while the timing isnt great for us Australians i much rather have regular maintenance than having servers fall apart and be down for days . its really a small price to pay .My only real gripe with it is the auction house . 80% of my sales are made between 8 and 10 pm AEST and the server is down at these times but the simple solution is i no longer put things up for auction on monday nights or tuesdays.
People shouldn't complain about the regularly scheduled maintenance. It helps keep the game working properly and to be honest, Blizzard was able to hit upon a reasonable time to do it.It's when the maintenance goes into overtime that I think people have a bit more justification to be annoyed. We're often left with "No ETA" or an ETA that keeps getting pushed back, neither of which are any fun. I know that the maintenance that's going on is no small chore, but it is unreasonable to ask that Blizzard have its ducks in a little better order after more than 4 years of this?
I have absolutely no problem with scheduled maintenance even though being in Europe and playing on US servers I do "lose" the entire day on Tuesday. But thankfully there is plenty in RL to keep me busy so no complaints from me.On the other hand what I do have a problem with is constant rolling restarts. They fall exactly on my guild's raid times and we routinely end up losing 30-45 minutes worth of raid time a couple days a week to these. Maybe once in a while they could take turns doing the restarts when it's the American guilds that are raiding. :P
Honstely, I don't have a problem with the times that the maintenance is done. Yes it does inconvienece some people but they choose to do it at the most convienent times imo. I think the only pronlem I have with it is that when they post that it will be up around 11am or w/e it is for others, why not just make it 12 or 1pm. For the past month or so I've had nothing but " Ext. Maint " like every week. I know that patches and such are a nuisence but come on. Why not just make it longer and extend maintinence every week and fix " most " of the bugs rather then push to get the servers up and have them in shambles for a few hours. I would much rather wait and have a properly working server than have a rolling restart every 20 mins. I know Im just $%^&*in' and complaining but I hope there's others out there who would agree.
I can't think of any other business in the world that can routinely get away with telling their customers that the product or service will be available at a certain time and then every hour after that saying "sorry, it will be just one more hour".No offense, but if you can't come up with any other examples then you're not thinking very hard. Delays of this nature are commonplace and in many instances, unavoidable. That doesn't give business owners license to push back ETAs whenever they feel like, but it does mean you have to realize that things don't always work perfectly. Whether you are talking about server maintenance, shipping, construction, etc. stuff happens. Get over it.
Some lifeless people would want it to be 24/7problems are when maintenance takes a whole day like the past tuesday (15 hours around offline for some few battlegroups)in exchange to this blizzard gave those people affected a full free day to play out of chargenice thinking :)
Blizz staff have stated the new MMO they're doing is on a distributed DB. This would indicate one of a few things that could happen if applied to WoW:1) No more concept of 'battlegroup', it could be truly global (ie, no more taking down of my realm because an associated realm is broken)2) No more EU/US/KR/TW account distinctions3) No more maintenance downtime for hardware fixing4) Restarts for DB cleanupsI'd find it hard to believe that they'd do all this for whatever 'new IP' MMO they're coming out with, which may (or may not) 'use the WoW engine' yet not move this stuff over to WoW as well. Yes, my $ is still on 'Warcraft Universes' where they've been re-writing WoW Classic and BC using WotLK engine. The additional engineering and staffing required due to an inability to perform 1-4 above must be a right pain.So yes, there's a reason to &*!@# and complain. This is more or less the second decade of the 21st century. Not the last decade of the 20th. Time for the back end of WoW to catch up. And each month that goes by is even more reason to have a dang good !@#$% about it.
I live in Hawaii and 3am to 11pm is 10pm-6am...Soo, fine by me, I dont think I have EVER been effected by matinace, however I have had wow crash or my internet go out for a long period of time, I just played on of the other 100 games I own :PAre you sure your clocks are set right?There's only a 2-3 hour difference between Hawaii and Pacific time.I live in Hawaii, and Maintenance has always been 1am to 9am (or 12 midnight to 8am during that Daylight Savings weirdness) for me(btw, OP, your times are a bit off, it's not 3am to 11pm, that would be a horrible 20 hours of maintenance...)I've occasionally woken up early enough to find that I can't game before heading off to school (at least when I was in college) and the 1am/12midnight shut down was always a nice reminder to get some sleep.Now that I work it doesn't bother me at all, though the complaint threads can be amusing at times.
I do not like the complaining.It is only natural though...I personally do not participate and just do something else..like read or post on Wowhead.
those complaints are due to nolifing for a too long period of time...i should know i did it.people micking me still does :)
ppl that complain about maintenance should get a job! lazy beggers! :D
The whole Oceanic goes down during peak time. I don't think that counts as little people.
Laihendi was expecting this thread to be about wowhead maintenance. Wait, this isn't randomness...