and that's saying a lot since I *am* tech support for a living. I guess that is what infuriates me about this the most.
last night, game running fine. no errors. no crashes. no critical shut downs. nothing.
I work today. I work from home so I am able to log on to wow on my breaks and when we are slow. Worked fine this morning before maintenance .
I get off work and log in...download the quick little patch.
who knew something so small could be so damn destructive.
I go to restart the game after the patch installs. This pops up before I even get to the login screen from the patcher.
"This application has encountered an error:
ERROR #131 (0x85100083) File Corrupt
Program: H:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
Failed to open archive Data\common.MPQ
Press OK to terminate the application"
Then the WowError window pops up asking what I was doing when the critical error occured.
I have attempted a restart multiple times always receiving the same error.
I make a post on the wow forums. Blue post tells me to run repair.
Repair get's to the 5th stage and pops up an error "to much data required to repair, please reinstall"
I post the result and bump my post until I get another reply. The reply is this jackass blue posts a copy/paste from his original post saying the exact same thing "run repair, or check out this link how it explains that your computer hardware is at fault and you're probably going to have to reinstall"
soooo something that was working fine yesterday, and no change has been made except for this fucking patch...and it's my fault? Not acceptable. Especially when on the forums no less then 20 people are having the same issue. Makes me cringe that bliz allows their techs to treat their customers like this.
long story short, tech support blew me and many others off and now I get to waste the next 6 hours of my life reinstalling and repatching the damn game.
- wow + bliz tech support = loath