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10 Million WoW Clients Need Patching

A new patch is now available for World of Warcraft, coincidental with this Blizzard Press Release announcing that World of Warcraft now has 10 million active subscribers worldwide. As there are always quibbles about what that means, here's their definition: "World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet Game Room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards. Subscribers in licensees' territories are defined along the same rules." As for the patch, a new version 2.3.3 update is now available, though the Current Patch WoW Notes list the current version as 2.3.2 and the 2.3.3 patch notes are on the test realm page, so this new version may not actually be live yet. Downloads of the US/Aus manual version 2.3.3 client patch are available from ActionTrip, AtomicGamer, FanGaming, FileFront, Gamer's Hell, Games32, The Patches Scrolls, and Strategy Informer. Various other language editions of the patch are on ActionTrip, AtomicGamer, Gamer's Hell, Games32, and The Patches Scrolls. I hope it goes without saying that you should probably not patch your client until you are sure your server is running the new version.

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19. Re: 10 Million X $15 per month Jan 22, 2008, 17:23 NKD
 
Still I can't help wonder how much more they would be making if WoW used P2P tech to make each of those 10 million clients , share some of the server burden.
Why haven't any mmorpgs embraced P2P yet ? It seems like a perfect match.


Because from a technical standpoint it can't be done with current technology. For so many reasons.

P2P is for transferring files around, it isn't a magic bullet for distributed computing that lets you run a server farm across thousands of PCs on dubious internet connections.

 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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  2. Jan 22, 15:51  Re: 10 Million X $15 per month Ecthelion
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  13. Jan 22, 16:28     Re: 10 Million X $15 per month sponge
  18. Jan 22, 17:15      Re: 10 Million X $15 per month CeeJay
>> 19. Jan 22, 17:23       Re: 10 Million X $15 per month NKD
  41. Jan 23, 09:01        Re: 10 Million X $15 per month Zephalephelah
  43. Jan 23, 09:14         Re: 10 Million X $15 per month Mr. Tact
  44. Jan 23, 09:43          Re: 10 Million X $15 per month nin
  45. Jan 23, 12:35         Re: 10 Million X $15 per month Zephalephelah
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  32. Jan 22, 19:02 Patching your client Riker
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