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Mr_FruitOfTheTank #1 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 06:31

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I'm hearing rumors, and I'm scared, guys. I have put effort into this game, many of you have put lots more, and to have it all taken away would just be.. extremely depressing. So, do you guys think this'll be an issue? Will the repeal of net neutrality be the end of WoT for many of us?

PurpleBlitz #2 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 06:36

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No.

Haruhi_Suzumiya_ #3 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 06:37

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It's too crazy of a farce to happen and it's already been repealed multiple times. Politicians know better than to anger more than half of the US population

RumRunner151 #4 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 06:43

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This game does not use near the bandwidth of streaming like netflix.

WangOnTheLoose #5 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 06:44

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View PostMr_FruitOfTheTank, on Jan 08 2018 - 00:31, said:

I'm hearing rumors, and I'm scared, guys. I have put effort into this game, many of you have put lots more, and to have it all taken away would just be.. extremely depressing. So, do you guys think this'll be an issue? Will the repeal of net neutrality be the end of WoT for many of us?

 

​You realize that WoT existed before Net Neutrality right?

KaiserWilhelmShatner #6 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:00

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Net Neutrality is a neutral as the Patriot Act is patriotic.

TsarCidron #7 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:00

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Most of the major providers have already stated that it will be business as usual for the vast majority of people.  They have said that they dont forsee any alteration of bandwidth, speeds, or any other aspects of their internet to the private consumer (aka "the average joe" ) .

Crazy_Crusher #8 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:00

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World of Tanks uses uses no more than 50KBps if I am not mistaken, so we will be just fine.

utgotye #9 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:03

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The whole net neutrality "movement" is a farce.  Ask your average supporter why they support it and you will get reasons that have little to nothing to do with what net neutrality is about.  Usually something inane about greedy corporations like Comcast.  Point out that greedy corporations like Google and Facebook are all in favor of it and they start stammering like Al Gore when you bring up inconsistencies in climate data.

 

Would ISPs like to make more money?  Certainly.  Pissing off your customers, even though some of then have no other option (which is the real problem and something net neutrality doesn't address) isn't the way to do it.  That will get out to the media in less than a week and they will be pilloried (as they have previously).  They can't AFFORD to do it and they realize that.  They wouldn't be making the money that they are if they were complete idiots.



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View PostWangOnTheLoose, on Jan 07 2018 - 23:44, said:

 

​You realize that WoT existed before Net Neutrality right?

 

That's false.  We've had a form of Net Neutrality since the 90's.

 

 



BigDollarBillz #11 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:09

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nope

Mr_FruitOfTheTank #12 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:14

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Well, I'm happy to hear this from all of you. Thanks for the info, guys.

Striker_70 #13 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:22

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View Postutgotye, on Jan 08 2018 - 00:03, said:

The whole net neutrality "movement" is a farce.  Ask your average supporter why they support it and you will get reasons that have little to nothing to do with what net neutrality is about.  Usually something inane about greedy corporations like Comcast.  Point out that greedy corporations like Google and Facebook are all in favor of it and they start stammering like Al Gore when you bring up inconsistencies in climate data.

 

Would ISPs like to make more money?  Certainly.  Pissing off your customers, even though some of then have no other option (which is the real problem and something net neutrality doesn't address) isn't the way to do it.  That will get out to the media in less than a week and they will be pilloried (as they have previously).  They can't AFFORD to do it and they realize that.  They wouldn't be making the money that they are if they were complete idiots.


The ISP's didn't spend millions lobbying against Net Neutrality so they could lose millions of dollars lobbying.  They spent those millions because they know it's going to generate large profits for them.  Those profits are going to come from most everyone who doesn't own an ISP, including you and major websites like google.  It opens the door to making everything on the internet more expensive, and that's exactly what the ISPs want.  More money. 

 

They absolutely can afford throttling and blocking websites too.  They've already done it.  And that's why they spent millions lobbying to be able to do it.  Throttling and outright blocking of websites and services has already happened many times before, even with more protections than we have now.  Netflix was throttled a few years ago, leading to pauses and low quality video while watching netflix.  This forced Netflix to pay ISPs a boatload of money for better connections, which then in turn increased the price of netflix for everyone by 20%.

 

Other ISPs have outright blocked entire websites and services because they own competitive websites and services. Google wallet was 100% blocked by a provider because they were competition with their own service.  It's entirely possible your ISP blocks your access to this game entirely, or forces Wargaming to pay up so you can access it.  This price increase again will be passed onto you.  Same story with any game, service, or website on the internet. 

 

 

 



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View PostMr_FruitOfTheTank, on Jan 08 2018 - 00:14, said:

Well, I'm happy to hear this from all of you. Thanks for the info, guys.

 

Besides the fact that most here don't know what they're talking about.

miklkit #15 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:23

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Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, Reddit, and Vimeo are all for net neutrality.

 

AT&T and Verizon are against net neutrality.

 

Consumers are for net neutrality while providers are against it.  Why is this so?

Net neutrality: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix react to FCC's vote - Dec. 14, 2017


Edited by miklkit, Jan 08 2018 - 07:24.


Mr_FruitOfTheTank #16 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:25

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View PostStriker_70, on Jan 08 2018 - 00:22, said:

 

Besides the fact that most here don't know what they're talking about.

 

Mate, I take what I hear, thanks for the information.

TeaTimeWithKongou #17 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:44

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Don't worry man all the tin foil hat people will come out and whine but until something feasible changes don't worry.

Striker_70 #18 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 07:51

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View PostMr_FruitOfTheTank, on Jan 08 2018 - 00:25, said:

 

Mate, I take what I hear, thanks for the information.

 

Sure thing.  A lot of people don't know much about Net Neutrality, which is one reason why we see misinformed posts like utgotye's. 



WangOnTheLoose #19 Posted Jan 08 2018 - 08:26

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View PostStriker_70, on Jan 08 2018 - 01:04, said:

 

That's false.  We've had a form of Net Neutrality since the 90's.

 

 

No it really isn't false.  The law that was removed was only instituted in Feb of 2015, which basically means in the US we are operating under the same rules and regulations from before Feb 2015.

 

Now I am not telling you that ISP will not act differently, they very well may, I am simply saying that it is my opinion it will not be an issue.



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View PostCrazy_Crusher, on Jan 08 2018 - 01:00, said:

World of Tanks uses uses no more than 50KBps if I am not mistaken, so we will be just fine.

 

It maxes out around 167kbps. So yeah, we'll be fine. That's nothing.






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