Overcrowded Realm Update

(Kaivax) #1

Based on name reservations so far, the Shazzrah realm is looking to be massively overpopulated. If all existing players on this server remain there, login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty, and possibly much higher than that.

We recently opened up the Gehennas realm, and we urge players on Shazzrah to consider moving there. There are a lot of players currently on Shazzrah and we want Gehennas 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.

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.

Please also note that our realm population estimates of Low, Medium, High, and Full are based on this increased capacity – a Medium realm today already has more characters on it than even the most crowded realms did back in 2006.

Our top priority in planning for WoW Classic’s launch has been ensuring that we are laying the groundwork for strong realm communities that will endure over the months and years to follow, which is why we’re cautiously opening new servers to meet demand.

We don't have numbers but Shazzrah is 100k+
Do you guys think Classic launch will go just as bad as WoD?
Just to be sure : Everyone is fine with layering in Phase 1 ?
Minimum 7 layers per realm, at launch
Do you guys think Classic launch will go just as bad as WoD?
Why the hell is Gehennas only on medium now?
Don't play on low pop servers
Blizzard, hire me already to fix your sh*tshow!
To Blizzard: solution for the overcrowded servers
How does Layering works?
Gandling EU Discord Server
Only 3 PvP servers, and they are Full 24/7
How bad will it be?
Queue time explaination
"Vanilla players are an insignificant minority consisting of a few die-hards. They won't even fill a single server"
Player count on realm selection screen
Gandling EU Discord Server
Queue time ?
Do you think the diremaul release is a sneaky way for blizzard to break it's layering promise?
Classic WoW Server Queue
No changes yet no refunds?
Servers full - refund?
Realm is full
Are you for real
World Server Down - Joke of a Company
Overcrowded Realm Update – August 21
Too long waiting list still

Just wow… :open_mouth:

(Kaivax) pinned #4

(Sladin) #5

This gives me more confidence in classics life span


Sounds reasonable. Please keep reaching out to us with little updates like these in the coming days as there are several issues that could be settled by a similar response from your end.

Thanks for the update though. :heart:


you dont even talk about golemagg, ded server?


“before we open any new PvP realms”? - amazing job there Blizzard


If it was, I’m sure they’d urge players to transfer there instead of Gehennas. And they would definitely not talk about “before we open up any new realms”.


Bodes well for classics future. I had wondered how the ‘Low, medium & high’ categories had been weighted.


As Illidan used to say…“YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!!”


I’ll take this up with the Shazzrah discord, I’m sure they’ll be more than willing to another server, thanks again! :slight_smile:

  • BDE


you blizz guys know that more players will arrive in realese right?


So why the hell didn`t you open a lot more servers at the beginning to start with?

You know that a 10-15k playerbase makes for a healthy server and you let on many more than that on the existing servers. Why would you want your players to have 1h long queues in peak times on these servers?


I really hope you understand that you created this situation entirely by yourself with only two EU PVP servers available at character reservations for the Intl. crowd.


Honestly, it would be much easier to introduce at least 4 PVP servers from the beginning. Then we would avoid the overcrowded realms, people would have wider choice, so the distribution of players would be naturally more balanced.
Now when all these communities one by one claim Shazz for its maternal realm… it will be difficult to pull them out and move them to other realms (Gehennas). It’s not fault of players, just fully expected consequence.


You are creating this situation by releasing one server at a time…


Blizz you are just rly bad,open atleast 8 pvp realms until you can, after the launch no one will want to tranfer character to other realm


You want people to move to Gehennas (they should, it’s the best server obviously) but if people got their names or already organised guilds on the original 2 PvP servers then that’s highly unlikely. It’s a shame, but Blizz had ample opportunity to gauge interest before opening name reservations.

(Whiskra) #20

Nuuuuu I want my non queue on Gehennas…


If you keep releasing servers 1 by 1 this sh*t show will continue