Just a quick tip for those of who may be stranded at work and thinking about World of Warcraft
(which, during the day, is probably all of you?) I've never seen a link to this page (though we've snuck it in some maintenance posts
before), but fortunately the good folks at the WoW LJ community
have spotlighted it: Blizzard's welcome screen notice is just a text page online, and it's publicly available
. So even if you can't load up the WoW
client, you can still keep track of realm downtime on maintenance days, or just keep an eye on what Blizzard is posting about lately.
It's a little thing (and truthfully, there's probably not much there that you really need to know anyway -- if you're away from a WoW
client, obviously you can't log in even if your realm is back up). But you never know, someday when you're thinking about World of Warcraft
, far afield of your installation, and really need to know what Blizzard has to tell you, it could come in handy. Definitely earned a place in my bookmarks, just in case.
And having it in quick and easy online text form means we can script it to go elsewhere, right? Anyone want to try hooking a Twitter account
up to this thing?
Filed under: Tips, Realm Status, Odds and ends, Blizzard