World of Warcraft is a MMORPG that cannot be hosted on just one server. Blizzard Entertainment created realms for PvP, E and RPPvP to meet the needs of all players who want to prove themselves in Azeroth. RPPVP realms, while less popular in WoW and have seen a decline over time, still have dedicated residents who return to them with a smile.
While you can choose any realm you like, the popularity of realms can have a significant impact on your gameplay due to the server-wide economy and faction disbalances. There may also be a lack of raid groups and dungeons. The cross-realm benefits that retail players enjoy, such as cross-realm arena, Mythic+ queues, guild groups, and cross-realm auction houses, are available to Classic players only. It is best to approach the realm selection process in WoW cautiously.
Classic players are also faced with a difficult choice when choosing a realm, as Blizzard releases new realms with every Classic expansion. Wrath of the Lich King Classic was not an exception to this rule. The North American and European regions received two realms, each. The North American servers were launched on Aug. 30, with Skyfury (PvP), and Maladath(Normal), while the European region can now enjoy Thekal (PvP), and Giantstalker, (Normal). The question is, should you jump on the hype train and start a new server or stick with your current server?
The server population is an important factor to consider when choosing your next realm. You don't want to be stuck on a dead server with just a few friends. Avoiding realms with less than 1000 players is the best option. Also, don't get baited by the population on German/French/Russian speaking servers since you won't be able to find a group, let alone an English-speaking guild.
With this in mind, it is best to choose a server that has a healthy population of between 2,000 and 8,000 players. Mega servers can host 10,000-20,000 players per day, but they are often overcrowded and take a long time to get through.
The server type determines the pacing of leveling, and most importantly, the endgame. Blizzard offers servers for PvP, EvP, and RPPvP so finding the right server shouldn't be a problem.
World PvP is one of the most fun parts of the Classic WoW Classic Community. It not only brings the WoW world to life, but also provides a challenging and intense experience. PvP realms are the best bet, as Classic WoW players tend to flock to PvP domains. PvE realms are popular among hardcore raiders to avoid buff dispelling or unexpected ganks while raiding. However, PvE realms can often be abandoned with only a few remaining players.
However, if you are certain that the server type will not affect your gameplay, you are always more than welcome roll on the best realm.
Faction balance is crucial when playing on a PvP Server. You don't want your Alliance man to be the last on a Horde-dominated Server. This persistent problem has only gotten worse over time, despite the fact that Blizzard has worked diligently to resolve it. Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy solution to this persistent problem.
PvP servers are almost always one-sided. Joining the realm with your faction ruling would be the best way to avoid griefing, repeated ganks, and a shortage of goods.
Keep in mind server type, server population, and faction balance. The best servers to roll a new character in Wrath of the Lich King Classic are the fresh ones, since both server popularity and faction imbalance are extremely unlikely to go the wrong direction.
Skyfury, Angerforge and Maladath (PvP) are the best servers in the North American region. However, the best European servers would be Thekal, Jin'do and Giantstalker. These servers have a healthy faction balance and population, but you should be aware that they are experiencing long queue times that won't be fixed anytime soon.
If you have a character on Grobbulus, one-sided giga realms like Grobbulus are your second best option. You can always return to one sided realms like Earthshaker, which are once more picking up steam.