Well I hope they update addons before then because there's only like 3 so far on http://www.wowinterface.com/survivalguide.php
I NEED MY OMNICC YOU SON OF A BITCH.
Poor americanos, you having delays makes me feel better about having a Wednesday patch day...you are the guinea pigs <3
I still wish Blizzard would learn to underpromise and overdeliver. Nobody is surprised it got extended. Nobody seems to think it's unreasonable that it got extended. So why not just call it up front and say "servers will be down from 5am PST to 3pm PST" or whatever, and if it's done earlier, blue post? They shouldn't even set the expectation that a patch day will go like a normal maintenance window.
Well it's a fairly large patch. I wouldn't expect the servers to be up until around 4-5 PM pacific.
This was expected, not many people are shocked. Tis always the case
Lol I still find it funny we can go right into MoP @ Midnight, but we can't have patches ready when they say. Oh well guess I can go eat now, lol
Always expected, doesn't make it any less annoying. Like one of the posters above me said, if you are rarely able to deliver on an early patch release just post for it to come back up later. That way if by some miracle you manage to get the patch deployed earlier (and considering it's been a release candidate for a week or two now I'm not sure why there's always this problem) people are actually happy instead of annoyed.
Personally I think that's why they also took down their forums. Because, knowing servers would not be up on time, they didn't want to deal with the flood of "OMG NO GAME YET I WANT A REFUND/DISCOUNT!!!!!"
I don't think there has ever been a single major patch that was released without there being multiple maintenance extensions. It's just something everyone should be used to now.
I'm not surprised, but it is weird that for a company that has been doing patches for over 8 years you would think they could implement a patch without extending maintenance. Especially since we downloaded most of the new content weeks ago.
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All this complaining is simply further proof that Blizzard could send each and every player a real-life wish-granting flying unicorn carrying a solid gold plate of chocolate chip cookies wrapped in hundred dollar bills, and someone would whine that Blizzard sucks for not letting them choose oatmeal raisin.