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Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Realm Consolidation: August 10th

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Blizzard have announced plans to consolidate many BCC realms, by retiring 21 of them and moving their populations over to others on August 10th. All of the realms listed below have currently active free character transfers with several options for destinations, but if players do not move their characters by August 10th, they will be automatically moved and may be unvailable for up to two weeks after that. Limitations for transfers from Normal to PvP servers will also be lifted soon, and more free transfers will become availalbe as well. 

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To maintain healthy populations for Burning Crusade Classic realms, we’ve regularly reviewed realm populations and offered Free Character Transfers from realms that dropped to a low population. Additionally, we’ve made the decision to retire some Burning Crusade Classic realms and consolidate their remaining players onto other realms that have higher populations. We plan to perform this realm consolidation and retire the following realms with weekly maintenance the week of August 10:

Bloodfang
Celebras
Dragon’s Call
Dragonfang
Dreadmist
Finkle
Flamelash
Gandling
Harbinger of Doom
Heartstriker
Hydraxian Waterlords
Judgement
Lucifron
Noggenfogger
Rhok’delar
Shazzrah
Skullflame
Stonespine
Ten Storms
Wyrmthalak
Zandalar Tribe

What this means is that all of the Burning Crusade Classic realms listed above will be retired and will no longer be accessible after August 10. All player-characters remaining on these realms will be automatically moved to a new destination realm. We will post a full list of retiring realms and their destinations soon.

Please note: Player-characters that are automatically moved during the realm consolidation on August 10 may be unavailable for up to two weeks thereafter.

All of the realms in the list above currently have Free Character Transfers available to multiple active destination realms. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the Free Transfers prior to August 10 to choose your destination. Utilizing this service will move your characters quickly and will allow you to avoid being subject to the automatic migration on August 10.

Find more information on Free Character Transfers here.

In the coming weeks, we plan to remove the restriction on transfers from Normal to PvP realms in Burning Crusade Classic. At that time, we will open additional Free Character Transfers from underpopulated Normal realms wherever appropriate, and we will remove the rule on PvP realms that prevents players from having characters in both factions on the same PvP realm in Burning Crusade Classic. We’ll confirm all of the details as soon as we’re ready to take those steps.

Thank you!

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On 6/7/2022 at 6:53 AM, Prophet001 said:

I wonder how they're going to handle the Wrath drop. These servers are gonna pop.

That's a good question. Makes me wonder why the consolidation and realm retirements in August? I guess they can always add back later, but the timing seems weird...

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