It would appear that I was right in my post last week regarding the 2.1 patching process. As soon as I logged in last night and saw the "extended maintenance" message, I was pretty sure this was the real deal. Turns out I was right about that <nyah nyah!>. I was also right about that PTR button, it was grayed out when I loaded my client this afternoon.
Unfortunately my server is one of those targetted for a hardware update, so I'm not getting to review the new content as quickly as most of you will be. I'm sure you're all out there, gleefully questing and having a blast while I sit and wait. Sadly I was also right about the fact that servers often do not come back up at estimated time. Here it is 2:30 pm and my server is still down. With a new message posted saying the hardware updates are taking longer than expected <truly, I'm shocked> and will require another two hours. There's at least a 50/50 chance that the new time window will also slide and it will be dinnertime for me when I am finally able to log in. Ah well, such is life. You're probably not even reading this, you're so busy enjoying the patchy goodness. Fine - you guys go have your fun while I sit around and wait. Go on then ... Shoo!!