The trend (one might say spree) of realm connections for World of Warcraft rolls on. If you liked being on a nearly empty server? Well, you’ll just have to get used to having a bit more in the way of contacts, as there’s a fresh batch of connections planned for North American realms on September 2nd and September 3rd. The first maintenance is just for Dreadmaul and Thaurissan being connected to Frostmourne, while the September 3rd maintenance will connect several more low-population realms.
Not to be outdone, the EU realms will also have a number of realms connected on September 3rd as well, so everyone gets a higher ambient population no matter what. For the record, this will work like prior connections, so there’s no risk of losing your name from a server merge or anything of the like; you’ll just have a wider group of people you tend to run into and more players you can trade with easily.