NCSoft handled it.
Why not let X amount of people on at 9am, X amount on at 10 am, and so on. Instead of having 1.2 million people logging on at the same exact time? Its like opening the doors at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Something's bound to go bad.
That awkward moment when you give props to the company that tried to shut the game you're trying to play down :D