Oh I just had to share this. Queue times are always a huge problem for new MMOs and ArenaNet seem to have something in answer to this! Only time will tell how well it works but I’m glad to see they’re putting something in place.
With this feature, the above scenario plays out a bit differently. When there’s too much traffic on one server, your character will be temporarily sent to a different server. Once you’ve reached the front of the queue, you’ll be asked if you want to transfer back to your original server, and voila: home, sweet home. Any progress made on the overflow server will be carried back to the home server, so you can even be productive while you’re waiting in a queue.