World of Warcraft servers are always up, apparently

In: Fun

4 Jan 2005

When you have a server status page that doesn’t work, and which tauntingly indicates that all servers are up even when they clearly aren’t, you have to wonder whether it’s a marketing tool for Blizzard, or just plain laziness in fixing a clearly broken script. Check out the World of Warcraft Realm status page – I’ve never seen a realm (i.e. a server) indicated as being down when it actually is down.

Right now, all servers are down because of weekly maintenance that goes on for 4 hours. And guess what? The server status pages indicates that ALL servers are up, alive and bursting with players killing goretusk boars and pygmy venom web spiders. I’m not whining about the downtime, but I am whining about the perenially broken server status page!

This page seems to be far more accurate in providing realm status.

10 Responses to World of Warcraft servers are always up, apparently

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Matt

January 5th, 2005 at 12am

I’ve always noticed that the page is fairly accurate. Besides the occasional glitch, the only thing that it doesn’t indicate is if the LOGIN server is down.

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Tom Sommer

January 5th, 2005 at 12am

dude, I thought you had to wait for the EU release, did you cheat and buy the US version? :)

… or did I miss something?

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Cheah Chu Yeow

January 5th, 2005 at 12am

Matt: I’m not the only one. There are many threads on this issue in the Blizzard WoW forums.

Tom: I didn’t have to wait actually. I live in Singapore (so we unofficially use the US servers). I got my Collector’s Edition off eBay ;).

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CarLBanks

January 5th, 2005 at 2am

A blue post says they make take down the page until it is working again.

I rerolled and I started a Paladin last night so I want to try him out some more.

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Steve

January 5th, 2005 at 9pm

Apparently it’s working now – it shows a few servers as being down.

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Ed's Blog

January 11th, 2005 at 4am

Sometimes server status pages do tell the truth!
Most of the time when I have MSN issues the MSN status page actually shows something…. like most sites, tbh……

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The Wolf

January 11th, 2005 at 2pm

Hey Cheah, I know this is unrellated, but I send you an email a few days ago and wanted to know if you had read it yet.

Thanks :)

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The Summoner

February 12th, 2005 at 4pm

Can’t you find seervers that work?

I really want to play World of Warcraft.

If you would do that (taking some servers that work) i’l say to all of the nation that this site is the best for searching everything you want

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frotunda

February 10th, 2006 at 12pm

My friend was over the other day, and I showed him http://www.exploitsrus.com/wow.html It is a site with cheats, bugs, dupes, etc for world of warcraft. He told me it was against the rules for wow to do this. Is this true? I am used to cheating on video games for my whole life, so I was sort of shocked to hear this.

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