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After the awful, no-good, terrible, very long wait...

Greebo
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...Warlords of Draenor is finally here! First impressions of the live versions?

And, in case you missed it, here are the release notes from Blizzard.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/16679113
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Well...I got my son to bed and see that all servers are locked with queues.

Doesn't look like I would get in before 11 PM.

Apparently WoW is being DoDSed.

Per blue:

To help correct for this and other issues, we’ve temporarily lowered maximum realm populations. This means there will be high queue times experienced on high-population realms.
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Greebo
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So, pretty much the worst launch so far...
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Reminds me so much of classic WoW!
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It got much more stable as the evening went along, tho. Perhaps I spoke too soon...
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Could've been worse, though not as smooth as the last two launches.
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Overall, so far I've had a good experience. Despite being gone for all of MoP, things sure have changed! And now I'm back!
     
Greebo
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Welcome back. :>
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I'm enjoying it. I'm a little obsessed with my garrison atm...
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Originally posted by Greebo:
So, pretty much the worst launch so far...



I've avoided Blizzard launch days ever since the BC launch, which if I recall had login queues for a couple weeks at a time. Hell, before BC, there were queues so bad, that if I needed to go pick my wife up from work, I'd set myself on auto-run into a corner of a room, so that I didn't idle out and have to re-queue... and that was just because of the growth of wow, and the last of server capacity. We were part of the Terrible Dozen (I think that was the nickname for the servers) that had brutal downtimes, lag and queues.
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As apology for the rocky launch and server issues this weekend, 5 free days for everyone.

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Originally posted by J. Allen Brack:

WoW Community:

I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to get in and start having fun, all the comments I've seen indicate that this is one of our best yet. But the quality of the content does not excuse the subpar launch experience we delivered, and I apologize for that.

The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems. We worked around the clock to tackle the demand issues and technical challenges, and fortunately things started looking better on Saturday. While millions of you were able to get in and play over the weekend, with many already reaching level 100, others still ran into very lengthy queues, particularly on the highest-population realms.

To help address this, we’ve expanded the new instancing tech we used to improve queues on Saturday and we’re continuing the process of applying that to raise the capacity of all realms again. This will result in approximately double the prelaunch capacity on each realm, which should greatly reduce queue times for most realms if not eliminate queues altogether.

In recognition of the difficulties so many of you ran into when trying to play over the first few days, we're adding five days’ worth of extra time to every subscription in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe that was active as of Friday, November 14. Things are already in a much better place than they were going into the weekend, so I hope you’ll now be able to focus on having a ton of fun with this expansion.

I also hope you'll accept my apology and keep your faith in us. The support voiced by many of you as we worked through the challenges was immensely appreciated. We're extremely grateful to be part of such a passionate community. We love World of Warcraft, and we're very proud of this expansion, so stumbling out of the gates like this was very disappointing for all of us.

On behalf of the World of Warcraft development team, as well as everyone at Blizzard, thank you all again for your patience and understanding.

See you in Draenor.

Sincerely,
J. Allen Brack
Executive Producer, World of Warcraft
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