It seems that even Blizzard's World of Warcraft can be a cruel, cruel mistress. Unfortunate fans of the classic WoW experience had their days ruined today by a sustained DDOS attack on Blizzard's servers, according to multiple sources. It isn't just WoW Classic, either. Several independent sources are reporting that servers for the latest expansion, Battle of Azeroth, are also under attack. WoW Classic only launched on August 26th, 2019, which is just a couple of weeks ago at the time of writing. What kind of heartless monster would attack classic MMO fans at a time like this?
Some online services continue to be impacted by a series of DDoS attacks which are resulting in high latency and disconnections. These disruption effects have been felt by a portion of our players, impacting their gaming experience. Thank you again for your continued patience.— Blizzard CS - The Americas (@BlizzardCS) September 7, 2019
As frustrating as this situation must be for WoW fans, don't worry: Blizzard has some of the greatest server infrastructure in the world, and we're reasonably sure that this problem will be resolved sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, we recommend kicking back with a single-player game, preferably one that doesn't require an Internet connection to function. Maybe you could dust off that old PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox and finish up that Oblivion or Mario Sunshine save file that you've been neglecting.