† Oceanic servers
Kil'jaeden is a high-population server, part of the Bloodlust-US Battlegroup. The server itself is in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Kil'Jaeden is known for being an active and highly competitive environment for world PvP. Many attacks on Alliance and Horde hot spots, including major cities, take place. Locations where there is commonly PvP in the world (excluding CRZ zones) include Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Serpent Spine PVP vendors, Krasarang Wilds, Halfhill Market and eastern Valley of the Four Winds, and Isle of Thunder. Large scale battle between large guilds from opposing factions is not uncommon and has been a source of controversy between guilds and between the Alliance and Horde, as well as highlighting the technical limitations of the server infrastructure.
In terms of rated PvP, the server has high rated RBG and arena teams. Kil'jaeden is often second only to Tichondrius (which has a significantly higher population) in terms of the number of high rated arena teams on the Bloodlust battlegroup. Rated battlegrounds are run by several guilds and groups on the server, both alliance and horde.
The server also offers a number of PvE guilds and serious raiding progression, some of the top raiding guilds are highly ranked as well.
Guild RBG rankings can be found on GuildOx.
Frequently Asked PVP Questions
Q - What is the Alliance/Horde ratio on this server? How is world PVP?
A - As of 06/09/2013, RealmPop reported a ratio of 65% Horde to 35% Alliance ratio for level 90s. However, a greater portion of the Alliance actively participate in world PVP, so for all intents and purposes, world PVP tends to be evenly matched. A large focus tends to be on massive world PVP—in most situations, Alliance acts as the aggressor, attacking Horde cities and the Horde PVP vendors on Serpent Spine. Recently, however, Horde guilds have begun to step up their involvement in world PVP.
More information about the history of KJ world PVP can be found in this forum sticky.
Q - Are the BG wins balanced? How are the queues?
A - BG statistics and trends are not specific to servers. Generally, AV and IOC are dominated by Alliance, but the other BGs are either balanced or favor the Horde, depending on who you ask.
Q - Are there any good rated BG teams on this server?
A - Yes. There are a lot of PvP guilds on this server, some of them with a strong focus on rated BGs. Refer to the above link to GuildOx to see the current rankings.
Guild PVE Progression
There are substantially more Horde PVE guilds on Kil'Jaeden, but the #1 guild in progression for quite some time has been Huge in Japan, an Alliance guild. Recently, however, the Horde guild Rehabilitation Clinic transferred to the server and became #1. HIJ has transferred Horde as well and remains the #1 25-man guild.
The sticky thread for historical KJ guild progression can be found in this forum sticky.
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