Blizzard has issued a warning to World of Warcraft Classic fans that one realm could see login queues in excess of 10,000 players.
Recently, Blizzard let WoW Classic players reserve their character names, and as part of that signal their intention to play on a particular realm. But it turns out that so many people are trying to get in that it’s proving almost impossible to get into.
In a post on Battle.net, community manager Kaivax issued a plea to players who intend to play on Herod to change server.
“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,” Kaivax said. “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,” Kaivax explained further.
“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.”