World of Warcraft Account Creation Problems

While outside HMV earlier today I tripped over a passing toddler and accidentally bought World of Warcraft. Damn. I’m not going to play it until this evening as I have work to do, but it’s installed. I went to create an account and it didn’t work; their website has just been updated with the following:

We are aware that some players are facing problems when creating their accounts, especially with regards to the process of payment validation. Due to the heavy load on the system, we are therefore forced to take those pages down temporarily. While the pages are down, those players who have already created an account can continue playing the game. We are investigating the situation and will come back to you with more information as soon as we have it.

Bit annoying, that. Hopefully they’ll have it fixed within a couple of hours.