#1 - Feb. 3, 2014, 8:53 a.m.
For more information on Connected Realms, please read the preview blog post here.
03/02/2014 10:10Posted by MinerxAs far as I know, these realms are RP PVP and are flagged like this by Blizzard... I'm missing something ?
03/02/2014 10:31Posted by ReddotIt seems that Takralus is having bad day. These realms are PvP.
06/02/2014 16:48Posted by PecpecWTH is this? Skullcrusher whas on top of the list and now its nowhere to be found.... Explain please
10/02/2014 12:16Posted by Reptilik03/02/2014 08:53Posted by Takralus(PvP) Dunemaul and Auchindoun/Jaedenar
This connection appear both next week and in the week starting with 24th of Feb. It's a mistake or was postponed?
10/02/2014 13:31Posted by McaffeeAny chance of English PVE realms getting some connecting love from you guys as to this date only 2 of these connections have been made versus 15 PVP connections.
Top of my head I would say Bronze Dragonflight & Hellfire are in dire need for a love connection to be made sooner rather then later.
10/02/2014 14:14Posted by Ailuro10/02/2014 11:09Posted by Sinedd
English realms doesn't lack RP realms that can be connected as in the Spanish realms, this also happened to a RP-PvP realm somewhere in a non-English realm which got connected to a normal PvP realm, but here the RP-PvP realms with low population got connected together without any normal PvP server, so most likely this will be the case for RP realms.
Whilst likely true, it would be comforting to have an official statement that this is indeed an exception-case.
Because up untill now, I was under the impression that only similair type realms would be connected.
Even if this is an exception, it does bring about the question how it will be handled that rp(pvp) have additional policies that are likely to conflict with policies in place on pve/pvp realms.
18/02/2014 07:42Posted by QahnaarinI honestly don't give a crap. It's all Blizzards fault in the first place they allowed the realms to become neglected which lead to this situation. Now as a result of their negligence all our realms (apart from high pops) are suffering. Quel'thalas used to be a pretty damn good server back in TBC and Wrath now it's pretty much dead, nothing useful on the AH and recruiting is next to impossible.
There's no real hope until we get connected and I don't have hopes of them doing so any time soon and until they do I refuse to spend any more money on this game, WoD pre orders and otherwise, I've given them far more than they deserve.
18/02/2014 15:47Posted by SareenaAny chance you could let us know which realms are scheduled to be connected to each other?
I have an alt problem that has spilled over onto another realm.
Would like to reduce the number of server transfers as much as possible.
18/02/2014 14:47Posted by Darkspears
Realm populations fluctuate for various reasons. We can't force people to stay put on certain realms if they'd rather move elsewhere to play with fiends or join guilds etc.
I always knew there were douchebags all over the internet, but people now seek them out too? This seems a bit over the top :D
21/02/2014 09:56Posted by KhadrynThanks for the update.21/02/2014 08:53Posted by TakralusHey all, the original post has been updated with the next scheduled batch of connections.
I do hope the RP realms will start getting connected soon though.
21/02/2014 09:56Posted by KhadrynBy the way, will realms that are connected eventually get their own forums?
21/02/2014 12:18Posted by VoisinAD is big, but wouldn't call it overcrowded.. you still have to search really hard to find any RP. Most of the corwdyness is just people idling in SW
21/02/2014 12:12Posted by RhyHi, from dragonmaw - i've checked the realm pops for each of the servers listed. Dragonmaw and haomarush are more or less faction balanced, but both spinebreaker and vashj are horde dominated with only about 50 active alliance players each. Are there going to be more connections and will they be from more alliance dominant realms to balance off vashj and spinebreaker?
The main issue and the prime reason for frustration for many is that when you are on a medium pop realm, that in theory should function pretty good, but in reallity is struggling hard. You have no idea if Blizzard is actually seeing the major issues affecting your realm sinse they refuse to tell anyone about there plans and who can expect to be connected.
