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Realms Down for Service: Now Back Online!

Posted 11 Dec 2012 by

Diablo 3 is currently down for maintenance and repair and improvement and stuff. Here’s the official notice:

We will be performing scheduled maintenance for Diablo III starting tomorrow (12/11) at 1:00 a.m. PST in order to deploy our 1.0.6a fastpatch. We anticipate that maintenance will conclude and that all services will be available by approximately 11:00 a.m. PST.

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download patch 1.0.6a until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after patch 1.0.6a is live until those regions have also patched.

For reference, here are the scheduled maintenance times for each region:

The Americas: 1:00 a.m. PST to 11:00 a.m. PST
Asia: 12:00 p.m. PST to 2:00 p.m. PST
Europe: 8:00 p.m. PST to 10:00 p.m. PST

Some sort of maintenance/downtime happens every week so it’s not a biggie, except that this downtime is a bit longer than usual. I bring it up though, since the official server status page currently shows all the realms and Auction Houses Green Arrow Up. Americas is not, not for hours now, not due back online for 5 hours yet, and not as of my check in-game 2 minutes ago.

Maybe I’m the only one who ever views that page, and maybe it’s not actually hooked up to anything related to Battle.net, but it confuses me. I’ve noticed this during past patches too. So what’s the point in an official server status page that doesn’t actually reflect the current server status?

Bonus Blue reply to some QQing about the realm downtime.

Tuesday = Blizzard Christmas Party

So don’t expect any useful patches or updates this month, better luck next year.

Vaeflare: You would be incorrect about the festivities, but we can’t fault you for guessing!

We’re very much around (and will be around tomorrow, too), but we’re quite busy behind-the-scenes. We don’t have much new information to share at the moment, but the development team is currently working on some content updates for an upcoming patch, and we hope to share more details on that in the near future.

(Note: We’ll be releasing 1.0.6a tomorrow, but it’s just a fastpatch, not a content patch. Sometimes certain issues can’t be hotfixed, so we’ll need a full patch to address them.)

Lylirra: Knock off the trolling, folks (this includes posting in all caps, calling people “idiots,” etc). I can understand why you might be frustrated about tomorrow’s downtime and I can certainly empathize since it’s not an ideal situation, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to be rude or uncivil to other posters.

Also, since so many of you insist tomorrow is our Christmas party (it isn’t), sounds like I’ll have to decorate appropriately. And potentially wear an awful holiday sweater. With lights. Oh, and one of those horrible appliques of Rudolph or one of the lesser-known reindeer. Yes.

then why did you name the previous patch as 1.0.6 since it was the patch just like this one?
Lylirra: Because it contained a lot of the architecture and data needed to begin our Battle.net functionality testing: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/7924401/

I believe the patch was something like 8 MBs. Not exactly small (though a lot of the content wasn’t visible to players, to be fair).

Xmas party jokes aside, the OP of this thread has a point. December 11th and not a word yet about PvP, which was time and again promised for this year, and probably just a few months after launch this year. Alas.


Update: The Americas realm is back online at noon-thirty. Good hunting.

I played one quick DiabloWikiAlkaizer run and immediately found an embarrassingly useless Legendary about 10 feet from the Korsikk Bridge waypoint, so clearly things are back to normal, or perhaps even better! Keep that in mind when the inevitable, “I played 17 hours with 850% MF on MP17 and didn’t find a single key!” posts attract weary Blue replies on B.net.


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