For those who pre-ordered NCsoft's MMO Aion you're given a head start period before the floodgates open to the public, but right now the damn is already bursting with users.
Queue times to get access to the limited server numbers have ballooned, in some cases to over seven hours, and newbie zones are understandably short on spawned monsters.
Over 400,000 pre-orders have been taken for Aion which is an impressive feat indeed for a fresh-faced MMO - there's a lot of consumer faith in the virtual world. Tomorrow the MMO goes public in the US and on Friday here in Europe.
NCsoft better have more servers ready, they don't want more guys sending in queue times to. Are you one such sufferer of the Aion queues?
Aion buckling under sheer numbers, early access floods the MMO
21 September 2009 | By Simon Priest