I understand that this is Beta, so I have periodically been trying to reconnect, but to no avail. Finally, after missing out on Fri night and all day Saturday, this morning (Sunday), I connect! After a couple matches, I log off to run errands. When I try to get back in, it's back to the same old issues of can't connect or instant timeout.
Fortunately, when I try to connect in the afternoon, it works again! However, now I have a new problem...The game works fine and I'm connected, editing decks, registering for arena, etc. However, once I'm in Arena, I nearly lose a match because my interface *freezes and I can't summon minions or cast spells. All I can do is watch as the timer ticks down, then runs out! Fortunately, on the next turn, I am able to interact again and I win the match.
On to Arena match 2 - I lose, no glitches, I just got spanked! =)
On to Arena match 3 - Turn 1, I summon a minion. Turn 2, I try to use hero power and the interface "freezes" again. However, this time, I'm the only thing "frozen." After some time, the "time's almost out" rope begins to burn, then the turn is over. My opponent is then able to summon more minions and cast spells. Next turn, all of my cards are lit up (yay, it's unfrozen!). As soon as I click one, they all freeze again and INSTANTLY the time's almost out rope begins to burn! I can't do anything and my turn is over. Next turn, same story, frozen with an instant "time's almost out" rope burn. Again, the opponent has full control of his cards. Next turn, I manage to get a single minion summoned before my entire interface freezes and another instant rope burn. This happens one or two more turns until the match is over as I've watched myself get beaten to a pulp while I'm unable to put up any defense.
Is this an issue with Macs only? Is this an isolated incident? Is there something wrong with my battle.net launcher (I reinstalled in an effort to fix the issue with no improvement)? Is this a known issue and I should avoid anything but practice for the next few days while it gets fixed?
*Interface Freeze - To further explain my issue, my interface is fully functional. I can even see my opponent highlighting cards and casting spells/summoning minions. However, as soon as I click on a card, MY ability to do anything is locked. I can scroll over a card, but none of them are lit up so that I can use them and my summoned minions also can't be selected in an effort to attack.