The long dormant Dark Portal awakened within the World of Warcraft earlier this day, and many a player waited with baited breath to see if the Blizzard hardware could sustain the monumental interest of thousand upon thousands of players.
In all honesty, this particular news item is only coming so late because I have spent the vast majority of today …waiting for something to go wrong. I already covered the The Burning Crusade Pre-Patch release having a few teething issues, so for the most part I at least expected something to happen.
For most, the stepping through the portal was a mundane (if somewhat crowded) affair. Others experienced the odd spot of lag (understandable when you consider the amount of traffic being sent to the Blizzard servers) – however nothing truly dramatic or noteworthy reared it’s ugly head.
Player Vs Player realms were steeped in blood, where-as the far friendlier Player Vs Environment realms saw a rubbing of elbows across Hellfire Peninsula, as everyone shared quest mobs and items. As a returning PvE’er, it was a serene feeling co-existing with my ‘enemy’ faction.
One realm saw a particularly hilarious gryphon party take place when a massive amount of players all attempted to use a flightpath at the same time:
For basically everyone else however, it was business as usual.
Only now, you know …in space.
The Burning Crusade Classic is now live! (2 June AEST/NZST)