Data Center Testing – Bullroarer Test Server


My experience in participating in the datacenter testing was frustrating at times. Β In October when Turbine put out the call to for as many players as possible to help test the new datacenter I decided to participate. First, downloading the Bullroarer client was a long process especially with all the updates it had to do. Once that was done I thought I was set so I copied my toon over and waited for event day. When it was time to log in on event day there was still more updates to be done. I spent the whole time either sitting through an update or trying to get onto the server. I never got onto the server.

In November I participated again this time no updates needed to be done but the server kept crashing. I was lucky this time in that I did get onto the server for about 2 minutes before the world went down again.

I could have complained about not being able to get onto the server but I look at this way even if you as a player participated and never got onto the server you were still helping Turbine to document the issues they needed to know about.

So, the one thing I learned from the whole thing is to have some patience especially when participating in something like the datacenter testing.


  1. Thimbur /

    Yes I didn’t get on for long, when I could get on, in either test. Didn’t see any Balrogs or anything, either. Did get a free lifetime out of the second one though. Which was nice. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, I didn’t get see Balrogs either. That’s great about the free lifetime. I got 100 tp both times. πŸ™‚

  2. Rucagorn of Evernight /

    I went 2nd time, was a bit laggy for me at bree πŸ˜€ (My pc fault)
    Server restarted a few times but idd we helped in what we could! Hopefully was helpful πŸ™‚

    • I never got to Bree. It was a bit laggy near the forsaken inn as well. I agree with you about hopefully being helpful. πŸ™‚

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