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8-11-2008 @ 9:52AM
Oh, you can bet it will screw many people out of tickets.That Blizzard didn't see the possibility of the store being rushed or the store crashing is beyond ridiculous....
8-11-2008 @ 10:22AM
Yes, because Blizzard is supposed to spend ungodly amounts of money just so they can handle ticket sales. AMIRITE?
8-11-2008 @ 10:57AM
Believe it or not, it's not about ticket sales...or, at least not JUST about ticket sales. Rather than regurgitating what someone else said above, I'll just paste it here:"The annoying thing is, this is a simple thing to have foresight into and prepare for. You load test the system. You insure things work properly internally (which seems to be the problem I've been having. . . authentication issues, password reset problems, etc) before something big like this happens. It's difficult, but straight forward for anyone who's been doing web commerce for any period of time. Why Blizzard hasn't done it (which I say purely based on the evidence provided by the store being buggered) is a mystery to me."
8-11-2008 @ 10:59AM
Yes, you expect companies to spend money to ensure they have the infrastructure to provide the goods they wish to sell. Simple economics.In this day and age it isn't hard to get short term hosting for problems such as this.
8-11-2008 @ 11:00AM
oh bah, I did regurgitate it after all. Ignore my last sentence and just stare longingly at the lovely paragraph that Doc X wrote.
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