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6-02-2009 @ 6:19PM
Color me surprised. A multi-billion dollar company and they seem to have blind retarded one armed chimps upgrading their hardware. I mean honestly... 15 hours to apply a 7mb patch and upgrade some hardware? That's a complete joke. And this is the second week in a row for my server to endure this.In regards to the patch issue... WHY exactly do they have a PTR? Oh I forgot.. its not for actually TESTING to make sure things work code wise.. its to let the no life having uber guilds be able to finish content first. How bout you actually TEST stuff Bliz.
6-02-2009 @ 6:37PM
When it comes to computers, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Learned this the hard way over the past year as I take computer science classes.
6-02-2009 @ 7:42PM
I have to agree with Derek on this. While WoW may not be a mission critical application, it's reasonable to expect Blizzard to apply industry best-practices when it comes to planning and deploying changes to their platform. These practices would include review and approval of all planned changes, comprehensive internal testing, deployment and testing on test environments, and much more.Based on Blizzard's dismal track record when it comes to rolling out changes, it's difficult to defend whatever strategy they use to deploy their changes. Certainly, things can go wrong, and they will. However, any business who follows even the most basic operational practices can go a long way towards minimizing these problems.
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