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  Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 Report News | Archive | Top  
World of Warcraft woes
- Posted 9:21 PM By EvilTekno
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World of Warcraft has breathed new life into the MMORPG genre, few will doubt that. Sadly the game from the guys at Blizzard has been plagued with server issues since day one, with customers complaining of massive server down times and connection problems.

Blizzard’s way of dealing with this so far has been to offer free extensions of trial periods and crediting accounts. It’s seems the problem is worse then first thought though.

Fans have been very vocal as of late over server issues, a popular webcomic by the name of Penny Arcade even managed to stir up some dust recently as they called for World of Warcraft’s 2004 Game of the Year status to be revoked.

Things just aren’t looking good for the guys at Blizzard, and it seems they’re taking another drastic step. Seems Blizzard isn’t releasing any more copies of World of Warcraft to be placed on store shelves or for online order till the server problems can be fixed. A recent trip to the Blizzard online store listed the game as “out of stock”.

“We haven’t requested that any retailers pull the games they already have off their shelves,” Gil Shift, public relations representative, said. “We’re just being careful not to release additional copies to be sold until we feel the game servers can support additional players.”
 
1 Comment Posted

#1 by MeGaZiPP on Monday, Jan 24 at 12:47 AM 
I play this game and the most noticeable problem is lag in certain areas. Thier 
was a problem with boats transporting players between islands but that issue 
has been resolved. I have had a few problems connecting to the server, but this 
mainly happens when they are in the middle of fixing problems otherwise I log on 
fine. I think people are making it out as if their are real bad problems with the 
game and that just isnt true. I had alot worse problems playing Star Wars 
Galaxies than this game,

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