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this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By Keen_Blademember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Nov 17, 2009 02:35 PM

So I Googled my name just for fun... and I see this link.

www.worldofwarcraft.com . . .


Haha that brings some nerdy memories.

The story:
In September (2004), Blizzard held a stress test beta for World of Warcraft to help tune the game's network infrastructure. Over 100,000 participants signed up for the stress test beta and connected to our servers to help us analyze performance under heavy loads. In conjunction with that, we ran a small contest as a means of allowing a large selection of dedicated stress testers to continue on into the closed beta test. The 720 players listed represent the winning stress testers.

how to win:
Be the highest level in your class, per server, 3 people per class.

I was the 3rd highest hunter. The other two hunters were actually people sharing their play time with friends. So I was competing against someone who is online 24/7...
I barely slept during that week... literally, a stress test on my body, not on Blizzard servers.

6 Replies to this brings back memories (what a nerd)

re: this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By ReDiH
On Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:38 PM
I made a lvl 9 tauren warrior. Coolest game on earth when it came out.
re: this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By BobdolePorn
On Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:14 AM
Demonized- Considered one of the most skilled players and amazing warlocks prior to TBC expansion when he gave the toon a rest. Enjoyed fishing among enemy players in Alterac Valley since they couldn't kill him. Still logs on occasionally, mostly to harass people. Has a handful of other toons that he casually plays.
re: this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By Satan4gotpass
On Wed Nov 18, 2009 05:21 AM
I remember this. I played with you. Also you started almost an entire day late if I remember this right. I made it to ~20 and you were well over 40 by the end.

Good times. I remember when we all actually played games! And together!
re: this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By Sully_member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Nov 18, 2009 06:56 AM
WOW sucks.
re: this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By Innkeep
On Wed Nov 18, 2009 09:46 AM
Image hotlink - 'http://www.cherrybombed.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/PopsiclesBitch.jpg'
re: this brings back memories (what a nerd)
By Keen_Blademember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:50 PM
lmao @ the picture, I gotta save that to my hard drive for later use

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