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1-22-2009 @ 12:59AM
The problem most likely is related to the new way the Essence of Wintergrasp works. It now propogates to everyone on the continent immediately even if you are in an instance. However, considering that instances are handled by multiple different physical servers that are separate from the Northrend servers, any problems in the code that is intended to communicate with those instance servers could very well be the cause of the problem. It could very well be a scale problem, which is very hard to catch in testing.I suspect that at the moment of victory the Northrend server locks up while trying to send hundreds of thousands of messages to tens of other servers. By the time it has finished doing that, a bunch of automatic anti-lock-up time outs would activate kicking everyone out. I would imagine that some of those deliveries also failed and the error propogated back resetting Wintersgrasp to an in-combat state.IANABE (I am not a Blizzard Engineer)
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