Friday, August 17, 2007

Morons or Evil Geniuses?

So, yesterday the entire game world was clicking into the official WOTC website to find out about these 4th Edition rumors...and all they got was a very plain graphic with the word 4deventure, some line drawings of figure concept art and a bunch of dice which had rolled to "4"...and a counter counting down to around 6:30PM.

When the counter hit zero there were so many people trying to complain about the 4th Edtion of D&D that the website crashed and still today all you get is:

We're Experiencing Technical Difficulties
Unfortunately, due to an extremely high load on our web servers, we have been unable to bring you our normal web content. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you please try again in a few hours! Our technical team is aware of the problem and working on it.
Thank you for your patience!

So...were they stupid enough to think their server could handle the reaction of coordinating everyone logging onto their website at exactly the same time? Or were they purposely creating the bottleneck in order to put the hype into hyper drive and put off the rain of complaints until people had a chance to cool off a little bit?

I honestly can't tell...but as Spock once said, "A difference that makes no difference is no difference."

Spock must die.



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