Since im seeing allot of people with wrong realmlist.wtf files i decided to make this post.
(@admin / mod) If wanted sticky it.
What is realmlist.wtf ?
This is the file that directs the client to the login server. So to speak .. it tells wow where it need to connect and to what server.
Where to find realmlist.wtf ?
The file is found in: X:\World of warcraft\Data\enGB\
X = Drive you installed the game in
World of warcraft = The install directory
Data = The sub directory called Data
enGB = The language of the install
For cataclysm the file is in your root directory.
X:\World of warcraft\
How do i open it?
Use your favorite text editor (example: Notepad.exe)
What does the file look like?
set realmlist eu.logon.worldofwarcraft.com
set patchlist eu.version.worldofwarcraft.com
set realmlistbn ""
set portal "eu"
set realmlist = points to the login server
set patchlist = points to the patch server
set realmlistbin = points to the patch and login servers shareing state
set portal = points to the community (in my case europe)
How should it look like for molten ?
* Since molten does not support patching or uses a community service .. all lines (except the realmlist) can savely be deleted.
Set realmlist logon.warmane.com
Why should you do this ?
set realmlist logon.warmane.com
set patchlist logon.warmane.com
By deleting all but the set realmlist the game cannot autopatch and cannot register itself with the shares of blizzard. In fact the whole game doesnt point to blizzard anymore.
Before alternating the realmlist file .. MAKE SURE you make a backup of the original file
Example: Make a hard copy of it (windows copy/paste) and rename the file (F2) to for example ((original)realmlist.wtf)
I so hope this little guide will help allot of players and prevents them from another 6 hours of installments.