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World of Warcraft Server Problems 116

vjmurphy writes "Connectivity to the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft servers and web site appears to have had some difficulties over the past week. Their hosting is provided by AT&T." That includes my raid's dying twice in MC due to 4000 latency, and also a soft reset of MC. Good work, AT&T.
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World of Warcraft Server Problems

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  • by wbren ( 682133 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @10:28AM (#15002473) Homepage
    Well this, and the fact that it completely took over every aspect of my life.
  • by Azureflare ( 645778 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @10:43AM (#15002610)
    I have continuous 34ms latency to Blizzard's servers (I must live next door to them... sometimes it's as low as 14, lowest latency I've seen. That's lower than I get to google!)

    The problem is with Blizzard's servers. I play on Kargath, and we have experienced intermittent "character retrieving" issues for the past 3 months, ever since the 1.9x patch. There were times when the server would just crash, even a day after the "weekly scheduled maintenance" on Tuesdays. The problem does not lie with the ISP. Blizzard needs to fix their servers. They are taking a lot of people's money and they have taken forever to make the game experience enjoyable.

    The past week has actually not been that bad as it has been in a long time, but last night we had the "retrieving character" take about 23 minutes minumum to show up (no queue, just saying "retrieving character list" for 23 minutes), and due to that we couldn't finish Vael due to people getting dropped by Blizzard.

    It's been really irritating. Blizzard has promised to fix the issues for the past 2 months, and has done nothing. Hopefully with the new patch, their promised "new hardware" will arrive, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 27, 2006 @10:59AM (#15002732)
    when working at a small isp (few thousand customers), even we had two backbones from different providers. providers will have issues or worst, go down, and you need a back up provider. don't blame at&t, blame blizzard for not having a back up plan...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 27, 2006 @02:42PM (#15004536)
    The realm status page ALWAYS lists everything as a-OK. I dont think I've ever been able to get to it when the servers were not ok.

Vitamin C deficiency is apauling.