Blizzard warns people off overcrowded WoW Classic servers (again)

    
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You can almost hear the desperation rising in Blizzard’s voice as the studio witnesses the avalanche of humanity flooding onto World of Warcraft Classic’s servers to make characters — and in the process, vastly overloading some of the shards.

The studio put out another warning yesterday for players to get the heck off three of the PvP realms or else face the dreaded Queue Monster. “Each of the Full realms has a LOT of characters to the extent that it may be more than can fit into the queue system,” Blizzard posted. “At this time, based on their expected population and queues, we strongly advise people to move off the following realms: Herod (PvP), Faerlina (PvP), and Whitemane (PvP).”

Meanwhile, famous raiding guild Method announced that it is aiming to host a world first race to down Onyxia and Ragnaros once WoW Classic goes live early next week. It’s mostly a leveling race to get enough level 60s to field full 40-player raid teams. The whole event will be livestreamed from August 26th through September 2nd.

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Minimalistway

Schlag of the Year :-)

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Loopy

Ok this gif wins the annual competition.

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Bruno Brito

This is why i pay you.

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Marty Woods

I wonder if by the end of the first month they will have had to double server numbers .

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Freddy

Really don’t get the whole point of rushing to 60 right off the bat. I guess to be “top-dog”.

I’d rather enjoy it like I’ve never played the game before.

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Tamanous

Something like 9 new servers opened for NA and EU release day. Character reservation was just an offload mechanic and data collector as I’ve previously stated. Classic launch (due to layering) now looks to likely double the player count of it’s initial 2004 release.

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Anthony Clark

If they’d open an additional EST PVE server I’d move.

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Sorenthaz

PvP servers are always going to be popular in these because that’s where both the streamers go and there’s a ‘hardcore’ mentality about PvP servers as well.

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Celestia

Launch day for WoW Classic is going to be rough. Hopefully Blizzard will be able to accommodate the tsunami of players trying to get into the game.

Practice taking deep calming breaths now.

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Denice J. Cook

Love your avatar! :)

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Arktouros

Hahaha…

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Ashfyn Ninegold

This is just great news. Just think about where we were on this topic three years ago. To actually have Classic just days away is exciting. And to be welcomed by the community with such enthusiasm.

Boy, this is one launch I’m really excited for.

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Lethality

They are only concerned because they know maybe 5%-10% of the players will retain… and then they have empty servers.

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Loopy

This is true. Which is why they’re avoiding adding too many servers to offset the initial rush. It’s gonna be a tug of war for a while until population evens out after a couple of months.

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Denice J. Cook

Or until all the frustrated people leave because they can never get on….

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Nathan Aldana

..for once I actually agree with lethality on something.

because yeah, even if classic is a huger success, a good deal of day one people will vanish, thats how every MMo launch ever goes

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Bruno Brito

..for once I actually agree with lethality on something.

Kinda makes you feel weird and cheap, doesn’t it?

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Ironwu

I moved off of my original server, which is now rated as High onto one currently rated as Medium. If they open up another fresh server, I will probably jump again in the hopes of being on one that is a low Medium instead of a high Medium.

Given the server tech they are now using, I am not really worried about population density as much as I am about really long queue times. :)

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xpsync

A queue to me is unacceptable in this day and age, yet still a reality. There is no way i’m going to queue for anything, i’ll try again another day.

I’ll admit my play time is finite so want to make the most of that time always, and is why a queue is unacceptable.

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Marty Woods

They probably are of the mentality that they can add extra servers in the coming weeks if needs be . I don’t think they had much of a clue how popular classic servers are likely to be .

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Nathan Aldana

yeah, blizzard, hate to tell you this but nothing short of forcing people off overcrowded servers is gonna work.

These are the sort of players who expect someone else to do it so they dont have to.