As for Blizzard, there’s one thing they’ve become quite famous for: the horrible state of their servers once an extension is launched. While it’s been a while since things have been incredibly bad on the retail version of the game, sadly, the same can’t be said for regular servers.
Insane Login Queues
While the Northrend Upgrade Pack can allow people to catch up by reaching level 70 instantly, those who want to accumulate gold and improve their profession or improve their equipment in battlegrounds will have a different kind of struggle – server queues. Players playing on “mega servers” experience some of the biggest queues ever seen in World of Warcraft by having to wait up to six hours.
In a way, it’s fantastic because the game seems to be more alive than ever. However, many would say that the high popularity is not worth it if they are forced to use remote desktop apps in order to stay logged in or log in to the queue while they are still hours away from the end of their shift.
Of course, to combat this, Blizzard has offered free transfer options to different servers that have no wait times, but let’s be honest, no one wants to play an MMO on a server that has virtually no wait times. no players, as queue times would be compromised as it would take longer to form a party for a dungeon or raid, especially with the removal of RDF.
Scourge zombifies more than players!
On the other hand, players were very excited about killing undead before the launch of WotLK during the pre-patch event, which made the state of the game pretty bad. In addition to giant queues, even on servers that don’t have any, the game has become quite unplayable in the past few days since the event started.
Those who manage to play the game without encountering huge latency, having to wait 30-45 seconds to open a single letter in the mailbox constantly being turned into a zombie by grieving players. The legendary quote “you think you do, but you don’t” might not have been true for WoW Classic servers, but oh my, was it just for the Scourge invasion. Many will agree that his experience is pretty awful, especially if you like AFK in major cities near the auction house.
Luckily, because the event started earlier than expected and the conditions were met faster, hopefully it will end sooner and the servers will be more stable. Of course, even if the lag goes away, Blizzard will still have to manage server queues in some way, which will likely be done via forced server transfers.