World of Warcraft: Classic gryphon rider official artwork

[Update]: Blizzard will be opening up name reservations for World of Warcraft: Classic on August 12th!

A little while ago Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft: Classic will not be featuring language-specific servers, with the exception of the Russian servers. As you might imagine, this decision resulted in a fair bit of criticism from the Classic community, with the main concern being the creation of language-based enclaves on English servers and the communication problems that would result from that.

While I don't think the problem would've been as big as some have claimed, I am still happy to say that Blizzard has listened to the feedback and is now planning to add new servers into the mix. In other words, you can expect to see both German and French servers to be up and running from day one!

"We really appreciate the high degree of interest and passionate feedback we’ve seen on this subject for the last few days," reads the developer update. "While we haven’t yet finalized the numbers of realms and realm types for each language, we’ll let you know those details before name reservations start on August 13."

There's really not much else to say on the topic, so I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the World of Warcraft: Classic beta will be ending on July 12th! So if you have anything you want to test, or just a couple of regions you'd like to explore, this is pretty much your last chance to do so before Classic launches on August 27th.

Have fun with the final days of the beta, and you can read a little bit more about the whole server situation over at the WoW forums.