NA Realm Connections planned for August 27
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
During a scheduled maintenance period planned for 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 27, the following realm connections will be made:

  • The Antonidas and Uldum realms will join the Akama, Dragonmaw, Eldre’Thalas, Korialstrasz, and Mug’thol realms.
  • The Muradin and Nordrassil realms will join the Azjol-Nerub, Blackrock, and Khaz Modan realms.
  • The Anvilmar and Undermine realms will join the Alterac Mountains, Balnazzar, Gorgonnash, The Forgotten Coast, and Warsong realms.
  • The Andorhal, Scilla, Ursin, and Zuluhed realms will join the Eonar and Velen realms. (This connection was begun, but not completed, last week)
  • The Arathor and Drenden realms will join the Anub’arak, Chromaggus, Crushridge, Garithos, Nathrezim, and Smolderthorn realms.
  • The Garona realm will join the Icecrown and Malygos realms. (This connection was begun, but not completed, last week)
  • Kargath and Norgannon will join Agamaggan, Archimonde, Burning Legion, Jaedenar, and The Underbog.

We are planning more realm connections for low-population realms, and we will post further notifications like this one in the coming weeks.

Thank you!

EU Realm Connections planned for August 27
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There will be a special maintenance for the realms below at 9:00 p.m. CEST on 27 August, ending at approximately 5:00 a.m. on 28 August.

  • Darksorrow, Genjuros, and Neptulon will join Bladefist, Frostwhisper, and Zenedar.

We are planning more realm connections for low-population realms, and we will post further notifications like this one in the coming weeks.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Realm Connections planned for August 27 started by Lumy View original post
Comments 38 Comments
  1. Toybox's Avatar
    I hope we get some news on EU realm connections soon.

    Edit: Oh shit, they announced more with my realm being one of them!
  1. Thetruth1400's Avatar
    7, 5, 7, 6, 8, 3, 7

    That's the number of realms that are being merged into each cluster and there's no way to know which servers are connected without looking it up on an external website.

    Good luck anyone from Antonidas in knowing who you can join guilds with, trade with, etc and who is just there as a sharded CRZ person.

    They need to find a solution to actually merging the servers with as little impact on the players as possible. In the least, they need to make it so all the servers that are connected are visibly linked together in the "select a realm" screen."
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    They need to find a solution to actually merging the servers with as little impact on the players as possible. In the least, they need to make it so all the servers that are connected are visibly linked together in the "select a realm" screen."
    Yep, completely agree.

    Just create a new primary server name that the old servers are subs of. Then to add to the fantasy/RP element, you can just call the old servers clans or something along those lines which would allow multiple uses of the same name, as long as you came from different clans on the same primary server.
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lyphe View Post
    clans or something...
    Origins? That'd be pretty cool. I'm on Perenolde, but my origin is Cairne.
  1. Lahis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    7, 5, 7, 6, 8, 3, 7

    That's the number of realms that are being merged into each cluster and there's no way to know which servers are connected without looking it up on an external website.

    Good luck anyone from Antonidas in knowing who you can join guilds with, trade with, etc and who is just there as a sharded CRZ person.

    They need to find a solution to actually merging the servers with as little impact on the players as possible. In the least, they need to make it so all the servers that are connected are visibly linked together in the "select a realm" screen."
    Merging realms for real is bad PR.
  1. Argorwal's Avatar
    Or connect all the realms like this until they are at good populations then disable CRZ.
  1. Drusin's Avatar
    ack!

    Anvilmar joining alterac mountains, looks like Blizz is going to get some more realm transfers from me lol
  1. Lucetia's Avatar
    Oh look my alt server, Blackrock, is getting merged again which is the second time in this go around. Not to mention it lists as High in-game now. My dead server that was merged with about 6-7 others back in MoP are still dead, show low pop.

    Glad to know how Blizzard prioritizes merges >_>
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    Imo, they should do server merges, but combine it with adding positive features like an expanded naming convention with spaces and - for family names etc. Take the edge off the potential stigma by offering tangible perks.
  1. craigw's Avatar
    they cant just connect realms. you cant have two people on the same realm with the same name. people will flip shit over being forced to name change, when they havent violated the ToS.
  1. leggomydairy's Avatar
    They need to cluster the merged realms somehow because you shouldn’t have to go to an external source to find out which servers are connected to yours.

    Still on the look for another realm merging with Doomhammer (other than Baelgun)
  1. Halfaheart's Avatar
    Patiently waiting for a Cho'gall merger
  1. sweatshopkids's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by craigw View Post
    they cant just connect realms. you cant have two people on the same realm with the same name. people will flip shit over being forced to name change, when they havent violated the ToS.
    They connected Lothar with Grizzly Hills a while back. A guy and I have the same name there but with - Server Name after it.
  1. NatePsy's Avatar
    Still no OCE realms? Wtf Blizzard..
  1. Oxiizu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsy View Post
    Still no OCE realms? Wtf Blizzard..
    I haven't even seen them talk about Oce yet... I really hope we get some love.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Anyone who can tell me how many NA servers will be up there in summary after that merging?
  1. Dracullus's Avatar
    At this point shouldn't we have in-game information on character screen which realms are connected to ours?
  1. MrLachyG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by craigw View Post
    they cant just connect realms. you cant have two people on the same realm with the same name. people will flip shit over being forced to name change, when they havent violated the ToS.
    that's not how the names work. you can have multiple people on the merged server using the same name, each will have their OG server name after it to differentiate

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsy View Post
    Still no OCE realms? Wtf Blizzard..
    probably leaving us for last. looking at our realms though there would only be a couple needed. we have 12, 1 is full, 5 are high, 2 medium and 4 low. probably the easiest thing to do for them is just to whack all the low and mediums together for a 6 realm mega server
  1. Flaim's Avatar
    Prepare for another laggy evening. But i totally agree, that something needs to be done about the recognition of people from your pool.
  1. burek's Avatar
    They are merging a dead horde realm (frostwhisper) with a dead alliance realm (darksorrow). What the fuck is the point? There won't be more players to play with. Just spitting in our face

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