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News Update (September 9, 2019)

We currently plan to open all the free character moves. Thank you for your patience!

When these free character moves open, player-characters at any level will be able to move:

From – To – Region
Shazzrah – Dragonfang (new realm) – English
Golemagg – Dragonfang (new realm) – English
Firemaw – Earthshaker (new realm) – English
Gehennas – Earthshaker (new realm) – English
Mograine – Judgement – English
Razorgore – Bloodfang – English
Sulfuron – Finkle – French
Lucifron – Heartstriker (new realm) – German
Venoxis – Heartstriker (new realm) – German

For approximately one day, the new realms will be restricted to only those players using a free character move. After one day, any player may create new characters there. This is to allow players using the free character move service a better chance at retaining the name of the character they’re moving.

Please note that restrictions apply:

A character cannot move if the character:

  • is a guild leader.
  • has active auction listings or bids.
  • has mail.

You may be required to change your character’s name once you’ve reached the destination realm.

This is a one-way, irreversible move.

During periods of high usage, free character moves may take up to several hours to complete. This service may be closed at any time, without warning, should a destination realm become full. We strongly encourage players who wish to use this service, especially in coordinated groups, to do so as soon as possible.

We will let you know when the new realms open and free character moves are enabled.

Thank you!

There have also been a few changes to destinations for French and German realms.

Sulfuron – Finkle – French
Lucifron – Heartstriker (new realm) – German
Venoxis – Heartstriker (new realm) – German

The first post has been updated to reflect this information.

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Important Differences Between Vanilla WoW and Classic WoW:

  • friends list integration.
  • Right-click to report players.
  • Modern framework for data storage, instead of the original Classic data system.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Loot trading is added – just to raids
  • Modern Macro and Addon interface
  • Higher graphics settings included by default in UI, with an option to toggle between Classic and Recommended settings
  • Better 4:3 widescreen visuals.

Sign up for future World of Warcraft: Classic beta testing on Blizzard’s website!

You can do that here:

Click on Games and Subscriptions. Scrolling down will bring up a prompt to “Go to Beta Profile Settings.” Click on that, and then make sure WoW and WoW: Classic are checked.

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News Update (July 30, 2019)

To celebrate the game’s 15th anniversary, World of Warcraft® Classic invites players to experience Blizzard Entertainment’s seminal MMORPG game as it was during its earliest days.

On August 27, veterans and newcomers will be able to relive World of Warcraft’s epic origins as they assemble a 40-player raid to take on the fiery hazards of Molten Core; fight for their faction in the ongoing world PvP struggle between Southshore and Tarren Mill; muster a realm-wide war effort to open the gates of Ahn’Qiraj; and much more. Click HERE to see the content release plan!


  • RELIVE AN ERA LOST TO LEGEND – Return to Azeroth as it was during the Drums of War update (patch 1.12), which represents the original WoW® at its most content-complete.
  • PHASED CONTENT ROLLOUT – Following its launch, World of Warcraft Classic’s content will be released over the course of multiple phases reflecting the game’s original order. Re-experience WoW history unfolding as heroes gear up for Blackwing Lair; players battle for PvP Honor and Rank rewards; and entire realms band together to open the gates of Ahn’Qiraj.
  • INCLUDED WITH EXISTING WOW SUBSCRIPTIONS – Anyone who subscribes to World of Warcraft can play WoW Classic at no additional cost. Explore the far corners of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms before and after the world-shattering events that changed Azeroth forever.
  • CLOSED BETA TEST & STRESS TESTS – Starting May 15, select WoW players will be invited to participate in a small-scale, focused closed beta test, helping ensure WoW Classic nails its goal of authenticity. Players will also get a chance to help put our servers and technology through the paces in a series of stress tests from May through July—opt in now at!
  • CLASSIC GAMEPLAY WITH TODAY’S CONVENIENCES – Experience the authentic gameplay of 2006 built on the infrastructure of WoW today, with server technology providing a smooth and stable experience; support for modern PC hardware; and access to Blizzard’s social features.
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