WoW Optimization Stuck at 0%
I also am on mac and I am running 10.8.1 (awesome upgrade to mountain lion btw for those that haven't made the jump). I was having the same issue and I did two things:
1) like Machkhan said, delete the folder that he references.
2) I had noticed when trying to do this that a lot of boxes were popping up requesting permission to allow the install files to either access the hard drive or the internet... It did not matter if I had the firewall on or not. However, they were going away faster than I could hit the 'allow' button, and then the installer/optimizer asked for the my account password to do the installation so I thought it wasn't a problem. It wasn't until I finally hit every stinking permission to 'allow' as they were popping up that this optimizer finally ran and completed. I believe there are 4-6 of them. I would recommend running it and seeing if you get lucky, if not find a way to figure out where you need to have your mouse cursor so that it is ready for the 'allow' button and run it again making sure you get them all. If you get them all, some additional files will be downloaded and updated....this didnt happen on the tries when the optimizer got stuck. Once the optimizer pops up and actually goes to work, you are done and can leave it to run. I have no idea how to do it any other way and I reduced all the permissions on my machine to a free-for-all in an attempt to get around it and nothing worked.
I hope that helps someone out. I've been trying for a few days now and it has been quite the challenge. Also, once the optimizer did start to run, it still took a good 30 minutes to complete (I have a fast and powerful imac circa feb 2012, so its just a tedious process regardless of equipment). So don't get discouraged, as long as it moves off the 0% pretty quickly you should be good.
For now, if the issue still persists after troubleshooting, and you want to bypass this process all together is to uninstall the current version of the game and reinstall using the new 5.0 installer from Battle.net. This starts the game off at 5.0 so you don't need to do the optimization process.
You can find how to uninstall and reinstall using the new 5.0 installer here: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/uninstall-reinstall-instructions-for-patching-issues
that is your answer to fix the problem?
delete your existing game folder and download everything all over again?
did you test this optimzation stuff before releasing it?
dont you find it interesting that so many people on both Macs and PCs are having the same problem?
Ohh and this optimization process has been stuck at 0% for 17 hours now, ive tried everything that was on Blizz tech support, forums and internet. Nothing works
We need an option on the launcher to skip the optimization process as a quick fix.
As mentioned before, this is still being investigated, and if you've tried the basic troubleshooting that is available, then currently the only alternative is to attempt a full uninstall/reinstall and see if that helps.
I know that this is not ideal, as this is mainly a last resort, but for now, it seems this has resolved many patching issues.
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