Blizzard offers free World of Warcraft time following launch issues

After a tough weekend, Blizzard is giving World of Warcraft subscribers free game time as an apology so that then can enjoy the new Warlords of Draenor expansion pack.

This news came from executive producer of World of Warcraft J. Allan Brack in a post on the game’s official forum:

“In recognition of the difficulties so many of you ran into when trying to play over the first few days, we’re adding five days’ worth of extra time to every subscription in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe that was active as of Friday, November 14. Things are already in a much better place than they were going into the weekend, so I hope you’ll now be able to focus on having a ton of fun with this expansion.”

When the new expansion went live last week, players both old and new flooded Blizzards servers and caused horrendously long queues that made players wait before they could play. As well as this, Blizzard also revealed that it was suffering a DDOS attack that was preventing some players from logging onto the game, and caused lag and other problems for those who could log on.

In order to combat this, Blizzard have attempted to address the problems by upgrading their servers to “approximately double the prelaunch capacity on each realm.” This should hopefully reduce or get rid of the queue times on the servers.

As well as this, Brack also posted:

“I also hope you’ll accept our apology and keep your faith in us” he continued, “We love World of Warcraft, and we’re very proud of this expansion, so stumbling out of the gates like this was very disappointing for all of us.”

It appears that everything is returning to normal over at World of Warcraft and fans can now enjoy the new expansion without worrying about large queues and technical problems.


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