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  • Author: Pride
  • Date: November 9, 2021
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

Just like they did with Classic back in 2019, Blizzard is planning to open up Season of Mastery servers for players to reserve their names ahead of the official release on November 16.

Specifically, servers will open on November 11, at 6 PM PST for NA & OCE servers and 9 PM for EU servers. At this point, you will be able to create up to 1 character per WoW account, down from 3 per server like it was the case in Classic.

Note that you will not be able to log in and play on that character — you are simply creating the character to have the name reserved ahead of time. If you change your mind about the name you reserved or which server you can play with, you can delete the character and create a new one on any server of your choice.

Very interestingly, Blizzard has indicated that they plan to enforce population caps for Season of Mastery servers. After a server has reached that cap, players will be unable to create new characters on that server. If all of the servers fill up, Blizzard plans to open up additional servers, like they did in Classic when server populations became high.

The official announcement additionally contains a list of servers for those who are interested in playing on a server with a name they like: EUNA / OCE.

Kaivax – (Source)

On Thursday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. PST, we’re opening Season of Mastery realms for name reservation. This will give players several days to create their main character and coordinate with others before the Season of Mastery begins on November 16.

To prepare for name reservation, select WoW Classic in your Launcher, and then ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ in the Game Version & Account list. Season of Mastery realms will appear in-game on a new ‘Seasonal’ tab in the WoW Classic realm selector.

During name reservation, you will be able to create a maximum of one character per WoW account. If you change your mind about anything after you’ve created your character, you can delete that character and create a new one on any available realm in your region. In this region, the initial realms for name reservation will be:

Realm Name
Realm Type
U.S. East
Barman Shanker
U.S. East
Jom Gabbar
U.S. East
U.S. West
U.S. West
U.S. West
Obsidian Edge
Swamp of Sorrows

Please note that for name reservation, each realm is configured to allow a limited number of total characters created, and if a realm becomes full, that realm will no longer allow further names to be reserved. If realms are reaching a full state during name reservation, we may open additional realms as soon as November 12. Before opening additional realms, we will post notices in the World of Warcraft Classic discussion forum.

After Season of Mastery begins on November 16, the limits of one character per WoW account and the maximum number of characters allowed per realm will be removed.

For more information on Season of Mastery, check out our announcement here and our design intentions posts here and here.

Thank you!

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Classic WoW is my jam, with a passion for PvP. Most know me as Baranor, the ret paladin guy, but I'm secretly a druid main, don't tell anyone. In my free time I play Switch games, particularly JRPGs. Some day I'll be making my own games and I humbly hope you play those too!

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19 days ago

Will the OCE and NA battlegroups be linked?

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