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6-29-2010 @ 6:13PM
Appallingly bad by Blizzard - opening Ruby Sanctum when one battlegroup is on extended maintenance.
6-29-2010 @ 7:08PM
Wrong, they are hosted by AT&T and Mizma. They only occupy a part of a datacenter, they don't own it.
6-29-2010 @ 8:23PM
Down vote me all you like.http://www.wowwiki.com/US_realm_list_by_datacenterTowards the bottom:"Unlike the other servers hosted by AT&T, Seattle is hosted by Mzima. Blizzard block within Mzima allocation: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52"Also, they do this every xpac.if you ping the authentication server, it comes back with an address of 12.129.x.x, if you do a whois lookup of it, it comes back as AT&T.
6-29-2010 @ 10:53PM
Thanks for all the totally relevant info, nerf. You're like the guy that bullshits about politics at a keg party.
6-29-2010 @ 10:57PM
@nerfdukenNot sure why you were down marked either; you're absolutely correct. Performing an nslookup or whois on those ip addresses they do indeed show AT&T owns net blocks in the 12.12x.xxx.xxx range with the host machines all having att.net names. Network Solutions verifies this as well. The worldofwarcraft.com and Battle.net addresses are A(lias) records mapped to AT&T hosts. The realms that are on 24 downtime appear to be mostly hosts in the Dallas center.Blizzard isn't in the ISP business it would be impractical for them to host and provide their own access. Common business practice these days is to outsource your servers to a colocation vendor to handle the maintenance, security, etc. Even Microsoft does this in many cases such as their Boston (actually Cambridge) location.
6-30-2010 @ 2:38AM
I'm just trying to give the correct info out. down vote me all you want, doesn't stop what I'm saying from being true. FYI politics are for retards like you Jamir. You're probably one of those trolls that hangs out in capital cities spamming how 'heals can't crit'.
6-30-2010 @ 7:01AM
@nerfduken: What you say is correct. The way you say it is why you get downrated. And the person you were replying to didn't say the datacenters in question are owned by Blizzard and house nothing else. Replace "Wrong" with "It should be noted that" and your first reply would sound informative rather than undeservedly combative, and without making it sound like you read more into his statements than he actually said. Some people get a bit miffed you tell them they said something they didn't actually say, then say they're wrong for having said it when it's not actually what they said.
6-30-2010 @ 10:44AM
@bdaneilaI really dislike when comments like that are uprated when the reality of it all is that Blizzard has treated its clients with star service all this time. This is especially annoying when the comment is brougth about through sheer ignor...before I say it ill let you defend yourself. As Chris stated the server facility hosting the offline realms is undergoing maintenance. This maintenance which when complete will likely offer us improved service for no additional cost. To add to it, nerfduken has also informed us that the facility is not owned by Blizzard which means whatever issues are present were likely beyond Blizzards control. When three quarters of your servers are ready to go live and your handed a note saying the other the last quarter will need another 12 hours...well what do you do? Blizzard decided to let their people play.You are more than welcome to your opinions but please before you QQ/Flame please educate yourself and at the very least have a basis for comparison.
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