It’s 3 P.M. on a Friday. Still a couple hours from primetime. And I’m in a 9,000, 3-hour queue to logon to play your game.
Yeah, I’m on Benediction. Flame me all you want. Here’s the simple truth:
My guild and I started on Blaumeux. We went through all the rough times of being vastly outnumbered for most of Classic, but whatever, we put up a good fight. Come TBC, the server straight up died. We were one of the last big guilds to remain on the server.
We decided to transfer to Whitemane at the start of TBC. It had a very healthy population, and a nice balance between Horde and Alliance. A couple months into SSC/TK, there was a mass Alliance exodus, and the server (for Alliance) died. Once again, we were one of the last big guilds to transfer.
My guild was faced again with what to do. We wanted to go to Grobbulus, since it had a healthy population and an even faction balance, but the simple truth was that if we had to transfer a third time, the guild would probably be over. With 120 active players (and most having 1-7 alts) it costed us close to $8,000 per server transfer in total. For that reason, we decided to play it as safe as possible, and did what we had to do, transfer to Benediction.
Now, once again, we can’t play the game.
Anyway, I’m pissed off. It’s almost impossible for us to coordinate raids because most people work, and can’t just login 7 hours before raid to avoid a Q.
Blizzard, I don’t know what the answer is, but I’m also not a multi-billion corporation who has staff dedicated and paid to find a solution to these issues.
Figure something out. This is insane.