Nov 26th 2010 6:42PM This program is garbage right now, I hate to say it. In fact, I think Wow Insider should have done a little more research before pushing this, because it is a little bit of a blemish on them as well. It doesn't seem to work well at all for most people, it's barely ready for primetime, and I am angry at myself for buying in as much as WoW Insider for pushing this. Guess in the future I'll know better and when WoW Insider pushes something, it may be for money as much as for legit tips for players. You guys really dropped the ball on this one.
Apr 21st 2009 2:59PM @smiley
I don't have to work on a supercomputer to know that this NEVER used to happen and now it happens with every patch. I know for a FACT that there are ways to mirror servers and test everything including load simulations to minimize these problems. People do it all the time, except it costs money.
You've never been a plumber before I bet, but I can guess you whine whenever your plumber doesn't maintain something up to acceptable standards just like I am whining now because I have a day off for once and want to play and am instead playing with something else. I don't have to know a job to know excellence and not-so-excellent. I don't know how they make a Big Mac, but when it sucks I will complain, and so will you.
The fact is, there are great IT people out there, and there are some that just don't get it. There are some that take alot of pride in their work and fight hard for improvements and excellence. Then there are people that rushed into the field and don't know what the *&%$ is going on. Before 3.0, they had the latter type. Now its months and months before things work right instead of releasing things that work one at a time.
Apr 21st 2009 2:41PM I know these things come up, but let's stop making excuses for it.
If Amazon had this much downtime, how much money would they lose? They talk millions per hour.
When WoW goes down, how much do they lose? Oh wait, nothing. We just lose patience and play time and they still get the same amount.
For 10+ mil player at 10+/month, I think they could design a better system. We all know there are systems out there that could minimize this. Being that this is the second time things got screwed up, I think its time for some investments on Blizz's part. In fact, screw the 8 hours down on Tuesdays as well, that is unacceptable...should be rolling restarts AT WORST.