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[TotW] What Do You Mean, "No Internet?"


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First of all, shout out to all the people out there on the front lines dealing with this pandemic. Whether you're a medical professional or the grocery store cashier, I appreciate each and every one of you out there. Please be safe and if anyone here is or knows someone who is out there every day, please send them my love and respect. Yep, random dude on Razer Insider says he loves and respects you. I stand by it.

This morning two of our team members had difficulty logging in because of internet troubles. Bandwidth is being eaten everywhere because many people are working from home and flooding all the data tubes. Netflix and YouTube are defaulting to standard quality. Steam is limiting auto-updating of games to the three most recent played. It seems that companies everywhere are doing their part to lessen the load of data being squeezed. It's so easy to think of data as being this magical thing that seems limitless with wifi and the cloud, yet we see caps all the time, whether it's monthly mobile data or even your ISP connection.

What if it got so bad we had to ration data? In 1979 during the oil crisis the United States rationed gas. What would you do if you had to ration data? Imagine only being able to use data - mobile, wifi, any form of internet, on the weekends only, or Monday-Wednesday-Friday only?

What would you do on a non-data day?

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0V3R_K1LL
Everyone commenting on what they would do, y'all will be dead in 1 week after the internet goes down.

I don't think it will come to an ending like this. Honestly, the first days would be pain for most of us but after some time we have people getting over it and bothering with different things. Why "dead" in the first place?
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Without internet, we would never see the new Razer April Fools joke!

Wait, where is it?
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One thing I just remembered, we could also hop onto the decentralized internet! So not all is at loss! If there is a huge collapse we could theoretically put up our own web and make it like a giant wan. haha!
As soon as this pandemic started and people began staying home and plowing through their backlogs of games and Netflix shows, I started to think of all unsung heroes manning the server farms keeping the internet services and sites we rely on up and running. Times are indeed scary right now and I ended up having to be laid off from work due to concerns about the virus and bringing it home to my wife and young son. He’s still too young to sit down on the couch with his old man and play video games, but that day will come soon enough.

What little bit of gaming I’m able to do now had basically been single-player. I don’t have the time commitment to play any PvP without the constant threat of having to stop playing at the drop of a hat, or a diaper as it were. But this focus on single player games has allowed me to play through some great RPG titles that I missed over the years.

Without internet, I’d find time to play more RPGs or other single player experiences. I’d work more on the Dungeons & Dragons campaign I’m writing and playing with my wife and friends. Hell, maybe I’d even pick up a book or go for a walk. I guess I wouldn’t be able to check Razer Insider all the time anymore...

Let’s just hope it never comes to that. Game on, fellow gamers. Stay home and game on.
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Build myself a skateboard and learn some tricks!
I was one of the unlucky to have some internet problems during all this and spent some hours without internet!! But that was no problem!! had a few solo play games with good stories to play, did a lot of workout and of course a good book to read is the best partner for those kind of situations!!
"Going ole Cal-I-Four_Neigh_wai"
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I've allready a ration data !:big_grin_:
With a 300kb/s ADSL connexion, i have to use my phone to get a faster internet (5Mo/s) but i "only" have 100Go a month so i must think wisely when i want to dl a game or anything big.

As for what i'd do without internet at all, i've got a great set of retro games in my storage (i've reinstall Dungeon Keeper 2 days ago).
Thats a scary thought. I use internet everyday for school (and gaming of course). But please everyone stay safe out there and thank you to all helping.
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Err... What you say will never actually happen Dekades... Because it would be almost pointless. You wouldn't be able to engage in live tasks, but people would instead download massive MASSIVE amounts of data and probably break the Internet on a 'data day'.

The only viable limit would be a data cap, in which case, I would probably get a DTH connection (cable cutter here :P) and stop streaming things.
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0V3R_K1LL
Everyone commenting on what they would do, y'all will be dead in 1 week after the internet goes down.

Hahah facts!
This would be a great opportunity for me to get back to playing single player games. It's been a couple of years since i last played a game for the story and not for competition, team work and socializing.
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M-S-G
Ach das ist einfach erklärt. Wir hier in Deutschland haben eine Regierung, die meint, "Internet ist Neuland". Sicher könnte ihr euch vorstellen, das daher hier die Netzte nicht so gut ausgebaut sind, die Schulen den Status von 1972 haben und sonst auch unsere Verbindungen bei gewissen Menge (DSL Anschluss) gedrosselt werden. Daher fällt das hier gar nicht so auf. In vielen Regionen ist das Internet noch nicht mal verbreitet. Dazu kommt, das die Leitungen alter Kupferleitungen sind, daher bricht hier eh öfters für 1-2 Tage das Internet ein. Ihr seht, bei uns bleibt alles beim alten.
Tja, was man macht man dann? Das übliche, Zeit mit der Familie verbringen, arbeiten und Sport. Ändert sich hier bei uns nicht viel.

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Oh, that's easy to explain. We here in Germany have a government that thinks "Internet is new territory". Surely you can imagine that the networks here are not so well developed, the schools have the status of 1972 and otherwise our connections are also throttled at certain amounts (DSL connection). Therefore it is not so noticeable here. In many regions the Internet is not even widespread fortnite. In addition to hoodie, the lines are old copper lines, so the Internet breaks in here anyway often for 1-2 days. You see, with us everything stays the same.
Well, what do you do? The usual, spend time with the family, work and sports. Doesn't change much around here.


Time to complete all the success missing for the offline parts of the games