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Blizzard Explain Why Classic Hardcore Servers Are Down Longer

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After today's patch 1.15 launch, Classic Hardcore players noticed their servers were not coming back up as quickly as the Era ones and asked about it on the official forums. Kaivax explained why this is, as they are always very careful when it comes to patches and Hardcore, as they may result in deaths! Here's the full response.

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We have many more steps to take with Hardcore during a full patch update like this one. Those steps are all focused on finding any issue that has even a remote chance of causing players to die. If we find such an issue, we go through a whole process of understanding it, reproducing it, designing a fix, testing the fix, and applying the fix before we open Hardcore realms publicly.

Issues like that can be safely tolerated on the non-Hardcore Classic Era realms for a little while, and of course, we apply our fixes to Classic Era realms as well as Hardcore realms as we go.

We appreciate your patience.

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