Our group will probably just call the raid early.
It's indeed a very curious timing for a planned non-emergency hotfix maintenance. It's beyond normal office hours, so it already costs them the late-night bonus and from that aspect they could also do it in the morning.I can only assume that they have to coordinate something with the US, some new global battle.net feature?
There isn't any equivalent on the US maintenance page: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/breaking/22835078This is EU for comparison: https://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/breaking/21898767
The only reason they would do that, is that SOMEONE ELSE they depend on required them to do it at that time (e.g. some important tier 0 internet company).That or: they are crazy.
so I guess US servers also have a Maintenance. at raidtimes?
IT sector is under stress, I see many people leaving, rotation is crazy... could be they got something that requires datacenter access or some critical extra staff that just refused to do night work that time, so they had no choice.You know, 5 years ago, if you had someone say "Ikea will be buying own containers and consider permarenting container ships because of shipping market draught", that would be laughed out SOOOO hard. And yet, here we are.
They probably found some obscure reference that could be found mildly offensive after twenty years of research into it..
What time does 22:00 CEST equate to, on the US West Coast...? 13:00...?Could be a Windows 11 integration...
why are they giving CEST time for EU servers srsly.
This is messed up decision from Blizzard's tech crew espesially cause for supporters at Europe they usually do this at almost opposite time of the day. Fingers crossed that they won't take this as habit. There's no need to start pushing folks in Europe down to ditch like this. It's just one day to miss Raid in one year cause of this so hope that those who had pre planned one for this time, won't lose their zz for any nights :P Edit: "Comment from 'Kanegasi'" Yes, but still this timing is uber bad towards supporters from Europe. Edit 2: Indeed @Quafrinhage :)
why 22.00? is it no possible to move your maintenance to mid night? Why make peoples angry? lots of planned raid will be canceled, i just cant understand why Blizzard dont care about us, your customers? Its sad.
Did anyone even read the maintenance text? It's not WoW, it's bnet. Just log on before the maintenance and you'll be fine.Reading is hard.
Of course you can reschedule or plan around it. I think people are outraged mostly because how much it shows the blizzard just dont @#$%ing care anymore when the explicitly *!@# over all the raiders on eu. Ofc you can end raid 1 hour early if thats whats necessary but the whole point is that it shouldn't be necessary. They always do maintenance in the middle of the night and there are so many different times they could do it that wouldnt @#$% literally all eu raiders but they chose this. Also its not really about it being just a game but moreso you have 20 ppl plan their evening around it that gets spat in the face for no reason. Its not really acceptable unless they give a good enough reason for it.