Just like the next expansion is bringing players together with the dead in Shadowlands, the current server plans for World of Warcraft seem to involve linking the dead (low-population servers) with the living (higher-population servers that are already connected). A fresh batch of connections is planned for August 27th, with numerous realms linking up with one another; check out the rundown to see if your realm is among those being joined to another.
Meanwhile, as players wait for the expansion pre-patch and the expansion itself, some have gotten a bit tired of waiting and have opted to just start playing the new story in other mediums. For example, by beating the ever-loving snot out of a bunch of other wackjobs with weapons in Soulcalibur 6 by recreating Bolvar the Lich King. Well, former Lich King. Look, he’s a glowing zombie with a huge hammer and that should be enough. He’s doing his best.