New WoW Classic Realms Opening Monday, 26 August - NA
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
August 26, 2019 10:00 AM PST, We will remove the limitation on only creating a total of three WoW Classic characters per WoW account. Thereafter, players will be able to create up to 10 characters per Classic realm, for a total of 50 characters across all Classic realms per WoW account.

Additionally, at August 26, 2019 10:00 AM PST, we will open the following new realms in this region:




At this time, all realms that have a Full or High population tag are expected to experience extended queues. We urge players on realms marked Full or High to plan to play on one of these new realms to avoid the longest queues, and to help spread the player population as evenly as possible and provide the best play experience for everyone.
Thank you!

New WoW Classic Realms Opening Monday, 26 August - EU
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
August 26, 2019 10:00 AM PST, we will remove the limitation on only creating a total of three WoW Classic characters per WoW account. Thereafter, players will be able to create up to 10 characters per Classic realm, for a total of 50 characters across all Classic realms per WoW account.

Additionally, at August 26, 2019 10:00 AM PST, we will open the following new realms in this region:


At this time, all realms that have a Full or High population tag are expected to experience extended queues. We urge players on realms marked Full or High to plan to play on one of these new realms to avoid the longest queues, and to help spread the player population as evenly as possible and provide the best play experience for everyone.

Thank you!

Leviathan's Eye Nerf Blizzard Clarification
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Leviathan's Eye Nerfs show a clear misunderstanding on how WEAK main stats are
The change being discussed here was the first of two changes in this patch that are together related to a cleanup of how stats are calculated for some gems. After the second fix is implemented in the next build of 8.2.5, there should be no overall changes to their stats.

Sorry for the confusion!

Overcrowded Realm Update – August 21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since our last update, we have continued to see the community create new characters in preparation for the launch of WoW® Classic next week. During this process, we have seen a regular trend where characters keep being made on Full realms. Each of the Full realms has a LOT of characters to the extent that it may be more than can fit into the queue system. As a result, you may not be able to get into the queue when you want to play and even if you do, it will likely be a very long wait. For a better play experience, we highly recommend that players avoid creating characters on any realm marked as Full.

Additionally, at this time, based on their expected population and queues, we strongly advise people to move off the following realms:

  • NA
    • Herod – PvP
    • Faerlina – PvP
    • Whitemane – PvP
  • EU
    • Shazzrah – PvP
    • Golemagg – PvP

If you are currently planning to play on one of these realms, you should expect extremely long queue times that take several hours to get through. In order to have a better play experience, we urge players on these realms to consider moving to the Blaumeux (Pacific Time Zone) and Skeram (Eastern Time Zone) realms.

All of the existing realms have a healthy population. Even a Full realm in 2006 would be Low by our current metrics. Any realm that is listed above Medium should expect queues at launch, with increasing severity from High to Full.

World of Warcraft Classic Community Resources
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World of Warcraft Classic provides players the opportunity to delve into a faithful recreation of the original WoW® experience, but no one needs to go it alone. We’ve gathered together some of the best resources from around the community to help.

World of Warcraft Official Site News and Forums
Stay on top of all the official World of Warcraft Classic news by visiting the official site using the “WoW Classic” tag.

World of Warcraft Official forums: Make your way over to the official WoW Classic forums to meet up with players like you.

Fansites and Communities

Podcasts
  • Countdown to Classic: Hosted by Josh Corbett, this long running podcast serves up the latest and most comprehensive information on WoW Classic.
  • Classicast: Hosted by a variety of streamers including Esfand, StaysafeTV and more with a focus on WoW Classic news and discussions.
  • DefTalk / Good Morning Azeroth: Hosted by Defcamp and Melderon this podcast provides interviews, guides, discussions, and more.
  • The Classic Casual: Hosts Allen and Anthony explore all aspects of WoW Classic while planning the fate of their characters.
  • Warcraft Radio: Newly returned to the air you can catch their new shows including Classic Completionist hosted by Kikijiki on Twitch.

Did we miss one of your favorite fansites, podcasts or streams? Share them in the comments below.
This article was originally published in forum thread: More WoW Classic Realms Added, Leviathan's Eye Nerf Clarification started by Stoy View original post
Comments 63 Comments
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    Better realm names must be part of their strategy to get people to move over. Bigglesworth and Old Blanchy
  1. Sulla's Avatar
    LUL, mmo-champion got snubbed from the fansites list.
  1. Bleu42's Avatar
    I mean, at least I can pronounce Bigglesworth over Blomo lol
  1. Thetruth1400's Avatar
    Any realm that is listed above Medium should expect queues at launch, with increasing severity from High to Full
    This screams incompetency to me. They saw the servers were getting overly full, they knew anything about X means queues and anything above Y means long queues, but they didn't stop people from creating characters on those realms or add in more servers earlier to combat the problem they're straight up admitting is going to exist now.

    Queue times "upwards of several hours" aren't acceptable. They should have put hard caps on character creation until after the hype of release dies out.
  1. Vidara's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    This screams incompetency to me. They saw the servers were getting overly full, they knew anything about X means queues and anything above Y means long queues, but they didn't stop people from creating characters on those realms or add in more servers earlier to combat the problem they're straight up admitting is going to exist now.

