The hype train for World of Warcraft Classic kicked into an even higher gear today with Blizzard’s announcement that players will be able to reserve the names of their beloved original characters in advance of the release of the original version of the highly anticipated game that started it all.
One of the biggest components in the recipe that made vanilla (classic) WoW so much fun was the community. There wasn’t any server transfers or name changes back then, so you got to know the people on your server pretty well. Rivalries formed, reputations were built, and seeing another players name appear in Warsong Gultch and Stranglethorn Vale told you a lot about the person you were about to go up against.
Thus, it comes as no surprise that a large portion of the WoW community has been asking about character names and server information for some time now. Blizzard shared news on character names today, and tells us that server information will follow later this week. The full announcement is available below:
Character name reservation for WoW Classic opens next week on Monday, August 12 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. Players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account will be able to create up to three characters per WoW account and have the name(s) reserved before WoW Classic releases worldwide on Monday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
We will release details regarding realm names and realm types later this week so you can coordinate with your friends on where to begin your adventure. If there are high numbers of players congregating on individual realms during the name reservation/character creation process, we will post warnings about the potential for long queues on those realms, giving you time to choose alternate realms. Also please note: Character creation will be limited to only one faction per realm on PvP realms.
After release, the number of WoW Classic character that can be created per WoW game account will change to the following limits:
- A maximum of 10 characters per WoW Classic realm.
- A maximum of 50 characters across all WoW Classic realms in your region.
- Only one faction per realm on PvP realms.
There is no overlap regarding character limits with World of Warcraft, so if you have 50 characters in Battle for Azeroth you can create 50 more characters in WoW Classic.
WoW Classic’s worldwide release is almost here so it’s time to get started organizing and planning your path to level 60!