WoW Classic: EU Realms

(Updated server list: September 19, 2019 (8:00pm Berlin time)

Blizzard released the names of the European servers for WoW Classic. I am going to list them here as well, so you can either follow the link or just continue reading. The US ones can be found here.

NameTypeLanguagePopulation
AshbringerPvPEnglishHigh
BloodfangPvPEnglishMedium
DragonfangPvPEnglishLow
DreadmistPvPEnglishHigh
EarthshakerPvPEnglishMedium
FiremawPvPEnglishFull
FlamelashPvPEnglishHigh
GandlingPvPEnglishHigh
GehennasPvPEnglishFull
GolemaggPvPEnglishFull
Hydraxian WaterlordsRPEnglishMedium
JudgementPvPEnglishLow
Mirage RacewayNormalEnglishHigh
MograinePvPEnglishHigh
Nethergarde KeepNormalEnglishHigh
NoggenfoggerPvPEnglishHigh
Pyrewood VillageNormalEnglishHigh
RazorgorePvPEnglishHigh
ShazzrahPvPEnglishFull
SkullflamePvPEnglishMedium
StonespinePvPEnglishHigh
Ten StormsPvPEnglishMedium
Zandalar TribeRP-PvPEnglishHigh
NameTypeLanguagePopulation
AmnennarPvPFrenchHigh
AuberdineNormalFrenchHigh
FinklePvPFrenchMedium
SulfuronPvPFrenchHigh
NameTypeLanguagePopulation
MandokirPvPSpanishOpens on Friday, Sep 20, 1 am CEST
NameTypeLanguagePopulation
Dragon’s CallPvPGermanHigh
EverlookNormalGermanFull
HeartstrikerPvPGermanLow
LakeshireNormalGermanHigh
LucifronPvPGermanFull
PatchwerkPvPGermanHigh
RazorfenNormalGermanHigh
TranscendencePvPGermanHigh
VenoxisPvPGermanHigh

Additional information for German players: Don’t count on a German RP server. If it ever comes, it will be post-launch.

NameTypeLanguagePopulation
Весник РокаPvPRussianMedium
ЗмейталакPvPRussianHigh
Пламегор (Flamegor) PvPRussianFull
Рок-ДеларPvPRussianHigh
Хроми (Chromie) NormalRussianMedium

The list seems rather short, but what we saw yesterday was a lot of Europeans playing on just two servers! It took less than 15 minutes to log in, even though I’d been around position 7000 when the queue started counting. Quite obviously, this means it’s not one server as it was when WoW first launched. I just can’t imagine there being 1000 people per starting zone or whatever else insanely high number there was. Instead, it seems to be some layering that controls the amount of players in a zone.

Some issues with the servers for German (and French and Russian) players, at least: If you want to play PvP, you have to choose one faction. If you want to play the other faction as well, you either need to go on the German PvE server or choose an international PvP server. German, French and Russian roleplayers need to gather on their PvE server (or the PvP one if they want to) or head over to the international one. The same goes for Italians, Spanish players and so on, of course. But quite often, French, German and Russian players get their own servers, because there are so many of them.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t think it’s a big issue. It just may be an annoyance for some. But since the English servers are international ones anyway, we can expect them to have lots of guilds from all over Europe, so I’m certain everybody will find a guild with their language preference. And, also very important, there are also others out there who don’t have a choice and their English may not be perfect either. Who knows, they may open new servers fast if there’s enough demand for it.

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