Wow Classic Phase two will be out later this year

Joanna Estrada
October 10, 2019

With the fantastic reception of the gaming community to "World of Warcraft Classic", the game developer is now looking forward to the next set of content updates, they plan to release to the game. Hazzikostas maintains that layering was important for the initial health of the game, but features in phase two - most notably world bosses Lord Kazzak and Azuregos - mean that the practice will start to be phased out. However, there are several factors that determine when precisely that release window might be.

World of Warcraft Classic has been out for just over a month now, and it's been off to a great start.

"Without layering, we simply would not have been able to accommodate anywhere close to the number of players we have on our servers", Hazzikostas explained. Otherwise, ne'er-do-well players could exploit layering in order to farm these bosses for loot, and that's not in the spirit of the game, which has proven to be a pretty wholesome environment (all helpful players and polite lines and such). It essentially layered players onto different versions of the game server, making it so the population was spread out and not one area was horribly over congested. "Instead, we had servers that were, due to layering, effectively massively overpopulated even with login queues, during the first couple of weeks, that has now stabilized at large, healthy populations that can endure for months and years to come". This is because world bosses planned for the next phase like Kazzak and Azuregos were created to only appear a single time at any given time.

World of Warcraft Classic has seen an impressive amount of players get stuck into the questing and raiding action the vanilla edition has to offer.

According to community manager Kaivax, the busiest of servers are down to just two layers and a total of thirteen are locked to just one.

Most popular realms, including the "streamer realm" Faerlina, are set at two layers with the intention of bringing it down to one soon. Hazzikostas says that getting WoW Classic servers to a single layer is "a matter of weeks".

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