WoW Servers Keep Restarting

For the fourth day in a row since the patch, Blizzard does rolling restarts for all its servers.

The 3.3.3 patch implemented a lot of changes when it was released on Tuesday, but several issues have forced rolling restarts on all servers for three four straight days since the patch.

Update: Saturday marked the fourth straight day of server restarts to fix various issues within the game.

Also, the patch notes from the mini-patch yesterday to 3.3.3a:

  • Corrected an issue where players could disconnect upon leveling.
  • Fixed an issue in which players could get stuck at the loading screen when utilizing a portal to Dalaran.
  • Shoulder armor will nowt attach correctly to Blood Elf Male characters.


  • Fixed an issue in which Spirit of Redemption was being prematurely canceled upon use of other abilities.


  • Corrected disconnection errors upon login for Power PCs and Mac users running 10.4.11 with GeForce 8600s.

User Interface

  • Enabling the command 'fixedfunction 1' will no longer cause graphical issues.


Players were greeted again today with a launch screen message that there would be rolling restarts on all servers, the third day in a row this has happened. A small patch was also implemented today, although there is nothing currently listed on the patch notes as to what it entailed and the launch screen still shows a 3.3.3 version number.

The rolling restarts have fixed everything from VoA being broken the first day, to respawn timers on the cooking quest items being way out of whack.

Some other in-game fixes were also announced in a blue post by Bornakk:

* The Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10 player) meta achievement no longer requires Neck-Deep in Vile to be completed.
* For the Sindragosa encounter, Frost Breath cast under 35% HP no longer has a snare component and there are no longer diminishing returns on Taunt effects.
* The High Test Eternium Fishing Line now correctly adds +5 fishing skill.
* The Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat now applies the +75 fishing buff as intended.
* Transmuting Spellweave, Ebonweave, and Moonshroud items no longer places a buff on the player.
* The NPC Halthenis is properly appearing again which allowing Hunters to complete the Beast Training quest.
* Horde and Alliance Master Engineers should once again be able access the Auction House through Reginald Arcfire and Brassbolt Mechawrench respectively.
* Druids are able to use Swiftmend on targets that have received a rejuvenation from their 4-piece Tier 10 bonus as intended.
* Pyroblast should correctly benefit from Torment the Weak for players with the Molten Fury talent.
* The Warrior 4-piece Tier 10 bonus should now have the appropriate chance to proc.




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glacial bag whhyyyyy...
# Apr 01 2010 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
because otherwise it took more then a week for a tailor to make one, especially if they were making it by themselves, much like most of the population did?
waaah, my addons won't work and i have to reconfigure? hey, they're changing some lines of code in the game, and if those lines of code don't jive with your lines of code, oh, teh noes, you have wait a week at most for someone to update your addons if they break completely? i'm pretty sure your still able to actually play the game, unless your a healer and have forgotten how to heal because all you do is use a healer addon that reduces your game play to the 'w,a,s,d keys and 1 button you have key conbound to cast heals, and maybe the mouse.' learn some basic computer knowledge, bud, or just accept that its not a perfect world tailored to you.

What's up with 7 day Cooldown?
# Mar 27 2010 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
Glacial bag with a 7-day cooldown? WHY?!?
What's up with 7 day Cooldown?
# Mar 28 2010 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
Not really sure why people bother with that..Frostweave Bags are good enough.
reconfigure add ons
# Mar 27 2010 at 10:11 AM Rating: Default
With every !@#$%^patch i gotta reconfigure my add ons, as of patch 3.3.3 cartographer doesnt work anymore.
Blizz should pay more attention to compatibility isues with add ons like that cuz if some add ons like QuestHelper and Cartographer werent available im sure a significant number of ppl wouldnt even play this game.
[question]if there was a "zero tollerance policy in regard to the use of add ons" would you continue playing World of Warcraft?[/question]
[choice] Yes [/choice]
[choice] No [/choice]
[choice] Yes but a lot less often [/choice]
[choice] I don't use any Add Ons so it wouldn't affect my gameplay [/choice]
# Mar 27 2010 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
* Transmuting Spellweave, Ebonweave, and Moonshroud items no longer places a buff on the player.

Because those buffs were totally game breaking, amirite!
# Mar 26 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
The mini patch this morning (Friday) brought my game play to a complete halt.The launcher shows an authenticator slot now,and I never had one,can't afford to buy one.

I can't log in at all because it wants verify my authenticator code.Blizz never posted anything that said it was mandatory, at least not with this patch.

I wrote Blizz,told them that if this isn't a glitch,they can shove my accounts where the sun doesn't shine.

I refuse to be railroaded into buying something from them to play an account that i already pay for and can't really afford.
# Mar 26 2010 at 3:00 PM Rating: Default
75 posts
Did you check your email? I did. The same thing happened to me so when I checked my email my character was moved to another server, then when I checked armory it had bought an emblem or more, then checked armory again and it says character can't be found. So, something happened and I'm not sure what but what I do know is that it all happened in a matter of a few minutes. The server transfer and the emblems were just a few minutes apart.
# Mar 26 2010 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Y'know, with marks and dailies taken away, it kinda removes the need for me to even bother with BG objectives. I mean, why bother, now? I loved grinding marks :(
# Mar 26 2010 at 1:44 PM Rating: Good
1,882 posts
Not to be the usual complainer (Because I rarely am)...but this patch has been downright horrendous. Its amazing that such a relatively insignificant patch has brought my game play and half my guilds to almost a stop.

I was also very disappointed to find random BG doesn't work sub-80 :(
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