#0 - Nov. 14, 2008, 2:49 a.m.
Blizzard Post
Thank you!

The release of the World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, has generated an enormous amount of interest amongst our player base. As a result, a very large number of players are attempting to play the game at the same time. While it’s wonderful that we’re all eager to enjoy the new experiences that the expansion has to offer, it’s highly likely that the more highly populated realms are going to experience a queue due to the significant number of players online.

These queues engage automatically when a large number of players attempt to play on the same realms during the same time period. While this can be a short term inconvenience, this automated safeguard is in place to ensure a more stable play experience for everyone – even those that are in queue once they can actually get into the game.

We know that this can be a frustrating time, but we will continue to monitor the state of the realms, and should changes to either the queuing system or free realm transfers become necessary, then such determinations will be made as a result of this monitoring and analysis. In the meantime, we are unable to respond to requests for free realm transfers or alterations of the queuing system on this forum.

If you’d like to see changes to the way the queuing system is handled, or you firmly believe that your realm is in need of long term population adjustment via free realm transfers, the only appropriate place to express your concerns and request such changes is on our Suggestions forums here:


Please keep in mind that repeatedly posting threads on the same topic can constitute a violation of our forum code of conduct. Further posts regarding the queues, or requests for free realm transfers on this forum will be locked. Persistent posting of such threads can constitute a violation of the forum code of conduct (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/policy/forum-coc.html), which can potentially lead to a forum suspension; an eventuality we’d prefer to avoid.

In addition, there have been updates to the realms that are eligible for free transfers posted in our General forum here:


Thank you for joining us for Wrath of the Lich King, and your patience is greatly appreciated as we move into a new era of World of Warcraft.