The lesser pre-orders logged in yesterday, and being the cheap lowlifes that they are, they caused server issues for all the true WAR fans that got a Collector’s Edition. DIAF scum!
We should have seen it coming, that the server we picked for Destruction would become a queue nightmare, but somehow we missed the warning signs and ended up on a server with a massive population. Luckily the guild acted quickly, and before people got too far into the game, we switched servers and said ‘bye bye’ to Volkmar and it’s hour+ queue.
Our new server is low/med population for both Destruction and Order right now, and will hopefully hit high, but not full, shortly after retail launch. The tricky thing about Warhammer Online is you don’t want to be on a low population server (no RvR, no scenarios, no PQs), but obviously you don’t want to wait in a queue either. More so than most MMOs, Warhammer is very dependant on having JUST the right amount of players on both sides. Too early to say if Mythic’s planning will eventually give us balanced servers, but it will be something to keep an eye on.
So we all re-rolled on Thorgrim, created the guild, and got to gaming. Aria and I played for about two hours, hit Rank 5, and finished chapter 1. We are playing dark elves, a witch elf for her, a soon-to-be-nerfed Disciple of Khaine for me. We melee, things bleed and die quickly, we move on. Oh and we both have white hair, so we look like two albino freaks with blades. L33tsauce, I know.