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mmodannommodanno Orrington, MEPosts: 163Member

FYI to those new to Star Wars, The Old Republic.

Bioware never, and I mean NEVER, comes close to their predicted downtimes.  They are always hours, sometimes hours and hours over.

So, yes, it's now past 1pm EST when they said the servers would be up.  I haven't even checked it, and I can tell you that if you log on now it will show it's down.

I will try when I get home from work tonight, and I'm hoping that by at least 6pm EST they will have it up and running, but I'm not holding my breath.

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  • VarkingVarking Winston-Salem, NCPosts: 433Member
    I get home at 11:45 PM EST tonight so I hope its up by the time I get home!
  • VarthanderVarthander BarcelonaPosts: 471Member
    are you sure you didnt check it?

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  • Jimmy562Jimmy562 FlimwellPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon
    A few times they have actually been up early but yes, more often than not they go well over their predicted times. 
  • mmodannommodanno Orrington, MEPosts: 163Member

    Varthander, no, I haven't checked it.  (At work, actually)  However, look at the time of this post, and try to log on. 

    What?  Not up?  Shock!

    Seriously, they miss these things by hours.  I wasn't kidding when I said that I hoped it would be up by 6 pm EST when I get home, that's how bad they are at updates.

    Plus the downtime tomorrow to try and deal with the bugs and crap they missed with the minimal staff they have left working on the game.

  • huntersamhuntersam OckleyPosts: 152Member

    well not up yet at 18:30 gmt and no sign of anything happening usally the forums come back up before the servers they are still down

     

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  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon

    Expect massive lag as usual after update.

    It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today.

     

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by negativf4kk
    Expect massive lag as usual after update.It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today. 

    I noticed a lot of their web content was down for maintenance too.

    I didn't have too much trouble at launch though. There were queues, but they weren't too long. However, that would be a good thing...more people in the game.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJPosts: 457Member
    Originally posted by mmodanno

    FYI to those new to Star Wars, The Old Republic.

    Bioware never, and I mean NEVER, comes close to their predicted downtimes.  They are always hours, sometimes hours and hours over.

    So, yes, it's now past 1pm EST when they said the servers would be up.  I haven't even checked it, and I can tell you that if you log on now it will show it's down.

    I will try when I get home from work tonight, and I'm hoping that by at least 6pm EST they will have it up and running, but I'm not holding my breath.

    That's unfortunate to hear. As I recall in the early months, their downtimes weren't always as long as they were telling us. It was a delight. It wasn't always the case, but more often then not it was.

    To hear that it's changed so much is disheartening.

    I guess they'd better get something like this right. This is an important milestone for the game.

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  • Greymantle4Greymantle4 Posts: 802Member Uncommon
    10:33am pst and I can't login to the servers.
  • gandlesgandles dickson city, PAPosts: 51Member Uncommon
    The Old Republic ‏<span js-action-profile-name"="">@SWTOR

    Today’s server maintenance has been extended with no ETA. We will update as soon as we have more info. Thank you for your patience.

     

    via twitter 15m ago so yeah keep waiting

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,836Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by negativf4kk
    Expect massive lag as usual after update.It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today. 

    worst launch ever? hardly.

  • SuperXero89SuperXero89 Amory, MSPosts: 2,544Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by negativf4kk

    Expect massive lag as usual after update.

    It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today.

     

    SW:TOR was your first MMO wasn't it?

  • monstermmomonstermmo Glendale, CAPosts: 1,062Member
    Originally posted by mmodanno

    FYI to those new to Star Wars, The Old Republic.

    Bioware never, and I mean NEVER, comes close to their predicted downtimes.  They are always hours, sometimes hours and hours over.

    So, yes, it's now past 1pm EST when they said the servers would be up.  I haven't even checked it, and I can tell you that if you log on now it will show it's down.

    I will try when I get home from work tonight, and I'm hoping that by at least 6pm EST they will have it up and running, but I'm not holding my breath.

    This was the same reason i hated Tuesdays while playing World of Warcraft. It was practically a guarentee the servers would not come up "on time."

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  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SuperXero89
    Originally posted by negativf4kk

    Expect massive lag as usual after update.

    It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today.

     

    SW:TOR was your first MMO wasn't it?

    No it wasnt. Lineage was. Since then i played number of MMOs. And dont remember any with worst experience at launch. Maybe u can enlighten me the worst the SWtor?

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,753Member Uncommon
    1:44 pm EST and still not up. the first time i tried to log in today a watched the cinematic video with the smugler getting caught and noticed lower quality and image tearing. When i was subbed that same video had high quality and no image tearing.... i can only assume that since EAWARE was forced to go Freemium they now care less for their games quality. I may be wrong but that is what i think after noticing that significant change in the video.

