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Snakeoil
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Maintenance day: OMG why so long?

3am PST to 11 am PST ?
What are they doing? Rebuilding the hard drives by hand

One thing I don't understand is why so they switch off all the servers at one rime? I guess it makes it easy to do maintenance on the hardware and apply patches.
Wouldn't it make more sense to just do 10 at a time, and leave the rest up for us addicts?

Note: I hope they fix the graphics glitch that has been hitting some Mac/linux users this go round.
The glitch:
Can't see your toon when you have the equipment window open.
Can't see your indicator on the map.
For what ever reason what is supposed to be on top of the background in the windows, is behind the background.
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Krisnatharok
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Re: Patch day: OMG why so long?

I hope they fix the glitch that causes those of us with Radeon GPUs to have hard lock-ups for no reason at all (happens in Halls of Lightning, Valley of Four Winds, Spirit Kings raid fight, Will of the Emperor fight, etc.).
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Lothario

join:2009-09-30
Ottawa, ON

I've never had such a glitch.



Krisnatharok
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Yeah, I don't know what combination of factors is causing it. What GPU do you have? I am running a 7970.



Endbringer

join:2012-10-07
Fishers, IN
reply to Snakeoil

is this 5.1???



Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to Snakeoil

Is this truly a patch or just regularly scheduled maintenance?

Anyone have patch notes?



Snakeoil
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I doubt it's a patch, my apologies. I use the same term interchangeably with WOW in my house.



Archivis
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reply to Snakeoil

Re: Maintenance day: OMG why so long?

It's weekly Go-to-work day.



Krisnatharok
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Only day all week for me. lol



DarkLogix
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reply to Snakeoil

They're enabling another LFR

ToES LFR opens today.

and part of the reason for them to all be down is the auth servers likely have to go down for maintenance so with those down the rest don't matter.

Then factor in the number of servers that make a single realm, add in instance servers, and now CRZ.

btw for those that don't know
each realm is atleast 5 servers.
EK
Kali
Outland (This includes the Belf and space goat lands)
Northrend
Panda land

then for each battle group there are instance servers (these are actually shared across the region now) these are for dungeons, raids, BGs, and arenas.

so considering the number of servers just to make one realm work it'd be crazy to have them done in sets.

also if they were done in sets then people would QQ about world firsts more than they do.



Snakeoil
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quote:
Outland

I never saw a Sean Connery toon there


bTU

join:2009-04-22
Aurora, CO
reply to Snakeoil

At least they have gotten better at getting servers up on time, and usually all of them at once. I still have a ton of sub lvl 10 toons on servers I only ever played on because they were the first to come up on patch days when they were supposed to be up at noon PST, but weren't all up until 8 pm PST with the first ones coming up at 6.



JB
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reply to Archivis

But, but, Mom only takes me outside on Sundays to get more hot pockets.


clawfury

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+1


ChadS81

join:2008-01-20
Saint Marys, PA
reply to Snakeoil

Hey, OP. It's been like this for 8 years, are you new or something? Very rarely do they ever perform the quick and painless rolling restarts opposed to extended maintenance.



Caelharrad

join:2012-04-13
Fenton, MO
reply to Snakeoil

said by Snakeoil:

quote:
Outland

I never saw a Sean Connery toon there

+1 internets to you, sir. Excellent movie, very much overlooked.


Archivis
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reply to DarkLogix

With another 470 LFR, gearing up for regular raids is easier than ever.



Immer
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said by Archivis:

With another 470 LFR, gearing up for regular raids is easier than ever.

sweet! another 28gx3!


DarkLogix
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reply to Archivis

If you're real unlucky you get nothing.



DarkLogix
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reply to Immer

said by Immer:

said by Archivis:

With another 470 LFR, gearing up for regular raids is easier than ever.

sweet! another 28gx3!

x4
ToES has 4 bosses.


Immer
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...oh, have mercy!



Immer
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reply to DarkLogix

double-post... (lag spike).



JB
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reply to Immer

Wanna hear something funny, I got all 3 of my tier pieces last night from LFR.

