Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 15:24: Yeah, I kinda thought they might be prepared this time, given all the experience they've had with this kind of thing in the past.
It's usually on purpose. It's similar to an MMO in many ways, they're putting a lot of overhead on the server with their online-only implementation. The stress test is likely just a bunch of provisioning scenarios with minimum capacities, rollovers and all that fun NOC stuff. I hope this helps them sort out launch day because that will be really ugly if the servers are messed up. In the past you could at least play the SP for awhile while battle.net was down but they won't have that luxury with this game.