Following the launch issues of the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, including server congestion as well as a distributed denial of service attack, Blizzard has compensated players with five days of free game time.
“The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems,” executive producer J. Allen Brack wrote on the game’s forum, in part. “We worked around the clock to tackle the demand issues and technical challenges, and fortunately things started looking better on Saturday. While millions of you were able to get in and play over the weekend, with many already reaching level 100, others still ran into very lengthy queues, particularly on the highest-population realms.”
“In recognition of the difficulties so many of you ran into when trying to play over the first few days, we’re adding five days’ worth of extra time to every subscription in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe that was active as of Friday, November 14. Things are already in a much better place than they were going into the weekend, so I hope you’ll now be able to focus on having a ton of fun with this expansion.”