Well, Aion is technically here, and it’s not looking good so far. The official forums are flooded with complaints over insanely large queues for an event that was supposed to allow people that pre-ordered the game to play two days early with a pre-claimed character.
While this is fairly typical of MMOs (and this isn’t even technically a true launch), it seems like NCSoft wasn’t able to meet the initial demand despite pre-order and pre-registration statistics they had far in advance. Whether this problem will carry over to launch day come this Tuesday is yet to be seen.
Is this really just a case of hyper-active MMO junkies who want their quick fix? Possibly. As a former WoW player, even I had queue issues two to three years into launch, which only really was a problem when I was booted out of a raid (!), but they were never this long .