In the official WoW forum, the Community Council and the Blizzard developers chatted about the server merges that are coming soon for Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We have summarized the most important findings for you in this report.
With a view to the upcoming start of WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic, those responsible for Blizzard not only want it offer fresh Tier 1 servers, where anyone interested can start from scratch and build a new community together. It should too quite a number of existing servers will be killedwho, as far as the number of active players is concerned, have been on the last hole for quite some time.
That was already known
We already knew that the devs want to move affected players to other realms with higher populations. This realm merge is scheduled for weekly maintenance on August 10, 2022. The following realms will be shut down:
- Dragon’s Call
- dread crap
- Harbinger of Doom
- Hydraxian Waterlords
- skull flame
- Ten Storms
- Zandalar Tribe
How exactly do the server merges work?
in the official forum of WoW the Community Council and the Blizzard developers recently chatted about the server merges. In the following we have summarized the most important new findings for you:
- Several factors were important when selecting the servers to go offline. Of particular note was the Average Daily World Population (DAW) data that Blizzard tracks internally. Developers have set a threshold that servers must fall below over a period of time to be eligible for consolidation.
- This threshold is not as low as some players might like. The developers assume that the number of players will increase noticeably with Wrath of the Lich King Classic. And you want to offer these new players servers that have a comparatively small population without queues and layers – because there are players for whom that is exactly what is important.
- Blizzard wants to take a close look at the list of servers based on the feedback before the server merges are carried out.
- It is not yet clear in detail which server communities will end up on which servers. The only thing that is clear is that the few active players in the affected realms will not be sent to servers that are only just above the threshold just mentioned.
- With server merges, it is unfortunately not possible, for example, to transfer all horde players from the affected servers to a realm with a high alliance population (to improve the faction balance) and all alliance players to a server with a high horde -Population. It is also not possible to offer character transfers only for one faction of a server.
- If you don’t want to rely on Blizzard finding the right server for your own characters, you should use the transfer options to find a new home for yourself. Even more so because during the server merge transfer process you may not have access to your characters for up to two weeks.
- In the season of the championship, such server merges make no sense at the moment, since the current season will soon be over and then all servers will go offline anyway. But there is the possibility of server transfers.
- Guilds and guild bank contents will not survive the server merge. So get all the items from the guild bank first!
- If two characters on a realm have the same name due to the server merge, the character may keep the name that was already on that server. The transferred character must change their name.
- Interface and character options should be carried over to the new realm by the server merge.