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The Opening of the Gates

Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Lurk, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Here is a post from a guy on Medivh that gives hints on what happens leading up to the opening and the opening itself. The screenshots are bandwidth limited but Blizz has them up on their main page. It looks like all hell breaks loose in Silithus and surrounding regions. Even the Barrens gets invaded according to rumor.

    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?FN=wow-realm-medivh&T=104064&P=1
     
  2. dcwilson26

    dcwilson26 MSC Knight

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    Its 10am on Tuesday... is anyone else having major problems logging in or even trouble looking at worldofwarcraft.com webpages?
     
  3. Alteren

    Alteren MSC Knight and Donator

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    Weekly maintenance. The game goes down, and I normally have some slowness with the web pages too.
     
  4. dcwilson26

    dcwilson26 MSC Knight

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    I know, but usually they have a notice on the side of the startup screen to say that the servers are down for maintanence. Thats not the case this time. Since I have such a horrible internet connection, I tend to suspect my internet being screwed up before I suspect the game server.

    Edit: Its Noon and I can log on every so often but I can't join Hyjal. It doesn't even show up on the realm list.
     
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  5. Alteren

    Alteren MSC Knight and Donator

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    Sometimes I dont' get the message and have really slow sites for them during maintenance days.

    Sorry I can't tell ya more than "yeah i've had that". :-)
     
  6. dcwilson26

    dcwilson26 MSC Knight

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    This is rediculous, its now 12:40 and Hyjal is still not up. It would be nice if they would tell us when they are taking down our realm for extended maintanence because ours it not supposed to be one of them.
     
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    Alteren MSC Knight and Donator

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    we'll take it out on drakk tonight
     
  8. dcwilson26

    dcwilson26 MSC Knight

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    I finally got on and got kicked within 2 minutes. Now I can't get back on. It just sits at the "Connecting" screen and then never connects. This is driving me insane since this is one of the only days I can actually play.
     
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    Same thing happen to me, was on 2mins before you then got kicked probably at same time. Hyjal isn't on the server list anymore, guess it went boom.
     
  10. dcwilson26

    dcwilson26 MSC Knight

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    I'm going to Vegas again this weekend to sign the papers on my new condo so I will mostly likely miss the 5-day event of opening the gates of AQ. Can you guys please take lots of Screenshots? I really want to see what this event looks like.
     
  11. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    The Blizz site puts Hyjal at 91%, but we're down to the hard to get stuff like Purple Lotus. Point being, the server may not be done by this weekend anyway. Even if it gets done this weekend, you'd still be back to see the last few days of the event, including the ringing of the gong. Plus, I think the really cool stuff happens AFTER the gong is struck, which is at the end of the 5 days.

    P.S. Party at dc's new place in Vegas for the Super Bowl....
     
  12. dcwilson26

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    Hehe, I'm not actually moving there until April. I just have to sign the papers now.
     
  13. Lurk

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    P.S. Party at dc's new place in Vegas for Memorial Day.
     
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    Ok, seriously, we're at 98% and I'm leaving for Vegas in 2 days. Please take many screenshots for me. I love world events and I am very upset that I might miss this one. So just hit your Print Screen button every now and then for me. :)
     
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    Sorry, I think my screenshot taker is broken. lol.
     
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    If you do this you can stay at my place in Vegas for free.
     
  18. Lurk

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    I get the sense from the Hyjal forums that the gong will indeed be struck tonight (Thursday) at 6 PM PST. Posters from the Zul'jin realm indicate that nothing special happens at the beginning or end of the 10-hour event that follows, just wave after wave of invasions from the gate.

    The highlight of the event are the three HUGE bugs that spawn at each of the three hives in Silithus:

    http://upload2.postimage.org/world_of_warcraft/bent_wookie/91317/world_of_warcraft.html

    The colossus bugs can be attacked by any and everyone who can get there. Supposedly they don't reset, but have a bajllion HP. If a colossus is killed, a quest NPC spawns for everyone on the server, giving a simple delivery quest that gives good rewards and reputation. It looks like both the bugs and the quests are only available during the 10 hour event.
     
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    Calendryll MSC Commander and Donator

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    Well have to make sure to get those quests tonight then.
     
  20. dcwilson26

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    I think the server crashed because of all the people in Silithus. I just got kicked along with at least 10 other people who went offline seconds before me.
     

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