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WoW Classic Population Report: September 19th

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With Free Character Moves announced worldwide, it's time to explore the population of WoW Classic realms after one week.

It looks like the population of WoW Classic realms is decreasing, as players stop playing the game before hitting max level. Many servers saw a decrease in population in all regions. Free Character Moves have just been announced to help with the situation.

Check out the latest information in our WoW Classic Realm Population Hub!

English Realms (EU)

A new tab for Spain is available in anticipation of the new Spanish realm launching in the region soon. Players will be able to transfer from any realm to the Spanish realm for 11 days after it goes live.

In addition to that, Blizzard announced Free Character Moves from select realms available in Europe starting September 20.

We also looked at queue times in the region earlier today and the average wait time is 72 minutes.

Realm Name Type Population
Ashbringer PvP Full
Bloodfang PvP Medium
Dragonfang PvP Low
Dreadmist PvP High
Earthshaker PvP Low Medium
Firemaw PvP Full
Flamelash PvP High
Gandling PvP High
Gehennas PvP Full
Golemagg PvP Full
Hydraxian Waterlords RP Medium
Judgement PvP Low
Mirage Raceway Normal High
Mograine PvP Full
Nethergarde Keep Normal High
Noggenfogger PvP Full High
Pyrewood Village Normal High
Razorgore PvP Full High
Shazzrah PvP Full
Skullflame PvP High
Stonespine PvP High
Ten Storms PvP Medium
Zandalar Tribe RPPvP High

German Realms (EU)

Venoxis (PvP) is now at High with no queues.

Realm Name Type Population
Dragon's Call PvP High
Everlook Normal Full
Heartstriker PvP Low
Lakeshire Normal High
Lucifron PvP Full
Patchwerk PvP High
Razorfen Normal High
Transcendence PvP High
Venoxis PvP Full High

French Realms

Sulfuron (PvP) is at High and no longer has queues.

Realm Name Type Population
Amnennar PvP High
Auberdine Normal High
Finkle PvP Medium
Sulfuron PvP Full High

Russian Realms

We only have one Full realm (Flamegor-PvP) in the region, down from 3 since last week's report.

Realm Name Type Population
Doomsayer PvP Medium
Wyrmthalak PvP Full High
Flamegor PvP Full
Rhok’delar PvP Full High
Chromie Normal High Medium

US Realms

The population of multiple realms has gone down in the region as indicated below.

New tabs for Latin America and Brazil are available in anticipation of the new realms coming to the region. You can find more information here. Players will be able to transfer from any realm to the new realms for 11 days after they're up.

Blizzard also announced Free Character Moves in the Americas and Oceania from select realms that will be available through at least September 23.

Realm Name Type Population
Anathema PvP Medium
Arcanite Reaper PvP Medium
Ashkandi Norm High Medium
Atiesh Norma High
Azuresong Normal Medium
Benediction PvP High
Bigglesworth PvP Full
Blaumeux PvP Full High
Bloodsail Buccaneers RP High 
Deviate Delight RPPvP Medium
Earthfury PvP Medium
Faerlina PvP Full
Fairbanks PvP Full
Grobbulus RPPvP Full High
Heartseeker PvP Medium
Herod PvP Full
Incendius PvP Full
Kirtonos PvP Full High
Kromcrush PvP Full High
Kurinnaxx PvP High 
Mankrik Normal High
Myzrael Normal High
Netherwind PvP Medium
Old Blanchy Normal High Medium
Pagle Normal Full High
Rattlegore PvP Full High
Skeram PvP Full High
Smolderweb PvP High
Stalagg PvP Full
Sulfuras PvP Full High
Thalnos PvP Full High
Thunderfury PvP High
Westfall Normal High
Whitemane PvP Full
Windseeker Normal Medium

Oceanic Realms (US)

Realm Name Type Population
Arugal PvP Medium
Felstriker PvP Low
Remulos Normal Medium
Yojamba PvP Medium

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47 minutes ago, Stan said:

It looks like the population of WoW Classic realms is decreasing, as players stop playing the game before hitting max level.

It sure is, as many players (including myself) simply paused playing due to the queue times.

When I log into Classic and find myself in a queue, I simply log out and switch to BfA and do a few daylies or so.

I'm pretty sure quite a few players will return to Classic after the queues have disappeared or at least gone down to a couple of minutes.

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5 hours ago, Misuteri said:

I wonder if the current dev team are shitting themselves over how many people would rather play the old than the new and what it means for their jobs.

Maybe BFA can be classic in 15 years, wouldn't that make it all the more worth it to keep pushing new content, as it can be reutilized later?

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I don't think they're panicking about retail just yet. It's in a content lull, most people have cleared 8.2, so there isn't a ton to do once you re-clear your lock out. When they will really panic is if 8.3 launches and the numbers don't shift a lot.

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