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#1 - 2014/01/09 07:48:00 PM

As previously announced, we’ve been working toward connecting realms to increase the number of players on low-population realms, and since then have completed several connections. As a part of our ongoing communication, we wanted to provide you with an update that contains a list of completed realm connections, currently planned connections, and any additional future plans in one convenient location.

*Please note this list does not encompass all potential future connections.  Please check back for further updates.

Completed Connections

  • Aegwynn, Daggerspine, Gurubashi, and Hakkar
  • Aggramar and Fizzcrank
  • Akama and Dragonmaw
  • Andorhal and Scilla/Ursin
  • Anetheron, Magtheridon, and Ysondre
  • Anub’arak, Chromaggus, Chrushridge, Garithos, Nathrezim, and Smolderthorn
  • Arygos and Llane
  • Auchindoun and Laughing Skull
  • Azshara and Azgalor
  • Balnazzar, Gorgonash, The Forgotten Coast, and Warsong
  • Black Dragonflight, Gul'dan, and Skullcrusher
  • Blackhand and Galakrond
  • Blackwing Lair, Dethecus, Detheroc, Lethon, and Haomarush
  • Blood Furnace and Mannaroth
  • Bloodscalp, Boulderfist, Dunemaul, Maiev, and Stonemaul
  • Bronzebeard and Shandris
  • Burning Blade, Lightning's Blade, and Onyxia
  • Cairne and Perenolde
  • Coilfang, Dark Iron, Dalvengyr, and Demon Soul
  • Darrowmere and Windrunner
  • Dentarg and Whisperwind
  • Draenor and Echo Isles
  • Draka and Suramar
  • Drak’Tharon, Firetree, Malorne, Rivendare, and Spirestone
  • Eonar and Velen
  • Executus and Kelecgos
  • Fenris and Dragonblight
  • Hellscream and Zangarmarsh
  • Icecrown and Malygos
  • Kilrogg and Winterhoof
  • Nesingwary and Vek’nilash
  • Nordrassil and Muradin
  • Quel'dorei and Sen'jin
  • Tortheldrin and Frostmane

Future Connections

We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, January 9th during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PST through approximately 1:00 p.m. PST. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.

  • Bladefist and Kul Tiras
  • Nazgrel and Nesingwary/Vek'nilash
  • Nazjatar and Blood Furnace/ Mannoroth
  • Norgannon and Kargath
  • Stormscale and Drak'Tharon/Firetree/Malorne/Rivendare/Spirestone
  • Uldaman and Ravencrest

We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, January 16th during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PST through approximately 1:00 p.m. PST. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.

  • Antonidas and Uldum
  • Blade's Edge and Thunderhorn
  • Bonechewer and Aegwynn/Daggerspine/Gurubashi/Hakkar
  • Destromath and Azgalor/Azshara
  • Jaedenar and Agamaggan
  • Shu'halo and Eitrigg

We do not have a date for the following realm connections, but will update this post when we do.

  • Alleria and Khadgar
  • Altar of Storms and Anetheron/Magtheridon/Ysondre
  • Misha and Rexxar
  • Ner'zhul and Frostmane/Tortheldrin
  • The Underbog and Agamaggan/Jaedenar

*​Plans for these connections may change at any time, but we’ll provide additional updates on specific dates for future connections here as we can. Please note that as a part of the connection process realm times may change to match each other.

For more information on Connected Realms, please read the preview blog post here.

FAQ

Q. My realm needs connecting, why isn’t it listed?
A. The connections listed are the phases we’ve currently finalized and have planned connection dates or estimates available for. Additional connections are possible, but they just haven’t reached that stage yet. We’ll be updating the realm connection list as phases complete and new phases are planned.

Q. When will my realm be connected?
A. We'll update this thread with the latest information on currently planned phases.

Q. My realm has a lower population than those on the list, why isn’t mine being connected first?
A. Realm connections are based on a number of factors including population, faction balance, the realm’s physical location in the world compared to other realms it may be connected to, among others. It’s also worth noting that websites which attempt to track population, while helpful in many ways, are estimates based on public data which may not provide the clearest picture of actual population.