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World of Warcraft • Aug 27, 2019

WoW Classic is so popular, Blizzard had to open new servers already

WoW Classic is so popular, Blizzard had to open new servers already
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World of Warcraft Classic is proving to be too popular among players as Blizzard Entertainment is introducing new servers mere hours after its August 26 launch.

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The WoW creators have been seeing major player loads on its Classic servers as millions have been itching to experience the revolutionary MMO as it was when it first released.

But the hype wave might have been a bit too big for what they were expecting, especially since streamers have already picked their servers of choice, which is instantly bombarding the game with players and quickly filling up server spaces.

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In response to the “very high demand” that Blizzard is seeing, they have actually opened up five new servers and the company are asking players to join them in lieu of the ones that have been full since the game launched.

“Due to very high demand, we’ve opened five new WoW Classic realms in this region,” Blizzard Community Manager ‘Kalvax’ said. “Ashkandi, Kirtonos, Kromcrush, Kurinnaxx, (and) Rattlegore.”

It should be noted that the Ashkandi, Kirtonos and Kromcrush are Eastern servers, with only Ashkandi being a Normal server as opposed to a PVP one.

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Seems like there's a ton of demand to play WoW Classic.

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Meanwhile Kurinnaxx and Rattlegore are both Pacific PVP servers for players to log into.

This is a direct countermeasure to the hour-plus queue times that WoW Classic already has, as players rushed to click the red “Enter World” button as soon as it went live.

“We suggest that players choosing a realm consider one of these (new servers),” Kalvax said. “As other realms currently marked as ‘Full’ population will experience extended queues.”

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The new servers are already relieving a ton of wait times for WoW players.

In the moments leading up to WoW Classic’s launch, there was already over half a million people tuning into Twitch channels even though the content was largely streamers waiting in the login screen.

If anything, that’s a major credit to the hype that the game and its community have created in anticipation for classic WoW playthroughs.

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Old-school WoW players know how much of a grind the game truly is without modern updates and mechanics, but that still hasn’t stopped hundreds of thousands of people to line up for the game’s wait time.

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