Blizzard Urges Players to switch Realms to avoid overpopulation.
Ah, the Classic World of Azeroth, beautiful scenery, Classic raids and Gold spammers spanning far as the eye can see. But what makes it even more nostalgic is the Login Queues. With World of Warcraft Classic being a week away Blizzard is urging Players to consider swapping to a different server. With the Classic Version coming up on August 27th, players are scrambling to reserve names in certain realms ahead of schedule to make sure everything is in order for the Game Launch. But according to Blizzard, one of the realms is already “Massively overpopulated” and with that; fans are already experiencing the nostalgic experience of excessive queue times.
In a post from the Blizzard Forums, it warns the WoW Classic players of the potential queue times. “The Queue times that we’re looking at a range around 10,000 players a certainty.” They’re looking at queues could become even more excessive becoming much higher.
Blizzard is suggesting for players to scoot over to the Stalagg which opened not too long ago. To remedy the overpopulation problem; Blizzard had this to say about it:
“We recently opened up the Stalagg realm, and we urge players on Herod to consider moving there, 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.”Blizzard Entertainment
Not too long ago Blizzard had increased the realm cap for the number of players to reside in each realm, the Herold Realm is still overpopulated. Currently, there aren’t any plans to increase the realm cap though, so players still in that world might want to consider moving over.
“While we are able to fit several times more players on a single realm in 2019 than was the case in 2006, we are not going to raise that cap any further, even though we have the technical capacity to do so, Raising realm caps would simply forestall the problem, letting more players in at launch but creating an unsustainable situation down the line, with severe queues when we turn off layering permanently before Phase 2 of our content unlock plan.”Blizzard Entertainment