Its 12.29am Tuesday May 15th and is down for maintenance. Error 37, servers are busy abounds and people are mad complaining right now. One of my friends said his pal connected and tried retrieving the character list and it was so slow.

Apparently the amount of traffic is DDoSing the servers. But its a good kind of DDoS because they are all paying customers. Going to stay up a little longer to see how bad this get? This feels like people won't be playing for another few hours, but I have absolutely no idea how many people are trying to play? A few million? I guess that would cause some issues but doesn't Blizzard have 10 million WoW players?

Oh a tip on the BlizzardCS Twitter:

"We are aware the Battlenet sites are in maintenance. No ETA when they will be available Updates to follow."

Not a great time, but if its a planned outage I guess....

Anyways, my client installed without a hitch. I have some options available that others don't seem to. I can watch all of the cinematics for each class right now. In fact I can watch all the cinematics for the first act. I imagine this is a bug but even if it wasn't I don't want to ruin any of the game so ill watch them in the game.

If you are running into connection issues check this handy dandy Blizz created guide:

Anyways, hopefully the issues clear up and people can start playing post-haste as there are minions to slay in Sanctuary!

**EDIT** I just tried and it looks like Starcraft 2 works fine but I can't login to WoW.

**EDIT 2** Update from Blizzard: "Please note that due to a high volume of traffic, login and character creation may be slower than normal. If you're unable to login to the game or create characters, please wait and try again. We've temporarily taken our websites offline and launched more servers to accomodate for the traffic. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience."

Ben_Dodson wrote on 05/15/2012 at 07:41am

Did the game launch? We hit a set time and still nothing. Is that consider a launch or ???

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/15/2012 at 07:42am

Its a failure to launch. But people have the game, still no playing it though.

Tungsten wrote on 05/15/2012 at 10:26am

FAIL! I completely change my mind: I am no longer cool with always on connections for games.

Isn't this why they had the stress test? They should have had another one...

Whatever, I'm not really angry. I can't play today anyways.

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