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Mail access being considered for mobile app

In a recent forums thread, European CM Vaneras confirmed that in-game mail access is being considered for the armory mobile app. It is of course far from being confirmed -- but still, in theory, if it were implemented, it could be handy, allowing people on the go to transfer items between bank alts, manage consumable distribution between characters and more.

Vaneras also said that Blizzard is always researching new potential additions to their web and mobile services as well, which actually piques my interest even more. I'd personally love to see guild chat and in-game chat channels added to the mobile and web services. If I could use a messenger program to stay hooked in to my guild and my friends list even when I'm not playing, I'd be willing to throw a few extra bucks a month Blizzard's way.

Filed under: Blizzard, News items

Realms up after extended maintenance


Realms are back up after a bit of extended maintenance this afternoon. There has been no communication from the blues or other Blizzard sources as to why the downtime was extended.

But with that said, all the realms are working and things appear to be going smoothly. And by smooth I mean I still have the mail in my in-box from when the servers went down this morning.

So that's a good thing, right?

Filed under: Realm Status

Four year anniversary pet and feat of strength achievement


Those of us waking up today and tomorrow will log into Azeroth and find in our mailboxes a little Baby Blizzard Bear non-combat pet. This pet will also give you a feat of strength achievement celebrating World of Warcraft's four years online.

This is a nice little way for Blizzard to thank all of us for spending years in the game. With over 11 million people playing WoW, and Wrath becoming a hit overnight, there's definitely a lot of celebrating to do over at Blizzard HQ.

The little bear that you get looks a like a small version of the BlizzCon Polar Bear Mount those of us lucky enough to attend BlizzCon this year got. It's a perfect traveling companion for you as you adventure around Northrend.

Edit:
The pet is active on US, EU, and Oceanic servers.

Thanks to Mangowire for sending us the pics you see below.

Filed under: Blizzard, Achievements

Blizzard gives out a day of compensation for the downtime

Blizzard's been on shaky footing this week with all the downtime, from their forum issues to in-game mail problems, and even their main site has had trouble. But there's good news for those affected by the outages (everybody?): we're all getting an extra day of playtime. Tyren says that they believe the problems are now fixed, and that players will recieve a free day of gameplay sometime within the next two weeks.

Personally, I wasn't affected much, but free gametime is free gametime. The real test will be this evening and this weekend -- if Blizzard can keep their realms up even under the pressure of so many people checking out the expansion, it'll be a feat. But odds are that, considering how many players are likely to try checking out Northrend in the next few days, the shakiness is not quite over.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Realm Status, Blizzard

Blizzard sends in-game mail explaining today's problems

Blizzard has sent an in-game mail to everyone explaining what went wrong with the mail system, and what will be happening to fix it.

In other news, the world blew up from all the irony. The mice have quickly begun repairing the world, and hope to have a new one constructed shortly.

Basically the mail is outlining what Zarhym told us all earlier: that they will be reimbursing the items and gold lost during today's in-game mail failure, or mailure as I've started to call it tonight.

Full text of the in-game mail after the break, or you can just look at a large screenshot of the message.

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Filed under: Patches, Bugs, Realm Status

In-game mail to be reimbursed

Zarhym announced a short time ago that all mail items lost today will be reimbursed. The reimbursement of the in-game mail will happen in two steps:

  1. All items in the mail system will be sent to characters in one or more mail messages.
  2. Gold from the AH or sent through the mail will be sent in a separate message.
This applies to all mail sent within the last 15 days. We can infer that only mail sent in the last 15 days has been affected.

Do not contact a game master (GM) about this, and do not call customer support. The reimbursement will happen automatically.

Since the forums are down, you can read the full text of Zarhym's announcement after the break.
Are you ready for the challenges that await you in Northrend? WoW Insider has you covered with our 8-day guide to Preparing for Wrath. Also, check out our feature on AddOns new, old and outdated and Essential AddOns for Wrath written especially with the expansion in mind.

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Filed under: News items

Servers back down: Mailboxes empty [Updated x2]

The realms were briefly up this afternoon. Anyone who logged into them was greeted with everything working smoothly – except for their mailbox.

Many people found that they did not have the mail that was previously stored in their mailbox prior to the reset.

This is, of course, a big deal for bank alts and others who send tens of thousands of gold through the system. Blizzard has shut down the realms again, and is aware of the problem.

Update at 3:35pm: Syndri tells us that they are actively looking for a fix, and that as of yet none has been found. See our realm status post for more information about the extended downtime.

Update at 10:34pm: Mail will be reimbursed. More information.

We here at WoW Insider would like to encourage Blizzard to just fix it!

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Filed under: Bugs, Realm Status

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