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It's a little hard to believe how humble the origins of actually were.
"It didn't require much horsepower, which was our big trade secret.
We didn't want it to be known, 'Wow, one computer is actually driving a few hundred thousand players all connecting at the same time.' A lot of that was because of the infrastructure on the games. Over time we eventually graduated to a nice T1 [office internet connection], and eventually we did get to a T3 45 megabits a second line, but it took longer than you might imagine.
But 21 years ago, when Rob Bridenbecker started at Blizzard, didn't exist yet.
Plans were gestating alongside the development of Blizzard's next game."The development of felt like it went hand-in-hand with the development of Diablo," says Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce.
Along the way we probably made as many wins as we did missteps.
With a lot of the emerging technology back then, you'd come in and there'd be a new challenge.
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It started, strangely, with the unlikely combination of a Hindu goddess and Monopoly.
"In 1995 we had Warcraft 2, and we obviously had support for LAN plan, direct link modems and what have you, but there was this really cool service called Kali where people would participate online against one another …
Equally at the time we were noticing other services, I think there was m Player, Ten, and there was another one which was Westwood Chat.
The games themselves were peer-to-peer, so had to be responsible for chat and getting those game listings up and matching players together. We stepped back."In the early days of Battle.net, text chat, of all things, was its biggest bottleneck. We certainly didn't start there."was so lean, in fact, that in 1997 Bridenbecker loaded a copy of the software onto his laptop and took it to the Starcraft world premiere event in Seattle.