Realms will not go online ?
Didn't the announcement say that the game will be unavailable during the mentioned time?"we won’t need to shut down realms. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee the stability of the game service during this timeframe." sounds different tho. I assume many people have re-scheduled their stuff anyway by now, so won't really matter.
Why cant Blizzard have an prober week like everyone else starting at monday and do their bloody maintenance on sunday night every week so servers are ready for an new week instead of killing all the fun putting it in on weddensday every bloody time.
Who’s Sunday night do they choose? No matter when they choose to do it people will be upset
That's 6am AEST. Good be here in down under! 😃
Not sure why exactly it's necessary to do maintenance during peak times (EU). Their answer is probably "Why not?" lol
Pushing it one hour later would have made all the difference for EU realms, but nothing for their global concerns.
Based on time difference of their technical headquarter and the fact that it only affects login/authentication, it's actually a good time. Later then you have US peak, earlier then you have EU peak. And they also need to prepare for it. It won't be many that "newly" login at this late hour in EU. And it won't be many that want to login in the early evening in the US.
I'm sure the dozens of players still playing will be very upset
TIL the least populated timezone in the world is GMT +10.5, which is only occupied by the Lord Howe Islands, a small chain of islands about 400 miles NE of Sydney, Australia with only about 350 people who live on it.
Okay, fair, but why did this not come out preemptively? They shoot themselves in the foot with lack of communication almost without fail at every opportunity.