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12-11-2008 @ 10:48AM
Congratulations, Squishy, you know T-SQL 101. Have a cookie.Now imagine that faction is in one table out of 50. That achievements are in another. Mounts are in yet another. And all of them have meaningful foreign key constraints, are merged into multiple views, referenced in multiple stored procedures.Even if Blizzard is using some bizzare table with thousands of fields, there is no way for any of us to know what assumptions are being made in the game or server client code.As a programmer, I know not to assume anything about software. I wouldn't assume it's easy to change the color of a pong paddle from white to yellow unless I saw the code, I'm sure not going to assume it's easy to change faction in a piece of software as complex as an MMO.
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