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Postby Pwnage » Tue May 14, 2013 1:40 pm

I was fucking around with my bots and made a typo on my keys. Apparently, StealthBot doesn't check this for you before connecting and since it loves to retry connections so many times, I became IP banned. This will last for 2 weeks. Don't worry, I'll log on still using a masked IP but with Steaks' bots being down, I wouldn't expect to see me around much. Anybody who needs to get a hold of me (Jesse & Tone), feel free to spam the chatbox or PM me.
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Postby Jesse James » Tue May 14, 2013 1:45 pm

I got myself banned the same way when I first started using GHost bots.
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Postby Pwnage » Tue May 14, 2013 1:59 pm

I used GHost/Mirage for years. The first time I try stealth, however, I get myself banned. It's not the end of the world since I can still log in whenever I really want to by changing my IP.
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Postby Tonex » Tue May 14, 2013 2:44 pm

The moral of this story is to always check for typos.
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Postby B2zeldafreak » Tue May 14, 2013 6:25 pm

the moral of the story is Warcraft 3 is dead
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Postby Jesse James » Tue May 14, 2013 6:41 pm

How dead is it?
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Postby Pwnage » Tue May 14, 2013 9:39 pm

Clearly it can't be that dead if one of the three people that still logs on gets IP banned x)
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Postby Tonex » Tue May 14, 2013 10:17 pm

We should place bets on what year the SC/D3/W2/W3 Battle.net servers go down
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Postby Pwnage » Wed May 15, 2013 12:34 am

Well, I'm pretty sure all of the BNet servers on Warcraft 3 are sponsored by AT&T. Whenever they realize it's not a stable investment (give it another year or two), Blizzard will be forced to find another sponsor or drop it completely.
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Postby Tonex » Wed May 15, 2013 3:41 am

I think that's only the US servers, but I'm not sure.
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Postby Pwnage » Wed May 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Regardless, AT&T will give up soon. They come off as a pretty ignorant company, but they're actually very wise about their investments.
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Postby B2zeldafreak » Wed May 15, 2013 11:08 pm

Pwnage wrote:Well, I'm pretty sure all of the BNet servers on Warcraft 3 are sponsored by AT&T. Whenever they realize it's not a stable investment (give it another year or two), Blizzard will be forced to find another sponsor or drop it completely.
Well the Warcraft 3 servers are basically only running a chat and matchmaking service, so they don't require that much power. Blizzard (assuming they don't do this already) would probably just move the server into their data center. They could give it a dedicated machine, or if they want, they could easily set it up to run virtualized and scale based on the resources it needs.


Also, @Jesse, All I ever see on it are bots
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Postby Jesse James » Thu May 16, 2013 12:37 am

That is the evolution of the way we do games on battle.net. Blizzard didn't give us the options we wanted, bots gave us those options. Bots are better than people hosts. It's not an indicator of life or death of wc3, it's just an indicator of change.

I agree that wc3 is on decline and has been for some time, I just thought that was insufficient evidence to come to that conclusion. ;)
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Postby B2zeldafreak » Thu May 16, 2013 12:59 pm

Jesse James wrote:That is the evolution of the way we do games on battle.net. Blizzard didn't give us the options we wanted, bots gave us those options. Bots are better than people hosts. It's not an indicator of life or death of wc3, it's just an indicator of change.

I agree that wc3 is on decline and has been for some time, I just thought that was insufficient evidence to come to that conclusion. ;)
I meant literally all I see are bots :P

I remember a few years ago when bots were getting big, but you would still see people in the chat rooms and the games. Now all I see are empty rooms and empty lobbies.
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Postby Pwnage » Thu May 16, 2013 2:35 pm

That is unfortunately what the game has become. Empty rooms and games that take 40 minutes to start on a good day. It really is a shame that the custom game/modding community on SC2 sucks.
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