Simply put, we streamline your game data to the game servers. We ensure that your game data uses the fastest and most reliable path to get to the game server, greatly improving your responsiveness in the game. In real-world terms, when you normally play the game, your data is often going down slow sidestreets and alleyways when you play. With WTFast, your data is on a fast freeway with no speed limits - right to the game server! The majority of users who try WTFast do see a noticeable improvement, it is free to try.
Latency is the time it takes for data to get from your computer to the game server. This is usually measured in milliseconds (ms), there are 1000 milliseconds in one second. The response time is the time it takes for data and the corresponding event to get to the game server and then back to your computer. The response time is generally about 2x the latency. This means that if you are improving your latency by 250ms, you are improving your game response time by about half a second. If you improve your latency by 500ms, you are improving your game response time by a full second. This makes a huge difference, especially in "fast twitch" situations where you need to interrupt a spell, deliver a killing blow, get off a heal, attack someone before they hide around a pillar, etc, etc, etc. You can see your game latency real-time by hovering your mouse over the little computer icon while you play WOW.
WTFast will reduce your latency, reduce disconnections, reduce lag spikes, and improve performance in situations with lots of players like big raids.
Yes! Ultimately we are just directing your game traffic. You still have the exact same live, secure connection between your computer, the WOW game servers and the WOW authentication servers. We are not cheating or hacking the game in any way, no modification to WOW or the WOW game data is being made. Our service is similar to using a fast proxy or VPN connection to play; this is an accepted connection method, currently there are tens of thousands of gamers worldwide who already do this so they can play from college or work, or even troops overseas are examples.
If you search through the official WoW forums, you will find blue posts from offical Blizzard representatives helping players and giving feedback with regards to playing WoW through a proxy. You will not find a single message in the forums from a Blizzard representative stating that a proxy cannot be used. Blizzard representatives have also specifically stated that using a proxy is NOT against the TOS.
There is language in the TOS that could be misconstrued to assume Blizzard is against proxies, but the reality is that this language is there to stop people from running illegal WoW game servers and other malicious activities. (i.e. playing WoW with private servers for free). WTFast is safe!
WTFast can improve the response speed for virtually every connection type, however some Internet connections have inherently high latency just because of the way the technology works. This means that we can still improve your response speed, but the difference might not be as noticeable. With some wireless Internet connections you are sending your data through cell towers. With satellite Internet, all of your game data has to be relayed through a satellite way up in the sky. This creates an additional round trip that your game data must take before it will reach its destination.
Ideally for gaming you should try to set up ADSL broadband internet to get the best game response. If ADSL is not available in your area, wireless or 3G (using cell technology) is probably the next best choice. The last choice should probably be satellite Internet, it generally has the highest latency of all connection types and is not suitable for gaming. Definitely research your options and make sure to ask how good the latency is before you sign into anything.
WTFast will run on a Windows computer with Microsoft's .NET Framework 2.0 or greater installed. Over 80% of all computers already have .NET installed, and even a higher percentage of gamers' computers have .NET already. If you do not have .NET installed yet, our setup wizard can quickly set it up for you during the WTFast installation.
We currently have no ETA for a MacIntosh version for WTFast.
The most common mistake is starting WTFast and selecting a particular WOW realm, but then after loading WOW, logging into a different WOW realm than was selected. Your WTFast connection is optimized based on the WOW realm you are playing on; if you want to change realms, you should reload WTFast and select the new server that you want to play on before loading WOW again. We also recommend trying a different city/region to see if this helps improve your results with WTFast.
It generally takes a few minutes before your latency/ping reading in WoW is accurate. This is true with or without WTFast. Often right after you get into the game, your ping will read really high, or really low (often 0ms). Please wait a few minutes and your ping rating should settle to what the true latency really is. In most cases, you should notice a significant improvement in your ping rating while you run WTFast. With WOW, the latency reading you see is actually an average over time.
Your WTFast subscription license is a per computer license. If you just want to add more computers to your WTFast account so you can access WTFast from multiple computers at the same time, you can do this by updating your subscription here.
If you want to remove the current computer and then register a new computer to your WTFast account (i.e. if you buy a new computer), you will first have to reset your current access list. Resetting your access list removes your computer (or computers if you have a multi-computer license) from your account. Once your access list has been reset, you must register the new computer(s) that you would like to be able to access your WTFast account. Registration is simple, the next time you log into WTFast with the computer you want to authorize, an e-mail will be generated to your WTFast account. Just click on the verification link to add the new computer(s) to your WTFast access list. Reset your WTFast access list here.
We now support ALL TCP based games. If your game is not on the list of games for WTFast, select "custom game" and you will be able to browse to find your game that you would like to run with WTFast! The next time you run WTFast, your custom game will be pre-selected. When you "configure" custom game, the launcher is the file that you normally use to launch the game, while the game file is the file that sends and receives data between your computer and the game server when you play the game. Often games will have a separate launcher file and game file.
We hope to add support for UDP based games soon. Typically most first person shooter type games are UDP based, while MMO roleplaying games like World of Warcraft are usually TCP based.
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2) Update your Root Certificate List. To do this go to Microsoft Download page and install the update.