IF you already have 3 hosting providers, why isn't adding a 4th possible? AWS and Azure both have locations in south africa.
The top reasons for this are:
We would want to avoid solely hosting on cloud. For the same performance as bare metal, it is 2-3x more expensive. It's good for short-term capacity increases, but long term it's not really financially viable.
If the above were not the case. Getting things in a playable state with consistent performance the other big cloud providers has been a big challenge. Additionally, things such as live migration functionality is disruptive to path of exile instances, whereas it works seamlessly on GCP.
Let me also throw my 2c in... Playing from South Africa is extreme. Would love to be able to play at below even 100ms ping as 200ms currently is horrible to play at. Can we get some gateway love, GGG... is there hope? Chris Wilson even touched on the subject a year or what ago - https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/5zb5ks/branching_out_to_other_countriesggg_please/ /u/chris_wilson /u/fitzy_ggg
I understand that it is frustrating. We do hear the feedback being provided by players in South Africa - it gets raised often.
Currently none of our primary server providers have a presence in South Africa (IBM & Unity for bare metal, GCP for cloud). If they come to South Africa, we will most-likely open a gateway there as soon as we're able.
I'm currently looking for players that use Bell Canada or Rogers Cable to provide some traceroutes in order to help troubleshoot high latency with those ISPs.
Any help would be much appreciated - especially anyone with Rogers.
I rather GGG peeps take a break from POE reddit, too many toxic people during this coron9 lockdown stuck at their homes so they rant online to release their frustrations.
Have you ever objectively read through your post history?
There isn't too much to talk about right now but we're watching everything as always.
I find the Angels and Demons soundtrack to be pretty unique, but in a good way. It's kinda hard to describe, but the moment in the mystery box video right as the Pandemonium set comes up is my favorite part as well as the "Nordic" choir towards the beginning of the song.
I am not very familiar with musical theory or differentiating different parts of the song, but I feel like the song may benefit from a longer "Pandemonium" section. I was a little disappointed about that section being so short at the end of the video.
Overall, I love the song. Keep up the good work!
(I keep rewatching the mystery box video just to hear the music!)
That last section was trimmed by half for trailer. Soundtrack version is longer