They said maintenance was until 1:30 Pacific... in case you guys don't know timezones.... and didn't realize...
Thats RIGHT NOW.
Maintenance ending at exactly the hour posted almost never happens in any Blizzard game. Its almost always before or after by at least 5-10 mins, and commonly has a larger time difference.
Directly from the service message on the Diablo 3 forums.
1:27 p.m. PDT
- We're in the process of testing and implementing multiple fixes for the current service issues. We’ll provide another update in approximately 1 hour.
11:30 a.m. PDT
- We are in the process of performing an emergency maintenance for Diablo III servers in the Americas to resolve several issues that are currently impacting the game. This maintenance may cause some interruption in communication, ability to log in, use of in-game features, and disconnections. We anticipate all servers will be available for play at approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT. We will provide further updates as necessary. Thank you for your patience.
10:22 a.m. PDT
- We are in the process of performing an emergency maintenance for all North American Diablo III servers to resolve several issues that are currently impacting the game. This maintenance may cause some interruption in communication, ability to log in, use of in-game features, and disconnections. We anticipate all servers will be available for play in approximately 1 hour.
ive gone from laughing to feeling bad for all the people who took a day off of work for this. GG blizzard, once again, you show why 100% of your fanbase effing hates you.
I'm not sure why people continually expect launches to go perfectly. There's no way they can truly stress test the hardware, even with an open beta weekend. I saw a maximum of around 400k people online during peak hours while playing the beta, and we were probably looking at over a MILLION just in the US, not to mention Latin America, South America, and any other locations that are part of the NA region. Probably at least double to triple that number total. I personally didn't even request the day off, ended up getting hours cut because my tech bench wasn't selling enough, and my manager had to cut hours. So personally? I'm still laughing. Launch days will NOT be perfect, and a day or two of waiting won't kill someone, even though we've been waiting for over 10 years.
LOL. Nearly 5 hours of down time. This is unbelievable. Is EU having these same issues? Surely it must just be a way to get Athene world first 60~
I cried when I saw this. And thought, "Gee, you can take them offline REALLY easily. They're already down!"
And Athene won't get world first 60. Someone in Asia probably will, as well as the world first Inferno Diablo kill.
1:55 p.m. PDT
- Starting at approximately 2:15 p.m. PDT, we will be bringing Diablo III servers in the Americas offline for urgent maintenance to address several issues that are impacting the game. We anticipate that maintenance will last for about an hour and that servers will be available at approximately 3:30 p.m. PDT. We will provide further updates as they are necessary. Thank you for your patience.