The not knowing part is what are making people agring. Even knowing for sure that your realm would not be connected would be better, as you would then know what you had to work whit. Then you could decide to stay on your dead realm or move on. As it is now all we can do is hope and the longer that goes on the more people will give up whit the game, there server og whit Blizzard.
All people are really asking is for Blizzard to face up and be honest about there ideas and plans.
28/02/2014 12:05Posted by Lucisa*VERY DEEP SIGH*
Again..no PVE Realms...
My thoughts exactly...why not tho is what I wonder...
28/02/2014 12:59Posted by LucisaWhy in the world are low pop PvP realms be in worse state than PvE? If nothing PvE players (guilds) on low pop realms can have more problems finding recruits for raids etc...At least they should be connected evenly,not 99% of them being PvP...
28/02/2014 13:12Posted by Lucisa28/02/2014 13:10Posted by Takralus...
You're suggesting PvE realms get priority over PvP realms with lower populations because of raiding? Players on PvP realms raid too, ya know.
Uhm....I believe I wrote "they should be connected evenly" so dont put words in my..post o.O :p
28/02/2014 13:14Posted by Malgin"(PvP) Bloodscalp and Emeriss/Agamaggan/Hakkar/Crushridge
(PvP) Laughing Skull and Shattered Halls/Balnazzar/Ahn'Qiraj/Trollbane/
why not do one batch of pvp and one batch of pve??
28/02/2014 13:47Posted by Iarwain@Takralus
I for one trust, that you people in Blizzard are doing these mergers in the order you feel is best for the most people. We as players tend to look very hard on the issues our own server have and tend to ignore servers whit the same or even worse problems.
As i have mentioned before in this threat. I strongly belive that you would gain a lot more from the community by comming out whit you plan for these connections. Than you would stand to lose is you would haev to whitdraw a few of these prommises.
28/02/2014 14:06Posted by AnrokaIt would help us in the community of these realms a lot to know if we can expect more connections to the Moonglade/The'Shatar connection, so we know how to best shape the community.
05/03/2014 15:00Posted by CadoganBlizzard, I am in desperate need of a timeline.
05/03/2014 16:20Posted by GurshaHey out of curiosity when are you going to announce even more PvP connections? I ask so I know when to toss my hopes out of the window again.
Needs moar pvp connections right? Sod everyone else.
05/03/2014 16:31Posted by KanaOut of curiosity, do you have a estimated timeframe of when we'll start to see more PvE connections, because I don't want to keep looking as this thread each week and see my realm not on the list again.
13/03/2014 01:56Posted by TirixianAlthough I know that this comment will most likely not be seen by any Blizzard employee, but I hope my voice will be heard by members of the WoW community. Today, my realm The Sha'tar was successfully merged with Moonglade. And when I say successfully, I really mean it.
13/03/2014 01:53Posted by AnrokaWith all the bad news, enquiries and complains this thread receives, I figured I might well leave some positive news for the Blizzard representatives. As well as others, of course.
28/03/2014 09:10Posted by ZialaeronWas wondering if the Darkmoon Faire/Earthen Ring connection means we will have a 2 way and a 3 way connection of the smaller 5 RP realms (as opposed to the 5 way most were expecting).
28/03/2014 09:32Posted by TéacupOk, I have to ask because the wait is driving me crazy; Will Steamwheedle Cartel ever get connected?
28/03/2014 10:10Posted by ColfernosThats a shame really..
I seen server be merged into fives.. that would help the 5 minor Role Play servers if they became one. Seems a lot are hoping for this to happen.
28/03/2014 10:27Posted by AndraíConnecting all five of the EN RP realms would result in mild queues at quiet times for players on those realms, and hours of waiting to log on at busy times :(Pretty sure there's 6 EN RP realms. :)
Would it really be the case if all except AD were connected, it'd make queues? I always thought all except AD were suffering in a minor way.
