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World of Warcraft: Connected Realms program continues as more servers merge

Tuesday, 7th January 2014 08:18 GMT By Dave Cook

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard Entertainment has commenced its Connected Realms program, as a way of merging servers to reduce low-population worlds.

In a post on Battle.net, the developer confirmed that the following servers will merge on January 9, following some maintenance time between 9 am-2 pm ET:

  • Bladefist and Kul Tiras
  • Nazgrel and Nesingwary/Vek’nilash
  • Nazjatar and Blood Furnace/ Mannoroth
  • Norgannon and Kargath
  • Stormscale and Drak’Tharon/Firetree/Malorne/Rivendare/Spirestone
  • Uldaman and Ravencrest

Blizzard added that the following servers would also merge at a later date:

  • Antonidas and Uldum
  • Blade’s Edge and Thunderhorn
  • Bonechewer and Aegwynn/Daggerspine/Gurubashi/Hakkar
  • Destromath and Azgalor
  • Jaedenar and Agamaggan
  • Shu’halo and Eitrigg

What do you make of the merges?

Via Polygon.

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5 Comments

  1. Darkfield

    Dave! Y U NO include EU updates?! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9052878158#1

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    That’s one heck of a smile.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. mongbatstar

    the last bracket seems off.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. FabioPal

    What do I make of the merges? That the population is going down, a LOT.

    @1 Love the “Y U NO” guy!

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Darkfield

    @4 well technically speaking these aren’t mergers, only connecting individual low pop realms together in order to make them functional and playable again. But it is true that there is a large number of decline in the subs, a sizeable portion of it is in fact due to low pop/dead realms issue, we were raging over battle.net forums for a bit over two fraking years now and their response was always “unfortunately there’s not an easy way to fix this” up until connected realms feature. And it is going depressingly slow, as my realm, Skullcrusher EU is just dead on the alliance side, a lot moved out, a lot just stopped playing there or just gave up and quit the game and moved on. As a result of this, I now have 5 death knights, 2 warriors, 2 hunters, 2 paladins, a rogue, warlock, mage and a druid, all scattered around 5 different realms.

    #5 8 months ago

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