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Mac users having login issues this afternoon [UPDATED] {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2009 5:36PM I don't know what is worse, the PC idiots that like to troll the Mac users or the Mac users that respond to the trolls.

Whether you use Vista, XP, UNIX, Linux or a Mac, who gives a crap. Welcome to 2009, where people use the computer of their choice.

Time is Money: Farming in Storm Peaks {WoW}

Mar 17th 2009 2:10AM Agreed. To think someone at WI was paid to post this.

Just delete the article and save WI a little dignity.

Officers' Quarters: Time for another rant {WoW}

Mar 16th 2009 4:13PM Does anyone know where the topic image came from?

Looks like it would make an awesome desktop picture.

Breakfast Topic: Performance anxiety {WoW}

Mar 16th 2009 4:07PM To be honest, the post by Zach is so sad in the grand scheme of things.

Eventually Ulduar will be just another raid like Naxx and this whole businnes of tryouts will be extremely silly in a few months. There is a chance that Ulduar will stay on the difficulty meter like BT or Sunwell but even so, guilds that pull together are the ones that have successful runs.

Also, it's a pitty that guilds that are selective about people are the ones that have difficulty scraping people together to do runs. That uber MT or Healer's work schedule changes and now you're short people. It happens every time.

Zach, since you're an officer, please take some advice. Screw the tryouts. Make sure all your guild mates are welcome to go. Include more people in your 25-man Naxx runs and start doing full clears in one night. Don't do elitist 10-man runs on off nights. Start putting together regular runs that include the entire guild.

The more qualified people you have in your arsenal the more successful the guild will be.

Scattered Shots: ViperNotify and aspect swapping {WoW}

Mar 12th 2009 8:32PM When and where was this posted? Recently?

AT&T will continue Blizzard hosting {WoW}

Mar 4th 2009 4:33PM Just to clarify, obviously internet evolved out of ARPANET. UUNET is responsible for helping build the various internet exchange points that evolved into the internet we use today.

AT&T will continue Blizzard hosting {WoW}

Mar 4th 2009 4:21PM AT&T is smart move for only one reason; they are a Tier 1 provider.

However, AT&T has the most antiquated infrastructure in their industry. It's simply due to them being such an old company. AT&T is one of the slowest to upgrade and improve their infrastructure. They are also famous for charging way above average for their services.

I think we would see a performance increase if Blizzard switched to Verizon for their backbone connections. Verizon's enterprise internet connections are basically UUNET. UUNET invented the internet. Verizon acquired this infrastructure from MCI when MCI folded.

You're connections are only as good as your peering relationships. Verizon/UUNET has some of best peering agreements in the industry. They also happen to own more fibre than anyone else which means they don't have to hand off the data to other networks as often.

AT&T will continue Blizzard hosting {WoW}

Mar 4th 2009 4:05PM I wouldn't go that far.

Blizzard uses Oracle for the database backend. There is no doubt that they have database and Oracle geniuses working at Blizzard.

However, Blizzard has simply evolved and matured over the years as far as their infrastructure is concerned.

If you follow Blizzard news closely and read between the lines you'll find that Blizzard often throws more hardware at the issue to overcome performance issues.

The ones that revolutionize the internet are the ones that do more with less. The ones that optimize their infrastructure backed to use less CPU cycles and less hardware. I don't think Blizzard falls into this category.

Phat Loot Phriday: Staff of Trickery {WoW}

Feb 20th 2009 10:56PM I'm glad there are a few people with a brain. The person that wrote the article obviously didn't have one.

As someone has pointed out, only the Druids see the Feral Attack power in the stats. No one else does.

Blizzard has done this on purpose because Druids and Hunters now share loot. They don't want Hunters looking at certain gear and passing on it when they see FAP.

Just to make my point clear, when a Hunter sees this drop they will naturally be interested. They can't see it has feral attack power on it!

I feel so bad for the Hunter and Druids and raid groups that will get thrown into this mess.

This staff and others are now equally useable by multiple classes. You also can't expect Hunters and other classes to know every piece of gear and know that druids are drooling over a drop when everyone can't even see what the Druid is seeing.

If WoW Insider has any self respect they will update the article to point this out.

Phat Loot Phriday: Staff of Trickery {WoW}

Feb 20th 2009 10:44PM @celyia

Wow, d-bag much?

Yes, tanks are in demand but you're also replaceable too.