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Even if they Moved a realm to the Oceanic Region, it would also subsequently bring over all the Players in China/Japan/Indonesia who speak english and there would be more Profit, I'm fed up with a constant 2.6k ms when my American friends get a solid 50ms all day, I hate it
Another possible solution would be putting Blizz Oceanic servers in Singapore.Much cheap(er) data traffic and hosting costs.
Did you even read this thread before contributing oh, so profound wisdom?
Blizzard learnt a long time ago not to bother posting in these threads.
Blizzard never spoke to Telstra.
At the last minute, video game giant Blizzard Entertainment has reversed an unpopular decision to block Australians from being able to play its upcoming StarCraft II game on American servers. The company had been facing a wave of dissent from Australian players furious about its original decision to block local gamers from playing against their friends overseas by locking them into playing through a new server in Singapore set up to serve the South-East Asian region as a whole.
“While we still encourage gamers to play on the local servers, which will offer lower latency and more action during peak hours, we recognize that many players have longstanding friendships and rivalries with North American players, and would like to continue playing with them. Because of this, we’re giving Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zealand gamers access to both regions’ servers, so they can choose where they’d prefer to play.”
Ok so I get that you want lower latency, but think about it logically.
Which servers would arena/bg's run on if on US you wouldn't really see any benefit of having Australian Servers. If Australians can only queue against Australians PVP queue's would be alot longer also the skill level of all the competitors would be alot lower.
PVE latency really doesn't affect your ability to raid correctly. Anything In PVE you can plan for ahead of time (DBM timers are fun). Over a fight you will lose 1 or 2 GCD over a 8 minute fight. So for they would invest it really would be wasted.
You can see in Dota 2 the Australian community is quite small at higher ratings (i.e. you would fight the same arena teams night after night)
So the major benefit of Australian servers would be seen in questing, 50MS during questing is important right?
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