Unlikely a free trial will occur in the near future (if ever)
They have 50 packed servers, too many people already want to play (53 packed servers? not sure how the new ones are fairing)
Edited, Sep 4th 2013 4:59pm by Strangerous
For famfrit, it was ok until around 6pm my time. But the queue wasn't too bad.
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