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First wave complete - server pops all low/few medium. This could be major fail.

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  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member

    ^^

    What they said.

     


     


     


     


  • DeadlyByDezDeadlyByDez DublinPosts: 152Member

    I am confused.....can someone tell me where the fail is here? Or am i getting too old to undersatnd sarcasm?

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    Before 7AM (server time), on the first day of the week.

    Let's just say any conclusions you might try to draw this early are...premature.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • NazgolNazgol Dickson, TNPosts: 864Member

    Originally posted by DeadlyByDez

    I am confused.....can someone tell me where the fail is here? Or am i getting too old to undersatnd sarcasm?

     The fail is not letting everyone in at one time and the servers dying and people not being able to play all day. Or they could do what they are doing now. I got my e-mail but stuck at work for 2 more hours :(

    In Bioware we trust!

  • SethiusXSethiusX Toronto, ONPosts: 171Member

    Originally posted by Boompje

    From SR:

    So @rockjaw what's up with these people claiming the redeemed early access codes in October or later and they're in before July peeps?

     

    Well, according to the database pull, they're mistaken.

    Thank-you, i was just going to post this. Deserves quoting so everyone sees it.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,035Member Uncommon

    the fact that all preorders didn't get access at the same time, coupled with apparently no server opening staggering, is a massive fail by itself.

  • SaydienSaydien StuttgartPosts: 266Member

    I don't know about you but I was already royally pissed at the stress-test beta on the starting planet when I each time had to search the quest NPCs in between the 40+ people standing around him/her.

    The waves do make sense for several reasons and those that once again are complaining seriously should consider if gaming might not maybe be a tiny bit too important for them in their lives.

  • KanesterKanester WalesPosts: 374Member Uncommon

    Nothing to say about this except OP, You a 1st class idiot.

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    I'm not the only person who entered their code on the first day (July 21, 2011) who wasn't in the first wave. So, if they can't even handle all the first day pre-orders with out issues, then I would classify that as a rocky start.

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  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member

    Originally posted by BarryManilow

    Originally posted by eric1000


    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

     

    What's fail about it?   Better them do it this way than let everyone swamp the server at once and probably bring it screaching to a halt.

    I don't know about you but part of the fun of a launch of a new MMO is the mad rush you get when you tons of players in the newbie zones.   It's part of the excitement and rush people get.  I am seeing live streamers playing and the zones are dead.  It's almost like playing a single player game, which defeats the purpose of an MMO.   No excitement whatsoever...

    This is starting be a bore fest honestly.  All the  triple A MMOs I played at launch had this great excitement as people compete at the same time and move on to the next time. 



    I agree, i've been a part of most AAA mmo launches and I enjoy the launch day rush. Someone said empire side on one server has a whopping 56 people online. It's exactly as I first said, the lucky few get a head start.

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 3,012Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by evemaster00

    Originally posted by BarryManilow


    Originally posted by eric1000


    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

     

    What's fail about it?   Better them do it this way than let everyone swamp the server at once and probably bring it screaching to a halt.

    I don't know about you but part of the fun of a launch of a new MMO is the mad rush you get when you tons of players in the newbie zones.   It's part of the excitement and rush people get.  I am seeing live streamers playing and the zones are dead.  It's almost like playing a single player game, which defeats the purpose of an MMO.   No excitement whatsoever...

    This is starting be a bore fest honestly.  All the  triple A MMOs I played at launch had this great excitement as people compete at the same time and move on to the next time. 



    I agree, i've been a part of most AAA mmo launches and I enjoy the launch day rush. Someone said empire side on one server has a whopping 56 people online. It's exactly as I first said, the lucky few get a head start.

    It would have been 56 people in his instance, not on his server.

  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,032Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by adam_nox

    the fact that all preorders didn't get access at the same time, coupled with apparently no server opening staggering, is a massive fail by itself.

    I believe you where promised a 5 day hear start? Your complain would be a valid if you have no access when it the 15th of december. Do not get me wrong, I understand your sentiment, but I also understand why they do not want to give early access to everyone at once. It actually dumb to do because a server is not created for such a influx of players in one zone.

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    Any one from EU playing, server page says 'No Servers Available'

  • NazgolNazgol Dickson, TNPosts: 864Member

    Originally posted by evemaster00

    Originally posted by BarryManilow

    Originally posted by eric1000

    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

     

    What's fail about it?   Better them do it this way than let everyone swamp the server at once and probably bring it screaching to a halt.

    I don't know about you but part of the fun of a launch of a new MMO is the mad rush you get when you tons of players in the newbie zones.   It's part of the excitement and rush people get.  I am seeing live streamers playing and the zones are dead.  It's almost like playing a single player game, which defeats the purpose of an MMO.   No excitement whatsoever...

    This is starting be a bore fest honestly.  All the  triple A MMOs I played at launch had this great excitement as people compete at the same time and move on to the next time. 



    I agree, i've been a part of most AAA mmo launches and I enjoy the launch day rush. Someone said empire side on one server has a whopping 56 people online. It's exactly as I first said, the lucky few get a head start.

     You mean servers disconnecting and crashing all day? I much prefer the way they are doing it now.

    In Bioware we trust!

  • gavotte1gavotte1 AucklandPosts: 7Member

    Originally posted by fiontar

    I'm not the only person who entered their code on the first day (July 21, 2011) who wasn't in the first wave. So, if they can't even handle all the first day pre-orders with out issues, then I would classify that as a rocky start.

