Connect with us


Crazy waiting times in WoW WotLK Classic: Players are not allowed to start after a nap

The start of WoW WotLK Classic went really bad on some servers. A forum post made clear how long the queue was for some players.

In the night of September 27, 2022, the release of WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic took place. For us in Germany, the starting signal was given at midnight. Depending on the situation in the USA, you could start at 3:00 p.m. local time. The rush in the regions where you could play during the day was correspondingly large.

We show you what experiences the players share from their starts.

Hours of queues – also in Germany?

One player writes: In the WoW forums, player Stonyj writes that he is still in the queue after a nap and still cannot play. He had probably chosen to sleep in such a way that he registered in advance in the queue and bridged the waiting time.

The user writes: “I queued at 4:00 p.m. I then slept for 5 hours and now I’m still in line for another 2 hours.” The user wrote the post on the launch day of WotLK Classic. “Holy Moly, what a long wait today,” he adds.

Other users agree and share similar experiences.

  • “Since I got off work, I’ve been in a queue. […]”
  • “This is stupid. I joined at a similar time in the queue and was able to get in around 9:30pm.”
  • “Have been in line since 1pm and now 8 hours later still not in. The calculation shows that I still have 1.5 hours of waiting time before I can come in and play. Until then I have to go offline and to bed to be ready for work tomorrow. It will get better, but not anytime soon.”
  • “I joined the queue at 3:20pm and then went to work. It is now four minutes to 11pm and I still have 40 minutes [in der Warteschlange] left over.”

This is what it looks like when you get to the servers: Our WoW expert Benedict Grothaus didn’t miss it and headed directly to the server for the release. He logged in before the start and was able to wait for midnight with hundreds of other players. Everyone stood together at the dock and waited for the ship that had to take them to Northrend. You can see in the video how the huge group started moving when the barge arrived and docked a little later in Nordend:

Hundreds of players are crammed onto a boat for the release of WotLK Classic and I’m right in the middle of it

Were the queues that bad everywhere? no From our own experience and from talking to our fellow players, we know that only the popular servers had such huge queues. That was to be expected. The servers with a low population sometimes had no queues at all.

With the popular EU server Venoxis, you have to expect queues even days after the release. Even today, at peak times, you still have to queue for a few minutes. For the release on September 27th, the servers were jam-packed – and with them the queues.


More Posts

News7 mins ago

VALORANT announces the return of Split to the competitive map-pool

The requests have been heard, after six months of absence Split would have everything ready for an important return to...

Games19 mins ago

Pokemon Crimson/Crimson successor needs an open world again, but better, you say

In your opinion, Pokemon Gen. 10 needs an open world again. Pokemon crimson and purple is anything but smooth technically,...

News31 mins ago

Today on GR Live we will face the dangers of The Callisto Protocol

Today is a great day for video games. Not only did Marvel’s Midnight Suns and Need for Speed ​​Unbound hit...

Games43 mins ago

Dezatopia & Mecha Ritz: two physical shoot’em up gems

The world of shoot ’em up seems to be experiencing a second golden age in recent years. And we have...

EXTRAS55 mins ago

The place of a thousand photos

We like landscapes. So, in general, and in video games too. We like them and you like them, seen what...

EXTRAS1 hour ago

SIFU: a John Wick-like film announced, first details

This is news that should please all fans of the game and explosive action films, SIFU will be entitled to...

News1 hour ago

Naruto reveals what would have happened if the Otsutsuki clan had fully evolved

Beware of spoilers for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 75! The Otsutsuki Clan is one of the most important in...

Games2 hours ago

Sports Story will be out in a few weeks

There Golf Story at the time, many fans were enthusiastic about the announcement of Sports Story a highlight in 2019....

EXTRAS2 hours ago

The weird and wonderful world of Eastward arrives today on Xbox and PC Game Pass – Esports Extras.

Pixpil and Chucklefish today announced that their beautiful, BAFTA-nominated 2D adventure Eastward is available on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass,...

News2 hours ago

How good was the MMORPG Runes of Magic in 2009?

Runes Of Magic is a . from 2009 that was very popular at the time. But how good was it...