Well I admit, my geek self was pretty excited to have today off work so I could really plow through the levels and get as close to 100 as I could. Let me just say ... NEVER. FUCKING. AGAIN. I would have had more fun at work than today's horror show of a launch day.
I didn't want to log in right at 3am when it launched for my area, so I figured 6ish am would have most of the people out in the new areas already and the starting areas wouldnt be so bad. I was wrong.
Two hours in ... and suddenly Stormrage (my main server) starts to crash, come back play for 2 minutes, crash again. Rinse and repeat this until about Noon ... and now it's been an endless queue fest. You wait 1 hour - 2 hours and suddenly it looks like its going to load and it freezes at about 90% on the load screen only to drop you out again and wait in another 1 - 2 hour queue.
Now it's not just stormrage. ALL servers are locked and ALL people are complaining about the same exact thing (even low population areas). I get it ... it's a lot of people, I really do. What I don't get is how a company with Blizzard's type of money and TEN years of experience, not realize this would be a nightmare and not plan ahead? Oh wait, I do get it. They don't care about their customers, because whatever they end up doing in the next day or two to help keep servers up ... (and what they should have done in the FIRST place) will fix the problem and all of these raged out people (Myself included) will just forget this nightmare.
So lesson learned for me ... NEVER take a day off for launch day. Better taking the Monday/Tuesday of the following week off than these two days. Now I know, so I at least learned something out of this nightmare. That, and maybe I won't even play WoW anymore by the next one lmao ...
They are now blaming it all on DDOS attacks... they've been usign this invisible attacker for over a year now. I think they need a new boogey man.
This image sums up my day since Noon (it's now 8PM). Oh and I only got halfway through level 91 ... most cant even get to level 91 and yet a handful of lucky ones on low pop servers this morning got to level 100. It's just a bloody nightmare and my geek self is ready to slaughter bunnies :D
I admit it ... I'm totally spazzing about this but I was REALLY looking forward to it and it's rough being disappointed. I love how it doesnt even give me a time frame :D