What a letdown these first 24 hours of Warlords have been. My guild is fantastic #SafeCrown #17thumbs up, but this was unreal. I don't always expect to level quick or have smooth gameplay, interrupted by disconnects sometimes more frequent than others. But this was something else. And then the following appeared on MMO-Champion that had many of us laughing or crying:
We've had some time to evaluate the overwhelmingly positive response to Warlords of Draenor as it went live for European players...
Both American and European servers reported massive problems starting with the first quest, being zoned to Draenor, other zoning issues, being ported back to Shrine #Shrined, flying mount spasms, garrison problems and world server going down, on top of the usual lag and disconnects that come with launch nights. Blue posts we're coming out, but mostly telling us there was no eta on anything.
Increased queue times may occur as we work to address in-game latency being experienced on some realms. More info: http://t.co/ArUwTB4sLT
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) November 13, 2014
Some we're smart, some we're lucky, and got ahead and we're able to level up with ease, but the most of us can't say we had a good time. And then came a reply I personally was interested in, the garrison. My problems varied from having a #unwantedpartyatmygarrison, falling through the earth, pretty much all problems mentioned above.
We're continuing to investigate the Garrison issues that many players are reporting. Apologies for any inconvenience. #WoW #BlizzCS
— Blizzard CS EU (@BlizzardCSEU_EN) November 13, 2014
This, on top of the qeues that sometimes weren't there, and appear out of nowhere and could peak to over 2000, made the whole first 24 hours a very bad experience. There are things that come with launch day, but you'd hope on the 10th anneversary Blizzard would make the experience on launch day less of a strungle, not more. I'm still eager for the content, I just wish I could see it, and not be stuck not being able to do more than 3 quest in Frostfire Ridge in a 14 hour timespan. Let's hope this is fixed before the weekend.