World of Warcraft Classic login queues could cross 10,000 players

World of Warcraft fans have just over a week to get ready for the release of World of Warcraft Classic, and ahead of that date, Blizzard is urging some players to consider swapping over to a different server. While the classic version of the game releases on August 27th, players have been able to reserve names in certain realms ahead of schedule to make sure everything’s in order for the launch. At least one of those realms is already “massively overpopulated,” according to Blizzard, and some excessive queue times could result from that.

A post on the Blizzard forums warned World of Warcraft Classic players of the potential queue times. “Login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty,” Blizzard said, and the queue times could possibly be “much higher than that.”

Blizzard seems to be taking every step necessary to ensure a smooth experience for players when World of Warcraft Classic launches August 27. This includes maintaining strict realm caps and balancing populations across different servers to ensure stability. “While we are able to fit several times more players on a single realm in 2019 than was the case in 2006, we are not going to raise that cap any further, even though we have the technical capacity to do so,” Jordan writes.

Herod is the overcrowded realm for North America. In Europe, Shazzrah is the one bursting at the seams. Kaivax reposted the same message to players there, asking them to please consider moving to the Gehennas realm. “Our top priority in planning for WoW Classic’s launch has been ensuring that we are laying the groundwork for strong realm communities that will endure over the months and years to follow,” they wrote, “which is why we’re cautiously opening new servers to meet demand.”

It’s worth noting Blizzard’s realm population estimates of Low, Medium, High and Full are based on this increased capacity. So, a Medium realm today already has more characters on it than even the most crowded realms did back in 2006. And if you want to Buy World of Warcraft Classic Mounts, visit 5mmo.com, a professional online in-game currency store.