Despite the WoW Wrath Classic server times causing havoc during the MMO‘s pre-patch, players are still experiencing massive queue times post-launch.
One of the major issues that plagues newly-released online games are server queues. Every game from Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker to Tower of Fantasy has had problems with lengthy wait times, and Blizzard’s new WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic is no different.
While players hoped these issues would be sorted for launch, the WoW forums are overrun with players complaining of severe queue times, most of which are threatening to quit the game entirely.
A post simply entitled “at a loss for words” reads “you had ten years Blizzard… this is a complete disaster and a joke. What are we paying for? staring at a login screen? Obviously not server maintenance.”
“Nearly 20 years of paying a sub and they still have the same issues,” comments another, with a second post stating “pay to play a game but the game is never available due to the ridiculous wait times. Two accounts cancelled here tonight”
As someone who waited in the Lost Ark queues, I can confirm sitting waiting for hours when all you want to do is play the game is intensely frustrating. For the most part I simply rage quit until the hype died down or, alternatively, started queuing while working so I could get in. It goes without saying that neither of these are particularly great options, though.