I havent played the last few seasons (Last played very end of 2018), and this season is the first Ive played in a long while playing regular. Due to life getting in the way, I could not start the season when it launched (8 pm EST) and had a very early start to the day on the following Saturday. Although I didnt play, I did check the leader boards at 4 am which is 8 hours after the season started and was surprised to see all 1k positions occupied and the leader at GR 85 and the bottom of the boards 20 GR (This is monk class). Im not sure if this is standard as I play HC mostly, but with my own internet becoming somewhat sketchy I started regular.
Is this pretty standard for softcore so early after launch? To me this seems to be a somewhat "healthy" population, but Ill admit I have nothing to compare it to but was surprised as hell to see #1 so high and even so many so high at the bottom just 8 hours after launch. I only looked at Monk, but I'd guess the other classes had similar results