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#1 - 2014/07/24 05:13:00 PM
Update: 10pm PDT

Unfortunately due to the power outage that occurred our staff was forced to leave the office. As such, we won't be able to finish the push tonight and bring the realms up.

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Greetings All!

The Beta realms will be coming down for maintenance later today 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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#2 - 2014/07/24 05:14:00 PM
BTW, realms aren't going down just quite yet, but I wanted to give you all as much early notice as I could.

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#18 - 2014/07/24 05:41:00 PM
07/24/2014 10:32 AMPosted by Kuramo
I reeeeeeeally hope they're gonna implement the new Femtauren models.


No new player character models in this build, sorry!

07/24/2014 10:20 AMPosted by Hashmaal
Hello friendly turnip!

Do you know off-hand if this build is going to fix any character model bugs? My shoulders are trying to crush my skull, and my hairstyle keeps changing in mid-flight. Just curious!


Each build has a significant number of fixes in it, so it's hard to really call them out individually. Some of the major Female Draenei issues from last build are fixed (helms + shoulders + weapons not rendering).

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#19 - 2014/07/24 05:42:00 PM
07/24/2014 10:20 AMPosted by Needcowbell
Any word on if this build is going to help iron out the beta realm stability issues or fix stuck characters we can't delete because they have mail?


We pushed some server-side fixes last night to help resolve a lot of stuck characters, so give it a shot in this build when it comes back up.

There's no single fix for Stability issues, it's definitely more of an ongoing job for our server team.

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#36 - 2014/07/24 06:22:00 PM
Level Cap will be 100 on all realms.

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#114 - 2014/07/24 08:49:00 PM
07/24/2014 01:33 PMPosted by Timetrvlr
07/24/2014 01:23 PMPosted by Pleadsnub
What will the new build number be? atm it's 18566


I'm betting on 18666, the build from hell.


I was going to make you guys try to guess what the build number is, but that just seems mean. Build is 18594.

No ETA yet, but nothing's caught fire yet so that's promising. Maintenance continues.

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#130 - 2014/07/24 09:13:00 PM
07/24/2014 02:06 PMPosted by Catina
Zor, just curious, when they open the level 100 PvE server up, is it going to be named "Level 100 PvP"? Just curious so I can sort out my WTF folder beforehand.

EDIT: Or will we be able to create the level 100 pve templates on the pvp server?


Level 100 PvP is the full name. It'll still just be the same level 100 PvP Templates we had before. Draenor will remain closed aside from Ashran.

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#135 - 2014/07/24 09:22:00 PM
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Level 100 PvP is the full name. It'll still just be the same level 100 PvP Templates we had before. Draenor will remain closed aside from Ashran.


Ah, figured ya'll were going to open up another server, according to this tweet:

https://twitter.com/Abrosiabi/status/492367535237365760


Ah yeah, that's going to be a separate server when it comes up. May not be coming up with the others, still TBD.

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#153 - 2014/07/24 09:49:00 PM
07/24/2014 02:48 PMPosted by Micker
I got a betakey this afternoon... Servers are down.. Just my luck lol.. They coming back tonight or tomorrow?


The character wipe can take a while to process so I can't give an ETA, but ideally today/tonight.

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#199 - 2014/07/24 11:26:00 PM
07/24/2014 04:22 PMPosted by Anvina
Ok, so I put my three Terrible Turnip in a triangle. Now I recite the words to summon the Great Turnip...

Except I forgot them.


Ravioli, Ravioli, Give me the Formuoli!


Sup?

07/24/2014 04:18 PMPosted by Metrolol
Any progress on fixing those issues with transferring of select mains?
Been two months now, waiting to play the only character I care to through leveling content!


Still something we're working on, I do apologize for the delay. We're trying to get those working and EU character copies, both are still very much on our radar.

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#238 - 2014/07/25 12:31:00 AM
07/24/2014 05:30 PMPosted by Theholeynom
any updates plz senior turnip? ^^


Build should be pushed to the app shortly.

Realms will remain down for a while longer, hopefully not too much longer.

