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WoW - Blizzard will reduce the number of servers

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it plans to shut down some World of Warcraft servers. Populations of sparsely populated worlds will be combined to have adequate levels before the Shadowlands expansion pack is released.

WoW player numbers are melting down, but it's still one of the most popular games of its kind.
IN SHORT:

Blizzard plans to merge World of Warcraft's less populated servers;
The change is aimed at ensuring adequate population before the release of the next expansion pack - so that players can enjoy uninterrupted team-based content;
The servers will be connected during weekly maintenance breaks.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it will be shutting down some of the less populated servers in the MMO game World of Warcraft. Their populations will be combined so that the number of players is high enough before the release of the next add-on - Shadowlands. Thanks to this, users should have no problem finding a team for group activities.

World of Warcraft is best when you have a community of other players around you, and while many ways to participate in cross-realm gameplay have been added to the game over the years, there are still many aspects of the experience that are based on a given realm. From your guild's history to interacting with the economy around you, a server with a healthy population gives you more options, and it's been a few years since we combined some of them," it reads.

Changes will be made during normal technical breaks, so players should not lose access to Azeroth for an extended period of time. Decisions on which servers will be shut down will be made after a thorough analysis of their populations. The official forums of each Realm will also be shut down.

As this project develops, we will make announcements about the shutdowns in the respective regions and languages each week. During each maintenance period, the affected servers will be merged. When the break is over, players from those realms will log into the Battle for Azeroth and see that they are now part of a larger community of connected servers. At the same time, we will also merge the respective discussion forums," it reads.

It is worth recalling that the eighth expansion to World of Warcraft - Shadowlands - should debut during the holiday season this year (the exact release date is unknown).