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WoW Classic Realms Population Report: August 22nd

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Players are now advised to avoid Golemagg (EU) in addition to Shazzrah (EU). Blizzard also highly recommends avoiding any realms marked as Full.

Welcome to our latest realm population report, where we monitor the Classic WoW realm population based on available data.

We've listed all previous reports and blue posts regarding realm population below and you can also find them in our WoW Classic Realm Population hub.

EU Realms

Blizzard advises players to avoid Golemagg and consider moving to Firemaw now that the server became overpopulated, just like Shazzrah.

Blizzard LogoBlizzard (Source)

Since our last update, we have continued to see the community create new characters in preparation for the launch of WoW® Classic next week. During this process, we have seen a regular trend where characters keep being made on Full realms. Each of the Full realms has a LOT of characters to the extent that it may be more than can fit into the queue system. As a result, you may not be able to get into the queue when you want to play and even if you do, it will likely be a very long wait. For a better play experience, we highly recommend that players avoid creating characters on any realm marked as Full.

Additionally, at this time, based on their expected population and queues, we strongly advise people to move off the following realms:

  • Shazzrah – PvP
  • Golemagg – PvP

If you are currently planning to play on one of these realms, you should expect extremely long queue times that take several hours to get through. In order to have a better play experience, we urge players on these realms to consider moving to the Firemaw realm.

All of the existing realms have a healthy population. Even a Full realm in 2006 would be Low by our current metrics. Any realm that is listed above Medium should expect queues at launch, with increasing severity from High to Full.

The population of Venoxis, the recently-added German PvP server, increased to Medium.

Name Type Language Population
Firemaw *new* PvP English Medium
Gehennas PvP English High
Golemagg PvP English Full
Hydraxian Waterlords RP English Medium
Mirage Raceway Normal English High
Pyrewood Village Normal English High
Shazzrah PvP English Full
Zandalar Tribe RP-PvP English Medium
Auberdine Normal French Medium
Sulfuron PvP French High
Everlook Normal German Full
Lucifron PvP German Full
Razorfen *new* Normal German Low
Venoxis *new* PvP German Low Medium
Хроми (Chromie) Normal Russian Medium
Пламегор (Flamegor) PvP Russian High

US Realms

The situation is similar in the US, where they are recommending players to avoid creating characters on any realm marked as Full and especially on Herod, Faerlina, and Whitemane. Blizzard opened up two new servers and asks players to consider moving there.

Blizzard LogoBlizzard (Source)

Since our last update, we have continued to see the community create new characters in preparation for the launch of WoW® Classic next week. During this process, we have seen a regular trend where characters keep being made on Full realms. Each of the Full realms has a LOT of characters to the extent that it may be more than can fit into the queue system. As a result, you may not be able to get into the queue when you want to play and even if you do, it will likely be a very long wait. For a better play experience, we highly recommend that players avoid creating characters on any realm marked as Full.

Additionally, at this time, based on their expected population and queues, we strongly advise people to move off the following realms:

  • Herod – PvP
  • Faerlina – PvP
  • Whitemane – PvP

If you are currently planning to play on one of these realms, you should expect extremely long queue times that take several hours to get through. In order to have a better play experience, we urge players on these realms to consider moving to the Blaumeux (Pacific Time Zone) and Skeram (Eastern Time Zone) realms.

All of the existing realms have a healthy population. Even a Full realm in 2006 would be Low by our current metrics. Any realm that is listed above Medium should expect queues at launch, with increasing severity from High to Full.

We spotted no changes in server population in this region.

Name Type Time Zone Population
Atiesh Normal Pacific High
Blaumeux *new* PvP Pacific Low
Mankrik Normal Eastern Full
Myzrael Normal Pacific High
Pagle Normal Eastern Full
Skeram *new* PvP Eastern Medium
Stalagg PvP Eastern High 
Faerlina PvP Eastern Full
Fairbanks PvP Pacific  High
Herod PvP Eastern Full
Whitemane PvP Pacific Full
Bloodsail Buccanneers RP Eastern Medium
Grobbulus RP-PvP Pacific Medium
Thalnos PvP Eastern Full

Oceanic Realms

Name Type Time Zone Population
Arugal PvP Australian Eastern Time High
Remulos Normal Australian Eastern Time Medium

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