Game client version mismatch with selected region

The release of a new patch is meant to be a wonderful occasion, filled with joy and excitement. What I am faced with is my inability to play the only “paid” part of SC2 now, My regions ladder games. My Game Client saw it fit to update my SC2 to the latest version, which isn’t normally a bad thing but with all their wisdom Blizzard decided that this patch would be slowly released over 4 days to all the regions. This has left me with an up to date but locked out of the SEA region because the SEA region patch rollout isn’t until Thursday, Jan 23. Since I am in Australia this means it will be Thursday night when the patch will roll out.

This is stupid Blizzard, how can a company as large as you, who pay people to organise this stuff, screw it up? This is something which could of been easily looked at and addressed by releasing all the patches at once or combining the SEA and Americas release. I find it hard to get in some good game time with SC2 as it is (Due to life commitments and my family) but now I have lost 3 days of ladder play. It doesn’t sound like much and I might suck and be in Bronze, but that doesn’t mean this sort of stuff is acceptable. Unforseen consequences sure, but this is just a mistake on someone’s great plan.

Have you ever been screwed over by a game? Mine is little and I will be over it soon enough, but do you still hold a grudge regardless?

  • Ash

    I know the feeling, I do coaching on SEA as well as NA, NA being my main server was happy to do the update – but then couldn’t access SEA.

    I can see how it can be such a nuisance if you play pure SEA – why download a patch that isn’t even available in your region yet?

    This happened last patch update as well, you’d think that Blizzard would fix it from the last wave of hate from patches interfering with Global Access.