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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:11 am
by halabar
Flex wrote:All races will be playable by any expansion level of WoW when 5.0.4 is released.


Pandas as well?.. :shock:

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:12 am
by Flex

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:35 am
by Mannstein
JoeBravo wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:You Europeans with your ridiculous number of vacation days. :|


*cough* 30 *cough*
and that's not considered much over here :oops:


hey... 30 ffs....
24here plus up to two more for good performance/ no sick leave.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:37 am
by halabar


Well, not quite. The way the blue post reads, Pandas still won't be available until the launch, but, you'll be able to play them without the expac once it launches.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:52 am
by degre
When 5.0 hits people will be able to play any race without the relevant expansion, hence you'll be able to play Worgen or Goblin even if you don't own Cata, Draenei and Blood Elves were already available to everyone as, if I remember correctly, TBC is now part of the base pack, while Pandas will be available to everyone, but only when Pandaria officially launches.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:08 pm
by Nikachelle
KysenMurrin wrote:EST? Blargh. That's 5am. Was hoping for PST.

What? No. This is wrong. There was the same confusion last expansion. The European expansion will be playable at midnight GMT + 1. So 11 pm for the UKers and 6 pm for ESTers provided you play EU side.

Disregard what it says when you buy the expansion - EU will be playing before US.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:19 pm
by KysenMurrin
I reiterate my blargh.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:10 pm
by Nikachelle
KysenMurrin wrote:I reiterate my blargh.

Yeah was going to say... getting up to play at 5 am would've been more desirable than playing starting around midnight. I was actually really happy with my situation last expansion - got to come home from work, get a run in, then start playing at 6 pm and straight through until 4 am or so before we started to feel like sleep was necessary. Sure beats waiting around till midnight and then crashing shortly thereafter.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:25 pm
by KysenMurrin
Similar here with the Cataclysm launch on my US server being about 8am GMT (which is why I thought it'd be PST again in the US?).

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm
by Skye1013
Mannstein wrote:
JoeBravo wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:You Europeans with your ridiculous number of vacation days. :|


*cough* 30 *cough*
and that's not considered much over here :oops:


hey... 30 ffs....
24here plus up to two more for good performance/ no sick leave.

US military gets 30, plus all federal holidays and 4-5 "family days" that usually coincide with some of the bigger holidays (Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, couple others) giving us 4-day weekends.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:58 pm
by PsiVen
KysenMurrin wrote:Similar here with the Cataclysm launch on my US server being about 8am GMT (which is why I thought it'd be PST again in the US?).


In the US, Cataclysm launched at midnight PST. Mists is launching at midnight PDT (UTC-7) as usual in the US, and midnight CEST (UTC+2) in Europe. Europe will be playing 9 hours earlier; it looks like those on the west coast will be playing at midnight, and the east coast will be playing at 3am once again.

I'd like to add that I'm on Arizona time, so fuck DST and its needless complexity.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:43 am
by Holyblaze
Agreed on the DST PsiVen. Here in Alaska its a total PIMA!

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:07 pm
by PsiVen
Just wanted to update here because I was talking about when the expansion would be released.

They've apparently changed their minds, or had a typo, or something. The battle.net page now indicates that the expansion will release at midnight PDT, and there is a countdown on the main WoW site that matches this time. Looks like it will be the same as Cataclysm's launch timing.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:10 am
by Worldie
Translate for a time noob, what time will it be playable in europe?

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:55 am
by KysenMurrin
It's still midnight CET for Europe realms. The EU site has its own countdown. 11pm GMT, which is making me question whether I should bother trying to go for a realm first after all.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:06 am
by Epimer
I've already got my launch night routine set out: a nice early night, to be well rested for playing the next day without the hassle of trying to log in on launch night.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:16 am
by Worldie
My launch night routine will involve a lot of istancing and pokemon training. ho ho ho

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:39 am
by Nooska
My launch nigh will involve picking up my physical CE box, installing it, repatching and going to bed, while watching some of the accompanying blu-ray disc, then playing a bit for the next couple of days - I have too many meetings that week :(.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:12 am
by PsiVen
Epimer wrote:I've already got my launch night routine set out: a nice early night, to be well rested for playing the next day without the hassle of trying to log in on launch night.


FWIW, the Cataclysm launch was extremely smooth. Surprisingly few people actually go out and quest the instant midnight hits, so it's actually way more crowded if you don't start until morning. Logging in right at midnight isn't necessary because the expansion-prep patch is already in place and the server just flips a switch. Don't let Diablo III's launch discourage you, those guys have a completely different system.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:49 am
by KysenMurrin
IIRC you do have to log out and back in to be able to gain XP.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:09 pm
by Nikachelle
PsiVen wrote:
Epimer wrote:I've already got my launch night routine set out: a nice early night, to be well rested for playing the next day without the hassle of trying to log in on launch night.


FWIW, the Cataclysm launch was extremely smooth. Surprisingly few people actually go out and quest the instant midnight hits, so it's actually way more crowded if you don't start until morning. Logging in right at midnight isn't necessary because the expansion-prep patch is already in place and the server just flips a switch. Don't let Diablo III's launch discourage you, those guys have a completely different system.

o.O

Not my experience. Midnight launch was hell on the server I was on. Some people couldn't even get in for 45 minutes and the scads of people running about was insane when it was a drop quest.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:34 pm
by Newsom
KysenMurrin wrote:IIRC you do have to log out and back in to be able to gain XP.


The server restarts (at least it did for Cataclysm), so you will have to log in again.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:42 pm
by KysenMurrin
Didn't restart for us. The login server got crushed, but the realm server was up the whole way. They didn't even have to restart to fix the bug that left xp switched off for the first 30 minutes.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:03 pm
by Flex
GC on hos tweeter said if everything works as planned as soon as it is live time the entire server will switch live on the fly.

Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:03 pm
by Worldie
Nikachelle wrote:
Not my experience. Midnight launch was hell on the server I was on. Some people couldn't even get in for 45 minutes and the scads of people running about was insane when it was a drop quest.

Same. Initial zone as crowded that finding 11 nagas took me something like 20 minutes. I just gave up at some point and just went istancing to get away from the starting area.
Also server didn't crash at all, but as they said, you needed to do a relog to "activate" Cata, and that simply destroyed the login servers. Took me a good 30 mins to log back in game despite being logged at 24.00.


offtopic: Can't believe it's already 7 years I play this game. Time is passing fast.