So from Epic to Fail, part two.
As much enjoyment as I get out of the game, WoW can also cause some truly rage fueled swearing storms. Tuesday was a perfect example. Rolling restarts for most realms, save those that were being merged. After the restart, I logged in to Icecrown, and found that the game had been silently “updated” to World of Lagcraft. My home latency was no different, but server latency was ranging from 2000 to 3000 ms. I log onto the tech support forums, and it seems I am not the only one experiencing this phenomenon.I lost count of how many threads were started over this. And sadly, up until sometime Wednesday afternoon, I never saw a blue post on this. I also took to Twitter, and nothing was said about it there either. I know that the support folks have a lot on their plates, but when something happens that makes the game unplayable for more than a few people, it would be nice to know that our concerns were at least heard, and maybe that there was someone looking into the problem.
This brings me to my biggest gripe about Blizzard. In a lot of ways, they remind me of my time in the military. In the Navy, when something was wrong with you, the Doc would normally hand you a Ziploc bag full of Motrin and send you on your way. Didn’t matter what. Broken rib, shot yourself in the head, cancer, you name it, Motrin was the answer. The same thing with Blizzard. Horrible server lag? Can’t find your character? Your mailbox is filled with mail from a different game? Just delete your cache and WTF files and start all over and see if that fixes it. Because I am sure that my cache file is causing lag for hundreds of other people.
Well, that’s my rant for today. I promise that the next post will not be so filled with vitriol and angst. Or maybe not.
P.S. One last thing. Is it too much to ask that when you have your fishing skill at max that you at least be able to hit the damn pools like 85 or 90 percent of the time? I would like to think that were I to have 600 fishing in real life that I would be able to get my line in the water just where I wanted it a majority of the time. Just sayin’.