World of Warcraft: Classic has all servers down to one layer now

    
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We remember, to our detriment.

If you’re still salty over the addition of layering to World of Warcraft: Classic, you have picked an odd hill to die upon. But you’re also now without anything to be salty over, as layering has been completely removed from all servers as of today, November 12th. Between the declines in population from the launch rush and the general dispersal of players, there is now only one layer on every server, so the population can exist in a full supercollider once again.

Of course, some servers are still going to experience some wait times; players on Faerlina, Herod, Arugal, and Whitemane are encouraged to use free transfers to avoid the queues. Still, the removal of layering means that the biggest arguable deviation from the classic game is now out altogether, as was the plan ahead of the second content phase for the game. And for players on the servers that already had layering turned off… well, now you’re all in the same boat.

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Michael18

Good to see things settling down. While the high pop during the first few weeks was a lot of fun in its own way, it wasn’t ideal for leveling in vanilla WoW. Even right now, I’m sure, the pop is a bit higher than ideal.

The real fun will start when you can once again feel “alone” in the more remote wilderness areas and people will welcome every helping hand in a group and the guild scene has consolidated and stabilized a bit.

I guess the best time for WoW Classic will start around spring / early summer next year.

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hurbster

I can only imagine the sheer number of people in Ironforge.

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Tandor

Ironforge is a lot quieter than Stormwind on my EU RP server.

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Daniel Reasor

Are the login queues on Faerlina the reason why that server was mentioned in a message about DDOS attacks posted on the login screen earlier this week?

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Techno Wizard

I wonder if a lot of players have quit Classic then.

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Reht

I am sure quite a few have but also as more and more people hit max level the need for layering is negated since dungeons and raids are instanced. Will be interesting to see how world bosses work out in phase 2.

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Techno Wizard

If Blizzard had featured Classic more at BlizzCon instead of a cursory nod and not given Shadowlands all the love, then maybe we would already know about phase 2’s world boss impact & the chance of further layering, and what other differences will occur from Vanilla. Dire Maul already being launched, for example.

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Tandor

Some will certainly have quit, others – myself included – may have simply cut back and reverted for some of their time to their other game(s) after the initial launch enthusiasm. The population will also be a lot more spread out.

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Mick the Barbarian

What is with the doomsayers? It’s far more alive than most MMOs out there.

Oh … I forgot. “It’s clever to hate.” /s

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styopa

Servers are layered: “Look at the bullshit queues, this is ridiculous. Literally unplayable.”

Servers are no longer layers (pretty much according to plan, but later than expected I believe?): “Look everyone’s left the game, nobody likes it, kill Classic it’s stupid!”

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kajidourden

Confirmation bias. Whether it’s true or not they can twist anything into confirming their belief.

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Reht

Yep, they went from 34 servers (worldwide) planned at launch to 90ish worldwide today – most MMOs would be ecstatic to have enough players to be able to support 35 servers. They are still offering free transfers off of high pop servers. Yeah, the game isn’t hurting and i don’t take the removal of layering as a sign that the sky is falling. Some people may also come back for later phases.

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DG

soon it will be half a layer

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johnwillo

So, server merges?