Northdale, Nethergarde and the Future of Classic WoW

It’s been quite a while since we made our last post. Things are always changing, so when Lightbringer came to decline with the release of the Kronos 3 realm by Twinstar, Light’s Hope announced Northdale, which serves as the prime Vanilla WoW Private server for almost a year now.

Gold4Vanilla.comOn the other hand, Elysium’s Nighthaven reached it’s peak, so before their release of a Burning Crusade Server, they launched Nethergarde, which is to serve as a pre-sequel to their upcoming TBC server in Q2 of 2019.

So the 4 major Vanilla Classic WoW private servers as of now are: Northdale (Light’s Hope), Nethergarde (Elysium Project), Kronos 3 (Twinstar) and Vanilla Gaming.

How the situation will develop – we do not know for certain as Classic WoW is coming in about 4 or 5 months from now – as recently announced by Blizzard. Due to the upcoming Classic launch, Northdale said that there is a high possibility of them closing down the servers – but all will not end here, as they will provide tokens with account/character data to players who wish to migrate to a private server which will accept them once Blizzard releases their version of Vanilla.

2019 is a year of Burning Crusade Private WoW Servers

It seems the main reason the Elysium Project postponed their release of Elysium TBC is due to the two recently released TBC realms: Nightbane by Sunwell, and Netherwing by Atlantiss. Once the population on this realms declines, we can be sure that we will have a fresh new Burning Crusade realm to play on. In addition to that, the Elysium TBC realm will accept player migration from their Classic realms: Nighthaven and Nethergarde.

Accounts for Northdale and Netherwing (TBC) are still hot!

From our experience and connections, the player-base is still going crazy for accounts on the above-mentioned realms. For people looking to buy Northdale account, they can do so from We also identified another website that is great for Netherwing accounts – it is called – we already tested their websites by purchasing lower-level accounts and the experience was great and smooth with both of them.

Retail Vanilla Classic Annoucement and Light’s Hope

Blizzard recently announced their upcoming re-release of the Classic World of Warcraft version. This was surprising news to hear but long time awaited as well. However, it remains unknown when this will happen because they have to re-implement the oldest game version into their current battlenet system. Some players are also vouching for Talent tree changes – something like Paladin taunt in the protection tree, mainly because most of the talents tree were completely useless then. There was no DPS raid spec for Druids, Shamans, Priests, Paladins. Warriors were supposed to be the tanks. Rogues, Hunters, Mages and Warlocks were supposed to be the DPS and the rest of the classes mentioned Healers. We remain open to all posibilities though, and we are eagerly waiting for more news from Blizzard.

On the other side, the “not-so-final” disaster happened on the Elysium Vanilla WoW project just a month ago, on 16th October 2017. The main project owners, Crogge and Shenna were accused of account and gold selling drama, so one of the admins called Whitekidney “stole” the database and re-released the project under a new name called Light’s Hope.

light's hope lightbringer logoSome consider it to be a true renegade project, as it remains unknown if the generated gold and accounts were really deleted as the new project owners claim. To combat this, the Elysium project released a new, fresh realm called Nighthaven. Surprisingly, it gained a lot of traction and the populations peaks up to 4000 players during the weekend days which might increased even further.

Light’s Hope, in order to distinguish the Elysium realm from the previous “father” project, renamed the realm into Lightbringer.

We are more than eager to see how both projects develop further. There has been announcement that TBC version is in development by the Elysium Project, and more players have been popping into the Kronos realms, we guess the reason being the retail Classic WoW annoucement.