Molten Core Raider
- 2d 10h 45m
So the game has 2 server groupings: Regional (IE, Europe, North America, Japan, etc) and Data Center. Data Center is a bunch of servers all on the Data Center.
So for your data center, there are 6 total servers in the data center. That means if you queue up using the duty finder, you can be matched with players from those other servers on the data center. You can also world visit those servers on your data center by going to a main city aetherite.
While preferred servers have lower populations, you typically dont get shitty queue times because you get matched vs the data center. In fact, a lower population server can actually be kind of a good thing if you're trying to get a housing plot.
The thing they are rolling out this summer is you will now be able to visit any server in your region, not just your data center. I dont think queueing is being impacted by that, though
Am I screwing myself long term by playing on this exp bonus preferred server though? Playing on a "preferred" WoW server was garbage for so many years until I finally transferred to a really high pop realm.
But the exp bonus is really nice.