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On hiatus from EVE Online since Dec 2016 - Screw off-grid PVE boosting changes
Pouring on extra "Salt" for 2017
In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™ "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon
Obviously they do this to anger the gamers...
Seriously when a dev takes a MMO down during Sat night prime time, it means they had *no other choice* - it is only done as a last resort.
So something serious enough is going on to warrant prime time outage.
Relax... life goes on
They put it in hours ago , so they could have waited till midnite cst at least or such ,and yes , they could work late.
If it was truly an "emergency" they wouldn't have waited hours after they announced it.
It's important likey , but they don't want to work too late is my guess.
Enjoying the game lots , but they are starting to come off a bit more amateurish than I would have thought , the whole "we didnt expect this load" excuse is getting a bit old.
You do realize this isn't prime time for everyone right?
Since the game launched they have done good at rotating maintenance times to not alienate any particular country. EO at work IMO. Use the time to go out and have fun, it isn't the end of the world.
Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!
Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!
Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!
Originally posted by Vayman fyi, they also took Champions Online down for 4 hours.
Amateur hour at its best then if this is true.
i put tons of money into a game and they pull it offline.. wth?
wait.. i didn't spend anything on it.. whew!
now I can go out and have a drink with friend.. pretend to like people.. and call my parents so they will stop worrying.
get home early morning and log back in to Neverwinter.
Saturday night rockz!!
Sounds like a core network gear upgrade as it's affecting multiple games. 4 hour downtime is usually what it takes to do core network maint (well it can be done in less than 1 hour but you have to shut off servers, do maint, then restart servers, have QA do a quick test.. then unlock shards - so yeah 4 hours).
Yes I have friends that work for major AAA MMO studios and this is how it usually goes from what they tell me.
Originally posted by Dahkoht Originally posted by Vayman fyi, they also took Champions Online down for 4 hours.
My wife was playing CO and got the message. CO forums report a 4 hour downtime. I guess something network related at their data centers? I'm with the earlier poster: they must not have had any choice but to bring it all down to repair the problem.
They took it down because the servers were getting pounded so hard that the lag and rubber banding was crazy. They are apparently doing work to allow the servers to handle the load that has been making the last 4 hours very difficult to play though. It sucks but I don't mind if they take them down now if it allows me to play seamlessly like I was before primetime.
Its open beta on a F2P game...entitlement is kind of a irrelevant here...
Originally posted by Dahkoht Enjoying the game lots , but they are starting to come off a bit more amateurish than I would have thought , the whole "we didnt expect this load" excuse is getting a bit old.
I say fixing the lag/rubberbanding the same day it started and then fixing the queues in 24 hours is pretty impressive.
Originally posted by strangiato2112 Originally posted by Dahkoht Enjoying the game lots , but they are starting to come off a bit more amateurish than I would have thought , the whole "we didnt expect this load" excuse is getting a bit old.
Look at the post above you , I saw and heard people screaming about the rubber banding this afternoon , not fixed.
If I want a world in which people can purchase success and power with cash, I'll play Real Life. Keep Virtual Worlds Virtual!
Originally posted by Daranar Stop complaining! Atleast you don't play Defiance.
Sadly , as a parent of young kids , full time engineer etc , late Fri/Sat nights is my only real time to play , so unfortunately , I'm about to log into Defiance ,
No , no I'm not , I can't deal with the UI :P
It's likely just more rounds of Leviathan (which I was doing on a laptop at the same time anyway , just was looking forward to playing NWN again for a bit , now wont likely until next weekend )
Originally posted by Dahkoht Originally posted by Daranar Stop complaining! Atleast you don't play Defiance.
As I read "No, no I'm not..." I thought you were about to say "their servers are down too" hahaha! Sad testiment to TRION that that's what I think...
Originally posted by JemAs666 I agree if they took it down on Saturday night, then they are patching an exploit of some kind.
Originally posted by Dahkoht Originally posted by strangiato2112 Originally posted by Dahkoht Enjoying the game lots , but they are starting to come off a bit more amateurish than I would have thought , the whole "we didnt expect this load" excuse is getting a bit old.
It was so minor it was nothing compared to the launch day. I was banding a tiny little bit.. but I still managed to solo a slightly lower level dungeon without any hassle. The launch day we were all over the place.. it was funny as hell.
People will BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM the chat any chance they get. Game was totally playable.. PvP and all. After this it might be perfect, who knows.
I thought this game was in beta. Did they release it already? Because if not, I'm not quite sure you people know what Beta Status means...
Odd, Dragon server had no performance issues whatsoever, at least in Neverwinter, Blackdagger Ruins, the graveyard zone, cragspire crypts and the skirmish i did.
However, the foundry was down for a few hours earlier and the dungeon queues were acting wonky. But i saw no issues and heard no complaints about the rubber banding being back.
It certainly hasnt been perfect sailing, but its tough to know what effect 25,000 simultaneous people will have on your server until it actually happens. You need to expect issues and be able to fix them swiftly, and so far they have done that.
Originally posted by Golelorn Originally posted by JemAs666 I agree if they took it down on Saturday night, then they are patching an exploit of some kind.
Actually, several in the PWE NW forum have suggested it could be as simple as Cryptic employees not wanting to work past midnight PST on a Saturday.