posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 06:16 AM
If I thought more people would have been interested I would have posted a few weeks ago in the rant section about this expansion. I had given up
playing WoW, got bored, nothing really to focus on and loads of people were taking breaks from the game. I saw WoD as a chance to see if I could
rekindle my interest in a game I have played for years after the disappointment of Pandaland.
On launch night, I stayed up and as the clock hit 11am UK time I think everyone was disconnected due to the high numbers of players trying to play the
game. I understood that and thought I would try the next day.
Over the course of the first week or so, my experience with the expansion was less than perfect and I was not a happy bunny. I understood there would
be bugs and lag - I have been through the last 3 expansions so had a little idea of what to expect - but I did expect to be able to play. I am
on a high pop server so have some experience with queues - reasonable queue times that is.
Most of the launch week was spent being logged in to a 3000 player queue with a 2000 minute wait. I queued for 6 hours one day and got no where. I
messaged Blizzard Customer Service on Twitter. Again I got no where. They made no comments for hours about the situation. The wait times didn't seem
to have any logic to them, jumping from 700 minutes down to 125 minutes. fluctuating constantly.
My big issue at the time was the seemingly lack of preparedness by Blizz. They had a long, long time to get ready for this. They had been taking
pre-orders. Should they have been known that there would be queues? The amount of players trying to do the same quest, in the same quest area - should
they have been prepared for this? Well YES I think they should have been, so in that sense the launch was a HUGE fail. I know, from the forums, that
people did unsubscribe and wanted their money back. I just wanted to be able to log in, with a reasonable queue time and to actually be able to play
Now, we a few weeks on, the queues have gone, no lag, still some garrison issues from time to time but at least I can play and after all, that's what
I wanted. By the time I had even managed to build my garrison, some people had hit 100. I am happily languishing at 95 and enjoying the game. I don't
feel the need to rush, like some, as I want to enjoy and immerse myself in the game.
And, you know what? I am actually enjoying the game. In response to your point about whether WoW has managed to rejuvenate and reinvent itself? I'm
not sure about that, people get bored easily but I am enjoying the content and the newness of the garrisons. I don't feel the excitement I did with
Wrath or Cata. I am really into gold making (yes sad, I know) and so am playing around with a few level 90s and their garrisons but feel that whilst
garrisons are great in some ways, they are limiting for what I want to do.
Anyway, would love to hear more views.