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Well now I understand more completely why those of you who know better were so taken aback by my stupidity when I recently confessed to having caused a bathroom flood by absent-mindedly flushing a pair of chicken wings. After I cleared the clogged toilet, the other shoe dropped, so to speak, when the basement started flooding with, yes, sewage, as I managed to clog the sewer trap. And while this wasn't actually as horrible as it sounds, it was pretty damned awful. We got someone in to clear the clog, and I got to spend hours dealing with cleaning it up, which, again wasn't as horrible as it sounds, but still pretty damned awful. Needless to say, this serves as a lesson learned... to the extent that when the plumber warned against repeating my mistake I admitted at this point I was going to be wary of flushing toilet tissue.

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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2013, 13:37 PropheT
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 13:14:
Meh. WoW really shouldn't of been on there. Personally, it was one of the smoother launches that I ever participated in. Wait Queues were the only thing annoying that came to mind.

Loot lag, Captain Placeholder, server queues, server outages. You don't remember bending down to loot a corpse of something you killed and being stuck there for a couple of minutes because the database servers had to catch up? That didn't get fixed until well into spring of the year after WoW launched. The boats broke, and were eventually replaced with Captain Placeholder so that people could get across the sea. Queues were huge, and annoying isn't what I'd call them; they were 2-3 hours in length most days for months, making the game completely unplayable if you were a day-shift person who could only play at night. People were also finding ways to crash zones on a regular basis, causing "world server unavailable" problems if you were frequenting populated areas like Ironforge.

The number of MMO's with a good and clean launch can probably be counted on one hand, but WoW's problems extended for much of its first six months in existence.
 
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