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  • mmodannommodanno Orrington, MEPosts: 163Member

    Anarchy Online had the worst launch ever... by far.

    Game was unplayble due to lag and crashes.  Took them months to straighten it out.  By the time they did, everyone left.

    Too bad, it was, (still is), a really fantastic MMO with lots of fresh, (for its time) ideas.

    Swtor had a VERY smooth launch in comparison...  but, and this is a big but, :) , they waited too long to merge servers when they started to lose subs.  Within 2 months most servers were ghost towns, which led to more cancelations, and so on and so on...

    If they had been agressive with server merges, I am confident in saying the game would probably have at least double the number of subs it has now.

    Oh, btw, Mnwild, the reason I posted this was so that new people wanting to try SWTOR wouldn't give up trying.  Us vets know how bad ...really really bad.. the crew they have is at managing updates, so more of an FYI to newbies.  I think someone needs a nap.

     

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,532Member Uncommon

    well they keep sending me a nice mail saying i will get 100 CCoins as a valued customer... I sent a mail back asking if i could get the other 1200... My guess is... No.

     

    I have four of those mail now and i wonder how many i will have by the time they go back online

  • azonic69azonic69 quebec, QCPosts: 56Member Uncommon

    lol of course EAware decided to make a new prerendered video with lower quality just because the game went free to play.

     

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Calgary, ABPosts: 2,156Member


    Originally posted by azonic69
    lol of course EAware decided to make a new prerendered video with lower quality just because the game went free to play. 
    LOL reminds me of a commercial in the mid 70's, Ford advertising the Pinto but it was in a dull blue color and wasn't attractive looking at all. And the Pinto lived up to its ad, it was a piece of shit.

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  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mmodanno

    Anarchy Online had the worst launch ever... by far.

    Game was unplayble due to lag and crashes.  Took them months to straighten it out.  By the time they did, everyone left.

    Too bad, it was, (still is), a really fantastic MMO with lots of fresh, (for its time) ideas.

    Swtor had a VERY smooth launch in comparison...  but, and this is a big but, :) , they waited too long to merge servers when they started to lose subs.  Within 2 months most servers were ghost towns, which led to more cancelations, and so on and so on...

    If they had been agressive with server merges, I am confident in saying the game would probably have at least double the number of subs it has now.

    Oh, btw, Mnwild, the reason I posted this was so that new people wanting to try SWTOR wouldn't give up trying.  Us vets know how bad ...really really bad.. the crew they have is at managing updates, so more of an FYI to newbies.  I think someone needs a nap.

     

    Never played it. So can tell. From my experience its SWtor.


    All will be judged when servers  go online. From my 5 month experience with SWtor i dont expect much.

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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,265Member Uncommon
    Hey come on now, they only gave themselves 12 hours to do something that should have taken 4 tops. Cut them some slack. It's not like MMOs can patch while you are still playing nowadays *coughGW2coughcough*.

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  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoPosts: 778Member
    Originally posted by negativf4kk
    Originally posted by SuperXero89
    Originally posted by negativf4kk

    Expect massive lag as usual after update.

    It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today.

     

    SW:TOR was your first MMO wasn't it?

    No it wasnt. Lineage was. Since then i played number of MMOs. And dont remember any with worst experience at launch. Maybe u can enlighten me the worst the SWtor?

    Yeah sure Anarchy Online, AOC and GW 2 (i couldn't log in for 4 days due to broken log in). Experinceof players may vary but SWTOR was hardly the worst.

  • jacklojacklo BlackpoolPosts: 570Member

    It seems at every crucial point the game ever had, their website was not functioning properly. This is no exception.

    Same old, same old.

    http://www.swtor.com/free

     

  • azrael466azrael466 hillsboro, ORPosts: 365Member
    Originally posted by negativf4kk

    Expect massive lag as usual after update.

    It was worst MMO launch ever. Same probably will happen today.

     

    I'm sorry, but you're either a hater, or an idiot. While no MMO launch is perfect, SWTOR was far....FAAAAAAR from the 'worst ever'. Look at WoW, only MOP had a decent release. Hell, back in classic major patches alone would knock the servers down for a week.

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  • GN-003GN-003 NA, HIPosts: 78Member
    Originally posted by jacklo

    It seems at every crucial point the game ever had, their website was not functioning properly. This is no exception.

    Same old, same old.

    http://www.swtor.com/free

     

    Of course it's down, they're doing maintenance.

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