Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Fuzzy Avatars Solved! Please re-upload your avatar if it was fuzzy!

WoW Database deleted !

IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common

(Scenario of course)

So what will happen if say , tomorrow Blizzard announce that all their WoW databases was lost because of a system(systems) failure ? 

I think some will quit, most will stay and a lot will return ( new and old ) , to start fresh.

What do you think will happen in a scenario like this?

Reporter: What's behind Blizzard success, and how do you make your gamers happy?
Blizzard Boss: Making gamers happy is not my concern, making money.. yes!

Comments

  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,299Member Uncommon

    Not gonna happen...

    If their systems fail that all (active) databases would crash and be deleted, they most surely have tons of backups on tape/discs to restore. In the worse case you'd have a 1-week roll back, but I doubt that it'll be that bad. Instead the rollback might be only a couple of hours, 1 day tops.

    AsRock 990FX Extreme3
    AMD Phenom II 1090T ~3.2Ghz
    GEiL 16Gb DDR3 1600Mhz
    ASUS GTX970 3x HD monitor 1920x1080

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by Reizla

    Not gonna happen...

    If their systems fail that all (active) databases would crash and be deleted, they most surely have tons of backups on tape/discs to restore. In the worse case you'd have a 1-week roll back, but I doubt that it'll be that bad. Instead the rollback might be only a couple of hours, 1 day tops.

    Erm, I asked what do you think it will happen in a scenario , like this. Of course it can't be possible...

    Reporter: What's behind Blizzard success, and how do you make your gamers happy?
    Blizzard Boss: Making gamers happy is not my concern, making money.. yes!

  • SignexSignex BeertaPosts: 80Member

    I wouldn't mind that at all, i can finally level my characters again.

    Leveling is my favourit thing to do in WoW then doing end game sh*t.

    image

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon
    I think their database is backed up every 8 hours, so i wouldnt worry too much.image
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,766Member Uncommon

    if this ever happened in a scenario where backups were also lost then Blizz finally killed WoW. Period.

     

     

    image
  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by Phry
    I think their database is backed up every 8 hours, so i wouldnt worry too much.image

    Man...... it's a scenario! C'mon! Just say what you think it will happen, or what you will do :)

    Reporter: What's behind Blizzard success, and how do you make your gamers happy?
    Blizzard Boss: Making gamers happy is not my concern, making money.. yes!

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    if this ever happened in a scenario where backups were also lost then Blizz finally killed WoW. Period.

     

     

    Yea, it could also kill it , or it will be the perfect time to go F2P ... :)

    Reporter: What's behind Blizzard success, and how do you make your gamers happy?
    Blizzard Boss: Making gamers happy is not my concern, making money.. yes!

  • Kevyne-ShandrisKevyne-Shandris Hephzibah, GAPosts: 1,946Member

    I think at this stage it'll be easier to rob Fort Knox than to hack Blizzard's network.

     

    They made it a point long ago to be decentralized, so the problems seen in the DoS attack in EvE last June doesn't happen. The database isn't that centralized. The server merging coming up is virtual even.

     

    Only way to get all the pieces is probably raiding Blizzard HQ. Good luck, they're ready for that army of paladins to storm Ghostcrawler's Ivory tower as it is! lol

  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,628Member

    Uhm, I don't think anyone would care, since that probably means EMP of some kind has hit us and we have no power anyway, and we are probably in chaos and couldn't play anyway.

     

  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaPosts: 212Member
    Well, i may be upset for a couple hours, then realize it´s a videogame, shrug and go on with life xD

    image
  • RewhymoRewhymo otttawa, ONPosts: 53Member

    OP it seems at lot of people cant fucking read lol.

    I dont play wow any more as it feels like a sub par game for me. something i might play if it was free from level 1 to max and it would be very casual.

    If i had an account and suddenly everyone lost everything, id actually be happy. This would mean old and new players would all have to start from the very beginning. of course vet players would know the cheap ways to get to teh top but whatever. just means that in PvP everyone would be equal. for a while anyways.

     

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,206Member Uncommon
    I would go to the party at Mr. Aihoshi's house where he'd celebrate the downfall of the last stronghold of P2P.

    image
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common

    could work in wows favor

    ie  Blizzard is launching 50 new servers !   (may as well be w no existing characters)

     

    I can't speak for other gamers, but i love playing games on new servers

  • vmopedvmoped Athens, GAPosts: 1,708Member

    One thing I wish WoW would do, along these lines, is offer a progression server like EQ1 did/does (haven't played in a long while).  I liked the starting fresh and seeing how far your guild and/or you could get to in the game.

    Cheers!

    MMO Vet since AOL Neverwinter Nights circa 1992. My MMO beat up your MMO. =S

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,980Member Uncommon

    If they enjoyed the game, most would return (assuming Blizz offered them compensation in some form), heck when I returned for Cata I just started a brand new Warrior on a new server.  Within a month I was max level with 1000 gold in the bank, so not really a huge inconvenience.

     

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
    "I don't have one life, I have many lives" - Grunty
    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon

  • TalRashaTalRasha GroningenPosts: 827Member
    I would probably renew my sub for a while :p
Sign In or Register to comment.