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Topic # 154319 24-Oct-2014 09:46
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We are pleased to announce that the upcoming deployment of Australian World of Warcraft game servers ahead of the games next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. This new infrastructure will support Australia and New Zealand and should provide a significant smoother gameplay experience for player in the region.







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  Reply # 1161200 24-Oct-2014 10:21
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and the arena junkies rejoice,   as a PVE player, never really had an issue with latency while raiding

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  Reply # 1161209 24-Oct-2014 10:27
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Great news.  I guess we can shelve that 'custom routing' project for WoW now then  :P




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  Reply # 1161240 24-Oct-2014 10:58
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BigPipeNZ: Great news.  I guess we can shelve that 'custom routing' project for WoW now then  :P


I am guessing that there will still be a lot of players with characters on US realms, especially if they are in one of the Uber guilds like CTR.

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  Reply # 1161254 24-Oct-2014 11:14
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Yea, i'll most likely be sticking with my US realm, but I still have alts on Oceanic, so customer routing for any ISP to US WoW servers would be a selling point.

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  Reply # 1161302 24-Oct-2014 12:00
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I'll be sticking with my US realm because my guild is there - the blue post specifically says that mythic raids won't work across realms :(

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  Reply # 1163713 28-Oct-2014 16:37
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So looks like the wow servers will be hosted in the Equinix DC (like D3 and Hearthstone), so tracert 103.4.115.248 (current AU D3 and Hearthstone ip address) to get an idea.

Most ISP's peering to APE (Auckland Peering Exchange) will go: APE > Vocus > Equinix

Spark will of course go via Global Gateway, presume Bigpipe will be the same.

Here's what it looks like on my work fibre connection with Voyager

 

Tracing route to 103.4.115.248 over a maximum of 30 hops

 

 

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms router [192.168.1.1]

 

2 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 114.23.3.254

 

3 3 ms 2 ms 2 ms ae-0-942.cr1.mdr.vygr.net [114.23.3.248]

 

4 1 ms 2 ms 2 ms xe-0-0-3-0.cr1.sky.vygr.net [114.23.3.253]

 

5 26 ms 26 ms 26 ms vocus1.ape.nzix.net [192.203.154.123]

 

6 25 ms 26 ms 26 ms ten-0-7-0-2.cor01.alb01.akl.vocus.net.nz [114.31.202.68]

 

7 36 ms 51 ms 43 ms ten-0-0-0-2.cor03.syd03.nsw.vocus.net.au [114.31.199.116]

 

8 25 ms 25 ms 26 ms ten-1-0-0.bdr03.syd04.nsw.vocus.net.au [175.45.72.73]

 

9 28 ms 24 ms 26 ms as17819.cust.bdr03.syd04.nsw.vocus.net.au [175.45.73.194]

 

10 25 ms 26 ms 26 ms 27.111.251.106

 

11 25 ms 26 ms 26 ms 103.4.115.248

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  Reply # 1163721 28-Oct-2014 16:41
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I am getting about 38ms on Slingshot UFB and 42ms on Vodafone cable (glad I play on the UFB). Both have a lot more steps than you do :(

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  Reply # 1163743 28-Oct-2014 16:55
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Is this WoW only, or all Blizzard games?

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  Reply # 1163745 28-Oct-2014 16:55
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Only WoW at this stage.

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  Reply # 1163778 28-Oct-2014 17:07
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Brumfondl: I am getting about 38ms on Slingshot UFB and 42ms on Vodafone cable (glad I play on the UFB). Both have a lot more steps than you do :(

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remember ragnor is testing from auckland.. account for that in your latency and it doesnt sound too far off equal. 




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  Reply # 1163781 28-Oct-2014 17:10
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sidefx: Is this WoW only, or all Blizzard games?


Diablo 3 and Hearthstone already use Australian servers when all the players involved are AU/NZ, if you get matched with a US player the game is hosted on US servers though I think. 

No word yet on whether they will add AU servers for Starcraft II.

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  Reply # 1163783 28-Oct-2014 17:11
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Looking pretty close on Vibe

Tracing route to 103.4.115.248 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.xxx.xxx
2 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 14.1.43.xxx.host.layer2.co.nz [14.1.43.xxx]
3 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms ae0-4092-QHLNS01-inet-common.as45177.net [120.136.0.156]
4 24 ms 68 ms 24 ms as45177.nsw.ix.asn.au [218.100.52.76]
5 24 ms 24 ms 24 ms as55497.nsw.ix.asn.au [218.100.52.65]
6 24 ms 24 ms 24 ms 103.4.115.248

Trace complete.

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  Reply # 1163788 28-Oct-2014 17:14
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hio77:
Brumfondl: I am getting about 38ms on Slingshot UFB and 42ms on Vodafone cable (glad I play on the UFB). Both have a lot more steps than you do :(

Brumfondl


remember ragnor is testing from auckland.. account for that in your latency and it doesnt sound too far off equal. 


Yeah, I double checked the route on Slingshot and came to the same conclusion :)

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  Reply # 1163811 28-Oct-2014 17:32
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Ragnor:
sidefx: Is this WoW only, or all Blizzard games?


Diablo 3 and Hearthstone already use Australian servers when all the players involved are AU/NZ, if you get matched with a US player the game is hosted on US servers though I think. 

No word yet on whether they will add AU servers for Starcraft II.

 

Good to know :) Yeah I was mainly thinking of Starcraft 2 and the shambles at launch when I asked.

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  Reply # 1164620 29-Oct-2014 20:45
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So the servers are live (about 4 hours earlier than expected) and I am indeed getting a ping of about 36-37ms.

The game feels WAY more responsive. The change is actually quite amazing. I hope the rest of you enjoy it as much as I am :)

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