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Weird Battle Net Message: What Does it Mean?

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  1. CmdrKikass

    CmdrKikass IncGamers Member

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    Weird Battle Net Message: What Does it Mean?

    "Your connection has been temporarily restricted from this Realm. Please try to log in at another time."

    What the heck does this mean?

    I just completed a trade for a Sur rune from someone.

    My most obvious thought is that it was a dupe, but what gives? Why can't I play?
     
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    MapleBarb IncGamers Member

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    means you got realm down possibly from joining too many games or changing chars too quickly.

    re the rune: yes probably a dupe but thats not the reason you got r/d
     
  3. CmdrKikass

    CmdrKikass IncGamers Member

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    Oh I've gotten Realm Down before.

    I've never gotten this message before. Course, I just started playing again so, this is the new "Realm Down" text?
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    Yes, this is just the new R/D text.
     
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    CmdrKikass IncGamers Member

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    Sexy.

    Time to go play with my Sur before it poofs.

    Bramble anyone? :D
     
  6. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    No, that's not the realm down text. It's the bnet temp ban text which is shown when you switch characters too fast or create games in a too rapid succession. Waiting for some time or (if you don't have a static IP address) a router reset will fix it.

    The realm down text is "realm down" :azn: It means the realm is down :laugh: Seriously, it means that the realm is unavailable for anybody.
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    Really? In the "old" days, whenever I would get a realm down message, I would log onto Open and could see all my friends still online and laughing at me.
     
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    Actually this is how blizzard is dealing with bots. Anytime you do anything bliz interprets as bot-like activity (quickly creating games, accessing characters, spamming chat, even certain repetitive in game actions) can get you such a "temp" IP ban. It's important to take a break when such a ban occurs, since attempting to log back in "too quickly" can drastically extend the ban. 15 minutes from the initial ban should always be sufficient.
     
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    fahartle IncGamers Member

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    I've been meaning to ask if trying to login again really does lengthen the ban. Seems like a read on the bnet forums that they suggested you try and log in every hour until you get through. I got a temp ban for mfing key running too fast a coupld of weeks ago and tried like mad to get back on evey so often (12 hours till I was back up). Then a couple nights ago I temp banned from muling (weak!!). I went to bed and tried in the morning 9 hours later (still down). But right after 12 hours I was back up. Don't know what programmer at Bnet hates me, though, to give me 12 hour bans ^_^
    It seems like it'd be really sadistic to penalize people for just trying to get back online and play some more. Has anyone done any research on this?
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    I'm not sure, of course, but I think a "realm down" message is produced when a "connection refused" error or a timeout occurs. In the first case, somebody or something deliberately decided not to allow a connection or some bnet component currently isn't available while in the second case, it might mean anything, although I guess the "open port xxxx in your firewall" message will appear in that case.
     

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