At the September 1 is the pre-patch for World of Warcraft Classic: Wrath of the Lich King appeared. We have already reported on the innovations that the pre-patch brings with it. But a lot has happened since the release. After all, the rush of players is so immense that the servers from blizzard could not cope with this at times. Long waiting times and frustrated fans were and are the result. on Twitter has meanwhile customer support of the company stated: “We are aware that the Gehennas, Pyrewood, Village, and Flamegor realms are currently experiencing issues. We are investigating the cause and thank you for your patience. During this time, realms may restart.“
The frustration of the fans under the post is great. In addition to numerous demands, there are screenshots from users showing their astronomical waiting times. This leads to the WoW Classic subreddit, for example (buy now ) in a mixture of frustrated posts and funny memes about the slow speed at which players are currently able to join servers.
Waiting as a known experience
It’s far from the first time fans of the MMO classic have had to plan a little extra time to join a server. Already at the start of WoW Classic we had over reported long queues regarding servers. Currently, most European servers are listed as “Full” for the pre-patch. Only a handful of servers are running under the “Low” or “Medium” load. The situation in America and Oceania is currently similar. Free server transfers are being offered for some servers as part of this load.
Looking forward to Wrath of the Lich King
The rush of players clearly shows the anticipation of the update for WoW Classic. From the September 27, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. German time the update is officially available. It remains to be seen what the ultimate feedback for the classic update will be despite these events.