Just so you know. I did the Druid’s form of hearthing back to Cat’s class hall. I noticed the The Greenway seemed pretty quiet. Whoa … really, really quiet. No one’s here. Cat had no luck trying to enter her class hall. Huh, I’ll go back to Dalaran maybe. See what’s up there.
I’m ALONE in the world! I should have checked, I’ll bet that Nomi was there burning food.
So I did the turning off addons thing. The repair thing the WTF thing. All the things. Nope. I’m still alone.
Finally I started googling things like “phased out of the world” and found a solution. You have to die.
I thought maybe I was being trolled but what the hell, I’ll try anything at this point. Pets to catch, AP to accumulate. Chop, chop, let’s get this done.
I wasn’t being trolled and it worked as advertised, I came back to a world filled with NPCs and people!
So if you find yourself alone in the world save yourself some time and just buy the farm, bite the dust … you know … take a dirt nap.