Blizzard has basically said "Ten slots is good enough." and won't be adding any slots to our ten per server character lists when the expansion comes.
In the two years (yowza) that I've been playing, I've managed to consolidate my regulars, the regulars mind you, onto one server, Kirin Tor.
Horde side: Shaman, Warrior, Priest, Hunter, and a Mage to come with the expansion.
Alliance side: Hunter, Druid, Warrior, Rogue, Paladin, and a Shaman to come with the expansion.
See the problem? 11 characters. In two years I consider 9 to be my regulars. If I can only have 10 per server, then the Horde Hunter will have to go. He's only level 13, and the only one now not at level 30 or more, but being a Hunter he is the most capable of soloing content and desireable to have on the Horde side as well.
Since I like being a support to my wife, and friends, I like having a Warrior around. Since I play both factions, that's two Warriors.
I like being a support class. Keeping people buffed, cleansed, cured, healthy, is really kind of cool. I have four of that class, and will add a 5th in the new Alliance Shaman.
And for soloing I'll have my Hunter and Rogue, and for the Lore a new Blood Elf Mage.
What's missing? Warlocks, for one.
So I've created Abdiblis, or Abd Iblis if I could add the right space, on another server. Steamwheedle Cartel I believe.
Iblis, per Wiki,
Iblis was a Jinn, a creature made of smokeless fire by God (like humans are made of 'clay'). In an outburst rooted in envy, Iblis disobeyed Allah and was expelled from the grace of Allah. He was later sent to earth along with Adam and Eve after having lured them into eating fruit from the forbidden tree, although in this role he is always referred to as al-Shaitan. He was condemned consequently by Allah (God) to Jahannam (Hell). He replied with saying that he wanted to bring the inhabitants of Earth down with him, and Allah (God), to test Mankind and Jinn, allowed him to roam Earth to attempt to misguide others.
The Qur'an does not depict Shaitan as the enemy of Allah, for Allah is supreme over all his creations and Iblis is just one of his creations. Unlike the Zoroastrian beliefs, all good and bad deeds are from Allah himself and only he can save humanity from the evils of his universe and his creations. Shaitan's single enemy is humanity. He intends to discourage humans from obeying God. Thus, humankind is warned to struggle against the mischiefs of the Shaitan and temptations he puts them in. A commonly shared belief in both Islam and Christianity is that the universal existence of evil in personal lives is usually experienced because of the devil.
Abd is the prefix used to say "Slave of...". Abdullah = Abd Allah = Slave of God.
Abdiblis = Slave of the Demon.
And isn't that being a Warlock?
And, in keeping with the Arabic name origin, He's got the crewcut black hair, goatee, the almond shaped eyes, and a dark complexion. I suppose he'd feel most at home in the sands of Tanaris.
I sure wish we could keep all our characters on one server. Why not?
Oh, yeah, warlock is pretty awesome. That dumb guy, Garrit Padfoot behind the vineyard. He melted before a combo of Combustion and Corruption and dagger blows. His sidekick? A stain. I'd previously played a Warlock to level 16, but being named Grimtounge is pretty much a death sentence.
Can we please have 12 character slots on a server Blizzard? How about 20?