Blizzard is warning World of Warcraft Classic players that, if enrollment holds as it is, one of its realms would face “login queues in excess of 10,000 players … and possibly much higher than that.” WoW Classic doesn’t launch until Aug. 27, a week from Tuesday, but last week Blizzard started opening up the game for character name reservations. Based on the activity they’ve seen, “the Herod realm is looking to be massively overpopulated,” community manager Kaivax wrote.
To remedy this problem, Blizzard is suggesting that some World of Warcraft Classic players scoot over to the Stalagg realm which was opened up not long ago. “We recently opened up the Stalagg realm, and we urge players on Herod to consider moving there,” Blizzard said. “There are a lot of players currently on Herod and we want Stalagg to fill up before we open any new PvP realms. This is so that player population is spread as evenly as possible before launch, in order to provide the best play experience.”
Intriguingly, Jordan mentions at one point in the blog post that a Medium server today is already more active than the most populated realms back in 2006, a time many World of Warcraft fans consider to be the game’s golden age. If anything, today’s news is a strong and welcome sign of a robust community coming to World of Warcraft Classic. Let’s just hope Blizzard has this overpopulation problem under control by the time layering is turned off before Phase 2.
While no one can say for sure whether or not WoW: Classic will be the success Blizzard fans hope, it is clear that leading up to the release anticipation over the title is reaching all-time highs. Then again, reserving a character name is very different than leveling a character from levels 1-60 and subsequently completing all of WoW: Classic’s end game content. Stay tuned to 5mmo.com and we will be the first one to inform you all the latest. Besides, our website also offer Cheap World of Warcraft Classic Mounts for players.