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4-13-2008 @ 4:29PM
Very simple: We can ask for local servers. The servers for Oceanic players are located in California - half a globe away.Think there may be lag traveling halfway across the world? I do. Think there would be less lag if the server was located locally? I do.There is no latency advantage whatsoever to playing on an Oceanic server versus playing on a West Coast server. The Oceanic servers do not have a different maintenance time to the US servers. The rule is "don't schedule any raiding for (our) Tuesday night, because the server will shut down".The only advantage to "Oceanic" servers is that they attract "Oceanic" people, so in theory they play at a similar time. In practice, this covers a wide variety of time zones and even languages, so it's almost as difficult to find a guild playing in my time (New Zealand) as it is on a West Coast server.So to recap: No latency advantage, can only schedule events 6 nights out of 7, and now server stability and lag issues. Sounds idyllic, doesn't it?So the masters of MMO fantasy have created yet another fantasy: That their paying subscribers down under are being attended to. The reality is a far cry from that.
4-13-2008 @ 6:17PM
Give. Us. Goddamn. Servers. Within. Five. Thousand. Miles.That's right, the servers are more than 5000 miles away.
4-14-2008 @ 4:55PM
I second that motion!
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