Community Manager Kaivax writes,
“With hotfixes that we are currently deploying to all WoW Classic realms, we are substantially increasing the number of players that can be simultaneously logged in and playing. We expect this to result in smaller queues for realms that have large queues, and some realms should no longer have queues at all.
We will closely monitor performance and stability throughout this process.”
If you’re one of those folks standing in lines to kill NPCs or obtain quests, or simply trying to get into the game proper, this will hopefully alleviate the tedium.