Who is going to say this sort of server isn’t popular now?
Official word from the forums less than two hours after the Anor server went live:
We are aware that players are experiencing a significant queue to get into the Legendary server Anor. The server has been near or at its available concurrent capacity since launch, so people in queue may experience a longer wait until someone logs out. We are also aware that the queue numbering system is not displaying correctly, but the queuing is taking place as intended.
IN THE MEANTIME, we are working quickly to get a second Legendary server ready. Ithil is expected to be available for log-in tomorrow.
We know many players want to play with their friends, so we will for a limited time be offering FREE character transfers between Ithil and Anor. These character transfers are not yet available, but will be when Ithil opens. Note that other limitations such as wait time between transfers do apply, as do typical transfer naming rules.
We are thrilled and humbled by the overwhelming response today, and are continuing to work hard to maximize server availability.
So we’ll have two servers up tomorrow.
A further update from the forums:
We will be opening our second Legendary server Ithil to the public at 6:00pm Eastern (-5 GMT) tonight! This should help alleviate queues. Additionally, we will be enabling free transfers between Anor and Ithil tomorrow. We will have more information then.
We have also fixed an issue that was causing the queue (when in effect) from properly counting down.
So there will be a new server up soon. As for the queue issue, I don’t think they have actually fixed anything. Reports are that the queue doesn’t updating and is not working.