    Queue times "upwards of several hours" aren't acceptable. They should have put hard caps on character creation until after the hype of release dies out.
    Yeah, when the server is listed as "Full" and people keep creating characters there, it is the company behind and not the players who show incompetence. Be signing up to a realm that is already full, you are signing up to queues. English isn't really THAT hard.
  1. Appelgren's Avatar
    I think all this talk and "warnings" about overcrowded realms and stuff is a marketing strat to hype up Classic as much as possible.
  1. alturic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Appelgren View Post
    I think all this talk and "warnings" about overcrowded realms and stuff is a marketing strat to hype up Classic as much as possible.
    While they most certainly have easily scalable servers in production at this point, it's an interesting though. One that with Blizzard's track record, I'm not sure if they would be smart enough to actually do versus actually being concerned they need to keep opening more servers. I suppose we could go full tin-foil and these were always expected to be launched but using this as PR. :P
  1. BoysBoysBoys's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Appelgren View Post
    I think all this talk and "warnings" about overcrowded realms and stuff is a marketing strat to hype up Classic as much as possible.
    I mean you can see for yourself... most of the realms are high/full they're not making it up.
  1. Doffen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulla View Post
    LUL, mmo-champion got snubbed from the fansites list.
    Lots of people who doesn't like WoW here, not surprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by alturic View Post
    While they most certainly have easily scalable servers in production at this point, it's an interesting though. One that with Blizzard's track record, I'm not sure if they would be smart enough to actually do versus actually being concerned they need to keep opening more servers. I suppose we could go full tin-foil and these were always expected to be launched but using this as PR. :P
    Well look at the new names, why didn't they put those out before pyrewood village for example? Tinfoil hat on!
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    This screams incompetency to me. They saw the servers were getting overly full, they knew anything about X means queues and anything above Y means long queues, but they didn't stop people from creating characters on those realms or add in more servers earlier to combat the problem they're straight up admitting is going to exist now.

    Queue times "upwards of several hours" aren't acceptable. They should have put hard caps on character creation until after the hype of release dies out.
    It's not really incompetent at all, that's just how it is. They're not going to allow more people on to a server with the result of it essentially awfully lagging and then crashing, thus ruining the experience for more people than have to queue. It's obvious there was always going to be queues with the launch, there always is. It's honestly not that surprising. It's also completely competent of them to start the number of servers off small and add when necessary, otherwise the end option would be a bunch of empty servers in a few weeks/months time with the possible outcome of merging servers. It's going to die down anyway, so even now I think adding 4 more PvP servers will be overkill.
  1. SkagenRora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    This screams incompetency to me. They saw the servers were getting overly full, they knew anything about X means queues and anything above Y means long queues, but they didn't stop people from creating characters on those realms or add in more servers earlier to combat the problem they're straight up admitting is going to exist now.

    Queue times "upwards of several hours" aren't acceptable. They should have put hard caps on character creation until after the hype of release dies out.
    If you create characters on full realms.. or on realms you knew was gonna be streamer realms.. then You show incompetency. But basiclly at this point all the "First realms" are full now, so i guess we all are incompetant by that logic.. Tho i don't wish to re-make my characters on a different realm, I'll see on launch how long the que for my EU PvE realm is, and if it's hrs then i'll create on another server
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Mmo-champion is not there... we are nothing now :mourn:
  1. lockybalboa's Avatar
    Old Blanchy LMAO
  1. hermansen's Avatar
    Crazy good names compared to the first batch. Bigglesworth, Mograine, Incendius, Razorgore, OLD BLANCHY? fucking amazing Blizz'.
  1. Alja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hermansen View Post
    Crazy good names compared to the first batch. Bigglesworth, Mograine, Incendius, Razorgore, OLD BLANCHY? fucking amazing Blizz'.
    I'm sad Bigglesworth is a Pacific server, I totally would have made some characters on there if it had been eastern. I also had a nice chuckle at a server being named after Old Blanchy.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    instead warning about long ques admit that listening to anti-waxxing .... erm anti-layering crowd was a mistake and put maximum amount of players for each server.

    the fact that people still makes toons on full realms shows that 99,9% of playersbase doesnt care about layering - just want to play damn game on alive server.

    so just use maximum servers capacities instead listening to masochists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appelgren View Post
    I think all this talk and "warnings" about overcrowded realms and stuff is a marketing strat to hype up Classic as much as possible.
    dont think so .

    its more about people knowing that any realms besides initial ones will be low/dead in 2 months.

    so they wont risk having to pay 100 + euro to transfer all toons in future
  1. Sharper13's Avatar
    Leviathan's Eye Nerfs show a clear misunderstanding on how WEAK main stats are
    The change being discussed here was the first of two changes in this patch that are together related to a cleanup of how stats are calculated for some gems. After the second fix is implemented in the next build of 8.2.5, there should be no overall changes to their stats.

    Sorry for the confusion!
    Can we take a moment to appreciate what may be the worst, wishy-washy 'clarification' on a nerf that's not a nerf ever?

    "I nerfed your gems. But don't worry, in a future undated patch we will do something unspecified which we claim means there will be no nerf!"


    Erm, ok, so why nerf it then?
  1. EternalBany's Avatar
    Holy shit
    Mograine is a cool name, but not sure I might stick with Swollemagg
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    The "community guild listings" sends you to the US forums from the EU.
    Isn't there an EU post for this?
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    I wonder why Whitemane is one of the fullest server. Faerlina is going to be the big streamer server, and Herod is for people trying to avoid streamers. EU is getting some good realm names at least, would've loved to roll on a server name Mograine if only it wasn't PvP.

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