    ^^^

    I'm in the same boat. My husband and brother entered their code first day as well (brother 5ish hours after us) and they're both in the first launch. I get to play "read the forums" :(

  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member

    Originally posted by Coman

    Originally posted by adam_nox

    the fact that all preorders didn't get access at the same time, coupled with apparently no server opening staggering, is a massive fail by itself.

    I believe you where promised a 5 day hear start? Your complain would be a valid if you have no access when it the 15th of december. Do not get me wrong, I understand your sentiment, but I also understand why they do not want to give early access to everyone at once. It actually dumb to do because a server is not created for such a influx of players in one zone.

    It's not one zone. The zone is instanced, beta korriban had something like 150 people per korriban zone and about 20 different instances of korriban total, holding something like 3k people, and it worked fine.

  • Cthulhu23Cthulhu23 Tempe, AZPosts: 994Member

    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

    LOLOLOLOLOL.

     

  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member

    Originally posted by Nazgol

    Originally posted by evemaster00


    Originally posted by BarryManilow


    Originally posted by eric1000


    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

     

    What's fail about it?   Better them do it this way than let everyone swamp the server at once and probably bring it screaching to a halt.

    I don't know about you but part of the fun of a launch of a new MMO is the mad rush you get when you tons of players in the newbie zones.   It's part of the excitement and rush people get.  I am seeing live streamers playing and the zones are dead.  It's almost like playing a single player game, which defeats the purpose of an MMO.   No excitement whatsoever...

    This is starting be a bore fest honestly.  All the  triple A MMOs I played at launch had this great excitement as people compete at the same time and move on to the next time. 



    I agree, i've been a part of most AAA mmo launches and I enjoy the launch day rush. Someone said empire side on one server has a whopping 56 people online. It's exactly as I first said, the lucky few get a head start.

     You mean servers disconnecting and crashing all day? I much prefer the way they are doing it now.



    No actually I don't mean that, i've never had launch day issues and i'm always there from the moment the servers go up.

  • SethiusXSethiusX Toronto, ONPosts: 171Member

    Originally posted by fiontar

    I'm not the only person who entered their code on the first day (July 21, 2011) who wasn't in the first wave. So, if they can't even handle all the first day pre-orders with out issues, then I would classify that as a rocky start.

    The server list on the site says they are planning to launch 128 servers today if I counted correctly. With that much new hardware, I would not be surprised if a couple of them have some sort of hardware issue that only becomes apparent when they start being accessed by large numbers of people.

    I also recall seeing that the pre-orders for the first day were over 100k box copies in NA alone. So they could be letting in pretty large waves.

    Edit: I just got back on the site, and there are 107 US servers, all up with low or medium pop right now. It says no EU servers exist at the moment, so does anyone know if the EU are playing yet?

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by gavotte1

    Originally posted by fiontar

    I'm not the only person who entered their code on the first day (July 21, 2011) who wasn't in the first wave. So, if they can't even handle all the first day pre-orders with out issues, then I would classify that as a rocky start.

    ^^^

    I'm in the same boat. My husband and brother entered their code first day as well (brother 5ish hours after us) and they're both in the first launch. I get to play "read the forums" :(

    That he entered his code at a later time is worrisome. They tweated that your wave is based on the date you registered the code. So, I'm now guessing that if a day needs to be split into multiple waves, it's not based on actual time you entered the code, but some other arbitrary determination.

    It wouldn't matter as much if the waves were every 15 minutes or so, but we have already passed the one hour mark with no second wave yet. I wonder how many waves before all the first day pre-orders get in?

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  • DerrosDerros Posts: 1,077Member Uncommon

    Um...There is this thing called work that many of us have to go to in the mornings, lets wait until ~6-7 then look at it.

     

    I'm in but I certianly cant play from work

  • Shoko_LiedShoko_Lied -, WAPosts: 2,080Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

    Do you want them to open the game to everybody at the same time, like WoW did, and have like 50 repeat server shutdowns and 20 hour queu's?

    The game officially releases on the 20th, I'd say this is pretty damn good to slowly open the flood gates.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    Originally posted by fiontar

    It wouldn't matter as much if the waves were every 15 minutes or so, but we have already passed the one hour mark with no second wave yet. I wonder how many waves before all the first day pre-orders get in?

    Heh...how many did they sell on the first day?  Just shy of 100k?

    I'm actually amazed my email provider actually delivered the mail in a timely manner, given the email load the must've been generated by this launch.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    An hour should be more than enough time for people to start to filter out of the starter zones and the next wave to come in. They must be having other issues if there still isn't a second wave.

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  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member

    Originally posted by denshing

    Originally posted by evemaster00

    So far all this sending the invites out in waves thing has accomplished is giving a headstart to the lucky few. The majority of servers are still low pop, a few are medium. If it stays like this for a few hours then this is going to be major fail.

    Do you want them to open the game to everybody at the same time, like WoW did, and have like 50 repeat server shutdowns and 20 hour queu's?

    The game officially releases on the 20th, I'd say this is pretty damn good to slowly open the flood gates.

    WoW didn't actually have that many preorders. Games like Aion and Warhammer had the kind of numbers SWTOR had and those games didn't need to do a silly staggered launch and those games launched without any serious issues.

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