Blizzard give us more character slots dammit!
Currently there's a limit of 50 characters maximum, with 10 characters per realm. For players who've been playing WoW for several years, this is not enough. I'm referring mostly to the 10 characters per server limit because I doubt many people really have 50 high-level toons across multiple servers, regardless how altoholic they may be.
Considering there are 10 classes and there are those who like to try out each class, perhaps even take each class to the max level, 10 character slots isn't nearly enough. Any serious player will have a bank alt and that means that at least an additional slot is needed. Now of course, one option would be to use a high level character as a bank alt, provided you've parked him in a major city and he has enough free space in his bags. In many cases it would mean that you're not playing that character anymore.
Let's take my situation as a case study. Here are my character slots on my main server (all of them Alliance):
1. 80 Paladin
2. 80 Hunter
3. 80 Warlock
5. 76 Rogue
6. 80 Priest
7. low level bank alt
8. low level inscription alt (seller)
9. reserved name for Cataclysm
10. low level Mage
My problem is that in Cataclysm I want to roll all the 4 remaining classes, namely Druid, Mage (I've rolled him already but he's only in the starting area), Shaman, Warrior. This would mean that I'd have to get rid of my two bank alts which isn't something I really want to do. But then I'd be left without a dedicated bank alt, which is pretty bad for someone who makes most of their gold on the auction house.
After agonizing over this conundrum, I struck upon a solution. Initially I had the notion of deleting my 76 rogue since I don't play him anymore. Then, the obvious hit me over the head like a brick. Why would I do something stupid like deleting a character that I've struggled so hard to level? Instead, I would simply delete my current bank alts and use the 76 rogue as my new alt. Brilliant! The only issue is that I will have to purchase bags and bag slots that my existing alt already has. Oh and I'd have to clear the level 76 rogue's bags of all the crap he's accumulated.
It seems that for me, at least, the problem has been tentatively solved. But what will happen when they add a new class, most probably in the expansion following Cataclysm? And what if I want to re-roll a class that I already have on the same realm? Maybe I want to roll a second Paladin, for example, or another Mage.
If you're suggesting that I should simply roll on another server, well, I don't want to. On my main server I can benefit from all the resources I've amassed over the years: lots of gold, heirlooms and a 6-tab guild bank, plus all the professions at maximum level. Now you can see why someone like me would be very reluctant to spread out on different realms.
In conclusion, please Blizzard increase the realm limit to 12 or 15 characters and you can keep the 50 toons total limit. If not, at least allow us to mail anything (including gold, BoE items and heirlooms) cross-server and cross-faction to our own characters. But that will never happen and the reason is simple: cross server economies. What I'm afraid of is that Blizzard is holding back on increasing the character limit so they can monetize it. Soon, they'll reveal a new feature: paid character slots. I can tell you that's gonna piss some people off. Including me.