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The Ahn'Qiraj Tailgate 72

AFK Gamer reports live from in front of the Ahn'Qiraj gate on the Medivh server in World of Warcraft. Folks on that server became the first in the game to complete the grueling quest to supply the Alliance and Horde with supplies. The supplies (food, bandages, and ore) are slated to be used in the upcoming war with the insect-monsters of the Silithus Zone. Now that the quest is complete, it will be almost five days as the supplies make their way to the front lines. At that point, the Gate of Ahn'Qiraj will open and two new dungeons will become available to the community. Players from all servers have been flocking to Medivh to witness the event, which has prompted a response from Blizzard. From Foton's report: "We had a difficult decision when players started gravitating towards Medivh. In the end, we had to make a choice between: 1) Letting everyone show up in Ahn'Qiraj until the realm crashed, thus allowing no one to experience the event whatsoever; or 2) Remove the low level players from the area, thus allowing the players who worked for the event -- the true residents and community of the realm -- to enjoy it." As a result of yesterday's events, they've disallowed new characters on the Medivh server.
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The Ahn'Qiraj Tailgate

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  • by Edgewize ( 262271 ) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 @04:47PM (#14503554)
    As a low-level character on a different server, I'm very disappointed. I had been donating what I could (copper bars, linen bandages, lower-level stuff). I figured it was a community thing and, even though the dungeons will be old news by the time I finally got there, I would at least be helping the world event. But now I find out that, despite helping, I'm not allowed to witness the event? Even if I managed to survive walking the way there? My last linen bandage has been donated.

    Feel free to witness the event ... on the server you normally play on. This is an issue on the Medivh server because thousands and thousands of people have created level 1 alts so to watch the event happen for the first time.

    It would have been nice for Blizzard to have forseen this, but it will only be a problem on the first few servers to unlock the event. Once someone records a video clip and sends it around, everybody will lose interest and there won't be the need to remove low-level players from that one zone.

    Also, I should point out that the event is global, and will probably cause interesting things to happen in other zones as well.
  • by VGPowerlord ( 621254 ) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 @06:10PM (#14504452)
    OS: Presumably, from the recommended section on the Senior Server Programmer [blizzard.com] jobs page, a Linux server of some sort.

    DB: Oracle [blizzard.com].

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton