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The sixteen realms (including the two new realms - Sentinels and Venture Co.) that were having hardware problems yesterday have been brought offline again as of 11:44 AM PDT. While a work-around was used to bring the realms back online last night, the problem that caused the failure still remains,...

July 13th 2006 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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While I wrote earlier that these realms, which had some unexpected downtime, were brought back online at 11:51 AM PDT, apparently additional technical problems brought them down again at around 2:21 PM PDT. The two new realms - Sentinels and Venture Co. - have gone offline as well, leaving a total...

July 12th 2006 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Fourteen US realms were taken offline at 11:07 AM PDT in order to "troubleshoot technical issues." While Blizzard hopes to have the realms back online as soon as possible, there's no current ETA. Impacted realms include Aerie Peak, Altar of Storms, Anvilmar, Blackwing Lair, Deathwing, Demon Soul, Do...

July 12th 2006 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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An issue that was preventing players from logging on has resulted in the following realms being brought down for emergency maintenance at 4:15 PM PDT this afternoon.  The plan is to have them back online by 8:00 PM PDT.  Offline are: Aegwynn, Aerie Peak, Akama, Alleria, Altar of Storms, An...

June 22nd 2006 at 7:41pm 0 Comments
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Players on several EU realms are receiving a day's credit to their accounts for an emergency shutdown (caused by a power outage) on the 12th of April.  The affected realms included Ahn'Qiraj , Bronzebeard, Chromaggus, Dentarg, Drak'thul, Emeriss, Executus, Hakkar, Khadgar, Kul Tiras, Mazrigos,...

April 21st 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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US realms Bonechewer, Eldre'Thalas, Firetree, and Skywall were taken offline for a little less than an hour today for unspecified emergency maintenance.  Checking the realm forums shows that all four realms have a collection of complaints about crashes and unexpected downtime this week, as well...

April 21st 2006 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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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 ni...

April 18th 2006 at 11:30pm 0 Comments