I kinda felt like the whole point of fresh start servers going in was so that people could get back on an even playing field. It doesn’t sound appealing anymore to come home after work to find that the people who were around on launch get into fresh start servers with no issues, but now the people who are just getting to the game today are going to be way behind. The appeal of fresh start servers is being lost on me knowing there’s people gonna be logged in for 24 hours grinding while I’m sitting in a queue for 3 hours.
Defeats the purpose of Fresh Start if you’re going to botch the launch this badly. Close it down and address the queue situation before it gets too bad.
Let people make characters for fresh start but don’t open the server. Wait until enough characters have been made and population cap is maxed out and then open the server. Queue times this long just can’t be acceptable unfortunately
The game has a low cap because of its design, and it doesn’t have sharding. So they have to ease the player cap up gradually at first to avoid overloads in the starting zones, and then there will still be queues anyway once the map-wide 2500 cap is reached, at least while the launch period is in full swing. The only way you avoid this is by a different design or by sharding/layering (which the game doesn’t have).
So there is no fix. If you’re that worried about people being 24-48 hours ahead of you in an MMO launch, best to not bother I think. There really isn’t a fix to this problem given the design and limitations of this game.
An hour? More like the minimum is 3 hours and maximum is over 1 day. Not gonna sit around hoping it miraculously changes while my main character collects dust and others who got lucky logging in snowball and get ahead.
The thing is that some people actually have lives, so if they have to wait in 3 hours for a queue that leaves little time at the end the day to continue to play. I’m sure you have a job and work a lot so you should know this.