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    Scheduled maintenance for 12 hours?

    I know we shouldn't expect the patch anytime soon, but why would they want to do maintenance for 12 hours if a patch isn't being released? I know Tuesday has always been that day, but why is it longer today than any other non-patch Tuesday we're used to?

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    My bet would be the lack of maintenance last week combined with some early prep for 5.2 in a couple weeks. Maybe they're trying to get a smoother roll-out on 5.2 than they've had on some patches in the past.

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    Thats very possible, you think thats why we've had this "pre-download" going?

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    probably something serious server-side, since Diablo 3 is going down for 12hr as well, and I'm sure SC2 will be offline too.

    Maybe authentication server upgrades?
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    Most likely Battle.net upgrades in preparation for the SC2 expansion that comes out in a couple weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurbz View Post
    Most likely Battle.net upgrades in preparation for the SC2 expansion that comes out in a couple weeks.
    That actually makes the most sense of anything, probably in line with the authentication upgrades. So it doesn't get in the way of 5.2 nor the release of HoS

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    Without knowing anything personally it's fair to mention that when maintaining large network infrastructures it's not uncommon to have stuff you do once a week, stuff you do once a month and stuff you do every 3 months, etc. When you do the every three month things, you're probably still doing the weekly and monthly stuff as well so it adds up.

    The upcoming patches and expansions probably are part of it too.
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    Seeing as the HotS pre-patch is rumored to hit tomorrow it's most likely related to that and a general maintenance session for Bnet as a whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eschaton View Post
    Without knowing anything personally it's fair to mention that when maintaining large network infrastructures it's not uncommon to have stuff you do once a week, stuff you do once a month and stuff you do every 3 months, etc. When you do the every three month things, you're probably still doing the weekly and monthly stuff as well so it adds up.

    The upcoming patches and expansions probably are part of it too.
    That makes sense, yeah.

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    They better make sure everyhing works BEFORE 5.2 and HotS so it does make sense.

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    Before major patches and even before pre-patch content downloads arrive there are often major maintenance's scheduled. Also every few months theres a large one.

    also with the starcraft expansion, theres bound to be a major pre-patch maintenance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eschaton View Post
    Without knowing anything personally it's fair to mention that when maintaining large network infrastructures it's not uncommon to have stuff you do once a week, stuff you do once a month and stuff you do every 3 months, etc. When you do the every three month things, you're probably still doing the weekly and monthly stuff as well so it adds up.

    The upcoming patches and expansions probably are part of it too.
    Ahhhhh. Reminds me of my computer maintenance days in the military. PMIs (preventive maintenance inspections) Daily, weekly, monthly, 6-month and annual.

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    Battle.net needs updates for HotS, and their site needs updates for the Blizzcon ticket traffic.
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