If you had been hoping to experience the launch of World of Warcraft
's expansion without queues, well, that was never going to happen. If you had hoped to face the launch without issues like disconnecting from the servers as soon as your character moved or major Garrison bugs, well, that shouldn't be happening, but it apparently is. A number of hotfixes have already been applied to the game
with more on the way, including several increased spawn rates for enemies in heavily congested zones. This comes on the heels of DDoS attacks
that have made logging in and playing even more difficult and make it difficult to identify genuine bugs amidst server issues.
Fans have compiled a list of the most common errors experienced on launch
, some of which seem perfectly normal (long queue times after many server merges prior to launch) and some of which are not (server crashes from flying mounts). If you want to take a little time off from trying to get in and play, you can take a look at the recently posted glance at the creatures of Nagrand
. Otherwise, there's not much to be done other than waiting for the latest round of hotfixes
and hoping that corrects the major issues.
[Massively's sister site WoW Insider has published a detailed editorial
explaining the launch issues and who bears responsibility for which ones. Managing Editor Adam Holisky argues that while Blizzard is responsible for the quest bottlenecks, broken terrain, server funneling, and griefing toys, it can't do much about DDoS attacks and their resulting latency and lag and queues, and therefore the studio should not be blamed for them.]