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11-24-2009 @ 4:03PM
Bad news, I hope they get it sorted out, and quickly.Does anyone know which battlegroups belong to which datacenters?
11-24-2009 @ 4:12PM
Official Service Status thread:http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=21333625232&sid=1
11-25-2009 @ 12:38AM
I wish this was a topic about a killer upcoming WoW Video Link but it's not,more of a serious topic for the Battle Groups Emberstorm & Whirlwind...For those that care bout our Realm Downtime please read up,there may be a simple solution Blizzard can imply to resolve our issues...Blizzard should seriously consider dropping Mzima @ the Seattle Data Center from Hosting Realms...It is located in the Fisher Plaza (http://www.fisherplaza.com/)which is responsible for the Emberstorm & Whirlwind Realms having downtime...A recent fire, power outages & news that the building is for sale by Fisher Communications (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_Communications) doesn't settle well with my Faith that my Realm of over 3 years will remain online consistently...10 Characters & Long Term Friendships = I don't want to pay for any kind of Realm Transfers.I would like to see Blizzard hold the Host of these two Battlegroup Realms responsible or find a New Host for them...!38 Realms = How many paying customers...?
11-25-2009 @ 4:05AM
As to the post about Mzima and Fisher Plaza. Mzima is just a bandwidth provider. Most likely their power is supplied by the data center services from Fisher Plaza.
11-25-2009 @ 4:44AM
Blue-tongue, to you it may be "just" a few days downtime. To me it's a waste of my goddamn money, money which should be used to STOP this from happening TWICE in less than 24 hours.
11-25-2009 @ 6:58AM
I do not believe that Mzima uses Fisher Plaza. That said, Mzima clearly sucks, and I hope this leads to Blizzard severing their relationship with Mzima.
11-25-2009 @ 10:02AM
Oh yes. Because there's 8 different power lines outside my house connected to 8 different power companies all vying for my business. Yeah, power outtage? No problem! I'll just switch to a more reliable power company!I'm guessing you've never worked in a data center environment. "Reliable power" is one of the key factors in picking a place to set up your server farm. If that means the hosting company needs to have its own generator so your servers keep going if PG&E screws up, then they'd better have that generator, and a big fuel tank, and arrangements to keep more fuel coming in if the outage goes on for longer than their tank size.That's why it's hard for me to believe this is strictly a power issue. Reliable power is such a basic requirement for a large scale deployment that I have trouble believing Blizzard would neglect it; there's something else going on besides a simple power failure. I don't know (and we probably will never know) whether it's the data center administrators' fault, the system administrators' fault, the software engineers' fault, or an act of God, but I'd be very surprised if it's just that "the power company" stopped sending them electricity.
11-25-2009 @ 3:16PM
Well, there went that achievement, who else is leaving town for thanksgiving? 2 nights of play with the person I just convinced to sign up gone too.
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