We’re going to continue that process over the first few weeks, till eventually we will collapse down, and we promise we will do this a few weeks in , to a single world per realm, no sharding, none of that going forward.
How is that not a promise to remove layering a few weeks in?
I fully expect layering to be gone in P2. Layering is the just in case we don’t know mitigation system to handle the tsunami of “what-if” that’ll surround Classic launch, a system that is in a unique position compared to other games and such.
By P2 they will have better, more accurate data on traffic, realm use, population balance, etc. etc. so that they can make better long term decisions.
At P2 that will be their opportunity do roll those out.
Right now? They don’t know anything. None of the current data is valid beyond “boy that’s a lot”, which is not helpful.