World of Warcraft Classic name reservations
WoW Classic Name Reservations
Starting today, players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account can create up to three characters per WoW account in advance of WoW Classic’s worldwide release on Monday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
When you reserve a name, you’ll also choose the realm you will play that character on. There are a few additional things to keep in mind as you make your choice:
- Players who choose to play on a PvP realm will only be able to create characters within the same faction. This means that if you create an Alliance character, all further characters on that realm must also be Alliance characters.
- After WoW Classic is live, you’ll be able to create up to 10 characters on any given realm and can create a maximum of 50 characters across all WoW Classic realms. This character count does not impact the number of characters you can create on the current World of Warcraft realms.
- Characters that were created for the WoW Classic beta or stress tests will not be available to use in WoW Classic.
To create a character and play WoW Classic, you will need to download and install the client first. Go to Battle.net application and select WoW Classic from the World of Warcraft game options to download the client.
WoW Classic Realm Types
Normal—This realm type is best for those who don’t want to take part in open-world PvP. All zones are considered contested except for enemy faction cities, in which players will be automatically flagged for PvP. Players won’t be able to attack each other in contested areas unless they flag themselves for PvP with the command /PvP.
PvP (Player vs.Player)—This realm type allows for open-world PvP in all areas except for designated “safe” or sanctuary areas, such as the starting zones where new players begin.
RP (Role-Play)—This realm type is best for those who wish to take part in
RP PvP (Role-play Player vs. Player)—RP PvP realms are for role-players who prefer the ruleset of PvP realms—expect open combat in contested areas.
Races and Classes
For those looking for more information about WoW Classic, be sure to check out the WoW Classic primer for new players.