A couple of weeks ago, on July 27th, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the user base for World of Warcraft (WoW) had reached 9 million players worldwide. These 9 million players are always on the lookout for ways to tweak their games and improve performance, whether through hardware or software.
One particularly messy problem is WoW's MPQ files, which include data, graphics, sound and more. These MPQ files are very large and get updated regularly. And when they get updated, they often fragment, which causes lagging and hangs during interactive game play. A common solution for WoW players is to use PerfectDisk to defragment the entire drive, including those nasty MPQ files. The MPQ files are also less likely to fragment in the first place because of PerfectDisk's Space Restoration Technology which consolidates the free space.
So, the typical scenario for a WoW player:
- Receive patch from Blizzard
- PerfectDisk's AutoPilot schedule kicks in to completely defragment the drive and free space
- Play faster