In just under two weeks World of Warcraft Classic will be released allowing WoW subscribers to go right back to where it all began. In preparation for this players with active WoW subscriptions can now reserve names for their characters. There’s a limit of three character name reservations per account so if there’s a couple of names you want it’s best to get in early and have them put aside for yourself. In addition, when reserving names players will also have to choose the realm they will be playing in. Players will also need to download the World of Warcraft Classic client in order to create characters.
More information was given regarding what players can expect when it comes to registration, and you can read that information below.
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.
Should you reach the three-character limit before launch and want to make another you will have to delete one, or alternatively wait until WoW Classic launches so more characters can be created. WoW Classic will be released on August 26th.
Source: Press Release