If you were hoping for an update on the Diablo III Patch Test Realm after it went up Friday, crashed from heavy load, and remained down all weekend… here it is. From a Blizzard CM, Monday afternoon.

    Looking for an update with a date 🙂
    Lylirra: No status update to share at the moment, but as soon as there is an update, we’ll be sure to provide it in this thread. We’re still working through some issues which affect the # of players who can be logged in to the PTR at the same time, and we’d like to get those resolved before we bring everything back up.

    Lylirra: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/7155881/

    We’ll keep that top line updated with the current status of the PTR. 🙂

    It appears that the problem isn’t with the patch itself, but that the Bliz techs greatly underestimated the demand for a D3 PTR, so the number of players trying to get on overloaded the capacity, and they’re still trying to catch up 4 days later. Insert Error 37 joke here?

    Update: The b.net page was updated an hour ago to say the PTR is online.

    Update 9/22/12 4:30 p.m. PDT: PTR status is online.

    So they say. I can’t get on, though. Tried three times just now, each time it pauses for about 30s after I enter my authenticator code, then I get a pop up that says I’ve been disconnected from the Battle.net service. They’re still working on it, at least?

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