Weird day in Azeroth. A number of players were reportedly going along doing whatever their fancy was at that time and then got disconnected. The result is a 12.5 MB patching (which I did when I got home, as I’ve not had a chance to login today). Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what the patch was for.
I can’t tell you much of anything, because I can’t login at all. I’m getting the login server is busy error. I went to the forums to check it out, they were down. They’re up now, but I’m heading out the door to work. The apparent solution if you’re having trouble loading the game now, is to power cycle your computer/router. The current discussion thread on the issue can be found here. I won’t know until I get home tonight.
Personal opinion? There’s way too much going on in-game. I apologise for the crop-job on this but I can’t actually get in-game for a picture of my calendar. It’s a conclusion I came to yesterday when I realized it all. We have the Lunar Festival for another week. We now have the Darkmoon Faire on top of that. To complete the trinity of madness, Love Is In The Air has now started this week, too.
For me, LITA isn’t a big deal. I’ll probably do a little bit just for the xp for some of The 2012. The Darkmoon Faire is great for XP and there’s actually one or two items I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on via tickets. Lunar Festival, I’ve got a second Lantern now Alliance side. I’d like to get one Horde side yet but the only toon high enough is Mortevache at 62 and even he’s going to have a heck of a time with that.
Now just imagine you’re an achievement seeker. Or, for the sake of argument you indeed are one. If you don’t have the Elder title yet or the Lunar Festival achievements you want to get (or are capable of snagging), you have less than a week to do it. That happens to be the same amount of time you have for any Darkmoon Faire activities you want to get done (or tickets to acquire to actually buy something). If you want Love Is In The Air as well? I have no idea how your eyes and brain aren’t going to cross and explode.
A note to Blizzard that even someone who isn’t taking part in all the events going on that this simply is just too much. Perhaps it’s just a fluke because the developers weren’t thinking about the overlap when they scheduled the Darkmoon Faire to be the first week of each month, I don’t know. But they can’t have this happen again, it’s just terribly executed. That’s why I jokingly blame it for the login issues today. Even the system recognizes how awful it is. I don’t mind the game being difficult, and I don’t think I complain too much about any difficulties that are encountered, so I’m pretty sure I’m within the realm of a legitimate argument when I point this out today.