We had an issue with our scanner discarding scores above 11675. This issue has been fixed and our scanner has been restarted by our admins. You should very soon have real totals of the top players from around the world! Anyone at anytime can update their character by going to http://www.wow-achievements.com/add/ It is case-sensitive.
It's been a great year and we hope for another great year. Everyone is back from vacation and the holidays. You can expect a lot more posts about achievement guides and walkthroughs, site news, and even some site projects coming up. For now I'll leave you with this video to feed your appetite for more news. This is easily one of my favorite wow videos of the year by Toby Turner, aka Tobuscus.
We have surpassed 20,000,000 World of Warcraft characters scanned. A momentous occasion with 20,000,949 characters scanned at 5:06pm PST. Scanning and archiving the large amount of data for 20 million characters is no small task. Thanks to our admins and Zizzero Pty. the hardware support has been outrageously generous. Thank you Blizzard for making the game, achievements, and the clean xml of Wowarmory.com.
Our focus for the site right now is to continue our work on the stability of our scanner and to reduce the wait time for scans. You may want to watch to forums for some exciting news on that in the coming week. The number of new characters is certainly going to jump drastically when Cataclysm launches as we all make our Goblins and Worgens. Of course this couldn't be possible without Mep; the original owner and still lurker of this site. To all the past writers and staffers at the site as well as our current writers and staff, Jangutu, kFc, raal, k and r, a big thumbs up.
Our contest has closed. All of the winner's have been Direct Message'd on Twitter. Please Direct Message or email me your physical address to the email I sent you so I can tell you what you won and ship you your prize. I unfortunately cannot email you your prize. :P
Should someone not reply I will rerandom them from the pool of users I collected previously before closing. Winner's have enough time to respond as it is 2-5am for most contestants. So don't worry about it, just get back to me in a friendly amount of time. I will be shipping everything once I have everyone's address. I want you to enjoy them as soon as possible, and I hope "Insert Shipping Company Name" doesn't mess up the deliveries.
Our Twitter contest is ending tonight at 12am PSTPDT that's -8GMT just to be clear. I will be collecting and doublechecking all names again, to make sure no one is missed. Then I will random it off and Winners will receive a Direct Message on Twitter. Pretty great for those who wake up with a DM saying they got epic loot. Again you can catch us and jump into the contest before it ends tonight @wowachievements by following us and Retweeting our tweet, in summary "To enter our contests this week at Blizzcon, follow us and RT this tweet, giving away artbooks, soundtracks, comics, and 2 Deathlings ." Here are some pictures of the loot in-case you missed it.
There is currently an issue with the Wow Armory where some users are not being updated, and some have been wiped clean in some manner. They will show 0/0/0 talent points, and 0 achievements.
There is no need to panic as we are looking into this and making sure it's not affecting our users, though it might cause some delay in our own updating as we pull all of our data from the Wow Armory.
Here is an example of the bug. Some users have reported it being fixed after an unknown amount of time, as the armory may have updated them again.
Quote from: Lucasmcc (Source)
Fair day again all,
Alright, so I'm pleased to inform you that there is an active investigation into these reports at this time. While I'm unable to provide you with an ETA for this to be addressed I can however assure you it is being looked at. So be patient with us and we'll get those characters updated with your new shinies. ;)
Quote from: Lucasmcc (Source)
Fair day Daystrom,
The armory can on occasion take several days to process updates for characters, even longer if there is a major modification such as a paid service, etc... However I am going to report this just to ensure that everything is functioning regularly. I'll update again if I have further information. :)
We are having a few problems trying to update and rank the 17 million users in our database. We need a bit more optimization to address the issue. We are currently working on this and it will be up shortly.
We've spent the last few days tuning the site following the upgrade. As soon as this is completed, some previously announced features will be introduced as well as some new ones! This includes Advanced Search and some further statistics. You may have also noticed that some of the "First To Have It Statistics" didn't seem right - now with the scanner having run for longer these are closer to being correct.
In addition the columnists should all soon start producing their weekly gems. If you are interested in writing a regular column (or an irregular one!) then email kfc.
- Full guild rankings by average and total achievement points.
- Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean characters - we might see some other entries in the top lists!
- Embedded blog with admin interface for columnists. Blogs can be attached to achievements.
- Comments for each object (user/achievement/blog/guild).
- Automatic update of the achievement criteria from wowarmory.
- Preferential scanning of characters and guilds. Anyone who visits WoW-Achievements.com and searches or displays a character or guild will cause that character or guild to be scanned more frequently than other guilds and characters.
- Updated character display with percentages for all achevement and ranking categories.
- Feats of Strength Ranking.
- Updated percentage completion statistics for all achievements.
- Updated firsts for all achievements.
In addition two current features will be unavailable until Monday the 14th June:
- The Rewards Listing Page
- The Guides Listing Page