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Hearthcast - A Podcast about World of Warcraft and the rest of the Blizzard Universe. With your hosts, Rewt and Freckleface. We are casual players and talk about WoW, Real Life, and all points in between. Our show is filled with tips, tricks, and lots of tid-bits. All of which we hope you find useful as a player of the World of Warcraft and other Blizzard titles.

Download The Power of QOS - ShortCast: 09-03-2009 (1.21 MB)

Duration: 1:19 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

The Power of QOS - ShortCast:

  • The Power of QOS - ShortCast:
  • I used to hate Dalaran. In fact, I used to call it "Lag-a-ran".
    I didn't know where anything was, and boy did my frame rate
    drop when I would go there. My system is pleanty strong enough
    to handle it... so there must have been another issue...

    And there was.

    I noticed that when a particular program was running on my network -
    not on the same computer that WoW was running on - that I would
    lag a little no matter where I was... and that was the spark that
    lit the fire.

    That program was set to use QOS - Quality of Service - through my
    router, to ensure it got what the bandwidth it needed from my
    network when it was running. I figured I could do the same
    thing with WoW.

    WoW itself runs on port 3724. This means that by simply enabling
    QOS on that port will dramatically improve your gameplay. Blizzard
    has a nice post up about it on their website.

    It's made a huge difference in my gaming experience, and I am sure
    it will for you too.

    Check out our full length podcast each and every Tuesday when
    Freckleface and myself unleash our WoW Goodiness on the masses.

    Thanks for listening, and we'll holler at ya next time.

    Keywords: wow, qos, game play, dalaran

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