Sunday, December 18, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic - MY WAIT WASNT OVER - (Star Wars: The Queue Goes Public: Part I)


Actually, I just got in on my server and it wasn't that bad... but for many people (over 500 pages of people in the SWTOR website community forums) it is hours, and I mean 5 hours, 8 hours, 16 hours plus, of waiting to get in and play.

Some even have the luck of, once they get in to play, get disconnected for some reason (or missed the Charcter Selection Screen that comes up for what one person stated was "15 seconds" and BOOM! back in the queue for hours. There are people that haven't played all weekend and they have been trying since Friday. Wow.

Here is a sampling of what is on the SWTOR forums today (Click to see images at Full Sizes):












Speaking of WoW, perhaps to help alleviate some of the anger, people (everyone including myself) should remember waaaaay back to 2004, when a gaming company called Blizzard put out a little game called World of Warcraft, to much much muuuuch hype. It was extremely popular and There Was Great Queueing:

VNboard Forums, Nov.2004

Neowin Forums, Nov.2004

Anandtech Forums, Nov.2004

...And this isn't even counting the WorldofWarcraft website threads.. so many.. Some people figured out a way to 'bypass' the shard queues, does this work with SWTOR?

GamingTrend Forums, Dec.2004
Back when YTMND's were still made, this one came out (by LeoNomis):

http://wowqueuedance.ytmnd.com/ 

Based on this video (originally by end255, converted unedited from Shockwave/Flash by me):

video

So in a way, everyone should just put their guns and shanks down, take a breath, and realize that these things happen. In a way, it was inevitable for an MMO. Asheron's Call, Anarchy Online, many others come to mind when there is need to think of worse launches.

Some have put their faith in the idea that Bioware/EA is purposely capping the population of the servers extra extra low, so that when it is fully released into the Retail wild, they can open them up and things will smell fresh and clean and the sun will shine again. Maybe that will happen.

For now, I am actually not in the mood to play (can you believe). Please don't hunt me down for the fact that I basically had no queue, sat at the character screen for a while, and don't even feel like playing.. I'll definitely feel like it later.

See you in there!


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