The World of Warcraft (WoW) is Blizzard's hugely successful subscription-based, multi-player online game, which apparently took down a number of its realms Tuesday. These realms, or computer servers, house copies of the game, with each realm dedicated to a particular WoW group.
A WoW server alert that went out at 2:55 a.m. (Pacific) Wednesday and was posted by a WoW member provided this update from Blizzard's support team:
Maintenance has concluded for the majority of the realms that were taken down for their 24-hour upgrade. Work commences on the realms listed below and we anticipate they'll be available by approximately 4:00 AM PDTFor Activision Blizzard, the faster it gets its subscribers back up the better. As they say, time is money.