I picked up a copy of that Diablo II and spent some time battling the USEast
server on Battle.Net yesterday. Clearly there are ways to stress a system that
even a stress test won't uncover, because I had a lot of trouble with lost
connections, and from other player's comments, clearly I was not the only one, hopefully these server issues will be resolved quickly.
OTOH, these are obviously not impacting everyone that badly, I see players on
the ladder already up to level 25 (huh?), so some folks are working around this
okay, and as my game machine sat in Battle.Net this morning, I saw this quote
from someone that qualifies as an all-time classic: "<Hassena> good
night you all. I'm so screwed. This is only the first day the game has been out
and I'm up all night." Hey, sounds like a box quote to me. BTW, in a case
of perfect timing, looks like we helped push old Walter
over the edge here (there's one guy we won't see on Battle.Net tonight).
Link of the Day: Black Mesa
Disco Inferno. Disco Stu would be in heaven. Thanks Christopher J. Wood.
Story of the Day: Tiny robots flex their plastic muscles
(BBC). Thanks Matt D.
Bonus Story: Naked Cricketers Caught Out by Police
(Fox). Thanks TheAntiELVIS.