I'm curious as to what it will be like for those of us in Australia. We're used to getting the short end of the stick, with most MMOs keeping their servers in the US.
Amen bud, FFXI would yield me about 350-450 - always on Green. Yellow was just a precursor to disconnection. Never really had a problem with ping though.
I doubt the new style of play will effect this all that much. We should be fine. For FFXI you couldn't pick your server to perhaps they had a method of scanning your connection and determining which server would be best suited to it.
Australian WoW players mostly play on Blackrock server - Even though Bliz are aware of this, their server maintenance is right in the middle of Tuesday prime-time! So yeah, we get screwed on servers.