Don’t agro a blogger

I admit I’m mostly satisfied with the quality of service and uptime Blizzard is serving me with my paid World of Warcraft subscription. I don’t think I’ve been refused a connection once, and the worst connectivity issue I’ve come across is a fairly annoying lag (60 seconds) while waiting for a dead creature’s loot screen to appear after clicking. Too bad I hardly play the game. It’s pretty boring.

But that’s not why I’m writing today. I thought I’d share a screenshot from my logs with my readers, and hopefully with Blizzard as well:


As you can see, this screenshot illustrates the top 10 search queries that brought people to my blog this week. The number one query is “wow trial”, and those people are sent directly to one of my several complaints about the horrendous service and awful patching ordeal I was subjected to during my own trial period. As a result, 41 people may have been deterred from purchasing the game this week.

Serves you right, Blizzard. Now that I’m a paying customer I hope you’ll coerce me to write something positive about my experience.

And now to cater to that rather quizzical Google query, just so that poor chappy doesn’t have to go home empty handed:


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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.

Who is Brian at play?

Who is Brian