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Let's get real here for a second. When I signed off at midnight, the US realms were only just started to pop back up. Did you honestly think we here in Europe were going to get away scott free? You did? Oh dear, let's not go there, eh?Folks have been reporting extended maintenance and so we're now l...

April 15th 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.Hello, everybody! I'm going to jump right into things today because I'm sure at least a dozen people will want to shiv me...

March 26th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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In their continuing efforts to bring some faction balance to Magtheridon (EU), Blizzard has refreshed free character transfers off of the server for Horde, and onto the server for Alliance. These transfers are scheduled to run from today until Feburary 10: Magtheridon -> Haomarush, Tarren M...

February 4th 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Man, you'd think they're trying to achieve realm population balance or something. Blizzard has just opened up yet another round of free character transfers for the European realms, these scheduled to be active from now until Tuesday, January 27. Some of these transfers are simply extensions of the l...

January 21st 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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An extravaganza of free character moves has just been made available for various European realms: Al'Akir -> Bladefist Burning Legion -> Chromaggus Frostmane -> Laughing Skull Grim Batol -> Genjuros Kazzak -> Karazhan Magtheridon -> Emeriss Neptulon -&g...

November 13th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/pc_games/Wrath_of_the_Lich_King_is_live_early_in_Europe'; Although the rest of us have to wait until midnight Eastern/9 PM PST, it looks like some lucky European subscribers have gained entry to Northrend and access to Death Knight creation! We've been getting mult...

November 12th 2008 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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Tipster Nimm writes in to let us know that several EU battlegroups have been having serious issues after mergers that occurred post-patch 3.02. The mergers have seen a number of battlegroups acquiring servers with other language-dominant populations, which has resulted in a number of French, German...

October 16th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Last Monday, July 21st, many European realms apparently underwent thirteen hours of additional maintenance. Players were understandably upset. Blizzard understands this too, which is why they're giving players with characters on any of those realms a one-day playtime credit, like they do. The battle...

July 24th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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A bit over a month ago, all the realms in the European battlegroups Crueldad, Hinterhalt, Némésis, and Nightfall suffered some extra downtime, and players on them received a credit for a free day of playtime to compensate. Looks like it's happened again. In exchange for for six hours o...

April 10th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Apparently there was some extra downtime (7 hours!) for some of the European realms on Wednseday. To compensate, Blizzard is giving a one-day playtime credit to anyone with an active character in the affected battlegroups: Crueldad, Hinterhalt, Némésis, and Nightfall. That's one of the...

February 29th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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To go along with the set of free North American character transfers that started yesterday, Blizzard Europe has seen fit to open the following free character transfers: From: Al'Akir, Crushridge, Grim Batol, Outland, Stormscale To: Burning Blade, Laughing Skull The transfers are schedule...

February 27th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments