Even though Blizzard opened the doors to WoW Classic‘s Wrath of the Lich King expansion slightly ahead of schedule last night, that was about the only thing that went smoothly for this legacy expansion launch. Hours-long queues quickly racked up as players rushed in to experience Northrend.
And even if they did make it in, those adventurers had a new challenge: to make it across the ocean. Almost immediately, the ferries started experiencing issues, lagging out and dumping players into the sea. This resulted in Blizzard taking them (the boats, not the players) out of service and enlisting the help of Captain Placeholder to offer free teleports to the new continent.
Of course, this didn’t stop some enterprising players from leveling quickly, with the first level 80 happening overnight.
— Clayton Stone 💙 (@ClaytonStone) September 26, 2022