WOW 2004 Game of the Year status ** Revoked**

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WOW 2004 Game of the Year status ** Revoked**

Post by Fornic » Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:28 am

Guess they are having a few more server problems than EQ2, read on here:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/news.php3?date=2005-01-17
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Post by jookkor » Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:38 am

I'm sure the fanbois will dismiss any problems soon. Wheneevr WoW wont let them log in so they come here to read the board:p
I dunno if I am going to even try this game reguardless of pennyarcade trying to revoke their own whore status or not.
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Post by MaestroJaos » Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:58 am

The server i play on hasen't been down at all aside from regular maintenance. Some servers are having problems though, i see a list with a few brought down servers everytime i have logged in these past 3 or 4 days.
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Post by Grygonos Thunderwulf » Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:23 am

i'm in the same boat Jaos.... I really never have problems logging into Kel'Thuzad. I only had a queue my first couple days after launch... and KT is mostly solid. I'm still having fucktons of fun...sucks that lots of people are encountering queues...but I'm pretty sure it's do to population unbalance.

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Post by Ddrak » Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:40 am

I wouldn't be crowing about EQ2's server stability. They reboot them every morning at 7 PST and Thundering Steppes zones have this nasty habit of crashing every few hours.

WoW's real problem was simply that they didn't anticipate demand and in rolling out new servers they didn't necessarily do it in a way that would ensure a relatively even distribution of players. It's nothing that server merges and player moves can't remedy - hell, EQ2's been allowing certain free moves to address the same issues.

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Post by Grygonos Thunderwulf » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:20 am

I've heard WoW will be allowing one free move as well.

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Post by Relbeek Einre » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:21 am

My server's actually fairly stable (Cenarion Circle) except for all the fucking downtime.

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Post by ArchonMariella » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:58 am

According to them, their player base doubled after the holidays...guess they weren't expecting that one either :shock:

My server has been pretty stable besides the downtime, and for some reason the server gets really laggy after about 10 pm...not sure whats up with that :roll:


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Post by Riggen » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:28 am

If you ever wanted to know what "unholy lag" was like you should have been there at the end of WoW's open beta. Man that was crazy.

Getting in well and truly sucked for the first few days after the game went live, but I guess I've been lucky since then, as by my perception downtime hasn't been too big an issue. The worst I've had to deal with lately was an hour's wait on Tuesday for the scheduled maintenance to complete. That may be because I avoid "High" population servers.

Other than that, I think they could stand to beef up the login server a bit. I've noticed that occasionally the login process hangs up for a minute.
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Post by Ariannda Kusanagi » Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:18 pm

the worst i had was a queue of like 157 and we have some unholy lag but i was sitting outside IF listening to people say "i' my server is down so i thought i'd play here, is there ALWAYS this much lag ?" There wouldn't have been if you fucks will stay on your own damn servers or going to the LOW population ones instead of the high RP server !
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Post by -=Xilanthanax=- » Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:33 pm

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Post by Ariannda Kusanagi » Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:50 pm

Yeah the guild wanted us to post character histories and everything... oh Xil Darmaf /Jetxt and Krusham are trying to talk Rinat and i onto their server =p
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Post by Cryptix » Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:52 pm

I broke down and have created level 1-5 char's on about 4 different servers.... but playing EQ right now cause they are down.
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Post by -=Xilanthanax=- » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:32 pm

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Post by Kliban Nimbledigits » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:44 pm

The primary problem currently are the 20 servers they took down for a 16 hour overhaul. The overhaul didnt go well so those 20 servers are all screwed up. The 20 were brought down today for more fixes.

All the other servers are working fine. There are just a lot of people not playing because the servers they picked are among the 20.

All this and MMORPG.com has stated that Blizzard is not allowing anymore "new" accounts to be created until things become more stable.
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Post by Fallakin Kuvari » Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:32 am

Not to mention they aren't even supplying it to North America anymore.

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Post by Ddrak » Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:58 am

That's interesting. Why would they stop selling it when there's still clearly more than a few servers that are nowhere near capacity?

I didn't say before but Penny Arcade's "revokation" is just attention whoring. Nothing more. WoW's problems really don't seem that severe to me and I'm sure will be ironed out in pretty quick time.

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Post by Riggen » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:09 am

Given that they've sold 600,000 copies over the holidays, I can't say I'm totally surprised. In a way I'm appreciative, because it helps to preserve gameplay quality for those already playing. Once the server capacity is brought online for it, shipments will of course resume.
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Post by Riggen » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:11 am

Oh yeah, and that's definitely just Penny Arcade waving their arms yelling "Look at us! Look at us!"
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Post by xooey » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:59 pm

proudmores been down way too much, and its laggy as crap, still lovin the game though

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