As many of you are aware it is high time we had our own Battle.net server. I know online petitions are not necessarily the greatest force for change, but I think it is better than doing nothing and just whinging about it. Once we get a decent number of signatures I'll post this on reddit, then it is on to Blizzard!
they tried with WoW, the ISP they went to wanted stupid prices for it so blizzard said lol cya... source google.com
Actually Internode have been offering for a few years now, but thus far no one has struck a deal. The biggest question is why can EA and Bioware "afford" Oceanic server for Star Wars: The Old Republic (which funny enough have a very large amount of people playing), yet Blizzard can not?
I decline to sign with my wallets. Blizzard despite this horrible plan still makes games which are more addictive and worth it's dollars even with the terrible online slowness.
If the game was that good and was hosted on my computer with that lag inbuilt, id still buy it and call it a glitch but still a good fundamental game well worth my dollars.
It's sad and true but i admit i have no legs to stand on. I'll sign the petition because i hope that they'd consider their fans, but frankly they think australia has a population of about 15 people and the ISP's want 10000000 dollars. (even despite ISP's offering them supercheap deals because they know they'd instantly get a huge subscriber base migrate to their contracted plans which would offset the hosting costs).