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#1 - 2014/07/11 06:35:00 PM
Greetings All!

The Beta realms will be coming down for maintenance shortly in order to deploy a new build. I'll be updating this thread with information and time estimates as I receive them. I don't have an ETA at this time, but I will update this post if I receive one.

I'll be leaving this thread open for general discussion as long as people remain civil and follow forum rules.

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#77 - 2014/07/11 09:30:00 PM
Not much of an update to provide, maintenance continues.

07/11/2014 01:40 PMPosted by Daetur
You guys are cranking out these builds! :D

Yeah, we'd like to be able to keep up this pace as much as we can. Even if a build doesn't have massive new content (new zones, etc) it will just be more current in terms of class design changes and data changes in general. Additionally, we sometimes only discover issues when a build is released to the public and we have the large beta userbase logging in and straining the servers. Sometimes that results in a less-than-ideal play experience for you folks, and while I know that can be frustrating it is very helpful for us to uncover those issues now as opposed to later on down the road.

07/11/2014 01:42 PMPosted by Entus
Awesome. Hopefully character copies have been fixed. :)

Still working on that one, so there's likely no changes in this build for those affected by it.

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#123 - 2014/07/11 11:01:00 PM
07/11/2014 03:43 PMPosted by Syo
Hopefully the newest build will clear up some of the Garrison problems, including as was mentioned earlier in the thread the Garrison locking characters inside and rarely letting them out. I haven't been able to complete any missions for days sadly.

I'm not sure what caused the Garrison locking people in or even have a clue, I had it on my Druid, but that was partly because for a good while Shadowmoon Valley was a giant land of disconnects.

I had the same issue with my horde Hunter, that was getting dc'd any time I left the actual zone of my Garrison and put back into it.

Regardless I'm really enjoying many of the changes to WoD, they're quite refreshing.

Also any ETA on possibly fixing the Dungeon Finder queue to refill parties? It's quite difficult to test Shadowmoon Burial Grounds when one person leaves after 2 trash pulls!


I can clear some of this up, maybe. Despite looking like it's connected to the Draenor Continent, your garrison is actually on a different "map", in the same way that Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms are on different maps. Using some pretty fancy tech new to 6.0, we're able to transfer you from your garrison to the Draenor continent and vice versa without a loading screen, but if there are server stability issues you can be in a situation where Draenor is "down" but your Garrison is fine. When you attempt to leave the Garrison, you'll get snapped back to your Garrison because the transfer failed. (Note that even without this new tech, you'd experience pretty much the same behavior with walking through a portal).

I can't say with certainty this build will clear all that up, as you'll experience that behavior whenever a continent crashes. In reality it'll be an ongoing thing as we work to address the issues encountered on beta.

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#153 - 2014/07/12 12:07:00 AM
Hi Folks, we're still in maintenance mode. Some of you may see a build being pushed via the Battle.net app, but we've got some more tweaks to do before we can turn realms live.

I'll update once that's ready to go.

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#182 - 2014/07/12 12:46:00 AM
Sit tight on the patch stuff, realms aren't up yet anyway and we've got more work to do.

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#198 - 2014/07/12 01:03:00 AM
Okay so shortly you should automatically start downloading the newest build, 18546 (which should be incredibly small compared to the one most of you already downloaded, 18537). If your Battle.net App only updated you to 18537, that's fine, just go ahead and fully close it (checking Task Manager if needed to make sure everything closed properly) and re-launch it to download the 2nd build.

Realms aren't live yet, but should be shortly.

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#210 - 2014/07/12 01:12:00 AM
If you wanna cook/eat something, you should grill up this pretender.

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#237 - 2014/07/12 01:35:00 AM
Realms should be up shortly (minutes).

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#257 - 2014/07/12 01:50:00 AM
Closing out this thread as the new build is live.

If you experience issues updating your beta build to 18546, I'd recommend closing your Battle.net App and re-launching it (making sure to check if Agent.exe is still running in WIndows Task Manager). If that still doesn't work, head on over to our Tech Support Forums for help.

If you encounter bugs while playing in the new build, enter a bug report in-game or head over to the Beta Bug Report Forums.

Thanks for being patient everybody!