Beta Realm Maintenance - July 17th

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#1 - July 17, 2014, 5:46 p.m.
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Greetings All!

The Beta realms will be coming down for maintenance shortly in order to deploy a new build. I'll be updating this thread with information and time estimates as I receive them. I don't have an ETA at this time, but I will update this post if I receive one.

I'll be leaving this thread open for general discussion as long as people remain civil and follow forum rules.
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#21 - July 17, 2014, 6:12 p.m.
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07/17/2014 11:00 AMPosted by Aendish
I heard there was a character wipe with this new build? Is that just a rumor?


No wipe planned.

07/17/2014 11:05 AMPosted by Daetur
This can't be the Talador/Gorgrond or the Ashran portals build already, can it? If so, wow! I thought that was next week. Assuming this is a small, unrelated build unless we hear otherwise.


It's no fun if you open your Christmas presents early, you gotta wait to see what you get.
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#92 - July 17, 2014, 7:24 p.m.
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07/17/2014 12:06 PMPosted by Grimwolf
07/17/2014 11:58 AMPosted by KydoÃŽme
So beta noob here..how long does this take anyway
Well the last build took a couple hours at the most and the one before that took all day, wasn't finished until the next day. Time is relative to the issues they have booting it up.


To be honest, there's almost no correlation between length of downtime and amount of content, for beta builds anyway.

I know you guys like having a good ETA to go off of, but it's just tricky due to the complexity of beta deployments (especially with all of new 6.0 tech). I can say that it's not likely to be up before 5:30pm (Pacific). That said, I want to warn you that this doesn't mean it'll be up at 5:30 or 6, I'm just crossing off times when it won't be up, if that makes sense.
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#158 - July 17, 2014, 10:10 p.m.
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07/17/2014 02:51 PMPosted by Noon
What about ESPN 8 the Ocho?


Well there's an electricity in the air. A palpable hue of anticipation.
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#224 - July 17, 2014, 11:38 p.m.
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Just stopping by to say hi. Your battle.net app should pickup the build soon, and the realms should be going live shortly.
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#229 - July 17, 2014, 11:40 p.m.
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Build Content:

  • Level Cap raised to 96 on Lost Isles and Gilneas
  • Gorgrond (level 92) and Talador (level 94) are playable.
  • Ashran is open on the level 100 PvP Realm, Mekkatorque
  • Skyreach is playable
  • 2 new Character Models: Draenei Female and Undead Female

    Things may change obviously based on stability, but that's the plan for now.
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    #279 - July 17, 2014, 11:59 p.m.
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    Your new build is 18566, old build was 18556 (wow those numbers look the same, huh?) We're still working on deploying the build to your battle.net app, sit tight for now.
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    #486 - July 18, 2014, 1:56 a.m.
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    07/17/2014 06:40 PMPosted by Caith
    There is a prophecy that one day the Mighty Turnip in the Sky will open this bay-ta and once again the player will return to the promise land.


    Sorry folks, the realms are up but we're having issues deploying the build to your battle.net apps. Apologies for the delay, I know you're all excited to try out the beta.
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    #544 - July 18, 2014, 2:08 a.m.
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    07/17/2014 07:01 PMPosted by Bilgoltin
    07/17/2014 06:56 PMPosted by Zorbrix

    Sorry folks, the realms are up but we're having issues deploying the build to your battle.net apps. Apologies for the delay, I know you're all excited to try out the beta.


    But... Battle.net is good! Battle.net is right! They told us! Battle.net can't cause problems, that's absurd.

    [Note: some sarcasm may be contained in this message. And thanks for the update]


    The Battle.net app is really quite amazing, and when combined with our new file storage changes in 6.0 it's basically magic. I know most people don't geek out about the more technical, backend systems of WoW, but I do, and it's awesome.
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    #578 - July 18, 2014, 2:15 a.m.
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    07/17/2014 07:10 PMPosted by Michaellm
    Zorbrix, do you work all night?


    I'm on fairly long shifts these days as we ramp up to the expansion launch, I get in around 9 am and leave before midnight.
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    #637 - July 18, 2014, 2:24 a.m.
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    07/17/2014 07:19 PMPosted by Cleopandra
    When the update does happen does the app update while open or do we have to restart it to run a check? I've just been restarting the app every 10 min or so.


    In theory you don't have to restart; it has the ability to check to see if a new update is available on its own. I've left the app open, walked away for a bit, and when I come back it's already got that build downloaded and installed. That said, I admit I don't know how often it "checks", so I don't know if constantly restarting is any faster.
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    #647 - July 18, 2014, 2:25 a.m.
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    07/17/2014 07:23 PMPosted by Arbsbear
    07/17/2014 07:15 PMPosted by Zorbrix
    ...

    I'm on fairly long shifts these days as we ramp up to the expansion launch, I get in around 9 am and leave before midnight.


    Jesus that is like almost 3 am my time, you sir I Thank You !!.


    Now granted I said before midnight, so I'm not here that late every night. Usually out by 11.
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    #737 - July 18, 2014, 2:39 a.m.
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    #760 - July 18, 2014, 2:48 a.m.
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    Closing out this thread as maintenance has completed. If you're having issues updating your WoW build to 18566, please head over to our Beta Tech Support Forums. If you encounter bugs while testing the beta client, report them in-game (Main Menu -> Help -> Submit Bug) or on our Bug Report forums.

    Thanks for being patient today as we deployed the latest beta update!