By now, several US realms have been successfully connected with Blizzard's new Connected Realms feature. In case you've been out of the loop, Blizzard released an update in regards to the new feature, which seamlessly connects two realms so that they'll behave as one. That means players on realms that are connected can join the same guilds, use one Auction House, and run raids and dungeons with each other -- a pretty big bonus for realms that have been suffering from lower populations. The list of successfully connected realms is as follows:
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
It's a sizeable list -- but if your realm wasn't on the list, not to worry. Blizzard is revving up for more realm connections, and soon. Two new batches of realm connections are on the way, and the first batch of connections will be taking place on Monday, October 28.
Next Realm Connections
We plan to progress with two additional batches with the first batch connecting on Monday, October 28. These realms will be down for maintenance from 6:00 a.m. PDT through approximately 11:00 a.m. PDT and will be complete once made live.
Blackwing Lair and Detheroc/Dethecus
Anub'arak and Chromaggus/Garithos
Drak'Tharon and Firetree/Rivendare
Blood Furnace and Mannaroth
Nesingwary and Vek'nilash
Once determined, dates and times for the next batch will be provided in the General Forum and in-game breaking news.
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
Plans for these connections may change at any time, but we'll provide additional updates on specific dates for future connections here as we can. Please note that as a part of the connection process realm times may change to match each other. For more information on Connected Realms, please read the preview blog post here.
Maiev, Dunemaul, Bloodscalp and Boulderfist can expect a new addition to the quad of realms with the connection of Stonemaul. In addition, there are other connections that will be seeing the introduction of another new realm or two. For players on realms in the first batch listed, expect some downtime on Monday, and a host of new faces when the servers go live. As for the second batch, while there isn't a date set yet for the connections, Blizzard will provide that information once it becomes available.