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The worst launch ever?

fatearsfatears Member UncommonPosts: 86

I have been through some bad launches in my time, I’ve struggled through Vanguard, AO and the horrible first iteration of FFXIV, I’ve suffered a bout of Proteus syndrome causing my head to swell to three times its normal size and my left leg to resemble a tree trunk, I spent ten years hiding out in the jungles of ‘Nam drinking my own urine before realising the war was over, but, without hyperbole, the relaunch of this site is the worst experience of my life. 

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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,969
    No
  • SinsaiSinsai Member UncommonPosts: 395
    Not even close
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 32,964
    I know right? I want my damn money back! (rage and more rage)

    Oh wait..... Nm

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 4,555
    I needed this. Thanks. :)

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  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Member RarePosts: 1,472
    If I could see what I'm typing I'd give a jokey comment.
  • StarIStarI Member UncommonPosts: 987
    kinda true iwht how I don't see myself typing  unless I highlight text with mouse. and that overlapping facebook button... even the mmo forums are not what they used to be  lol
  • holdenhamletholdenhamlet Member EpicPosts: 3,756
    Site seems to be working fine to me.

    People making whiney posts about unimportant shit- check.

    Oh cool I can see what I type again ;)
  • PopplePopple Member UncommonPosts: 236
    Yeah when i clicked on the site this morning. I got nothing but a knee slapper... :p

    I retired retroactively..Haha

  • BeezerbeezBeezerbeez Member UncommonPosts: 296
    Can't even get past the character creator.
  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,130
    Granted the relaunch of this site went very badly yesterday.

    I'm a web developer myself and find it very hard to comprehend what went wrong. The new site would have been built and tested in advance of the launch, so we shouldn't have been encountering bugs like white-on-white text in comments boxes, the mis-aligned page elements and the like. Data imports are a pain, admittedly, so if they are using a new database then I can imagine that being a nightmare to sort, but shouldn't have affected the layout of the site. 


    I assume what happened is that, firstly, MMORPG.com doesn't have that much money and so has built a lot of the new site themselves (good on you if you can do it, but a site this size is very complicated) which may account for some of the quality issues. 

    Secondly, I assume they're using the same hosting space they've always had. This probably meant that on their server, they would have had a full copy of the old site, a version of the maintenance page, plus a full copy of the new site. I can easily imagine that between renaming directories, performing manual uploads (rather than using version control systems) etc some files may have been missed, resulting in layout issues and the like. 


    However, going back to OP, this website relaunch is nowhere near the worst launch. I could still find all the articles, read the forums and post (even if it was a pain not being able to read what I type). So, F for quality, but still a B for functionality. 

    Worst launches are when the functionality breaks. Servers being down, server queues, instances not working etc - thats bad. 

    Also, MMORPG.com is free, so its not like I'm being denied access to something I've paid for!
  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,062
    Granted the relaunch of this site went very badly yesterday.

    I'm a web developer myself and find it very hard to comprehend what went wrong. The new site would have been built and tested in advance of the launch, so we shouldn't have been encountering bugs like white-on-white text in comments boxes, the mis-aligned page elements and the like. Data imports are a pain, admittedly, so if they are using a new database then I can imagine that being a nightmare to sort, but shouldn't have affected the layout of the site. 


    I assume what happened is that, firstly, MMORPG.com doesn't have that much money and so has built a lot of the new site themselves (good on you if you can do it, but a site this size is very complicated) which may account for some of the quality issues. 

    Secondly, I assume they're using the same hosting space they've always had. This probably meant that on their server, they would have had a full copy of the old site, a version of the maintenance page, plus a full copy of the new site. I can easily imagine that between renaming directories, performing manual uploads (rather than using version control systems) etc some files may have been missed, resulting in layout issues and the like. 


    However, going back to OP, this website relaunch is nowhere near the worst launch. I could still find all the articles, read the forums and post (even if it was a pain not being able to read what I type). So, F for quality, but still a B for functionality. 

    Worst launches are when the functionality breaks. Servers being down, server queues, instances not working etc - thats bad. 

    Also, MMORPG.com is free, so its not like I'm being denied access to something I've paid for!

    sense of humor = F
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,551
    Granted the relaunch of this site went very badly yesterday.

    I'm a web developer myself and find it very hard to comprehend what went wrong....
    Apparently the new website was working fine enough, but their host had problems and they had to revert, and problems like white on white and huge number of broken links were caused more by them reverting things while the website was live than by any problem with the new website.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/loadFeature/10945/page/1

     
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 4,555
    Vrika said:
    Granted the relaunch of this site went very badly yesterday.

