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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#161  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Nov 14, 2014 12:17 pm

The lag seems much better today, Blizz seems to have lowered the server caps so less players are one at one time. I spent 30 minutes in the queue to get in. Just like back in the old days, sweet memories. After a couple hours of play my game crashed out and I was disconnected from server. I didn't want to try the wait again so I stopped for the day. There is a four hour downtime starting really soon or now that I might try playing again after. I did try and join a random dungeon group for the first dungeon but the wait time for DPS was about an hour, tanks and healers were getting in fast I heard. I guess I will be watching the runs on youtube and learning the instances that way for now.

I am really loving the Garrison thing, like a lot. Getting followers and sending them on missions yeah that shit is fun. Makes me feel like I am a hero of the realm, a person trusted to be all cool and hardcore. Building a base and the like, this is good stuff that WoW needs more of. I would like to see it expanded to having a Guild Hall or a personal house that you can decorate in some way.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#162  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 14, 2014 12:46 pm

Yea garrison's been great so far.
Ran into another bug though.
Was DC-ed with my warlock and when I logged back in, my dreadstead was suddenly unavailable, giving the message: "You have not collected this mount."
Wtf?

*Edit, restarting the game seems to have fixed it. Still gives a pretty unstable impression.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#163  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Nov 14, 2014 12:52 pm

When I was directed to the hub city for the Horde on the Asharn Island I ran into a bug of some sort. I had to talk to a certain NPC and in doing so was told over and over when clicking on icons in the chat or continue or complete quest that I could not use that item because it was busy. At no point was it impossible to press a button, it all worked fine but I could not use that item over and over popped up. Made me laugh a bit.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#164  Postby Fallible » Nov 14, 2014 1:12 pm

I haven't even managed to get on yet. *sad face*
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#165  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Nov 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Why not? Queues or DC issues?

I have heard that Blizz got DDOSed...again...during launch. Perhaps the EU servers got hit harder than the Aus ones.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#166  Postby Fallible » Nov 14, 2014 1:35 pm

It takes an age to download on my computer, but there's also some problem with the client, don't ask me what.
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#167  Postby willhud9 » Nov 14, 2014 3:51 pm

Literally was getting mad at people on the forums yesterday ranting about the Launch.

One of the biggest reasons the servers experienced major issues is because they hit population spikes that were not exactly expected. A lot of the people who bitched and moaned about how awful Mists of Pandaria was and how they would never play WoW again all of a sudden logged on to play Draenor. Not only that but WoW experienced a ton of DDoS attacks last night from players.

I honestly was expecting them to take down the servers but the fact is they just capped the servers which is a mild issue since servers can still hold thousands regardless of the cap. At least you were able to play to a degree (unless you are on one of the more popular servers like Darkspear and Proudmoore than sucks for you).
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#168  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 14, 2014 5:30 pm

willhud9 wrote:Literally was getting mad at people on the forums yesterday ranting about the Launch.
One of the biggest reasons the servers experienced major issues is because they hit population spikes that were not exactly expected.

After 4 expansions?
Really?

willhud9 wrote: A lot of the people who bitched and moaned about how awful Mists of Pandaria was and how they would never play WoW again all of a sudden logged on to play Draenor. Not only that but WoW experienced a ton of DDoS attacks last night from players.

So Blizzard asserts.
And they haven't specified where these supposed DDoS attacks came from.

willhud9 wrote:I honestly was expecting them to take down the servers but the fact is they just capped the servers which is a mild issue since servers can still hold thousands regardless of the cap. At least you were able to play to a degree (unless you are on one of the more popular servers like Darkspear and Proudmoore than sucks for you).

So you admit that many people were not able to play the game?
At the very least Blizzard should exclude yesterday from the subscription time count.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#169  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 14, 2014 5:39 pm

Also this DDoS buisness was apparently aimed at the US, so it doesn't explain the multitude of problems we had in the EU.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#170  Postby willhud9 » Nov 14, 2014 5:46 pm

Thomas Eshuis wrote:
willhud9 wrote:Literally was getting mad at people on the forums yesterday ranting about the Launch.
One of the biggest reasons the servers experienced major issues is because they hit population spikes that were not exactly expected.

After 4 expansions?
Really?


Yes really. I don't know how long you have been playing but BC, Wrath, Cata, and Pandaria were all relatively smooth with bugs on occaison. Considering Cata had the most people online at a given time in Wow's history and had an incredibly successful launch day the fact that Draenor is a bit different (namely all players are being focused at garrisons either in Shadowmoon Valley or Frostridge Fall in individually instanced zones) is something the delvs and team thought they had fixed. Obviously the PTR realms can only gauge so much.

willhud9 wrote: A lot of the people who bitched and moaned about how awful Mists of Pandaria was and how they would never play WoW again all of a sudden logged on to play Draenor. Not only that but WoW experienced a ton of DDoS attacks last night from players.

So Blizzard asserts.
And they haven't specified where these supposed DDoS attacks came from.


And why should they? That is business classified. What reasons does Blizzard have for lying about DDoS attacks? They are very common in online software whether intentional or accidental. So go on and be skeptical of DDoS attacks if it helps you sleep at night. :dunno:

willhud9 wrote:I honestly was expecting them to take down the servers but the fact is they just capped the servers which is a mild issue since servers can still hold thousands regardless of the cap. At least you were able to play to a degree (unless you are on one of the more popular servers like Darkspear and Proudmoore than sucks for you).

So you admit that many people were not able to play the game?
At the very least Blizzard should exclude yesterday from the subscription time count.


:roll: No they should not. Read your ToS (you know the thing everyone just scrolls down and hits accept so they can play.)

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If you disagree with those terms you unsubscribe and cease playing. That is what you esigned by saying you accept.

This is why Blizz can shut down the servers every Tuesday to do maintenance. They can technically shut the servers off indefinitely, but they wouldn't do that without prior notice. So no they shouldn't refund what? $2.00 for a day of buggy or no gameplay? :nono:
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#171  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 14, 2014 7:36 pm

Everything's locked and lagged. Again.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#172  Postby Fallible » Nov 14, 2014 8:24 pm

I've given up for this evening. 2 seconds between each footstep gets a bit wearing after a while.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#173  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Nov 14, 2014 9:21 pm

The Aus server I am on is working fine. Though we did just come out of an extended maintenance so perhaps whatever they did there will be done to the EU servers soon.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#174  Postby Fallible » Nov 14, 2014 9:24 pm

Hope so. I mean it's bound to get smoother as time goes on anyway, and I'm used to this with each launch, but there's nothing quite so infuriating as being surrounded by all that new content to explore and only being able to inch towards it. It must have taken me about 10 seconds just to turn my char 180 degrees.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#175  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Nov 14, 2014 10:03 pm

I fed Ogres to a giant fiery worm until it was fat and full...it then spat out a huge rock. That broke down into a bunch of vendor crap and a nice new shield for me. I think me and the giant worm can be friends.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#176  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 14, 2014 11:34 pm

Going to do additional maintenance from 5:00 till 11:00.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#177  Postby willhud9 » Nov 15, 2014 5:43 am

To those who have gotten that far the cinematic after the Battle for Shattrath is just fucking awesome. My jaw was hanging open the entire time.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#178  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 15, 2014 10:22 pm

3 days later and the garrison is still unaccesibly 99% of the time. FFS.
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#179  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 19, 2014 5:03 pm

Finally!
After killing 30+ rares, the Tome of the Lost Legion finally dropped for my warlock!
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Re: Back WOW after 7 years

#180  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 19, 2014 9:50 pm

Funny Doctor Who/WoD mash up.
Ignore title, it's not the real ending.
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