World of Warcraft Classic is out now, and the release is proving to be wildly popular. It’s so popular that players are facing lengthy server queues to simply get into the game. Those who do manage to get in are finding other lines to wait in. Social media reports show that players are waiting in literal queues in-game to complete quests.
The images coming out of vanilla WoW are pretty striking. We’ve rounded up a few of the posts we’ve spotted on Twitter, and you can see them at the bottom of this post.
Waiting in line in the starting zones might sound annoying, but some people seem to be taking it all in stride. “All these people waiting patiently in the queue to kill the boss in #WowClassic – this is the politest thing I’ve ever seen in gaming, ever,” wrote Twitter user @Farore13.
The lengthy lines appear to be affecting multiple WoW Classic servers, so there appears to be no escaping the wait. However, your mileage will undoubtedly vary, and wait times will surely decrease with time and as players spread out into Azeroth. After all, WoW Classic was only just released hours ago, so a max influx of players into small areas is to be expected.
A dramatic video posted on Reddit shows off what it looks like when hundreds of players spawn in at the same time. It’s pretty incredible to see.
It’s not a completely new thing for players of online games to wait in literal in-game lines. You may recall that the on launch day for the original The Division, people waited in line to use a laptop.
WoW Classic, as its name suggests, is a re-release of the original MMO from 2004 with some functionality changes. It’s free for existing subscribers of WoW. For more, check out GameSpot’s rundown of everything you need to know about WoW Classic.
— Amy (@FnaticKamiyee) August 26, 2019
— UnicornHair (@UnicornHairz) August 26, 2019
— Melui (@Farore13) August 26, 2019
— Nib a.k.a. TeKNo THuNDeR (@TeKNoTHuNDeR) August 27, 2019
— King Clown (@JHoozky) August 27, 2019
— G. Zellerbach (@YAO_LOL) August 27, 2019
— Matt Nore (@MattNore) August 27, 2019
— kate jordan (@sabrinde_) August 27, 2019
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/wow-classic-people-are-waiting-in-literal-lines-to/1100-6469399/