Once WoW Classic is live

  • Once WoW Classic is live, you’ll have the option to create 10 characters per realm and up to 50 maximum characters, as per usual, across all realms. At the moment, there are 12 realms available for European players, 11 for North American players, and two for Oceanic realms. But the realm list is expected to expand in


    the months to come.

    Even if you were lucky enough to be a part of the WoW Classic beta or the stress tests, your created characters won’t be available to use on the live servers. This means you won’t have access to their level, their gear, or their name. You’ll need an active WoW subscription to reserve your name. If you’re a regular WoW player, this shouldn’t be an issue. But if you’re coming back from a break or you’re new to the game, you’ll have to subscribe for at least one month. This will set you back $9.99, but it’s a small price to pay for the Classic experience.

    Not everything that players might remember from “vanilla” WoW is available in Classic just yet, however. The game wasn’t the same when it first launched in 2004 as it was in the final days before the first expansion, The Burning Crusade, with plenty of content being added during the vanilla era. Likewise, some content has been held back from the Classic launch.

    In order to give players the full Classic experience, Blizzard will be rolling out new content in a similar order to the original schedule, both offering a look at the various stages the game went through, and also ensuring that the availability of later content prematurely doesn’t alter the game’s


    original balance.