Blizzard publish list of World of Warcraft’s connected realms and the next ones due to be joined

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Blizzard are busy bringing their players together, connecting low population realms to make sure there are enough folk to form raiding parties and sell their wares in the auction house.

They’ve connected 24 realms so far with another 20 in line to be joined together.

Here are the 24 that have been connected together so far:

  • Auchindoun and Laughing Skull

  • Black Dragonflight and Skullcrusher

  • Aegwynn and Gurubashi

  • Balnazzar and Warsong

  • Burning Blade and Onyxia

  • Chromaggus and Garithos

  • Dalvengyr and Dark Iron

  • Dethecus and Detheroc

  • Dunemaul, Maiev, Boulderfist and Bloodscalp

  • Hakkar and Aegwynn

  • Rivendare and Firetree

That’s only the beginning. On 28 October Blizzard plan to connect the following realms:

  • Blackwing Lair and Detheroc/Dethecus

  • Anub’arak and Chromaggus/Garithos

  • Drak’Tharon and Firetree/Rivendare

  • Blood Furnace and Mannaroth

  • Nesingwary and Vek’nilash

They’ve plans to connect a second batch, too, but they’ve not yet decided on a date to do that. The realms they’re considering collapsing are:

  • Haomarush and Detheroc/Dethecus/Blackwing Lair

  • Stonemaul and Bloodscalp/Maiev/Boulderfist/Dunemaul

  • Tortheldrin and Frostmane

  • Winterhoof and Kilrogg

  • Gul’dan and Skullcrusher

  • Lightning’s Blade and Burning Blade

Low population realms spell death for an MMO and while Blizzard’s far from running low on players they’ve dipped enough that connecting realms is a necessity. It will be telling of the game’s survival if the developer announces further realm connections within the next year.