It would seem so. Last night the client became unstable with my bank alt interacting with the AH. First I could click on the auctioneer repeatedly but the window would not open. Meantime, I could check mail. So I tried to log out but choosing that from the menu resulted in nothing happening. So, I had to terminate the client with extreme prejudice I might add. I logged back in. I tried to list two of the same item and a progress bar I never see (probably because it happens too fast for it to display normally) was frozen midway with I guess one item listed and another not? In any event, same sequence of events basically. I had to terminate the client again. I returned and it hung again in the middle of trying to cancel something else. Each time I clicked to cancel I would get an AH Internal Error message box pop up. That something else was lost in the ether I guess during the crash and as of today it’s nowhere to be found so it is just gone. I’m glad it was not an expensive transmog item or something but instead was something cheap. Just the same, that’s a bit alarming that you can just lose something into thin air like that.
It gets better though sort of. After that last crash when I tried to log in yet again I got a less than helpful error message informing me “That character name already exists.” Several attempts and same thing. It dawned on me that my bank alt was probably still in the world. Just for fun, I logged in an alt nearby and took a little look. Sure enough, there’s my bank alt standing in the AH with the lights on but nobody is home. After a little while I witnessed the vanishing and logged off the alt. Finally, I could log in again. At this point I had had quite enough of this patch already. I never have issues like this thankfully which is why I am inclined to blame the patch. That was my fun playing WoW last night. I gave up.
Today, after even more maintenance my bank alt seems functional, the canceled item as mentioned exists no more and now I find that my bag sorting is broken. I have them set up for trade items, consumables, etc. but when I loot anything it all goes to the first bag now rather than say, some herbs going to the trade items bag. It happens on more than one character. I have too many to bother checking them all.
And this company wants me to buy an expansion? Surely they jest. Sometimes I question my own sanity in putting up with what Activision has done to a game I once loved and still want to but boy they are not making it easy.