    I'm a web developer myself and find it very hard to comprehend what went wrong....
    Apparently the new website was working fine enough, but their host had problems and they had to revert, and problems like white on white and huge number of broken links were caused more by them reverting things while the website was live than by any problem with the new website.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/loadFeature/10945/page/1

    Yep, and the host is a new host - AWS.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,472
    People on this site want more challenging games and often talk about the good old days of harder mmorpgs.

    So mmorpg.com delivers on more challenging interface with white on white typing - and people complain.

    Typical.

    You are not hardcore enough.
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,795
    Reroll the MMORPG servers. It's NOT fair. Some of us were not able to participate in the land grab due to the technical difficulties.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,472
    Reroll the MMORPG servers. It's NOT fair. Some of us were not able to participate in the land grab due to the technical difficulties.

    Worked fine for me - might want to call you ISP and tell them they suck.

    Also selling land... lots of land...
  • sidebustersidebuster Member UncommonPosts: 1,712
    I've been coming to this site for something like over 13 years. I'm excited for you guys to finally get a new site design and hope everything works out. I'll miss the old one though.
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,795
    DMKano said:
    Reroll the MMORPG servers. It's NOT fair. Some of us were not able to participate in the land grab due to the technical difficulties.

    Worked fine for me - might want to call you ISP and tell them they suck.

    Also selling land... lots of land...
    SEE! This isn't fair. People are just buying up MMORPG.COM estate and selling it while others were not able to log in. 

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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,551
    edited June 2016
    DMKano said:
    Reroll the MMORPG servers. It's NOT fair. Some of us were not able to participate in the land grab due to the technical difficulties.

    Worked fine for me - might want to call you ISP and tell them they suck.

    Also selling land... lots of land...
    FlyByKnight who got "Member Uncommon" -package wasn't even given access to servers, while DMKano with "Member Epic" -package was able to grab all the land.

    It's turning into P2W already.
     
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    I needed this. Thanks. :)
    I hope you were laughing at the op more then anything.   Since he obviously didn't play Archeage.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,472
    Vrika said:
    DMKano said:
    Reroll the MMORPG servers. It's NOT fair. Some of us were not able to participate in the land grab due to the technical difficulties.

    Worked fine for me - might want to call you ISP and tell them they suck.

    Also selling land... lots of land...
    FlyByKnight who got uncommon membership package wasn't even given access to servers, while DMKano with epic membership package was able to grab all the land.

    It's turning into P2W already.

    Learn to play, mmk?
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,795
    ^ Whale!!!! Please nerf Epic members and balance the site @BillMurphy I got ganked in 2 hits! /uninstall
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,692
    fatears said:

    I have been through some bad launches in my time, I’ve struggled through Vanguard, AO and the horrible first iteration of FFXIV, I’ve suffered a bout of Proteus syndrome causing my head to swell to three times its normal size and my left leg to resemble a tree trunk, I spent ten years hiding out in the jungles of ‘Nam drinking my own urine before realising the war was over, but, without hyperbole, the relaunch of this site is the worst experience of my life. 


    huh?

    Makes me wonder if you really did in fact struggle through AO and Vanguard ( I tried XIV 1.0 in beta and didn't buy the game)

  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,130
    Horusra said:
    Granted the relaunch of this site went very badly yesterday.

    I'm a web developer myself and find it very hard to comprehend what went wrong. The new site would have been built and tested in advance of the launch, so we shouldn't have been encountering bugs like white-on-white text in comments boxes, the mis-aligned page elements and the like. Data imports are a pain, admittedly, so if they are using a new database then I can imagine that being a nightmare to sort, but shouldn't have affected the layout of the site. 


    I assume what happened is that, firstly, MMORPG.com doesn't have that much money and so has built a lot of the new site themselves (good on you if you can do it, but a site this size is very complicated) which may account for some of the quality issues. 

    Secondly, I assume they're using the same hosting space they've always had. This probably meant that on their server, they would have had a full copy of the old site, a version of the maintenance page, plus a full copy of the new site. I can easily imagine that between renaming directories, performing manual uploads (rather than using version control systems) etc some files may have been missed, resulting in layout issues and the like. 


    However, going back to OP, this website relaunch is nowhere near the worst launch. I could still find all the articles, read the forums and post (even if it was a pain not being able to read what I type). So, F for quality, but still a B for functionality. 

    Worst launches are when the functionality breaks. Servers being down, server queues, instances not working etc - thats bad. 

    Also, MMORPG.com is free, so its not like I'm being denied access to something I've paid for!

    sense of humor = F
    Lol, will teach me to skim read! Thought they were genuinely complaining about the site relaunch and comparing it to mmo launches....
  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Member EpicPosts: 6,130
    Lol, no, not the worst launch, I could still log in. Oh! Plus there wasn't a queue. Oh! And they could revert. Back online in less than 24 hours! GJ MMORPG.com peeps! 

    Crazkanuk

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