The population needs some incentive to start queuing BGs
maybe consider one/some of the following:
1) Release Season 1 lv 70 accessories early (Marshall's/General's) Currently, only lv 70 rare pvp main slot armour and lv 70 rare weapons are available and not accessories. Releasing said items early would allow PvPers to obtain full PvP gear without doing any PvE. I am not sure if these accessories would become pre-raid BiS but everyone would get these items eventually and they will only be relevant for one season/patch only.
2) Make Call to arms to BGs occur more frequently (From my time playing during TBC pre-patch, the community is willing to queue for even Alterac Valley when Call to Arms is available for it.
3) Slightly increase honour gains from world PvP kills for those who flagged themselves for PvP first
Since world PvP is an Opt-in feature on PW....absolutely no one is doing so because people can be ganked without warning. Risk taking should be (slightly) rewarded in my opinion.
I know it is a while off but will Isle of Quel'danas be a PvP zone? It would be a shame if it wasn't because
i) It is a lv 70 zone (so no lowbie ganking)
ii) Would make daily questing fun and chaotic.
iii) It is a no fly zone
iv) The graveyard isn't too far away from your corpse if you die from a gank.
I guarantee even casual PvErs would find daily questing in Isle of Queldanas fun if it was "contested territory".
Here are some comments from WoWhead.
http://www.wowhead.com/zone=4080/isle-o ... s#comments
By snipre (1,220 – 5·9) on 2009/09/20 (Patch 3.2.0)
One thing is for sure though; the mix of gold farming, incredibly fun spontaneous world PvP, an epic 5-man dungeon that provided some great loot and challenges, and one of the best raids ever put in game make the Island of Quel'Danas one of Blizzard's great legacies. Certainly a place to remember going into the future, and a model for Blizzard to build upon in future expansions.
By MrFreeze059 (3,629 – 8·37) on 2009/07/27 (Patch 3.1.3)
This was such an awesome place. The Gank Trains, the awesome dailies, even a RAID on it!
By Cyphonner (1,698 – 4·20) on 2010/11/16 (Patch 4.0.1)
I learned how to pvp here.
Quel'danas > Wintergrasp