11/01/2013 05:21 AMI highly disagree with this. Belkin routers are not near as "broken/defective/faulty" as you may think they are.
Posted by OiramX
I have nothing against Belkin and their products. Nothing negative to say. I was not attempting to infer that their products are inferior. All I was saying is that in this case the problem is only on Belkin routers. That coupled with the versions of the Belkin routers people are experiencing problems with have had a few updates specific to UPnP being broke which is where I think the problem lies.
Could Blizzard code around it? Possible, my company does frequently. But to blame Blizzard for this seems a little ridiculous, at least not until someone can definitively say that the code for Blizzard is what is causing this. If it were their code I would suspect the problem would happen on more than just Belkin routers. It is possible it is Blizzard though it is entirely more likely that this is Belkin simply because the models of routers have had a number of updates to fix issues with UPnP. If I had one of the routers I am sure I would be able to test and confirm this but alas, I don't.
I get that it didnt happen before the patch and it does now. That doesn't change that it is specific to Belkin routers. I am sure Blizzard coded their protocols to standard meaning if the Belkin product accepted the standard it would work. I could be wrong of course, though to me the likelyhood of it being Belkin is much higher than Blizzard.
11/01/2013 05:21 AMBlizzard made they game, they patch it, and they ruined it. End of story and the blame game.
Posted by OiramX
Fair enough statement. Asking for them to look at it to see whether the problem is Blizz or Belkin is quite different then simply blaming them for the fault. Anyone who has ever worked in DEV knows that the obvious solution, in this case your statement of Blizzard broke it after the patch, isn't always the proper solution. Technology is quite complicated what with all the protocols and standards used. I do computer work for fortune 100 companies, have even done some for Blizzard. There are always surprises and new things you learn no matter how positive you think you are of the answer. You absolutely have to keep an open mind and look at all possibilities rather than try to shoehorn your ideas of the problem into the situation.
In any case maybe Blizzard can spend $50 or so, buy a few of the Belkin routers, test them, and then come back and say "Woops, our bad. Here's a fix." or "Call Belkin.". If you need $50 let me know Blizzard, I'd be glad to spot you :D