Auction House Stress-Test Continues


Beta news continues with more stress testing for both of the DiabloWikiauction houses. Make sure to post any bugs to ensure your DiabloWikibobby bucks won’t go missing upon the launch of the game. DiabloWikiBashiok posted the details as the following:

We’ll be placing extra strain on the beta auction house every day this week from 10:00 a.m. PST until approximately 2:00 p.m. PST, to put the system through its paces. This testing begins today and will continue through Friday, February 24. During this time there may be interruptions or loss in an ability to use the auction house. We’ll provide updates if there’s any extended downtime experienced or expected.

If you experience any issues when using the auction house during the stress test period please reply to this thread and report the issue including the date, time, and descriptive explanation of the issue encountered.

If you think of it this way, the more bugs that are found, documented, and addressed, the faster the game will hit shelves. I can only imagine that the Blizzard employees are hard at work getting all of the kinks out of the auction house to get the show on the road. What I’m curious about is how so many bugs actually have been found – I would have thought the experience and functionality of the WoW AH would have provided a sturdy foundation. I’m no brilliant coder, though, and assume the process is still very complex.

 

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  1. “What I’m curious about is how so many bugs actually have been found – I would have thought the experience and functionality of the WoW AH would have provided a sturdy foundation. ”

    This is exactly why I keep saying the first day of release will be full of server problems, queues, login bugs and many other network/server related problems.  One million people all trying to log in at once = lots of problems that they are just not prepared for.

    Other people on this forum say that Blizzard’s experience with WoW’s servers and their Battle.net experience with SC2 means a very smooth launch day. 

    I just don’t see it. 

    I’ll be one of the many millions logging in at 1 second past midnight. I just hope I can complete normal and that it saves my progress.

      

    • The biggest concern I have for launch day is server stability.  I started playing Wow at the end of the first expansion, and if I recall correctly, Wrath had a server hiccup for a few hours on day 1, but Cata’s launch day wasn’t too bad.  a few minor problems here and there, but overall they went pretty smooth.    

      Granted, Wow already had 4 years of experience at that point, but I still hope that D3’s launch day won’t be miserable.  

      The biggest beef I have with this game at this point is the online requirement.  I’m a single-player fan.  I intend on playing solo with my first character, at least through normal difficulty, just to go at my own pace and get the whole experience.  But I really don’t like the fact that my experience will be hindered by latency.     

  2. I started all WoW expansions at launch midnight, never has been data lost, there was one server restart around 3am for 20mins (WOTLK) that made us go to sleep, that it is it. Never progress lost.
    Same with SCII, playing since day 1. No big issues, no progress lost. 
    There will be no progress lost or issues like that on D3, I can bet on that. And I will 😛

  3. “What I’m curious about is how so many bugs actually have been found – I would have thought the experience and functionality of the WoW AH would have provided a sturdy foundation. I’m no brilliant coder, though, and assume the process is still very complex.”

    I too have long thought that the AHs were the issue for the delay. Looking at bug reports it seems like every other bug is AH related. Hoepfully now that the main systems are flushed out, they’ll be able to focus a lot of attention on the AH to get the bugs worked out. The RMAH is the one feature where they absolutely cannot have any issues.  I can’t imagine what would happen if thousands of people started losing their real money due to bugs.

  4. Heh. The only fix to the auction house is tearing it down and starting over again.

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