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Patch 1.30.2 PTR Update

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Starting with 1.30.2 Blizzard's servers are actually hosting the games. They will apparently find a proxy server nearest to you to reduce ping. The current PTR has had reports of very high pings though so it doesn't seem to be working as intended. That, or they don't have the proxy servers set up yet.



That is exactly what they're doing. The patch isn't even live yet.

Oh, I was under the impression they merely provided a server for players to download the maps for improved download times. So they host the running game session as well? Pretty cool to know.
 
Yes but Blizzard will host any map you want at any time. Just there will be no empty lobby 24/7 like currently which was kind of stupid anyway.
Just... Just take Werewolf Transylvania for example, (im not here to promote the map in any way, just as an expample).

They have,
- Their own Bot
- Leaderboards (in-game and online)
- An ELO System (In-game and online)
- Unlockable In-game Skins via Roles on their Discord
- A status page with downloadable replays (FBot Status Page)
- Live tracking lobbies, gamename, detailed game status (runtime, players who're in it, who's alive or dead, in-game day tracker. (All displayed on their status page)


This will ALL be just flat out destroyed and gone the second 1.30.2 hits!
And what's there to compensate for all this loss?
Manual, infrequent hosting without addons like this...
 

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And what's there to compensate for all this loss?
Well 1.30.2 is the start of many patches on the way to Reforged. Future patches will include LUA scripting support among many other new features.
Manual, infrequent hosting without addons like this...
Well unless fewer people play, the map will be hosted as frequently as currently. Just there will not be an empty lobby when no one is playing
 
Yes, like it should have been with robots to avoid stupid empty lobbies.

That said everyone will be able to host it whenever they want due to improvements in hosting. As such "manual" hosting is not a problem. Lobbies will even be visible across regions like currently.

But status pages, unlockable skins, ranking, ELO, botcommands, kicking/banning, checking ping or from and online stored replay archieves seice to exist entirely?
 
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But status pages, unlockable skins, ranking, ELO, botcommands, kicking/banning, checking ping or from and online stored replay archieves seice to exist entirely?

Currebtly yes, but i think that such functiobality wipl be brought in natively, since they want to update the game with more modern features to clear the path for wc3 Reforged. I even think that they confirmed that banlists are being added in 1-2 updates. Kicking was most often already possible via in map comnands.
 
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