A rather dramatic post heading, but what the hell!!
I know it's childish and petty but I'm British so complaining comes naturally!
Week starting April 15th - Ulduar update patch
Initially I was impressed with Blizzard getting the servers up on time, I managed to get into game without any lag and found my trainer with no fuss.
No mass of players getting in the way and generally a smooth process getting into the new content. A hint of frustration that my mods weren't loading up but I've come to expect that so hey no biggie.
Then I tried to raid.
Oh dear. Not only is the opening battle in Ulduar a complete cacophony of ideas tossed into a round mixing bowl and spilled into a square peg but to add insult to injury the instance server crashed leaving our 25 man setup stuck on a loading screen when we tried to recover our bodies.
Eventually we popped back into the world and landed at the feet of about 1000 horde players who weren't too pleased to see us. Cue massive framerate problems and a real chore to get your body out of the way and our evening ended with huge disappointment after looking forward to the raid so much.
No gear, no fun. What were Blizzard honestly thinking? Did they expect us to head back into Naxx maybe!?! Of course 95% of their raiding community are going to jump straight into Ulduar so you would think they would have setup the infastructure to deal with this, especially when peak time comes around.
It baffles me to hear that the US servers seem to have experienced the same thing...is it that much effort to pick up a phone and call Euro HQ and say 'Hey, you might want to make sure you keep the tea lady away from the server wiring this evening because we're having all sorts of problems here'
Oh no, that's far too much to ask. So I'm left with my face in the dirt looking at the portal to a three minute loading screen...and I pay Blizzard for what now?
Theu seriously need to sort this out. For what is the biggest and arguably most respected MMO on the scene why do they get away with treating their customers like this?
Rant over - for now. Feel free to vent any similar feelings you might have