BNETDocs
Bnetdocs ownership and a security intrusion from earlier
BNETDocs

Kyro has stepped down as manager and owner of Bnetdocs as he is pursuing other life events and as such, no longer has time for this project. The new manager and owner of Bnetdocs is Jailout2000.

In addition to this change, the Bnetdocs content (html, css, images, javascript, mysql, php, etc.) has moved to Jailout2000's server, and the domain name will be transferred into Jailout2000's hands later within the next couple of months.

While transferring the Bnetdocs mysql content from Kyro's server to Jailout2000's, Jailout2000 noticed that the text encodings were broken after exporting (rather than after importing). A solution was found which seems to have fixed the issue that was double encoding, however please make an effort to point out any encoding flaws if there are any. In an effort to remedy this permanently should it possibly happen in the future, a change was made to the Bnetdocs code that will set the encoding directly after connecting to mysql.

In another note, a couple of months ago Kyro noticed that there was a security intrusion to Bnetdocs which caused data to be deleted. A temporary solution was put in place that disables logins until the problem can be further investigated and patched. There are logs with the original content of such deleted data, so the data is recoverable, however if there were any comments/notes, those are lost.

Happy coding!

Battle.net Desktop App
Battle.net

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.

Source

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

| Edited: Sixen
USEast/Azeroth Maintenance - Clan Data Rollback
Battle.net

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: Carl Bennett
Server Upgrade
BNETDocs

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
Battle.net

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.

| Edited: Carl Bennett

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