Video Games

Room for one more straw

I’ve attempted to play WoW 5 of the 6 days of my trial and on 4 of those days I’ve experienced errors that have stopped me cold.

Yet another patch has been released and I’m having great trouble logging in. The times I can log in after trying repeatedly in succession (accepting 2 EULAs every time) it brings up the in-engine updater which took only seconds previously, but today it’s sporadically downloading 1KB every 2 minutes or so.

I’m giving the game one last chance. If it screws up once more during the trial I’m revoking my exceedingly generous second chance to review the game “properly” for a month. 50% downtime is not acceptable for any piece of software, never mind subscription-based scamware like this train wreck.

Full list of articles in my WoW saga:
World of Morepatch
Suffering for my art
Room for one more straw
Premature ejection
My WoW trial was indeed 10 days

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About Brian Damage:

Who is Brian really?
I live in Toronto, Canada, and work for an IT firm. That's about as much real-world info I'm comfortable divulging here. What you read on my blog is the real Brian, but, for the sake of freedom of speech, I feel most comfortable leaving a gulf between my cyberspace and meatspace personae.

Who is Brian at work?
My ridiculous job title is "Marketing Specialist" since I wear so many hats at work. I'm a technical writer, a specialist in enterprise search technologies, an electronic forms designer, a newsletter author, system administrator... but I'm in the Marketing department so for the time being I'm stuck with this inauspicious title.

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