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Blizzard has finally released their Battle.net "Steam" Client; a launcher for all of their games with what looks to eventually support RealID/BattleTag Chat.

We're continuing the Battle.net®-related testing we mentioned previously. As part of this, we're now inviting beta testers to help test and refine a new desktop app for Battle.net designed to improve the launcher experience for all Blizzard games and streamline the ability for players to get into their games.

If you’d like to help us with the testing, head to your Battle.net Beta Profile and opt in to at least one of the game universe beta tests (if you haven’t done so already). We’ll be inviting players to the beta test in waves—if you’re selected, your Battle.net account will be flagged automatically and you’ll receive an email with additional details.

For more information, check out the FAQ or visit the beta test forums.

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I've also setup a subreddit for anyone interested in discussing it, ^_^.

| Edited:  Sixen
USEast/Azeroth Maintenance - Clan Data Rollback
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Blizzard has taken the USEast/Azeroth realm down to do some maintenance to their clan data.

They will be performing a 6 hour maintenance on USEast/Azeroth tomorrow morning, July 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

During this time they will be rolling Warcraft III clan data back to its state before the USEast migration on June 20, reinstating the wiped data. No other changes should occur with this clan data rollback, and they will provide updates should the maintenance timetable change.

Original post by Bashiok

Best of luck to everyone wishing to get back onto the USEast realm!

| Edited:  Caaaaarrrrlll
Server Upgrade
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The BNETDocs server is now undergoing an upgrade, so there may be temporary downtime.

This downtime should be extremely brief.

Thanks for your patience at this time!

 Kyro
USEast/Azeroth Scheduled Downtime
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The USEast/Azeroth realm will have scheduled maintenance from Blizzard this week.

The new hardware that they were testing with the USTest/Stratholme realm has gone through the successful benchmarks that they sought after, and they are now upgrading the USEast/Azeroth realm to the new hardware. This is the reason for the downtime.

Apparently the USEast/Azeroth will also have "a potential for connection and stability improvements" after the upgrade.

It is unknown as of the time of this post if the USTest/Stratholme realm will continue to stay up after the upgrade is complete. The USTest/Stratholme realm will be taken down after 24 hours of the upgrade on USEast/Azeroth. Blizzard has made it clear that the data on USEast/Azeroth will be moved over to the new hardware, instead of starting fresh.

Maintenance:

  • 10:00 a.m. PDT, Wednesday June 20 – 10:00 a.m. PDT, Thursday June 21
  • Expected ~24 hour maintenance duration

Also note that Blizzard may extend the maintenance time period if they need to and if they do then the realm will stay down longer than what they have outlined above.

You can see the original post by Bashiok on the Blizzard forums by clicking this link.

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Blizzard has installed new server hardware and they wish to run some benchmark tests on it. They have chosen the Azeroth/USEast realm for this purpose (probably due to its popularity) and will be taking down all servers that host that realm so they can clone the database it uses. When they are finished testing, they plan to roll out the new hardware across all four realms.

Once cloning of Azeroth/USEast is complete, the realm will return and a new realm using the cloned data will be available in all clients seen as Stratholme/USTest in the gateway list.

The scheduled downtime is as follows:

  • ~9:30 a.m. PDT, May 29 – Azeroth/USEast unavailable for four hours to copy data to PTR
  • ~1:00 p.m. PDT, May 29 – Azeroth/USEast returns, and Stratholme/US Test becomes available for testing with copied data

Update from Bashiok:

Azeroth/USEast is once again available, but we've delayed the test environment until tomorrow morning, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

You can see the original post by Bashiok on the Blizzard forums by clicking this link. There is also a new feedback forum specifically for the tests they will be running, located at this link.

I would also like to add that while these tests are going on, I will be running my server checker. This means that the servers on the right of BnetDocs' pages will be updated as to their online/offline status on a periodic interval.

The PTR domain name address (ustest.battle.net) and relevant IPs have been added to the Battle.net Server List document, credit to Sixen.

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