What happened to wowarmory.com?

80 Human Paladin
4430
The Armory now redirects to the battle.net WoW community site... which doesn't have the ability to search for characters. What happened? This is a huge issue, especially as it breaks any sort of third-party tool that relies on searching for characters on the armory (such as wow-heroes.com and guildzilla).
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64 Human Hunter
960
The old armory website is being discontinued, it'll all be on the new community website, eventually... that's what I heard, anyway.
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Web & Mobile Team
@Borondir: Don't fear - we have a Plan(TM) - wowarmory.com (The website) is now being retired - any tools that may happen to be requesting characters directly will still work for now, though.
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85 Tauren Shaman
9470
Really? I tried both wow-heroes.com and guildzilla, and both failed to find my character.

Edit: wow-heroes.com just worked this time, I'm not sure why it failed last time. Let me try guildzilla again.

Edit 2: Guildzilla is still failing to find my character. This poses a problem as it means my roommate cannot apply for the guild he wanted to today, as Guildzilla requires an associated character.
Edited by Buranshe on 12/4/2010 7:00 PM PST
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90 Tauren Druid
12100
Poor wowarmory.... never even made it out of beta.... *sniff*

edit: i just tried wow-heroes, it diddnt have any issues with my character......
Edited by Øtaku on 12/4/2010 7:00 PM PST
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Web & Mobile Team
@Buranshe - http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Nordrassil&n=Buranshe works for me.
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85 Tauren Shaman
9470
Yes, and so does the character I was trying to search for (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Khaz+Modan&cn=Borondir). I wonder what Guildzilla is using to pull character data? I've submitted a ticket with them, but I don't have any hopes of fast resolution on their end.
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85 Undead Death Knight
1920
Well i have tried just typing a few friends names into the search bar to look them up - nothign found for either of them, so - not sure what is going on. Do i need more info - I sure didn't on the old armory page -- it would link to any toon on any server with the name given, then i could click on the correct one i wanted.
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85 Tauren Warrior
9330
wowarmory.com | original version | I beg you.

Scratch that, I found a way to access the old one, thank you for leaving it up!
Edited by Pattyfathead on 12/4/2010 11:16 PM PST
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82 Troll Shaman
2125
Why is the old armory being "Retired"? I cant think of any reason why it should/would be discontinued. Its a perfect tool... and the fact that the new sites search bar says search characters, yet doesnt have any results is ridiculous. I reckon it is just more Blizz at its best. Thanks GUYS. You never fail to impress.
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85 Draenei Shaman
2365
Blizz strikes again. UGGGHHH!! WOW-Heroes works fine if your a level 70 but what about your poor newbies that are below 70?
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85 Worgen Mage
10205
Just wanted to add a quick .02-

I have no problem with Armory coming down; I know a lot of the functionality of Armory is being rolled into this new community site. However, the community site doesn't have that full functionality at this point.

I was attempting to armory someone and manage to do it manually by inputting the server and name into the URL as per the above example to find it eventually, but first I tried to search for the person on the Community site (Search box says: "Search the Armory, Forums, and more...") and got no results.

It would be great if that functionality worked before armory was pulled down, unless your intent really is that people can no longer armory one another to look at and compare specs, gear, gemming, etc. If thats the case please just let us know so.
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It would have saved me about 20 minutes if Battle.net could just be upfront about their Armory not being functional yet. Nothing wrong with being under construction... just SAY something. And saying it in a forum thread in answer to a complaint doesn't count because if we're here chances are we're already pissed.
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85 Gnome Mage
3990
This new armory is garbage you cant even search for characters
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80 Night Elf Druid
2380
I've been trying to look up my toons and I get nothing either. Either the search feature is buggered or the Armory itself. Either way I can't look up my toons. I tried typing the realm name a space and then the toon name and that didn't work either. Prety frustrating.
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70 Blood Elf Paladin
1405
type the character name and the server in this format name@server

for example, if I type Sequel@Drenden it pulls up my character sheet.
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90 Troll Mage
11065
I tried using the firefox plugin and armory is broken that way

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84 Troll Warlock
3145
12/05/2010 9:33 AMPosted by Aralan
Blizz strikes again. UGGGHHH!! WOW-Heroes works fine if your a level 70 but what about your poor newbies that are below 70?


That's not a Blizzard thing. WH has always been that way.
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84 Troll Warlock
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12/05/2010 6:54 PMPosted by Equitas
I've been trying to look up my toons and I get nothing either. Either the search feature is buggered or the Armory itself. Either way I can't look up my toons. I tried typing the realm name a space and then the toon name and that didn't work either. Prety frustrating.


I just typed in Equitas@senjin and it went right to your page.
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85 Night Elf Rogue
4055
All the information wow-heroes gathers is from the website, it just compiles it differently. So if it ceases to function properly, it's not like you're dead in the water...just look the person up here instead. It's all the same information, you just have to be slightly less lazy about looking it up. Until then, there will come a point where these websites all need to update, so you might as well get the hang of just looking on here. Blizzard isn't responsible for keeping these websites updated, so you can't really complain to them about it. I, for one, am happy to see the new community website up and running.
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