"We are disabling the fishing tournaments until we can deliver the fix for them in a future patch."
Part of Vaeflare's response to the Cross-Realm Zone issues. A fix is "in the works to make the fishing tournaments behave in a more predictable manner." Update: EU Contests have also been disabled. EU realms all share the same timezone, so were not (as) exploitable. Updated explanation below:
"In the case of the weekly Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza, we also found that players from other realms were able to jump to a realm in a different time zone to get a head start on fishing, allowing them to win their home realm's tournament as soon as it began. This isn't fair for anyone and will require some new tech on our end to ensure the integrity of timed competitions. Unfortunately, this change will require a client-side patch, so we are disabling the fishing tournaments until we can deliver the fix for them in a future patch."
Comments about Contests Disabled
Below are readers' comments about "Contests Disabled":
SabrinaFaire, September 2012:
Hopefully won't be for long. :(