World of Warcraft is known for its excellent community and launch server issues, and it seems the first 24 hours of the new WoW: Dragonflight expansion has both.
First impressions are usually important, and for the ninth World of Warcraft expansion Dragonflight, there is a resounding split on user experience for the top MMO. Both sides can be seen coming from the World of Warcraft official Twitter account and the comments beneath a post where they’ve requested users to post their launch gatherings which can be seen below.
The comments beneath that post are filled with excitement and disappointment. User @jikai1992 said, “Reporting in from Wyrmrest Accord!” while posting their photo loaded with a smorgasbord of characters atop dragon back, with what seems like a bustling community. However, for every excited post, there is more disappointment with Blizzard’s staple launch issues coming in tow with their new Dragonflight expansion. Twitter comments showing screencaps of the
Reddit community r/dragonflight has a thread called “Blizzard did not disappoint,” which lists scathing complaints, the header being “45 minutes so far trying to get on w/o luck. Those from guild who have made it have been disconnected (world server down). 18 years developing the game and launching expansions and they still can’t come close to getting it right,” from u/Thevagician-Original, with many complaints following. But there are also those insisting they aren’t having server issues.
The earlier launch of Blizzard’s WoW Classic Wrath of the Lich King expansion was bogged down by the same issues and arguably the almost exact same complaints that the new Dragonflight expansion is being met with. A general air of frustration, then submission to ‘trying again when the bugs and issues resolve.’
While World of Warcraft remains the top dog on MMO Populations and Classic still hits the #7 spot, both retain the server issues they had since launching back in 2004. Fans will just have to wait and see whether the server issues will resolve hastily or not, as Blizzard hasn’t addressed the issue formally as of this post. In the meantime, fans can flock over to the new MMOs and Motherhood column for more on the World of Warcraft community and family life.