Taepsilum, a Community Manager for Blizzard, posted yesterday on the official WoW Classic forums that they have changed their stance on providing language specific servers for European realms. Previous they stated that they were not planning on splitting realms by language which caused a huge amount of backlash from players.
Thankfully they listened to all of the feedback and are now planning to have French and German realms in addition to the already planned English and Russian language realms.
After further review and consideration of your feedback, we will launch WoW Classic in the European region with French and German realms, in addition to the expected English and Russian realms. This will allow WoW Classic players in Europe who wish to communicate with others in French or German to start in those languages from day one.
We really appreciate the high degree of interest and passionate feedback we’ve seen on this subject for the last few days. Our plan is to have English, French, German, and Russian language realms designated in the final stress test. While we haven’t yet finalized the numbers of realms and realm types for each language, we’ll let you know those details before name reservations start on August 13.
Thank you very much! Vielen Dank! Merci beaucoup!