Tuesday morning downtime is a period usually between 3am or 5am and 7am or 11am PST/PDT (varies) on a Tuesday morning when Blizzard Entertainment takes down all of the North American and Oceanic World of Warcraft realms for weekly maintenance. As a result, no one can play World of Warcraft during that period upon the servers hosted in North America. This also affects the Oceanic servers, especially as this downtime window cuts into the Tuesday evening for New Zealand, Australian and Asian players.

When Blizzard deems it necessary the weekly maintenance may also be extended, often for preparing for patches. For a period of time from late 2006 onwards, Blizzard had also trialled Live Maintenance, whereby updates had been applied without requiring extended downtime.

Extended downtime maintenance Edit

Occasionally downtime can extend well beyond noon for various reasons. This is usually announced via the official forums as "extended maintenance"[1] or some similar phrasing.

Notes Edit

  • The web API to official web sites should be available during downtime.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ Blizz Tseric 2006-11-01. Extended Maintenance 11/7/06. Official World of Warcraft forums (US). Archived from the original on 2006-11-01.
  2. ^ Blizz Straton 2011-09-08. Tuesday downtime and the API. World of Warcraft official game site (US). Archived from the original on 2011-09-08.

See also Edit

External links Edit

  • 0. Live Maintenance - 1/30/07 | 2007-01-30 08:06 by Drysc
  • 0. Reoccurring Weekly Scheduled Maintenance | 2006-08-29 01:23 by Vythe:
    Scheduled maintenance is performed with a schedule that occurs every Tuesday, beginning at 5 AM and ending at 11 AM pacific time. This allows us the window of time needed to perform the necessary maintenance tasks to our infrastructure as part of our continued efforts in improving realm stability and performance. We realize that this is inconvenient, yet we believe that it will result in an overall improvement for our player base.

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