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Old 04-26-12, 09:40 PM   #26
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Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Originally Posted by ViN86 View Post
This is why they have beta's Magus lol.

Sure they may sell 5 million copies, but that won't be the peak number of players at a given time, with server load balancing across the world, I'm sure they can handle it.
Not only that but I'm just guessing Blizzard probably owns a couple of servers...

For the beta test they likely used a small number to see what kinds of load their servers can handle, and what to do to optimize them. Now that they have the data they can copy/paste that setup to 10 or 20x the amount of capacity and scale as needed.
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