Heading into World of Warcraft Classic on its first night was a lot like going to Disneyworld at peak season: No matter whether you were inside or outside, you were probably going to be waiting in a line.
As we covered last night, huge queues racked up as players tried to pile into the servers, prompting Blizzard to open up five additional realms over the course of the evening. Even when players were in, the newbie zones saw fierce competition for limited mobs and slowly regenerating quest items. In a happy turn, the player community organized lines and groups for these quest objectives, patiently waiting to click on boxes and tag special mobs.
Over on Twitch, over 1.1 million concurrent viewers tuned in to see this legacy era version of World of Warcraft play out, crushing other titles like Fortnite and Minecraft. For comparison, when Battle for Azeroth launched last year, World of Warcraft peaked at 600,000 concurrent viewers. The presence and popularity of game streamers is a significant difference from the original launch, of course.