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Home vs World Latency

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Home vs World Latency

We don’t care about tech stuff when we are playing our Blizzard games; until something starts to not work as intended. Then we are either mystified or angry or we go make pancakes and read a good book; paperback.

Home is described as your interactions; perhaps with the Auction House or your bank.

World is described as your interactions; perhaps in a raid or dungeon or questing.

This is why you can keep typing in chat even though your raid experience has turned into a crawl. Chat is Home, Raid is World. Two different things.

Latency under 200 is a-okay, under 100 is fabulous. This is based on the speed of light! How cool is that? How fast can those electrons bounce through hundreds of routers to Blizzard and back to your comfy play area is what Latency is all about.

How do I know this? I listened to The Training Dummies podcast while fishing for Darkmoon Daggermaw and earning the new 7.1 mount from the Darkmoon Faire. The episode is called Episode 139 Like Kittens on the Highway.

This podcast episode is almost 90 minutes. It features a question and answer session with a Tech guy who plays WoW; so, he is using the gaming language we know and explaining it in terms that we can understand (Auction House vs Raid).

The tech guy guest was Krhainos (Shammy Tauren) and you can see his Twitter here.

Tell us more about DDOS. Help me understand Solid State Hyper Drives. As a good tech guy should, he was thorough enough to provide links to even more information on the page featuring this podcast.

It was a good listen. We know the Training Dummies guys always put out a fun and informative podcast, so; if you are interested, give this one a go while fishing and fishing some more.




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