of Karsten Scholz
The start of the closed beta phase of WoW: Burning Crusade Classic has had a noticeably positive effect on the populations of some WoW Classic servers. In the level zones you now meet other players much more often, in the group search chat the bear steps and the total numbers rise on some servers.

Phase 6 von WoW Classic isn’t getting any younger and you might think that more and more players are retiring their characters or taking a break until the start of the Outland adventure. Surely that happens here and there too. At the same time, one notices that the start of the closed beta phase of WoW: Burning Crusade Classic has had a noticeably positive effect on the populations of the Classic realms.

In the level zones you now meet other players much more often, despite the numerous magicians who apparently our gold guide have read and – felt – offer boost services for leveling characters around the clock. Likewise, the picture has changed in the group search chats of many realms. Queries for a wide variety of group contents are now appearing there again much more frequently.

But can these observations also be supported by numbers? It’s time again to check the populations of the various Classic Realms! As a source for our check we take the page again Ironforge Prowhich in turn uses the logs on Warcraft Logs Classic as a basis to find out how many players have been active WoW in the last week (buy now 14,99 € ) Classic (in the raid area) – the last update was for the period April 5, 2021 to April 11, 2021. Here are our findings:

  • The largest EU server Gehenna recorded an enormous number of players and replaced Whitemane as the largest Classic server. 7,415 characters were counted there (in March: 6,039 characters).
  • The US server Whitemane is “only” in second place, but was also able to gain. There 7,258 (in March: 6,375) characters were counted.
  • The largest German Classic server is still Everlook, even if the population decreased slightly (from 5,391 to 5,095 characters (74 percent alliance)).
  • Venoxis was able to grow, with 4,969 (in March 4,733) active characters (with a faction distribution of 42 percent Alliance and 58 percent Horde)).
  • The formerly very popular server Lucifron is growing slightly and has 2,504 (instead of 2,473) active characters (with 100 percent horde)
  • Razorfen has welcomed numerous streamers and their communities, but that does not affect the number of level 60 characters. 3,632 (instead of 3,723) active characters (65 percent Alliance and 35 percent Horde) were counted.
  • Dragon’s Call has 2,550 (instead of 2,731) active characters (with 45 percent alliance and 55 percent horde)
  • Lakeshire has 3,244 active characters again (with 70 percent Alliance and 30 percent Horde)
  • Patchwerk has 3,100 (instead of 3,222) active characters (with 41 percent Alliance and 59 percent Horde)
  • Transcendence has 2,701 (instead of 2,826) active characters (with 48 percent Alliance and 52 percent Horde)
  • Heartstriker has 2,231 (instead of 2,157) active characters (with 100 percent alliance)
  • Unfortunately there are again no data for Celebras.
  • A total of 229,568 raid-active characters were counted across the US, EU and Russia regions.

How does it look: Do you still gamble? Have you taken a break and want to come back with the pre-patch of TBC Classic? Or did you end your Classic career forever? Let us know in the comments!

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