Almost everyone knew that World of Warcraft Classic would meet with great success when it was released, something obvious from the hype that had been building over the last few months.
However, if there was one thing that no one could have predicted, it was the number of concurrent viewers on the many Twitch streams playing WoW.
The previous record for World of Warcraft was beaten by a peak of more than 1.1 million.
Of course, even though everything was going well on the side of Twitch, Blizzard could not cope with such high demand — players found themselves facing lag, endless queues (up to 800 minutes on the US side!) and incessant disconnections.
The situation seems to have stabilized for the moment, but no matter — record beaten!
The release of WoW Classic is coming, but do you know where to start when the servers drop? Our step-by-step guide will make sure that you get off on the right foot when release comes around.
Written by Laerezh. Translated from the French by Millenium.