Regional Flag21/10 Echoes of Doom Thus FarSource
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#0 - 2008/10/21 04:06:05 AM
It has been nearly a week since we launched the biggest content patch for World of Warcraft. Since releasing Echoes of Doom, players have completed over 300 million achievements (we double checked), respecced talents countless times, and the mohawk is now the most popular haircut in Azeroth (if not the most popular, then certainly the most striking). Players are revisiting old dungeons, forming raids on city leaders, and can be found roaming the far corners of almost every zone in World of Warcraft.

We are truly excited about the new patch, and we hope players share our enthusiasm. But with this success, we’ve also seen issues with realm performance that are negatively impacting players’ experiences. Specifically, the large number of new features in Echoes of Doom, combined with the many returning and new players who are playing World of Warcraft, is resulting in issues such as latency and difficulty entering instances, to name a few.

Since the patch was released, we have continued to make improvements to the game and optimize our systems to address the issues that players are seeing. We’ll be implementing further optimizations with this week’s scheduled maintenance, and we hope those changes will go a long way toward addressing many of the issues that players are experiencing. The focus for our team is to review and implement improvements on a daily basis, and this process will continue for the foreseeable future.

Our goal is to allow players to get back to enjoying the great content in Echoes of Doom, and we will provide another update after players have had a chance to participate in the realms following the weekly maintenance. We greatly appreciate your patience, and we’ll see you in Azeroth, Outland, and soon in Northrend.

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Velvety
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#1 - 2008/10/21 04:07:35 AM
Woo!

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#51 - 2008/10/22 07:53:58 PM
Following this week’s maintenance, we’ve gained much needed improvements through our tuning process. We’ve seen overall improvements in stability with the realms, going through an iterative process to achieve better performance. Thus far, we have seen better results across a wide number of realms, and we hope players will experience much better game play as the process continues.

For those European players who also read the US forum updates; the fix for the bug discovered after the US maintenance, and the additional improvements implemented in their rolling restarts today (their nighttime), were also included in the updates during the European maintenance.

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#56 - 2008/10/24 05:00:29 PM
New update posted today. Closing and un-sticking this one.

http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=6425673684&sid=1