Blizzard Explains European WoW Classic Realm Structure
For those of you who haven’t caught the hype yet, WoW Classic is set to release August 27th this year. WoW Classic is Blizzard’s answer to private servers, giving players what they have wanted for years and years, the ability to play World of Warcraft in all its former glory. For the most part Blizzard has done an incredible job with WoW Classic. The game has dominated Twitch through the early portions of the beta, and the beta is bringing in more viewership than current WoW has in quite some time. The community is almost universally behind the vast majority of Blizzard’s decisions for WoW Classic, however they might have goofed a little bit on this one.
In this forum post by Community Manager Taepsilum, Blizzard outlines their planned realm structure for the European region. Their plan is basically no plan, realms will not be sorted by country or language, leaving the control up to the players entirely. The exception being Russian servers which will be separated (and have a separate game client) due to their reliance on the Cyrillic Alphabet.