Not even dramatically expanded server capacity is keeping World of Warcraft Classic’s queue boss at bay. As we head into the weekend, many of the realms are running at “full” status, prompting long waits from players eager to revisit the vanilla era.
Until the avalanche of logins stops, Blizzard is operating with its “keep turning more shards on” strategy. Two new realms came online yesterday, one in the Pacific and one in the Eastern time zones, bringing the total count in North America up to 30.
Both of the new servers are, you guessed it, PvP realms, and the studio is all but begging you to roll on them: “We strongly encourage players who wish to avoid extended queues on crowded PvP realms to plan to move to one of these two new realms. We expect these new realms to have a population base that is easily sufficient to long support a healthy PvP realm community.”
Desperate to avoid logging out and being placed back into queues, some players have turned to illicit auto-clicker programs to keeps their characters logged in indefinitely. It’s hard to say how much these stealth AFKers are contributing to queues, but they are definitely out in force this week.