We’ll be performing rolling restarts for all realms beginning at 5:00 AM PDT. Each realm should be affected for no more than 15 minutes once their restart begins.
The logo for the upcoming ‘Warcraft‘ movie made its debut a few days ago, and the consensus has been ‘it’s too Starcraft-y’. Well, here’s an animated version of the logo – what do you think now? Still too Starcraft-y?
Posted about 11:30a PDT
Looks like my estimate of ~60 minutes was a bit premature, our IT folks and Database Administrators are rather busy this morning due to yesterday’s power outage. Tools and servers need to be brought up in a certain order in order to launch Beta, and that process is ongoing.
I’ll try to provide hourly updates throughout the day, but due to the nature of current circumstances I don’t have an ETA.
After yesterday’s power outage in Irvine sent Blizz folks home for the day, delaying the beta server restarts, word has come from the Lord Turnip on High Zorbrix that servers should be up within the hour.
The Horde chopper is on its way, and you need to log in now to claim it!
Your votes for Azeroth Choppers were counted, and one faction’s war cry roared loudest: the Horde bike will now be turned into a mount in World of Warcraft! Anyone who logs in to the game between now and September 30, 2014 will automatically have their account flagged to receive the Horde chopper upon the release of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. Everyone can (and should!) claim their chopper by logging in now, but as a reminder, only your Horde characters will be able to mount up and take it for a ride.
In preparation for the next beta build that is planned to go live July 25, we will be doing a character wipe on the beta realms. Once the new build is live, you will also notice that the realms have been renamed, and that you will be able to create level 100 PvP and PvE characters. For more information about the new realm names, check out the thread Lore recently posted here.
EDIT: Apologies for any confusion; characters are being wiped from the beta realms today.
Edited by Crithto on 7/24/2014 1:51 PM PDT