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#314 - 2014/07/25 01:48:00 AM
07/24/2014 06:31 PMPosted by Nëgï
07/24/2014 01:49 PMPosted by Zorbrix
No ETA yet, but nothing's caught fire yet so that's promising. Maintenance continues.


You say that, and then the power plant explodes. Way to jinx it, dude.


Famous last words, right?

Unfortunately due to the power outage that occurred our staff was forced to leave the office. As such, we won't be able to finish the push tonight and bring the realms up.

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#699 - 2014/07/25 04:46:00 PM
Hi Folks,

No ETA yet but we've got power back on at the office for now, so we still hope to get this done today.

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#711 - 2014/07/25 04:52:00 PM
07/25/2014 09:49 AMPosted by Ládyarthas
Good Morning. All rested up Zorbrix? Hope everyone made it home and back safely.


My turnip field is far enough from Irvine that I was okay, though a lot of our co-workers were without power last night.

07/25/2014 09:47 AMPosted by Darafragen
Praise the turnip :)

Hope you guys didn't lose any data during the outage


We'll find out as more things come back online, so fingers crossed.

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#776 - 2014/07/25 05:43:00 PM
07/25/2014 10:17 AMPosted by Zarukh
07/25/2014 09:46 AMPosted by Zorbrix
Hi Folks,

No ETA yet but we've got power back on at the office for now, so we still hope to get this done today.


K Zorb, whatever you do, don't even think about fire, wind, rain (unless it's a gentle shower), hail, frogs, locusts, or adventurous gnomes.

Instead maybe think about a certain beta tester hitting the lottery maybe?


Uh-oh, I thought about marshmallows. Is that bad?

In beta-related news, we're completing the last of our checks as I type this, so I'm hopeful you'll be able to play beta within the next hour.

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#850 - 2014/07/25 06:02:00 PM
07/25/2014 10:52 AMPosted by Doubdan
So any further info about that PVE 100 server?


Won't go live when the other realms come up, but it may come up later.

When realms come up shortly, you'll have a choice of:

  • Beta Leveling Realm 01 (Previously Lost Isles)
  • Beta Leveling Realm 02 (Previously Gilneas)
  • Level 100 PvP (Previously Mekkatorque)

    Beta Leveling Realm 01 is a PvE realm, while the other two are PvP realms. The Level 100 PvP Realm won't have any Draenor Zones active, aside from Ashran. The two Leveling Realms have all Draenor zones except for Ashran.

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    #900 - 2014/07/25 06:28:00 PM
    Looks like my estimate of ~60 minutes was a bit premature, our IT folks and Database Administrators are rather busy this morning due to yesterday's power outage. Tools and servers need to be brought up in a certain order in order to launch Beta, and that process is ongoing.

    I'll try to provide hourly updates throughout the day, but due to the nature of current circumstances I don't have an ETA.

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    #1002 - 2014/07/25 07:32:00 PM
    Cap extended. Be nice folks.

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    #1094 - 2014/07/25 08:36:00 PM
    07/25/2014 01:27 PMPosted by Silvanna
    Zorbrix, out of curiosity what times have you crossed off for when it won't be up?


    Nothing definite, sorry.

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    #1112 - 2014/07/25 08:53:00 PM
    07/25/2014 01:45 PMPosted by Rrayy
    07/25/2014 01:36 PMPosted by Zorbrix
    ...

    Nothing definite, sorry.
    You should run for political office.


    Vote Zorbrix in 2016 for a return to our.... roots.

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    #1177 - 2014/07/25 09:30:00 PM
    Realm are coming up now.

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    #1219 - 2014/07/25 10:52:00 PM
    07/25/2014 03:48 PMPosted by Giraldi
    Well i see all these posts about severs up... but when i get to the screen to pick the server all three are there but say Incompatible underneath the population tab. Clicking one and accepting just takes me back to log in. Anyone else see this?


    If you're seeing a message like that, it's because you haven't updated to the latest build. Try closing your Battle.net app and re-launching it.