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The BCC Launch Experience: Gryphon Singularities, Almost Instant Fel Reaver Kills, Huge Crowds, Lag and More

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The Burning Crusade Classic finally launched today and we'll be taking a look at some player experiences, from the giant masses piling up in front of the Dark Portal just before it opened, to the Thrallmar traffic jams, immediate Fel Reaver kills and Valor Hold... gryphon singularities??

We'll start off with the pre-entry ones, as the Classic servers were filled with so many players just itching to get in, it was quite something to behold:

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Source: s_langley, brkfstsndwch.

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Source: Sotomatic.

Then we're going through the Dark Portal, into the Horde town of Thrallmar, where it's getting really busy:

Meanwhile, the Alliance counterpart, Valor Hold, was having some serious gravity-related anomalies, as a gryphon singularity formed and was not letting any players out:

Some intrepid scientists even braved the phenomenon and got some up-close images from within the event horizon:

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Source: Barrium_Enema, Multisensory.

And further into the peninsula, some players gathered up and went for a 33-minute-after-launch Fel Reaver kill!

Despite latency and disconnect issues due to some DDoS attacks over on the NA servers, the launch seems to have gone fairly well overall, especially compared to the pre-patch arrival, and it's great to see so many players enjoying Outland once more!

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