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Downtime Compensation for Select Realms

If you've been on the forums at all lately, you understand that a number of realms - including two brand new realms - have been offline recently due to hardware failure. While the servers are now online and functioning, uptime has been spotty since Wednesday afternoon. As compensation for the downtime, however, Blizzard is crediting all players with accounts on these servers with an extra day's play-time. So if you have characters on any of the following realms, expect a credit on your account: Aerie Peak, Altar of Storms, Anvilmar, Blackwing Lair, Deathwing, Demon Soul, Doomhammer, Gnomeregan, Icecrown, Jaedenar, Kel'Thuzad, Lethon, Onyxia, Sentinels, Uldaman, and Venture Co.

Filed under: Realm News, Realm Status

Today's Maintenance Extended

An error in the automatic honor calculation process during this week's maintenance has required the honor calculation to be re-done for many realms - leading to an extended maintenance period for many of us.  Realms in the following list may be offline as late as 1:00 PM PDT:  Aegwyn, Aerie Peak, Agamaggan, Akama, Altar of Storms, Andorhal, Anetheron, Archimonde, Azshara, Black Dragonflight, Cenarion Circle, Cenarius, Chromaggus, Dalaran, Daivengyr, Dark Iron, Deathwing, Demon Soul, Dentarg, Detheroc, Doomhammer, Draka, Drak'thul, Duskwood, Eitrigg, Emerald Dream, Executus, Garithos, Greymane, Hakkar, Haomarush, Hyjal, Icecrown, Jaedenar, Jubei'Thos, Kalecgos, Khadgar, Khaz Modan, Korgath, Kul Tiras, Lethon, Lightbringer, Lightninghoof, Maelstrom, Malfurion, Mal'Ganis, Malorne, Moonrunner, Mug'thol, Norgannon, Rexxar, Runetotem, Sargeras, Scilla, Staghelm, Steamwheedle Cartel, Thrall, Turalyon, Twisting Nether, Uldaman, Ursin, Uther, Wildhammer, Ysera, Ysondre, and Zuluhed.

Update: Maintenance for some of these realms may slip to 2:00 PM PDT.

Filed under: Realm News, Realm Status, News items

Patch 1.11: Today!

Today's maintenance will be extended by two hours in order to apply patch 1.11.  However, instead of pushing maintenance time two hours later (to 1:00PM PDT) they're starting maintenance two hours earlier (at 3:00AM PDT).  I don't know about you, but I can't wait to jump online and dive into the new scourge invasion content with my real characters.  Not to mention the rest of the patch - mage changes, shaman changes, Naxxramas, updated PvP armor, new items for Argent Dawn & Cenarion Circle reputations, a legendary caster item, keyrings (yay!), new flightpaths (Ratchet and Un'Goro, primarily), debuff prioritization, and probably a number of other changes that have slipped my mind.  Hopefully the patching process will go as smoothly as possible and let us get back to playing.

Filed under: Patches, Realm Status, News items

Servers Coming Back Online

After a few hours' extended maintenance, most realms are starting to come back online.  Not coming back up yet are the realms involved in the migration.  At 11:10 AM PDT there was an update saying that we should expect the migrating realms (Cenarius, Cenarion Circle, Hyjal, Lightbringer, and Uther) to be down for 10 more hours.  Several realms from the migration site (Blackrock, Frostmourne, Frostwolf, Khaz'goroth, Kil'Jaeden, Kilrogg, Ner'zhul, Proudmoore, Sen'Jin, Silver Hand, Tichondrius, and Vek'nilash) will be down for another 4 hours.  All other realms should be online by 12:10 PTD, so within the next ten minutes or so. 

Filed under: Realm News, Realm Status

US Realm Migrations Tomorrow

During tomorrow's maintenance, the servers Cenarius, Cenarion Circle, Hyjal, Lightbringer, and Uther will be migrated to the new World of Warcraft site.  What does this mean to us?  Well it means that these five servers will be down for about 18 hours (starting at 3AM PDT).  However, it also means that servers at the same site those five are migrating from will be down for 12 hours (also starting at 3AM PDT).  So if you play on any of the following servers, I hope you have alternate morning plans: Blackrock, Bonechewer, Dragonmaw, Eldre'Thalas, Firetree, Frostmane, Frostmourne, Frostwolf, Gurubashi, Khaz'goroth, Kil'Jaeden, Kilrogg, Nathrezim, Ner'zhul, Proudmoore, Scarlet Crusade, Sen'Jin, Shadow Council, Shadowsong, Silver Hand, Silvermoon, Smolderthorn, Spirestone, Skywall, Terenas, Tichondrius, Vek'nilash, and Windrunner.

Filed under: Realm News, Realm Status, News items

Extended US Maintenance Tuesday

This week's maintenance has been extended by two hours to apply a bug fix patch, so be prepared for maintenance to run between 3am and 11am (PST).  No information on what this patch may be fixing - but I suppose we'll all find out together, tomorrow.

Filed under: Patches, Bugs

Smooth US Maintenance Today

After so many weeks of reading about extended and emergency maintenance, I'm certain that everyone is pleased to hear that today's maintenance went smoothly.  The servers weren't down longer than anticipated, and when they came back up there were no authentication or other errors.  Very nice!  I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Wednesday's EU maintenance, during which they're scheduled to roll out patch 1.10.1.  Since it was pushed back a week on the EU realms, it will hopefully go better than the US roll-out. 

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard

Free Day!

/cheerDue to the fact that US servers were offline nearly all day yesterday, players are being given a free day of service.  While it doesn't make any of yesterday's technical difficulties go away, and certainly hasn't quieted numerous complaints, it seems like a fair resolution. 

Filed under: Blizzard, News items

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