Extended downtime – truly extended
No April fool’s gag. All realms, except a for handful are down right now. My alts on Kul Tiras are up, albeit sluggish, Daggerspine and Gnomeregan are down. I called Blizzard on behalf of metblogs and got a “no comment” statement. The friendly PR person on the other side of the phone, however, was nice enough to ensure me, that these downtimes are not related to the extended outages in March 2005 and April 2006 as well as April 2007, which happened, curiosly enough, after a content patches not unlike this one.
 The sluggishness and login queues are almost certainly a result of massive waves of level one alt re-rolls invading realms that are currently online. One has to wonder just how addicted a player has to be to taper off to a realm he or she will most certainly never visit again to roll a level one alt.