Battle.net authentication woes tonight

Are you having problems getting into WoW tonight?

You're not alone.

Battle.net authentication servers are down, or at least very, very slow to respond. Blizzard is working on a fix, however, so it's only a matter of time until they come back up. We have heard reports, though, that people are able to get in occasionally.

WoW Service Alert
We're aware of an issue that is affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts. We're currently investigating the cause and will provide updates as they're available.

In the meantime, I invite you to do what I'm doing on Twitter: tweeting my useless authentication codes as the time goes by. Also, I invite you to enjoy the above image, made for us by Fox van Allen. Why? Because it's better than staring at the WoW login screen.

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Update 9:33 p.m. EDT: Blizzard has tweeted that the problem has been resolved. But you still get to enjoy that pic, so it's a win-win-win for you!