Prior To Launch, WoW Classic Added Even More Servers To Deal With Lengthy Queue Times
World of Warcraft Classic launches this week.
Blizzard's next big game, World of Warcraft Classic, has officially launched. Ahead of servers going online, developer Blizzard has announced some important changes and updates to improve players' experience in the MMO.
Starting off, Blizzard will eliminate the previous character limit of three per account. At launch, players can make up to 10 characters per realm; that works out to 50 across all Classic realms.
On top of that, Blizzard announced it will open four more Classic servers to help what are expected to be potentially lengthy queues at launch. The four new servers can be seen below. All the names are pretty good, but "Bigglesworth" probably takes the cake. As we've since discovered, however, these additional servers didn't stop many players from waiting in hours-long queues. And once players got in, they found there were queues of a different nature to deal with.
New WoW Classic Servers
For those lucky enough to be playing WoW Classic early, Blizzard said if players see servers marked with "Full" or "High" population, they should try to play on any of the new realms.
"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," Blizzard said.
WoW Classic bills itself as "Azeroth as it was." Blizzard says players can expect a "faithful recreation of the original World of Warcraft," featuring character models, combat mechanics, and skill trees that are as they were more than 10 years ago. Access to WoW Classic is included with the standard WoW subscription fee.