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12-23-2008 @ 11:40AM
I think the spike in bandwidth costs ALONE has a lot to do with not bringing back 40 man's. Yes Blizzard's servers can handle it, but think of the costs of doing it across all servers. Anyone remember the For Ezra Tauren stampede?http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/11/08/bigredkitty-an-open-apology-to-everybody/Think about it:897 Lvl 1 taurens55 Lvl 70'sPer Big Red Kitty, the GM's told them to disband the raid NOW or face 'dire consequences'. 'GMs started whispering people in our newly-formed guild, telling us of dire consequences if our actions didn't stop. . . . . .So we ended it, as soon as we were told to end it. But it wasn't soon enough, Argent Dawn was locked to new character creation, and then, we think, rebooted.The authenticator server going off-line? Was that a result of our raid? No idea, but let's just assume it was.We did it. We apologize.'If a 900 man raid can do that, what do you think the bandwidth cost was? I bet the meter reader went to light speed.Each player reports it's statistics and position of every other player within range to the server, in live time. You get 1000 people doing that, guess what 40 mans across all the servers would do? Yeah. Player's don't demand it, no biggie.
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