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What does THIS mean?!

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:10, archived)
WoW is housed on a number of servers,
as it would be unfeasible to have all players on one server. (Each server contains an identical copy of the game; only the population of players differs.) Moonglade is the name of one of these servers, and is the one Spangy plays on. Sometimes the servers go offline for maintenance. During this downtime, play is not possible.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:13, archived)
I'll get out the flash cards if we need them

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:14, archived)
*holds up red card*
Red = Dead. You are on a PVP server.

*holds up card with a rainbow on it*
Carebear. You are on an RP server.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:18, archived)
Pfft

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:19, archived)
Those aren't flashcards >:(

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:18, archived)
You'd think with 10 million subscribers at £9 a month
Yeah, 90 million a month, they'd not have downtime
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:19, archived)
Hey, shit happens.
Machines don't magically never need maintenance just because you have lots of money.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:20, archived)
Yes they do.
They have clustered servers, right?

All it takes is one fiber link to duplicate that cluster.

And another to duplicate again.

3 parallel clusters already. One needs maintenence? Move the internet traffic to one of the others which is in perfect sync. You then still have an n+1 hot-swap solution.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:22, archived)
I think they turn them off and back on again
for some reason. Perhaps to give hamsters a rest.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:24, archived)
You make alarmingly high amounts of sense

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:24, archived)
:3

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:25, archived)
:>

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:27, archived)
I have no idea what any of this means
but I LIKE IT.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:24, archived)
There must be some stupid reason why they can't do that, though,
otherwise they would.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:25, archived)
Whenever I publically hear about WoW, it's always complaints about downtime or server glitches.
They are clearly in need of a infrastructure overhaul; no matter how you look at it, they clearly don't have live redundancy that works.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:26, archived)
It's in France.
maybe the servers go on strike.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:29, archived)
Need to apply patches at some point i think

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:22, archived)
See above, you could roll out to a redundant cluster then switch traffic over in seconds.

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:23, archived)
nicotine?

(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 23:24, archived)