Since 24 January 2023 10.0.5 patch release I’ve experienced this cycle of frustration as well. I logged out around 1AM (CST) the morning of 24 Jan with no issues in account, server authentication/login, or game play. I didn’t try logging back in until to day around 3:30PM (CST) and the cycle began. I went through the standard BlizzardCS troubleshooting steps (i.e cache, WTF, restart of mac, local network, etc), and included several “Scan and repair” cycles on Battlenet side of things. I submitted crash report, and while filling out trouble ticket I decided to test logging into my various Battlenet games. The only two that felt they should relive the “Reign of Chaos” (Warcraft III pun intended) was retail WoW and Classic. Diablo, Hearthstone, etc were fine. I’m not positive on the technical, coding, or whatever issue this latest legion invasion of a patch has brought to disrupt the people of Azeroth, but if this continues there will be nothing any of my characters with Brann Bronzebeard can do to save the Alliance and Horde from ultimate doom this new foe has brought to those who reside within the World we call Warcraft.
Please Blizzard I hear Dragonflight is an expansion that embraces the Azeroth lore we have lost over the years…now only if I could get to it and enjoy the story you created. So far all I’m doing is watching a very expensive Battlenet screen. A bit off topic after my player empathy post, but felt it better to lighten the mood with softer words.