WoW Patch 3.3.5 to Introduce New Battle.net
World of Warcraft patch 3.3.5 which will bring the Ruby Sanctum single boss dungeon to the Wrath of The Lich King expansion, will also implement the all new cross game battle.net service found in the StarCraft II beta. Early reports on the official WoW forums stated that the patch would be delivered a week earlier for US servers to ensure the mammoth task of implementing battle.net 2.0 goes as smoothly as possible. EU, Korea and the region of Taiwan are set to get the ground breaking patch a week later.
Hit the jump to read the fallout.
The juvenile WoW community were quick to respond with criticism on the official and fan-site forums, players from the affected regions spat their dummies out and claimed that US players would gain an unfair advantage by having early access to the Ruby Sanctum raid instance.
Blizzard community man Zarhym was on hand to quell the flamers with this statement on the WoW forums “Due to the fact that we will be delaying the release of patch 3.3.5 in Europe, Korea and Taiwan to ensure the patch process in all regions is as smooth as possible, the Ruby Sanctum will not immediately be available on North American realms upon the release of the patch (in the US). Once patch 3.3.5 has been released in North America and we are confident about a time when we can open up Ruby Sanctum, we will provide an update here on the forums.”
A rather confusing statement but essentially even though the US will get 3.3.5 a week early, access to the Ruby Sanctum be postponed to ensure US players do not get the dungeon a full week ahead of other regions.
So there you have it, crisis averted for now at least. A date for patch 3.3.5 has not been set in any region with testing still ongoing on the public test realm.