Same here, now chars load.
After about 10 minutes of an empty character screen, all my chars showed up and I way even able to log in :)
it's always a highlight to watch Blizzard hard at work during release days... testing software is for losers... real men test after release, more pressure, more challenge... ... can't be called a hero if stuff works right out of the box
yep, they are "aware" that we have black character screens for 2+ days now. like, come on...
I'd expect a better prepatch release after activision merge. It's obvious it was going to be overloaded. They should be handling this much more efficiently considering they made shadowlands pre-purchase available a while ago. "SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCE" has become like their motto. I am not an expert but can't they just use their another game server (diablo, overwatch etc) for just today and SL release?
There is a software update. Leave the game, download, install and seem to work. (is the case for me).
when you gonna fix it guys?
all my friends now in game but me! unfear...
I managed to "fix" the black character select screen:- go to realm list, and select a "low" or "new players" realm- wait a sec, and it will probably go to character creation screen- go back to realm list and select your realmthis worked for me on a "medium" server
Heyyyyy Blizzard, we are living this problems every year. Do you know this ? and u are doing noting for solve this problems. i got game time but i cant play game in future will u gift us game time cause we cant play game right now cause of ur %^&*ing problems. or u ll call just a &*!@ing "i dont care " ?
Darn black screen I can't even change realms so much for update working it's made mine worse. :(
I really want some kind of game time or i really thinking in refund SL and quit wow in general
What I pay for?
Tried a low population realm first but that still did not give me anything else but a black character screen. Even if I waited on that screen I would be eventually disconnected from the game. Nothing seems to help, no matter how often I try. I really hope it will improve over the weekend, even though I notice how pathetic this sounds. Let's hope for the best.
This has always happened at the beginning of an expansion. I dont know how their servers work but what I've been taught at Uni is that there is a whole cloud servers industry that you can rent and switch on and off and pay ONLY for how long it stays up so from that angle......there is a simple solution.That being said.......comment section is as always overdramatizing everything , overexaggerating. While people make fun of "Karens" . Well , I see a whole bunch of 'em in every article of every comment section.