Since I was doing 30-40% of the total healing, I guess the game decided to give me loot for once, IDK? By the time I saw the last piece I almost died laughing.



Immer
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gratz. I'm sure I'll laugh when the wave of jealousy subsides.



Jobbie
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reply to DarkLogix

said by DarkLogix:

said by Immer:

said by Archivis:

With another 470 LFR, gearing up for regular raids is easier than ever.

sweet! another 28gx3!

x4
ToES has 4 bosses.

Omg the pain... need more coins....
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Caelharrad

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reply to JB

said by JB:

Wanna hear something funny, I got all 3 of my tier pieces last night from LFR.

Since I was doing 30-40% of the total healing, I guess the game decided to give me loot for once, IDK? By the time I saw the last piece I almost died laughing.

Had something similar happen to me in Dragon Soul LFR... went from 2-pc set to 4-pc set, plus added a trinket, on three consecutive bosses. That's after running both halves of DS LFR for about 6 weeks without a single piece of gear. The RNG is a fickle mistress.


Krisnatharok
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said by JB:

Wanna hear something funny, I got all 3 of my tier pieces last night from LFR.

Since I was doing 30-40% of the total healing, I guess the game decided to give me loot for once, IDK? By the time I saw the last piece I almost died laughing.

woooow

I think Jobbie got two copies of gloves he already has from the same boss. Roll + bonus roll FTL.
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cymraeg
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reply to Snakeoil

this is part of the maintenance today as well and it takes time

Providing an environment where players can compete in the spirit of fair play is extremely important to us, particularly in rated Player versus Player combat. As part of that commitment we regularly monitor gameplay, and have discovered an issue where some Arena teams have exploited the queuing system to obtain high team ratings, “dodge” unfavorable team compositions, and engage in win trading.

These, and all, exploitative activities are absolutely prohibited. We will investigate the situation carefully, and players that have been found to have participated in exploitation will be subject to the appropriate actions against their World of Warcraft accounts and characters, including:

Arena team deletion
Character MMR reset to 1500
All Conquest gear removed
Conquest earned tally reset, as well as all Honor and Conquest points removed.
All Arena achievements earned since the beginning of Mists of Pandaria removed.
3 day suspension

In addition to the measures already discussed, as a result of the rating inflation that occurred due to the exploitative activity, all Team Ratings and MMR above 2200 will be reset to 2200 during the upcoming maintenance.

Please note: Conquest Point caps should not be affected by this reset. Point Caps will return to the appropriate levels relative to rating the following week.

Does that include RBG ratings? A quick answer would be appreciated as queuing hangs in the balance!
It doesn't include Rated Battlegrounds at this time, and this is primarily aimed at the recognized Arena issue.

We're looking into RBGs though.

I think this change is geared towards people who weren't intentionally exploiting, but gained rating off of exploiters.
Correct!
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DarkLogix
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reply to Caelharrad

said by Caelharrad:

said by JB:

Wanna hear something funny, I got all 3 of my tier pieces last night from LFR.

Since I was doing 30-40% of the total healing, I guess the game decided to give me loot for once, IDK? By the time I saw the last piece I almost died laughing.

Had something similar happen to me in Dragon Soul LFR... went from 2-pc set to 4-pc set, plus added a trinket, on three consecutive bosses. That's after running both halves of DS LFR for about 6 weeks without a single piece of gear. The RNG is a fickle mistress.

That was likely on the old LFR loot system.

Now I've gotten the same crap multiple times, and in reg I've burned coins only to get a neck that wasn't an upgrade.


Jobbie
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reply to Krisnatharok

said by Krisnatharok:

said by JB:

Wanna hear something funny, I got all 3 of my tier pieces last night from LFR.

Since I was doing 30-40% of the total healing, I guess the game decided to give me loot for once, IDK? By the time I saw the last piece I almost died laughing.

woooow

I think Jobbie got two copies of gloves he already has from the same boss. Roll + bonus roll FTL.

It was worse than that.

Bought BoE gloves from AH because they were cheap (sigh) for 3k right before the queue, gem and enchant, jump into LFR and get double gloves.

So I guess I can start my frost set and my fire set.

ftl
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