There are 4 cables that run under the Mediterranean Sea to connect the internet servers in Europe and Asia. 3 of them have been severed – we don’t know how or why, although it’s probably a shipping accident. There are a couple of impacts to this:
- The three cables involved carry about 75% of telecom traffic to the region. A lot of the traffic between Europe and Asia is being re-routed through the US.
- This means your guildies playing from New Zealand and Australia may have connection issues until this is resolved, and anyone playing on Asian servers from North America will have similar issues.
- Heavily loaded US servers may run more slowly
Thought you’d like to know – I’ll update as more information is available.
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Ragnaros: TOO SOON! YOU HAVE AWAKENED ME TOO SOON, EXECUTUS! WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS UNDERSEA CABLE CUT?
Majordomo Executus: These fishing trawlers, my lord! They have invaded your ocean, and seek to cut off access between the continents!
Ragnaros: FOOL! YOU ALLOWED THESE INSECTS TO RUN RAMPANT THROUGH THE OCEAN, AND NOW YOU LEAD THEM TO MY BANDWIDTH CLOGGING HOME? YOU HAVE FAILED ME, EXECUTUS! LAG SHALL BE MET, INDEED!
Ragnaros: NOW FOR YOU, INSECTS. BOLDLY YOU SOUGHT TO INTERRUPT THE DATA FLOW OF RAGNAROS! NOW YOU SHALL SEE THEM FIRSTHAND!
Wow, Matt. Just wow.
Now it’s things like this that really make me consider living at the bottom end of the world :-). Granted, it could have happened to anyone… but still!
Thanks for finding that and posting it Wyn! I would have had no idea otherwise.
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Didn’t this happen earlier this year? Maybe not 3 but atleast 1 got cut over there.
I’ve lived for nearly one year in new zealand, while playing on a EU-Server. The connection was always bad, can’t believe that i can be worse. I feel a little pity for them, who are nearly “down under” (and them, who are really down under).
I won’t image how this topic concern the big businesses there…
Well those of us living in the middle east are taking a big hit as well. We are now routed to the west coast of the U.S. The hit we are taking makes the game all but unplayable, constant disconnects. Hopefully they can repair it by the 31st (Xmas would be better) otherwise no WoW until I get back to the states.
That explains a lot, thanks!
If only there were servers in Australia…
ohhh… thanks it is very good
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