Those with a technological bent will definitely want to head over to the WildStar site to check out the latest developer blog. In this week's edition, the team reveals the mysteries of the servers that the game will utilize and much, much more.
Our server architecture is currently made up of 11 daemons running across several server machines. For some of our daemons, there’s only one per region (i.e. country), where others there are dozens, or maybe even hundreds, per realm.
When you connect to play our game you first connect to our “Auth Daemon” (auth is short for authentication), this is the process that accepts your username and password and decides if you’re allowed to play. Authentication information is always kept secure, even in our databases. Once the daemon has decided that you’re allowed to play, it fetches your security permissions. Based on your permissions it will present you with a list of realms you are allowed to play on. Once you select a realm, you will be handed off to other sets of daemons, and the Auth Daemon is fundamentally “done” with you.
Read more on the WildStar site.