College is winding down this semester, so a friend of mine and I, both on and off MMO players have a bet, starting in a couple days, of who can level a class in WoW to 70 the soonest. What is stake is not money (loser buys winner dinner at Kerbey Lane), but ego. I rarely engage in e-peen contests (they suck anyway, because even if you win, you have to look at someone else's e-junk), but this is something to do over a slow winter vacation, and both of us have been doing MMOs/MUDs for a long time.
He is going mage or warlock, I'm doing a hunter, and neither of us have played these classes to any real degree. We are picking servers that we have never been on (PvE), and doing opposite factions (he is going Horde, I Ally) than our normal chars. He pretty much plays tank types for his mains (rogue, warrior), I play healers (priest, druid, pally). So, we are grabbing some class that isn't our playstyle and going to try to level that.
The rules are simple. First to 70 emails a screenshot to the other claiming victory. No transferring characters to the new server, and (obviously) no EULA breaking (as in no buying gold).
Now the Foo question: Any recommendations on a WoW server (PvE... PvP has too many random factors to make it really fair) with a decent Ally population, and hopefully Ironforge chat that won't rot my brain when I see the trade channel?