Feb 3rd 2012 8:43AM I don't know whether this happened to anyone else, but if it did, I might have an inkling why they're posting this.
Last holiday, I logged in at what was, by server time and by the calendar, 30 minutes before the end of the holiday. All the npcs and decoration had already gone. Double checked the time on the calendar it was supposed to finish. Double checked the server clock. They should have been there and they weren't.
Tried to message the customer service about this. In return, the following day, I got a stock answer about how it was the end of the festival and they couldn't do anything.
That indicated to me that they didn't understand, and they just thought I was complaining about the end of the festival. I wasn't. I was trying to tell them about what appears, to me at least, to have been a bug.
TLDR; don't log in during the last hour of the festival and expect that you can do anything. Chances are you might not be able to. Don't leave it to the last minute.
Jan 11th 2011 8:42AM For me, it was a contest between the resto druid guide (I'm levelling mine up right now), the Archaeology guide (I luffs me some lore, so this profession is great for me), and the Wands i333 article.
In the end, I have to plump for the Wands article. The next alt I'm bringing up is a caster (either my mage, lock or spriest), and I wasn't aware of this issue, so for that reason I'm really glad Alex Ziebart brought it up. I really enjoy these more investigative pieces from WoWInsider.
Jan 2nd 2011 9:00PM /roll
Dec 29th 2010 3:43PM Would love one of these, please!
Dec 25th 2010 8:08PM *fingers crossed*
Dec 6th 2010 5:16PM Oooh great contest!