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12-05-2008 @ 11:12AM
You still had all the ink, or had still *used* all the ink?Losing the points in inscription but still having the ink wouldn't have been a big deal at any level.We've noticed sort of wonky behavior before with these server resets (and crashes). The last one I still had credit for completing the quest I had just finished a few seconds before the server went down, but was located right near the quest giver instead of a good distance away where I had been. Something similiar happened to one of my friends at the same time. Clearly their few seconds of rollback affects different actions differently. Which I suppose makes sense. They are saving lots of information in their database and completing a quest would be a trigger and get saved as you turn it in, but your exact position data on a crash might not be quite as important and get saved every 30 seconds or so.
12-05-2008 @ 11:17AM
I figure it's something on the order of "oh, this stat's still fluid, we'll keep it in memcache and not write it to disk yet." Server reset comes along, something unclean happens, and oops, the stat was only current in mem copy - disk write was old. Maybe really old, in the case of Mr "lost 70 points of fishing".Which means, you know, something to try is stop using a stat for 10 minutes after you do something you care about with it. 10 minutes of inactivity should trip any LRU cache writedown.NB: I am not a Blizzie, I just play a gob engr on one of their servers. ;-) (and I'm not even 450 yet, oh noes!)
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