The Warlords of Draenor expansion opened 15 minutes before the official midnight release for Lightbringer US. The Evolved topped with 40 guild members online to start the new content with half journeying together in WoD on our guild's Mumble server.
As expected, the release was met with some challenges due to the massive number of players online on Lightbringer simultaneously. Between the extensive lag and server crashes, the introduction of WoD was met with frustration, however our guild members managed to take it in stride.
Most memorably, early Lunarfall quests; Looking for Lumber paired with Ravenous Ravens were at the center of one of the most epic 'bottlenecks', taking well over an hour to complete, where under normal conditions the quest is expected to take 8 minutes or less.
Wuthealz (Officer) and Crackalackn (Core Raider, Main Tank) logged the most contiguous hours in game before signing off.
Both Crackalackn and Wuthealz were the first in-guild to go from level 90 to 100 respectively, with approximately 18 in-game hours logged during the launch rush to achieve max level.
Congratulations to these two guild members especially!
Several guild members are not too far behind and are still inspired to move quickly to achieve their own personal leveling goals. Thanks everyone for your interest and attendance in the game launch event, and for your patience with getting through some of the obstacles in the early first hours of Warlords of Draenor. We continue to look forward to the new content and our adventures together throughout WoD!