I don’t know if it is a continuation of the Warlords of Draenor surge, the Blizzard store sale (where I am tempted to finally pick up StarCraft II for $10), or just an evening where everybody wants to play online games, but I ran into a new type of queue.
Fortunately, Blizzard was smart enough to not make Battle.net the gatekeeper for their games. You can click on the “go offline” option at the bottom of that alert (not shown) and then bring up World of Warcraft and log in the old fashioned way. Going that route I was able to get into game. Unfortunately, there were other issues. I seemed to be okay in my garrison, but when I flew out to the Spires of Arak to pick up where I left of question (but not fishing), Vikund got stuck for a couple minutes just trying to summon his mount.
It was then that I looked at the network status and saw the ping time was exceeding 2K ms. As I was writing this Blizzard CS reported that there was a DDoS attack under way.
It looks like a night to play something else.