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WoW Classic has launched globally and is quite popular already

WoW Classic European realms - English language (Source: Own)
WoW Classic European realms - English language (Source: Own)
WoW Classic is finally available globally and, although it is supposed to recreate the state of the game after patch 1.12.1, this title comes with a few new bugs as well. However, WoW Classic is very popular right now and Blizzard had to open quite a few new Normal and PvP realms due to the unexpected popularity shown by gamers across the Oceanic, EU, and US regions.

Just as promised, Blizzard unleashed WoW Classic today. However, given the unexpectedly high level of attention it received from the players during the name reservation period, WoW Classic also got a few last-minute new realms opened. The Oceanic area got a single new realm, Europe got three more, and US gamers gained access to no less than five new realms — a normal one (Eastern Time) and four PvP realms (two for each coast).

In this moment, European WoW Classic players have no less than 15 realms — for English language speakers — at their disposal, of which one third are already quite crowded. The list of WoW Classic realms for the US players is even longer and can be found here. There are also five crowded realms in the area as well, but the number of low- and medium-populated realms is higher than in Europe. Lastly, South Korea and Taiwan only got two realms each.

The list of known WoW Classic 1.13.2 issues is quite long and it includes a few technical problems such as "SSAO does not render correctly in Windows 10" or "Macro tooltips do not load in when you first load into the client," but most problems that have been discovered and still have to be fixed are related to combat and NPC behavior, as well as the in-game art/animation/audio content.

If you missed the news so far and you might want to get back to World of Warcraft as it was before the arrival of The Burning Crusade, all you need is an active WoW subscription to jump into WoW Classic — and enough time to spare for a proper trip down memory lane, of course.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-08-27 (Update: 2019-08-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.