SOE wins a battle vs. Blizzard
Jan 03, 2006 23:39:00

Patch 1.9 for World of Warcraft came out today, but no one got to play it due to increasingly crappy download experiences via the bittorrent-like Blizzard Downloader. I like to tease Mr. Smedley (over at Sony) as much as the next blogger, but at least he springs for download bandwidth. That's one victory for EQ. Here is what Blizzard says on the official FAQ regarding patching.
Why isn't Blizzard supplying its own bandwidth to distribute patches and other content?
"As in the past, Blizzard provides a large amount of its own bandwidth for distributing content. Peer-to-peer bandwidth is added on top of that to make the download faster for everyone."

I respectfully beg to differ.

Submitted by Brent on Jan 03, 2006 23:39:00 CST (comments: 0)


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