Servers seem to be having all sorts of problems actually staying up tonight. GRN ONLINE of the population is experiencing chronic server crashes, including my home server. A few of my guildmates canceled their 10-man raids as a result of players' inability to stay online. Even when the server isn't down, it's a real pain staying connected.
We don't really have any information as far as clear upcoming fixes or how long the issue will last, but we here at WoW Insider most definitely know how you feel. Consider this a show of solidarity. It's lame, and hopefully it will go away soon. If you're just sitting down now to dig into your playtime for the night, expect some interruptions.
What we do have is a little bit of information about possible upcoming realm transfers that will be opening up in the near future. Free transfers, of course. You can find Zarhym's list behind the cut below.
A number of transfers from high population PvP realms to low population PvP realms will be opening
There's a possibility of a new PvE realm, with open transfers from existing, high population PvE realms
High population Oceanic PvP realms may have the option of transferring to Gundrak soon
Will this fix all of the server issues? Unlikely, but hopefully when it goes through it will help a little. I know that I personally play on an RP realm, and the queues have been enormous, and the crashes this evening have been absurd. And when you're made it through the queue and are lucky enough to have the realm non-crashy? Crippling lag for the win.
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