A new (old) version of the biggest MMO is almost upon us, and Blizzard is preparing for launch by sharing a complete list of WoW Classic servers and letting players reserve their names early. Servers (or realms, in WoW speak) range from the normal PvE experience, where fighting other players is optional, to PvP and roleplaying servers where the fighting's fierce and you can really get into character.
Here's every World of Warcraft Classic server, at least for now, and what you need to know to pick the one that's right for you.
WoW Classic normal servers
On normal servers, you have to manually flag yourself for PvP to fight other players. Choose one of these if you don't want to get ganked while you're going about your business.
|Remulos||Normal||Australian Eastern Time|
WoW Classic PvP servers
In PvP servers, you're automatically flagged for PvP anytime you enter contested or enemy territory, where you'll spend most of your time after early levels. Pick these servers if you want to fight other players often or like the omnipresent threat of PvP combat.
|Arugal||PvP||Australian Eastern Time|
WoW Classic RP servers
Join a roleplaying server if you love to play in-character. Immerse yourself in the fantasy.
The number of servers doesn't compare to normal World of Warcraft. WoW Classic will likely have a smaller population, so that makes sense. Players outside the US and Europe may have a bit more trouble finding a suitable server.
There are no non-English speaking RP servers, so many players will have to fight through a language barrier to enjoy their ideal play style. There's also no RP servers in the Oceanic region at all, so Australian players will have to deal with European ping.
It's possible that the server pool will expand post-launch based on demand. There may well be far more excitement around circa-2006 World of Warcraft than even Blizzard is anticipating. It might not stay that way forever, but lapsed fans from all over the world will at least pop in to check it out. Make sure you know what server your friends or old guildmates are joining before you pick one yourself.
What servers are WoW Classic streamers playing on?
Many of the biggest WoW streamers have already secured their characters and servers, and most of them are going to be playing on Faerlina. Faerlina is a US-East PvP server.
If you'd like the chance to roam the Azeroth of days past alongside your favorite streamer, reference the table below to make sure you join the right server and faction. Or if you want to avoid the crowds and attention that will accompany these streamers, your best bet is to pick a server other than Faerlina or one of the others listed below.
|Hydramist||Golemagg||Alliance & Horde|