The launch of an expansion pack or DLC is supposed to be a happy occasion. Players get new content and developers get to see all their hard work go into the world. But the launch of Path of Exile: Ultimatum didn’t make anyone happy. Technical difficulties forced developer Grinding Gear Games to make people wait in a queue to log on but paid influencers got to skip the line which enraged everyone waiting to play. “The decision to allow any streamers to bypass the queue was clearly a mistake,” lead developer Chris Wilson said on Reddit.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xgx8g4/path-of-exile-let-twitch-streamers-cut-to-front-of-long-server-lines