BNETDocs
Server Move
BNETDocs

In light of the frequent downtimes we've been experiencing lately, I've procured a new server and will be moving all domains/customers to that new server.

What this means for BNETDocs is some downtime. This is due to DNS propagation, which will take up to 24 hours, depending on your ISP.

This also includes the BNLS redirection server. I apologize for any inconvenience, but believe me, this is the best course as I believe in reliability. If there are any issues and you're unable to report it to me via BNETDocs, feel free to contact me by sending me a PM at BNETDev.net. Make sure the PM is sent to DonCullen.

Once more, thanks for your patience. :)

| Edited: Kyro
Happy Holidays!
BNETDocs

Been quite busy with work, apologies! LordVader, Leaky, and I have all been quite busy with work.

[Edited on 12-25-07] Merry Christmas!

[Edited on 1-1-08] Happy New Year's!

Still working on the new version of BNETDocs. :)

| Edited: Kyro
Vivendi Games / Activision Merger
Blizzard

Vivendi Games and Activision have merged into a single company called Activision Blizzard. While the name has Blizzard in it, make no mistake, Vivendi Games is the parent company of Blizzard, and while the name has 'Blizzard' in it, it is Vivendi Games that has merged.

Blizzard posted on their forums to the effect of saying that there will be no changes to their games, their staff, their offices, nor their development teams. Blizzard Entertainment will continue to function as a division -- the only difference being that their parent is no longer named Vivendi Games, but now Activision Blizzard.

So to those wondering: no, there will be no changes to Battle.net as a result of this merger. Battle.net will operate as usual.

Yes, I already have sent a direct request for comment to Blizzard in regards to how Battle.net will be affected, but most likely their response will be similar to their post on their forums. If there is any different information than that posted on Blizzard's forums, I'll make sure to let you know.

If you'd like more information on this, feel free to email Blizzard at support@blizzard.com.

Reference Link Blizzard's forum post Activision Blizzard Press Release

| Edited: Kyro
Interesting statistics...
BNETDocs

I just checked the stats for the visits to BNETDocs, what I saw was interesting. Here's a list of unique visits per nationality for the month of October:

  1. United States 352
  2. Germany 63
  3. Australia 53
  4. Canada 46
  5. Hungary 27
  6. Poland 7
  7. France 4
  8. Mexico 4
  9. Netherlands 3
  10. Norway 3

Personally, I was surprised to see Germany ranked second in most visits. If you're a visitor from one of the countries where English isn't the main language, my apologies BNETDocs Redux isn't in your main language. We're looking for translators, so if you'd like to volunteer to translate the documentation, feel free to make an account at our forums, and PM me about it!

Kyro
Server Crash
BNETDocs

There was a server crash while I was conducting maintenance, and the backup file got corrupt. Fortunately, I had an older copy of backup. So with the assistance of Leaky, I was able to do a full server wipe and restore.

So if you see anything that's broken, point it out so I can fix it! I've created a document called 'To Fix', so post a comment there so I can get the heads up.

Kyro

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