28/03/2014 10:26Posted by Yolopaggins@takralus now that you are on a comment spree :D, do you have more information on burning blade and drak'thul?
28/03/2014 11:51Posted by MammothTakralus, while you're commenting, do you have any comments on the BB/DT connection?
Being told that this is now a Cz realm and that you should transfer gets old fast.
28/03/2014 10:33Posted by GraendalThanks for the update Takralus. Seeing as there are only a few EN PvP realms left now and considering the fact you said you are done with the Darksorrow/Genjuros/Neptulon connection, does that mean that you're not planning anything for Twilight's Hammer? I'm sorry if I come across as needy or nosy but the suspense has been killing me lately. :(
28/03/2014 10:37Posted by NerrawIs the Dragonmaw/Haomarush/Etc. connection done for now?
28/03/2014 14:22Posted by QahnaarinStill going to push for my realm to be connected regardless.
28/03/2014 13:13Posted by EkaliathWhen will Tarren Mill be connected, its like 85% hord over 15 % allie :(( cant even play timeless isle.
29/04/2014 07:16Posted by PoisonenvyI think it would just be nice to have some indication that they are doing something relating to connected realms at the moment, and not just having a breather or a long holiday.
29/04/2014 13:01Posted by Sylannïa^ Now that you're here, Taklarus, are we expecting the DMF + ER connection tomorrow or will it be delayed again?
29/04/2014 13:45Posted by Azhune29/04/2014 12:44Posted by TakralusI'm not involved in all the techy stuff (and I probably wouldn't understand it even if they explained it to me) but yes, they are and have been working throughout the pause in connections, looking into any unexpected consequences of past connections, and to make sure that upcoming connections cause as little disruption as possible for everyone, both in-game and here behind the scenes :)
I'm hoping once all the infrastructure stuff is done, you guys will rocket through the realms that are left. Tempers are getting frayed after all
03/06/2014 01:36Posted by Azhune02/06/2014 16:16Posted by TwíjfelkontI've no doubt there is a good reason for the delays. It's just the lack of communication (as usual) that grates after a while.
This is exactly the reason. Lack of communication, when Takralus came in here and commented, that was good, but its been silent for over a month. I would much rather her come in and say something constructive about it rather than do nothing, say nothing or communicate through Trelw
Great, wonderful, fantastic....
Until recently I couldn't wait to get connected but being connected with Azjol is a massive mistake that'll tip the numbers heavily in favour of the alliance. Our auction house will still suck among many other things, tell me Takralus, do you randomly pick names out of a hat and decide damn the consequences?
I played on Grim Batol in times past and the faction balance was horrific. I had hoped other realms wouldn't suffer such one sidesness but that's exactly what Azjol is going to bring with our connection. I would like to know some of Blizzard's insights as to how this is a good thing for us horde players.
So what? You went and found a big alliance realm with next to no balance and shoved it down our throats? Try reading my previous post. Quel'thalas isn't what it once was but it's till a hell of a lot more balanced than Azjol Nerub. This change will NOT help those of us playing on Horde much at all, it'll be fantastic for the alliance but not for us and what would be your grand response to that huh? To tell me that maybe you'll add another realm at some point within the next 10 years given how these connections have been going.
27/06/2014 10:27Posted by ШокохрюшкаRussian Realms
(PvE) Король-лич and Седогрив
27/06/2014 10:13Posted by SassysissyThank you Takralus
Question tho ,03/02/2014 08:53Posted by TakralusThe following realms are due to be connected next:
Does the means next week or is there no date set yet?
04/07/2014 08:23Posted by FuneralI wonder if Dentarg is going to get merged with Xavius/Skullcrusher as this realm connection is still marked as "low" even after they got merged(a long time ago I think?). Or maybe the connection will still be too low so they will match these three(two) with different realms with a bit healthier medium populations?
04/07/2014 09:21Posted by ZeesNo French realm? You consider that everything is ok?
