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News video games 07 September 2022, 14:46

author: Miriam Moszczynska

WoW Classic Players Stuck in Queues for Hours

The Wrath of the Lich King expansion is heading to WoW Classic, and it comes with huge queues on the servers. Players are impatient, as they have to wait for up to several hours.

On September 26, World of Warcraft Classic will receive the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and players can already take part in the activities leading up to its return (Azeroth will be haunted by undead and the Scourge, and there will also be a Brewfest). This, of course, involves considerable queues, which for some fans of WoW have proven to be overwhelmingly long.

Server queues of several hours

MMOs, as MMOs are, will always face waves of players when a sizable event is waiting just around the corner. It's no different with WoW Classic, where you have to wait in a queue of up to six hours to get to the servers.

The biggest problems are faced by players of the most heavily trafficked servers, such as... Grobbulus. Of course, this is not the only space where you can play WoW, but other major servers definitely lack faction balance. We are talking about Gehennas or Benediction.

WoW Classic Players Stuck in Queues for Hours - picture #1
Source: Reddit

The issue does not end here, as players have also complained about newly opened servers. One example is European Thekal, where queues are comparable if not longer than on Grobbulus.

Get more servers

Players on Blizzard's forums have suggested that perhaps more servers should be created to relieve the pressure on the busiest ones. However, this doesn't seem to appeal to most people, because creating smaller servers would probably end up with the community abandoning them when they are no longer needed.

"I really hope they don't add more servers. When Classic and TBC [The Burning Crusade - editor's note] launched, there were so many dead servers because they made too many of them.

The queues will end after a few days, just as it was before," stated Grimnis.

So, no matter how big the queues for the servers might be, players just have to suffer through this temporary turmoil. Although one would expect WoW fans to be used to similar situations by now, after all, this isn't the first time thousands of players have queued up..