Maintenance. It happens pretty much every Tuesday morning, and generally lasts for five hours, plus or minus 20 depending on if it's a major patch day or not. It's happened every Tuesday since the creation of Azeroth, and really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's played the game for more than a week or two. Every Tuesday, around 3AM, the servers go down.
So naturally, I felt a little bit like Gomer Pyle when I woke up this morning to find the servers were in fact, down.
See, Blizzard normally puts up a little message on Monday evening letting you know what's happening the next day. Servers will be down, rolling restarts, whatever. While I was a little suspicious that there was nothing on the page, I chalked it up to the fact that hotfixes were being applied instead.
I was wrong.
While I had every intention of finishing my Alchemy powerlevel this morning, I instead spent 15 minutes looking for confirmation that maintenance was happening, and another 15 trying to figure out why I couldn't download SC2 again. I'm not real quick before my coffee.
Tonight I'm off to see Harry Potter. Yes, I know Snape kills Dumbledore (AMG SPOILER FROM BOOK 6!), and while I didn't really enjoy 7.1 (I prefer the books to the movies), I am interested in seeing how they end it in the movie. Personally I'd rather see Transformers or Captain America, but my wife wants to see Harry Potter, and I want to keep eating my wife's cooking.