04/07/2014 09:50Posted by YocoploxIt is now a few weeks after "our" realm connection (Arathor-Hellfire) and I notice that my toons' forum avatars and profile backgrounds are still silhouettes. Is there any estimate when those images will be re-rendered, or is there anything I can do to expedite that process?
08/07/2014 23:38Posted by RigamortalAll i do is hope now, but just decided to post something a bit different to my usual....plz connect Kul Tiras........KT is dead.........Bored in Kul Tiras etc etc.
09/07/2014 08:31Posted by RestraintSo are High Pop Servers being left alone or are there other plans for those?
09/07/2014 08:51Posted by EisblümchenWhat about "Das Konsortium" @DE Servers?
We are one of the lowest populated servers in Europe and after more than half a year of realm connections we wait and hope and,... lose our faith! -.-
Really sucks at the moment!
Greetz from Austria! ;)
p.s. i dont understand why other servers with about 3-5 times our population are connected before us?
09/07/2014 09:07Posted by IslampAnd Mods... no need to delete my hilarious and insightful posts.
15/07/2014 08:46Posted by Maria15/07/2014 08:35Posted by Trelw@Maria: That connection is indeed of most benefit to Dentarg as a whole, but it will also help the relatively tiny alliance of TM a bit
True. It will help the tiny Dentarg population but it's still strange because they stated that only low and some medium realms will be connected. Tarren Mill is a high pop realm.
15/07/2014 10:07Posted by AnvarraMy personal reason to ask was that with my mailbox still being screwed up I've started to send my mail to storage toons on Darkspear (as they still have space) and hence wouldn't be elated, to put it mildy, if suddenly the Terokkar-Darkspear connection went *poof*.
15/07/2014 09:51Posted by AgatonePlease can we have ETA on armoury for characters affected by realm connection:
The Maelstrom / Deathwing / Karazhan / Lightning's Blade
The following blue post gives the impression that it should of been fixed by now:
31/07/2014 05:08Posted by DejadeuxP.S @ Tak, I'll ask once again, please stop drip feeding us information. We deserve better and for a community facing representative tasked with keeping the playerbase up to date on something that is important to them your performance has been pathetic at best. This has been a work in progress for Blizzard for almost 6 months. It's just not good enough.
23/08/2014 04:28Posted by AnrokaWould it be possible for you to give an indication about how long it will reasonably take for us to get a shared Moonglade/TheSha'tar/SteamwheedleCartel Forum, after the connection is complete? :)
03/09/2014 16:45Posted by Trelwbecause Takralus' latest update only has that one German connection for the 9th (which interestingly enough is a Tuesday, not Wednesday)
03/09/2014 23:13Posted by ShriukanSo now that all 5 english RP-PvP realms have been connected, when can we expect to have the respective realm subforums merged as well?
04/09/2014 09:32Posted by TheocottDoes that mean the Quel'thalas/Azjol Nerub connection should expect another realm added to it? Since we haven't got a merged forum yet.
09/09/2014 14:12Posted by LahisWhen will you fix the Armory for merged realms? After the Turaylon-Doomhammer merge, all armory functions for characters on Doomhammer are broken (and have been for any merged realms in the past).
Kinda sucks to not be able to use Mobile Armory app anymore, not to mention I can't find my characters in the website either.
01/10/2014 17:10Posted by NymiAs someone playing on both AD and the other RP servers, I just want to add my voice to the "Please reconsider this decision" group. AD is a special beast, and I think you would be taking something away from the other RP realms by lumping them in with AD. Hook them up with each other, by all means, but please not AD. These smaller realms function in a different way. Not better or worse, but different. And the people that play WoW want different things. Please take that into consideration and undo this link.
02/10/2014 15:36Posted by Azhune02/10/2014 14:03Posted by Twíjfelkont...
Are we allowed to ask what kind of changes?
We're always allowed to ask. If we get an answer or not though is never certain. Most likely we won't untill they're ready to implement it.
Thanks for the hard work as always, Tak.