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10-14-2008 @ 8:12PM
Aerie Peak is finally up, still have to wait a million years at the loading screen.
10-14-2008 @ 8:40PM
It's not like they had a PTR to work the bugs out first. Or automated server patching, or ....Welcome to the brave new world of 11 million PAYING beta testers.
10-14-2008 @ 8:43PM
normally throughout the day people log on and off in a trickle.when there is signifigant downtime what was normally a trickle becomes a flood behind a fragile dam.once the servers come back on, that dam breaks and whoosh! all those trickling players are now flooding the servers at one time.be patient grassshopper. you will be rewarded with playing soon.anyway, my server is fine. hang in there guys. tomorrow is another day.
10-14-2008 @ 8:54PM
Shucks, these problems only show themselves under the stress of millions of players. It's not really possible to predict everything when so many things are being changed.
10-14-2008 @ 8:55PM
Right, but they could have come up with a method to reduce the flood to a trickle.. IN THE PTR.Honestly, announce a "special testing session", host everything on fewer machines, and start working on ways to make it workable. Queues, if need be.I'm addicted, so it's not like I'm going to quit.. but that doesn't mean this isn't piss-poor game design.Also, locks are effing nerfed, QQ, etc. WTB purple pew pews...
10-14-2008 @ 8:57PM
They did think of something up: The Background Downloader. Unfortunately, not everyone let it run. I had the entire patch downloaded days ago.Also, the loads on the PTR are nothing compared to the rest of the servers. I'm sure there are many server-side updates needed.
10-14-2008 @ 9:06PM
Looks like the authentication server is down now... Not letting me even log in at this point. Sad times.
10-14-2008 @ 9:33PM
Most of their sites are down based on bandwidth issues for sure. worldofwarcraft.com, WOW news loader, forums, etc. My tracert timeout once it hit a hop or two from worldofwarcraft.com. Telling me that we have created our own denial of services attack based on a flood of people all swamping their authenticating and login servers. Best thing to do is take a deep breath and come back later.
10-14-2008 @ 9:36PM
GG Blizzard $140 Million made last year and cant get a patch working
10-14-2008 @ 9:34PM
I am still patching and its 9:33 PM EST. I try to access www.worldofwarcraft.com but no go, I try my realm forums and no go, the realm status gives me a 404 error.Is anyone else having this issue?
10-15-2008 @ 8:41PM
Love how you pay to play and they will NOT let you play and they lock you out.
10-14-2008 @ 10:13PM
Illidan is broken. It says its "online" but it took forever to get to the character screen, and it won't even load the world when i choose a character.
10-14-2008 @ 11:12PM
you can blame "surges" all you want, blizzard has had WoW live for how many years and still hasnt fixed this problem or their patch downloader? Seriously some blizz exec's should be wondering about this, since its a repeated problem that gets a lot of paying costumers pissed off.
10-14-2008 @ 11:21PM
This is pathetic for any company to have 10 million ppl paying 15.99 a month to have incompetent tech's. 160 million a month and they cant solve these bugs? pathetic to say the least.
10-14-2008 @ 11:26PM
10-15-2008 @ 5:42AM
It makes me happy knowing other people haven't been able to enjoy patch 3.0.2, after a couple of hours downloading and installing the patch i log on with tears in my eyes at the new screen (though i'd seen it on wowinsider already it was still epic).I log in and behold! Account out of game time...GG, it's 8:30PM here so no WoW for me till tomorrow morning, fuck lectures i'm lining up outside of EB games for my goddam gamecard.
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