With the possibility of a realm consolidation on coming in World of Warcraft WOTLK Classic Burning Crusade servers, players have a lot of WOTLK Classic Gold questions regarding the reasoning behind the idea of compressing Classic experience.
Today, one of Blizzard's WOTLK Classic producers today used the game's forums in order to reply to a member of the WoW community council in a lengthy and detailed message.
The original post raised questions and concerns about numerous topics, including servers with low populations that aren't consolidated and issues with balance between factions on merging, realm fusion with Season of Mastery servers, and potential two-week locks on character as well as other issues.
WOTLK Classic producer Aggrend attempted to answer whatever he could on the spectrum of questions. The major portion of his article in response to how Blizzard decided which servers would or wouldn't be integrated.
"There were many factors that played into the decision-making process to select which servers were going to be retired, but mostly we used data related to those who are part of the Daily Average World Population (DAW) which we keep internal to the company," Aggrend said. "There was a certain threshold we examined and, if for certain time, a particular realm was under that DAW threshold and we decided to add that realm to the list of servers that needed to be consolidated."
Aggrend added that the upcoming launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic is expected to increase the population on servers the same way that TBC did. They hinted that there could be more free character transfers to be released, but.
"There was a myriad of factors that contributed to the process used in deciding which servers are scheduled to be retired but mostly we used data around that Daily Average World Population (DAW) which we monitor within the organization," Aggrend said. "There was a particular threshold we evaluated and if, over a specified period of time, a realm fell under the DAW threshold and we decided to add that realm in the server list that needed to get consolidated."
Aggrend stated that the forthcoming release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic is likely to increase the number of players on servers in similar to what TBC did buy WOW WOTLK Classic Gold. They hinted that there could be more character transfers for free in the future, however.