World of Warcraft Connects More Realms

World of Warcraft Brew Pup

Blizzard has announced two more batches of World of Warcraft realm connections, one scheduled for this week and another for next month.

Blizzard’s effort to boost flagging populations on less-popular World of Warcraft servers will continue next week with a fresh round of realm connections. At 6 am PST on December 23, the following realms will be linked:

  • Anetheron and Magtherdion/Ysondre
  • Crushridge and Anub’arak/Chromaggus/Garithos/Nathrezim/Smolderthorn
  • Darrowmere and Windrunner
  • Demonsoul and Coilfang, Dark Iron, and Dalvengyr
  • Draka and Suramar
  • Velen and Eonar

A second batch of merges will begin at 6 am PST on January 3:

  • Akama and Dragonmaw
  • Executus and Kalecgos
  • Galakrond and Blackhand
  • Shandris and Bronzebeard
  • The Forgotten Coast and Balnazzar, Gorgonash and Warsong
  • Undermine and Anvilmar

The merger process is expected to take about five hours to complete. A third group of realms scheduled to be joined at some undetermined point in the future was also revealed:

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

Blizzard announced its plans to compensate for a shrinking World of Warcraft player population (which, for the record, is still huge) with connected realms back in September.


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