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Blizzard To Offer Free World Of Warcraft Time In Light Of Expansion Launch Issues

by William Schwartz


In the past, World Of Warcraft expansions have launched with little to no issues on many of them. The most recent expansion Warlords Of Draenor has seen more than it’s fair share of problems and in response, Blizzard is going to be giving back to the World Of Warcraft community.

World Of Warcraft executive producer, J. Allen Brack has made a statement on the official forums stating that they have taken new precautions and measures for instances as well as how they are going to add five extra days subscription time to everyone who had an active subscription as of Friday, November 14th. Check out the excerpt below.

“To help address this, we’ve expanded the new instancing tech we used to improve queues on Saturday and we’re continuing the process of applying that to raise the capacity of all realms again. This will result in approximately double the prelaunch capacity on each realm, which should greatly reduce queue times for most realms if not eliminate queues altogether.

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.

I also hope you’ll accept my apology and keep your faith in us. The support voiced by many of you as we worked through the challenges was immensely appreciated. We’re extremely grateful to be part of such a passionate community. 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.”

This is good news for World Of Warcraft fans and those who were eagerly waiting to get into the new Warlords Of Draenor expansion.

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