I'm truly not trying to be hostile here and I'm honestly sorry if that's how I'm coming off. The things you have been posting on this board have been great and quite fun to read because I enjoy the game with just as much passion as you seem to. However, this is the only significant negative I've encountered so far (only because it puts a roadblock on 100% world completion) and I would like as many opportunities as possible for myself and others to finish these. If that means the slightly more occasional restart, I'm for it.
borrowing thread ideas from reddit I see...
I would take more downtime if I could ditch the damn zoning... zoning, that is so like ten years ago
2012-03-05 : The day SWTOR jumped the shark
Mages are basically "warlocks for girls" - Kerrath
However, my girlfriend just bought herself a new PC a few days before launch, pre-built at Best Buy even, and... it's 64-bit, with 10GBs of RAM, and a really decent quad-core processor.
She gets no loading screens ever. So it's definitely a hardware thing.
I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story. I'm the leading man. You know what they say about the leading man? He never dies.
Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!
Very very little downtime, but still a lot of bugs to work out. I do love how little downtime there's been though. Big kudus to ANet for somehow finding a way to be able to avoid normal maintenance. I can't imagine how they managed that technical feat. Most MMOs just become bogged down and broken the longer the game is left up without a cold server reboot, which is why maintenance is generally necessary. Perhaps it has something to do with the instanced nature of the zones?
[The previous value of 1.2 PB was for a sum of a bunch of different backups, disregard that]
But keep talking like you even have a clue.
Getting a patch is as easy as closing and opening my game client. Don't know how they do it but it's effing brilliant.
Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven?