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WoW Classic Population Control

In a post to the World of Warcraft Forums, Blizzard addresses overpopulation in the Herod realm for World of Warcraft Classic (thanks Eurogamer.net). They are urging players to pick a new realm to ease crowding:

Based on name reservations so far, the Herod realm is looking to be massively overpopulated. If all existing players on this server remain there, login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty, and possibly much higher than that.

We recently opened up the Stalagg realm, and we urge players on Herod to consider moving there. There are a lot of players currently on Herod and we want Stalagg to fill up before we open any new PvP realms. This is so that player population is spread as evenly as possible before launch, in order to provide the best play experience.

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. Raising realm caps would simply forestall the problem, letting more players in at launch but creating an unsustainable situation down the line, with severe queues when we turn off layering permanently before Phase 2 of our content unlock plan.

Please also note that our realm population estimates of Low, Medium, High, and Full are based on this increased capacity – a Medium realm today already has more characters on it than even the most crowded realms did back in 2006.

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, which is why we’re cautiously opening new servers to meet demand.

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22. Re: WoW Classic Population Control Aug 18, 2019, 02:34 Muscular Beaver
 
NKD wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 02:16:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 01:33:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 18:16:
MattyB wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 14:44:
They aren't stupid. They're fully aware that a good chunk of people have rose-tinted, and they'll quit long before 60.

That's a retail-tinted view of Classic. You think because it's old that somehow equates to a few months of interest and then people quitting. You genuinely don't know what Classic is. A good game is a good game no matter it's age and those who want the classic experience over retail will stick with the game for the long term. Blizzard will financially benefit from offering both experiences, and there may even be some crossover where classic players will jump into retail and visa verse.
Yeah, there are still thousands of people playing EverQuest. Even the classic version. And they even have wives and husbands and family! GASP!

EverQuest is actually a great example of what many of us are talking about. The "classic" TLP servers they run are not very classic. Huge quality of life features that make the game drastically easier. You don't lose XP when you die, you don't have to do a corpse run, faster XP gain, instanced raids, economy based on the Daybreak "Krono" currency, etc. In addition, there is huge attrition on those servers after they launch a new one. There is a total of one _true_ classic EverQuest server with a peak number of players over 1000.

I played a Bard to 50 on the Ragefire TLP server and it was absolute easy mode compared to classic, and half the player base was gone before Kunark even activated.
Theres 2 classic servers. If not more now, since others did an emulator as well. Peak on P99 is 1500. And its close to that every day. That means thousands are playing on it. Thats what I said.
I wasnt talking about the official servers.
 
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  1. Aug 17, 14:33 Re: WoW Classic Population Control Muscular Beaver
  2. Aug 17, 14:44  Re: WoW Classic Population Control MattyB
  3. Aug 17, 14:58   Re: WoW Classic Population Control Rhett
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  6. Aug 17, 16:06    Re: WoW Classic Population Control Mr. Tact
  5. Aug 17, 15:26   Re: WoW Classic Population Control NKD
  10. Aug 17, 18:16   Re: WoW Classic Population Control Kxmode
  12. Aug 17, 18:26    Re: WoW Classic Population Control NKD
  14. Aug 17, 18:52     Re: WoW Classic Population Control Sepharo
  20. Aug 18, 01:33    Re: WoW Classic Population Control Muscular Beaver
  21. Aug 18, 02:16     Re: WoW Classic Population Control NKD
>> 22. Aug 18, 02:34      Re: WoW Classic Population Control Muscular Beaver
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  11. Aug 17, 18:18  Re: WoW Classic Population Control Kxmode
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