Received via email this morning:
This is an administrative change — your World of Warcraft game experience will not be impacted.
They are likely right and it won’t make much difference.
We don’t know why they are making this change. Could be anything from various managers building business empires to a reorganisation that should have taken place months ago.
But just for the record, we do prefer to have our service run by the same company who develops the game and not by its european offshoot.
I think EQ2 still does this. Wondering how many other games do? I’m tired of being forcibly separated from other gamers just because they’re in a different continent.