Garona when? Medium realms are being connected before actual low realms. Although, based on what people are saying in these threads, a lot of medium realms sound like they’re pretty dead, so imagine Garona.
Also, if these medium realms are considered low pop, why do they still show as medium in realm select? So the game doesn’t look too dead when you select a realm? Maybe values of what’s considered low should be adjusted once all the connections are done so we can see which realms are actually low pop?
I think Garona, Garrosh and Korgath are the three realms that always show as low pop.
you cant just separate servers that are already merged… when they merge a server they basically copy everything from 1 server blade to another and 1 of those servers gets decommissioned, besides that would be tearing guilds up and distrupt the already existing realm economies.
You also have to consider the realm locations, there not going to move a realm thats hosted in Los Angeles and merge that with an east cost hosted server, that would cause major uproar among people who specifically pick a west coast based server for better ping (imagine living in Japan and suddenly your home server gets moved to Chicago from LA, that would suck majorly)
No they’re not, they are all based in Chicago, and merged together on the “maelstrom” server… if you log into any of them you will notice that the in game time is central (and realm time is very arbitrary since it actually doesn’t say where the server is based)
you have to look at where the server that hosts the realm is physically located, not what it advertises as “realm time”
Yes it does, there is a reason you won’t see anyone from Emerald dream in your moon guard shard… Because the servers are physically separated from each other. Sure you can join a group and hop over and im not counting that since modern technology allows it, but you then also get the latency to the other server when you hop over. Theres a reason why your latency sucks when you hop to oceanic servers. (assuming your not based in Australia)
Realm time is the metric that doesn’t matter when it comes to connecting servers as you so boldly mentioned… even right now Perenolde has mountain time, canarius has pacific time and there getting merged which means Perenolde will inherit Pacific time, but Both of these servers are located in Los Angeles and thats what matters.