I'll reiterate what I said in the other thread.
If you've genuinely been playing for that long, you'll remember what Patch Days were like back in Classic & Vanilla. Sometimes there servers were down for 2 days, they then lagged for the next week, and had constant issues for weeks after that. Compared to now, these issues are minor.
Even on a good day, extending the maintenance by ~5 hours was the norm.
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Yes vanilla did have some trouble sometimes but i also remenber that they usually gave 1 day of free time to compensate....
Secondly, as I already posted, in my experience the Vanilla realms were much more robust than the current MoP servers are. Ever since they started Cross realm, merging realms, hearthstone beta etc the realms have had frequent problem almost every single week.
During Vanilla, server problems were so rare that Blizzard used to even reimburse anyone who was subbed for a whole day, if the realms were down more than an hour.
Can you fathom to guess how many free days we'd have if Blizzard still adopted this policy?
FFS. Crazy lag last night destroyed any attempts to PVP. Been awake and out of the house at work for 12 hours already. Train problems this morning, meaning a complete round trip adding another 45 minutes to travel time. Finding out that one of my monthly outgoing's went out late, so I was almost out of money when I checked this afternoon. Get home, and then find out they've decided to do this maintenance during peak. Wanted to clear TK on my chars and get some more PVP done.
It's just not my day.
I assume you're simply unaware of the problems that plagued the EU realms for the last few weeks/months during primetime. The fact that you think the EU realms are more stable now than they were in Vanilla simply shows how naive you really are.
Haven't had any connection issues the last months. In fact they are better then ever.
This day has been a complete mess though, if I can't play soon I'm gonna start having withdrawals.