November 9th, 2004

Neko (lofulah)

World of Warcraft Open Beta

To distribute large files, such as the World of Warcraft Beta, Blizzard utilizes the Blizzard Downloader, which is a software utility that will make use of the 'upload' capability of your computer to distribute the Beta to other individuals who are also downloading the files from Blizzard.

The Blizzard Downloader, which is similar to the idea behind BitTorrent. Mmmm... theft? (Probably not, but in a way, it irks me.)

...THEY ARE USING BITTORRENT! ::mutters:: give credit when it's due, jeeze...
[ http://www.blizzard.com/support/wow/?id=aww0820p ]
See port numbers?