Ah give them a break, they've only 3 people left working for them in Europe after they forced redundancy on them, and two of them are on strike.
There was a jobs advert on Twatter earlier from Blizzard EU, looking for 1 person to fix a server with the error message "Eh oh, server down".
In other news though, people have also lost transmogs and the extra authenticator bag slots with these recent issues.
True, but quite apart from that I assume there was simply more space for something to be started, abandoned and go unnoticed. I get the sense Vanilla's construction was way more haphazard than today's zones.
Damn. Of the things which have been bothering me about that zone, that just jumped to the top of my list.
There has been semi-regular authentication server issues on EU for around a year now. All one has to do is look at the Customer Support twitter to see how many times in the last six months alone this has happened... It's been so bad that in one instance, they claimed the login issues were "resolved" only for them to reappear two days later.
I've no clue as to why they've been having such trouble, but it's rather lame and speaks volumes as to their unwillingness to actually fix the cause.
Update: On another note, if you are in the game but are getting a "hanging" loading screen, DO NOT close the game, it will load eventually, it's just taking a while longer!
It seems many players are having problems with WoW this Saturday evening/very early Sunday morning, as there's been many disconnects and players being unable to log back in. With dozens upon dozens of posts on reddit and the official forums, most players got the WOW51900127 and WOW51900123 and similar errors when trying to reconnect, as well as some getting simply disconnected.
Blizzard are aware of the issue and working on it, but just in case, if you're in-game right now make sure not to disconnect (like I'm trying not to do right now as my AFK timer kicks in while writing this)!