Retaliation Issues 07/09

#0 - July 9, 2009, 9:04 p.m.
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I've received word that the realms of Retaliation should be available again. Please let us know if you continue to experience any issues.

Hey guys!

First, I'd like to apologize for any inconvenience this issue with Retaliation might have caused for you, and if anything was interrupted.

We're aware of the issues currently occurring on this battlegroup, and they are under investigation as this is being posted. As soon as we have more information for you, we'll provide them here.

For now, please concentrate discussion of the issue in this thread, and while we welcome your feedback (and even venting), please keep it within the bounds of the forum Code of Conduct:

These are the currently affected realms:

Area 52
Blade's Edge
Blood Furnace
Grizzly Hills
Shattered Halls
The Scryers
The Underbog
#18 - July 9, 2009, 9:07 p.m.
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If you're always "Aware of the problem" why does it keep happening?

When we say that, we mean that we're aware of what is occurring at the moment; that doesn't mean that we necessarily know what the cause of a long term issue may be.

Most importantly, it means that we're working to resolve the issue as soon as we can.
#118 - July 9, 2009, 9:21 p.m.
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Yes, we thought that this issue was resolved. Clearly that wasn't the case, despite a good run for a bit there. I'm just sorry that these issues have persisted =/.

Our technicians will do their utmost to get Retaliation back up as soon as they can. Hopefully we can make some headway regarding a lasting resolution too.

If you'd like to request compensation for the issues Retaliation has experienced, please create a constructive thread on our Suggestions forum on the subject.

Q u o t e:
so can we get realistic time when our bg will b up?

When an ETA is provided, I'll update the main post of this thread and post in the main body of the thread as well.
#141 - July 9, 2009, 9:32 p.m.
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The fact that we were reminded of to follow code of conduct rules means blizz knows how pissed off our battlegroup is. But in all honesty if you would just give us a straight forward answer and not treat us like 10 year olds who need just a general answer to get by im sure everyone would be much happier.

Actually, I wanted to provide a place to post that allowed for some venting, as long as everyone keeps it clean.

Q u o t e:
Questions THAT MUST BE answered
1. why is our battlegroup consistently going down?

We aren't provided with specific information to this effect, and the completely honest truth is that even if we were, we would not be at liberty to reveal it publicly for a number of different reasons. The important part is that when something arises, we get it working again as soon as we can.
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2. What is the opinion of blizz on FREE server transfers for the affected battlegroup? I have yet to see one post answered by blizz on this issue and avoiding it will not make people feel better.

I've posted on this exact issue a few times now. We would prefer to institute a long term fix for realms that are experiencing issues rather than take steps which would simply damage the long term viability of those realms.

Free realm transfers are generally offered from realms that are experiencing issues due to overpopulation to underpopulated realms, which is not the case here.

As I stated earlier, If you would like compensation for these issues, though, you can create a constructive post on our Suggestions forum to that effect.
#144 - July 9, 2009, 9:35 p.m.
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I've received word that the realms of Retaliation should be available again. Please let us know if you continue to experience any issues.
#148 - July 9, 2009, 9:39 p.m.
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That isn't a "no cost" solution. If they give us the transfers for free, they're losing a lot of money. If they just ignore the issue and people slowly start to transfer off on their own, they at least bring in a little extra revenue.

That absolutely is not the intention =/. The reason that transfers are unlikely to be offered is the potentially negative impact they would have on the realms as a whole.
#154 - July 9, 2009, 9:53 p.m.
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If it can't be fixed, then don't fix it. Just let people go somewhere else and forget about the problem. Right now, the realm's long term viability takes a big hit every week.

To use a metaphor, we aren't going to scrap the hot rod because of a bad spark plug. As frustrating as these issues may be in the short term (I certainly do not want to downplay or dismiss that) they will be resolved in the long term.