WoW Classic Burning Crusade’s launch successfully navigated queues and DDOS attacks

    
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Paladinhood.

Were you prepared? Can we stop making are-you-prepared jokes now? I sure hope so since Blizzard pushed Burning Crusade live for WoW Classic fans yesterday afternoon as promised. And someone was apparently really mad about it since the service was almost immediately slammed with a DDOS attack. Just for old times’ sake, I suppose.

Likely because the prepatch had smoothed out some of the issues and server clogs, we didn’t see reports of dramatic widespread queues and outages last night, but Blizzard did begin opening free character transfers from some of the most populated servers, in particular Mankrik, Faerlina, and Whitemane, so it clearly wasn’t entirely without issue.

For anyone who missed it, Thrallmar 3:01pm from classicwow

Gryphon clustercluck from classicwow

Blizzard has noted that the pre-patch world bosses are now up; the Darkmoon Faire returns to its regular schedule next week, followed by the opening of ranked arena play on June 14th.

Incidentally, someone’s already beaten you to level 70. Several someones.

Finally, here’s a fun peek at the nifty WoW mural being erected in Australia.

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_a4

I know Activision B are trash and they deserve failure and bankruptcy, but going as far as doing DDoS attacks is just pathetic, anyone who does that is a disgrace, let Activision B die in their own trash pile on their own, they are already doing a fantastic job.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Unfortunately scumbags will be scumbags. Whether someone likes a game or company or not, there is always people who do enjoy playing and they have a right to do so without it being interfered with by D-bags who do this hacker BS.

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Lighthope

Now taking wagers on the following:

– How many hours after opening before each raid is beaten?

– How long before BC population crashes like Classic did?

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jealouspirate

All 3 raids in Tier 4 have already been cleared

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Bruno Brito

How many Warlocks in total?

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jealouspirate

Only 2 in the 25 man raid.

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Bruno Brito

Interesting. I didn’t knew they were bad starters, i thought they were strong throughout the entire xpac.

Mages are probably better at Tier 4. I would assume Hunters are great on all the tiers of TBC.

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Fisty

I’m on one of the smallest servers and we had Stonard, Blasted Lands and Hellfire lag at the portal for about 15-20 minutes. It was pretty heavy, but after that it was smooth sailing all night. Here is a view from my corpse.

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jealouspirate

I was quite pleased with the launch. I play on the biggest NA Alliance server, but there was no queue, no performance issues, no problems at all. Just immediately logged in and played for a few hours.