forward to this change.
- Realm type - match PVE to PVE, PVP to PVP, RP to RP
- Time zone - within 3hrs of your current realm's timezone. Malfurion is Central time, so I should see players from all of North America.
- Language - same language set as default