WoW Classic Realms Are Already Becoming Overcrowded Ahead of August 27 Launch

WoW Classic PvP servers are already full of player's who have reserved their names ahead of launch.

When Blizzard announced they were finally giving fans a classic World of Warcraft server, many wondered how many people would actually play. Sure, private servers have always been popular, but could WoW Classic bring in enough players to make development viable? So far, it seems like that answer is an unequivocal yes. On their forums, Blizzard announced that their PvP server Herod is massively overpopulated. Players will need to transfer if they want a quality play experience on launch day.

It’s pretty incredible to see how just how many players have already signed up. Blizzard opened up name registration recently and the team is predicting that Herod will see “login queues in excess of 10,000”. That means, when the game launches, players would have to wait quite a while to even get into the game. While that make help make the game feel like it did at launch back in  2004, it’s definitely not the experience Blizzard is hoping to provide.

Of course, just because launch day numbers appear promising, that doesn’t mean the game is going to be super successful. Many people (myself included) are eager to recapture the fun they had back in 2004. It’s hard to say how long that nostalgia will keep people playing. That said, these early signs are encouraging. If Blizzard gets the content drip feed correct, they may be able to keep people around for the long haul.

WoW Classic is out August 27 for Mac and PC. If you want to register your old name, get in there now before it’s gone forever.


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