Finally, the worldwide launch of Blizzard's most awaited video game of this year, World of Warcraft Classic, is fast approaching this Aug. 26 and 27. Recently, the American video game company has made some steps and changes in preparation for the game's successful release.
Blizzard announced its decision to raise the World of Warcraft Classic's character creation limitation to a maximum of 10 characters per realm. Previously, it only allowed the creation of a total of 3 characters per account. But now, players will be able to create 50 characters in total across all the game's realms.
In addition, Blizzard also decided to open new World of Warcraft Classic realms in an effort to battle the long queues and lengthy waiting times, which the company said, could disrupt the game's launch. To do this, the company added a number of servers for both the United States and Europe.
In the United States, players can expect to have 4 new servers to be installed. These servers include Incendius, Bigglesworth, Old Blanchy, and Westfall. In Europe, on the other hand, players can expect to have 5 servers, and they are Flamelash, Gandling, Mograine, Nethergarde Keep, and Razorgore.
According to a previous estimation, one of the most popular World of Warcraft Classic realms, called Herod, may be expected to receive a whopping waiting queue of 10,000 or more players. Due to this extremely high demand, Blizzard has advised players to try and log in to these other new realms.
"At this time, all realms that have a Full or High population tag are expected to experience extended queues," Blizzard writes. "We urge players on realms marked Full or High to plan to play on one of these new realms to avoid the longest queues, and to help spread the player population as evenly as possible and provide the best play experience for everyone."
Earlier this month, players were given the opportunity to create up to 3 characters and reserve their names, giving them a head start before the date of the official launch.
The game is an attempt by Blizzard to recreate the "authentic experience" of the original World of Warcraft video game as it was known more than a decade ago before the launch of its first expansion, called The Burning Crusade. It was officially announced to be launched during the company's BlizzCon keynote back in 2017. Now, nearly 2 years later, World of Warcraft Classic is finally coming to fruition.