How do I join the Global Network?
Contributing your computing power is easy and we have a few options so it doesn’t interfere with your gaming (like slow it down, that would be bad!) It also will never interfere with your bandwidth, so it won’t affect streaming Netflix – the data sent back and forth is 10x smaller than a simple image. What we need is your computer’s processing power, not your bandwidth.
There is one exception: If you have a laptop or computer that is prone to overheating when under heavy use, we suggest you do NOT join the Global Network. We appreciate that you want to help, but laptops in particular aren’t good under full, constant CPU use.
If you are familiar with the client already, it’s easy. When you have the client open, press any key to bring up the menu. You’ll see a Global Network option. Select that, and if you want you can set a schedule (jump to step 5 for more details below).
Step 1: Download the client
Go to the simulator client download page and download it. Unzip the file to a place on your computer (it will create a folder called AskMrRobotClient)
Step 2: choose your simulator client settings
On the simulator client download page, read through the “Configure” options. The main ones for the GloNet include:
- Global network threads: set the number of threads you want the client to be able to use. Most people set this to be equal or less than the setting for threads when they run their own simulations.
- Enable Global Network checkbox: check this to turn it on
- Global Network Schedule: you can set specific times when the GloNet can use your processing power (like when you are sleeping)
When you are done, click the green ‘download settings’ button. A file will download. Copy it and paste it into the AskMrRobotClient folder.
For help, check out this forum thread.
Thank you! No really, you are helping millions of wow players!
People play WoW because it is fun. It isn’t fun to worry if you have the ‘right’ gear equipped, or spend more time outside of the game simming than you do playing the game. We want to take that stress away and get everyone to spend more time in the game.
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PS. If you got this far, I /salute you. And I thank you for joining the “GloNet.” 🙂