Opening Day WoW Stuff

The lag just a moment ago was so horrible that I spent a whole 30 minues to kill five monsters.

One of my characters has 102 XP in 1/2 hour of play... he''s not getting past lvl 1 tonight.

Since our main server has been down, I''ve been playing on Kargath on the East coast. Been lag free for the few hours I''ve been on it. I guess I''m mostly wasting my time, but atleast I get to play..

Vega, I think I''ll join you. If I make a character I''ll edit this post.

<sigh> Stuck at work with a real life shanking., going on 14 hours now. A copy of WoW sitting in my car (I sneaked out and picked it up instead of eating dinner). So close, yet so far....

Note posted by Blizzard at 9:45pm EST - they are taking a bunch of servers down including blackhand for 1-2 hours. Good to know they finally got to it, haven''t been able to login since 4:00.

Make a GWJ channel if you get in on whatever server your on

If anyone is bored and decides to pickj some random server to play on always check the gwj channel and you might be surprised!

I was just playing on Gilneas on the East, and it was FANTASTIC. No lag to speak of, although I was a Bull. If you wanna just screw around or start an Alt, go crazy.

Gweren Human Priest Kargath

"SwampYankee" wrote:
<sigh> Stuck at work with a real life shanking., going on 14 hours now. A copy of WoW sitting in my car (I sneaked out and picked it up instead of eating dinner). So close, yet so far....

Don''t worry. You''re not missing anything as the server (Blackhand) has for all intents and purposes been down since 5 pm and are not expected up until 11-12.

Saw this on Blizzard''s WoW page, pulled out the interesting bits, says 11/23, but I know it wasn''t there earlier today.

We launched with 41 servers in the U.S. yesterday, and we are bringing up an additional 34 servers today to accommodate the influx of players. Over 200,000 accounts were created in just a single day! ...we expect to see high concurrency on the servers for the first days that the game is available.

Please also note that we have determined that the latency issues that have cropped up are unrelated to individual server populations. For the time being, latency while fighting and looting monsters can be expected on all servers, regardless of population.

If it only lasts a day or two, I wouldn''t expect any serious response from Blizzard. Much longer than that, though, and I''d be surprised if there wasn''t some sort of ''customer appreciation'' plan put into place - I would guess a free week, or something similar.

I figure it wouldn''t need to be much (unless something absolutely cataclysmic has happened), just somethign for Blizzard to say, ""Look, we screwed the pooch, we''re sorry."" Even if they don''t think they did and they''re not, they should say it anyways - it''d go a mighty long way towards making people happy again. Especially seeing as most people seem to really like the game (when they can play it) and are probably looking for excuses for Blizzard and reasons to invite them back to bed, even though they''ve been eating crackers.

For the time being, latency while fighting and looting monsters can be expected on all servers, regardless of population.
(emphasis mine)

Whaaaaa?! Man, that seems like something that''d be at least detected in a beta. Wait, it was! I''d love to be able to find some screenshots of the standard ""it''s beta assertations, nothing to fret for retail"" answer we got.

/goes back to bitter lurking mode

I''m in, Blackhand is up!

Sweet

And.. now it''s back down. Well, that was fun while it lasted!

Whaaaaa?! Man, that seems like something that''d be at least detected in a beta. Wait, it was! I''d love to be able to find some screenshots of the standard ""it''s beta assertations, nothing to fret for retail"" answer we got.

Don''t wake up the trolls!!

From 11pm to about 2am I only had 1 crash and a pretty good playing experience. I love this freaking game.

I got level 10 and my new warlock pet. Whatever they did during the long server downtime, worked for me.

/sleep

"JimmDogg" wrote:
Whaaaaa?! Man, that seems like something that''d be at least detected in a beta. Wait, it was! I''d love to be able to find some screenshots of the standard ""it''s beta assertations, nothing to fret for retail"" answer we got.

Don''t wake up the trolls!!

From 11pm to about 2am I only had 1 crash and a pretty good playing experience. I love this freaking game.

From 11 p.m. to 1:20 a.m. CST the thing ran as smooth as silk. I mean smooth. Not one bit of loot lag (no grab took more than 1/2 a second), no other lag whatsoever.

It was positively beautiful.

I played on Teleran (Mountain) for about 40 minutes and it was fine until they brought the server down for servicing. A while later I logged into Blackhand for the first time ever after a whole day of trying and played for 30 minutes and it ran fine also even though the Realm listing said the server load was high. I got my Human Warrior Spleengouger to a whopping level 2!

I moved over an played on Llane for the entire evening. Time for sleep. If you come over to Llane, I recreated my characters there...

Well, I was just on Blackhand for a good hour or so to get my Troll up to level 10 for next Tuesday. Everything was smooth as... as something really smooth.

Stupid 3AM for jerks.

We had fun last night as well - small 3 memeber GWJ group - did our first Elite quest - we rocked hehehe.... Also traded games with Certis while the server was down - fear the Patriots if you give Brady time :). Fun to be had by all..

"Certis" wrote:
Well, I was just on Blackhand for a good hour or so to get my Troll up to level 10 for next Tuesday. Everything was smooth as... as something really smooth.

Stupid 3AM for jerks.

So is that confirmation that we should stop playing our GWJ char when we hit 10? Is there an upper limit as well as a lower one?

Yeah, next week is official Tuesday and we start at level 10!

"Grumpicus" wrote:
Is there an upper limit as well as a lower one?

What area are we going to start at since it is pretty tough to get into entirely new race areas at lvl 10? I will make a toon that starts in that area and lvl him appropriately to join you guys week after next :). Speaking of that - anyone going to be in NE land tonight around 2330?

"Certis" wrote:
Yeah, next week is official Tuesday and we start at level 10!

The way things are going right now, don''t forget to log on at least 2 hours early or you won''t get through the queue in time. That is, if the server is even up.