More connected realms are on the way for World of Warcraft, starting with a batch of connections to be made early Monday. Connections will be made between the following realms, including some already connected realms: Blackwing Lair and Detheroc/Dethecus, Anub’arak and Chromaggus/Garithos, Drak’Tharon and Firetree/Rivendare, Blood Furnace and Mannaroth, and Nesingwary and Vek’nilash. These realms will be going down for maintenance at 6am PDT until 11am PDT on Monday October 28 to activate the connection.
A second batch of connections has also been revealed, though details for when the connection will be made is still unknown. Those realms will be: Haomarush and Detheroc/Dethecus/Blackwing Lair, Stonemaul and Bloodscalp/Maiev/Boulderfist/Dunemaul, Tortheldrin and Frostmane, Winterhoof and Kilrogg, Gul’dan and Skullcrusher, and Lightning’s Blade and Burning Blade.
With the increasing emphasis on cross-realm play, I’m not sure how much of an upgrade playing on a connected realm really is. It seems likely to me that this focus is only going to increase with time, even further diluting the benefits of realm play. Do you play on one of the connected realms? If so, what has been your experience so far? If not, do you wish your realm would be connected?