Technology isn't perfect, and meeting a deadline isn't either. Random stuff can happen, patience is a virtue, and we go on with our miserable lives. See you in-game, whenever that may be. (=
Last edited by rinea; 2013-03-05 at 08:19 PM.
They should grey out the March 5th on the luncher, and put a 6th.
No one seemes to realize that just because something worked ok on a test server dosent mean all will be well on a live server. More programs and process running on a live enviornment that you can not account for in a test so unseen problems arise. So sit back and calm down, not like you are gunna get exalted with the new factions in a single day.
Software is fickle. When you see these kinds of things first hand, you tend to understand what goes on in the background. Any number of things can happen when applying data to a live server. One might think that it can be tested by using a test server, but that isn't necessarily the case. To that point, I have seen what happens when game data is loaded on to a live server... After being tested on internal dev servers. Upload failures abound. I was working for Arenanet at the time. We were pushing game data to a live server in Germany for Gamescom a couple years ago (the demo that had the Shatterer)... We all got to the office early just in case... And we were still delayed due to upload issues.
That said, I could agree with you that maybe making the announcement for a longer (12 hour maintenance) is a good thing to do. Might make the community happy if Maintenance could be finished before the stated end time. /shrug
I do hope that people would rather have a stable game environment instead of an unstable pile of goo... Maybe I am wrong... Who knows.
3 words: Get. Over. It.
If you're seriously enraged by this you need help.
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Place your bets folks. I miss old vanilla days when patches would be released whether or not they worked, then crash the server endlessly! Screw all this new stuff. I want boats that go through land!
If you wanna cry about it, think of last week(?) where it was supposed to be down till 11, and came up like 3 hours early.
Okay so im in central time zone, which according to what they had up on the login screen the game would come down at approximately 3am...now it MIGHT come back up at 3pm....what is going on?? I mean I know before back before 90% of the people on here even played, back in BC and before they went down around 5-7, enough time to check mail before work/school in the morning and were back up in 5-7 hours on patch days even. But now its 12 hours? probably even longer from how it's been lately, I understand that biggggg patch and better graphics and stuff now, but still..jeez -_-
It's obvious to me the majority of people here have never been involved in a large software upgrade. You can do dummy runs to ensure you haven't missed anything and check timings, but invariably a quirk such as a server failure midway through can throw these timings out. Plus many other things come to play which may cause delays. So stop your whining because you have been unable to get into the game for a WHOLE hour or so. I think some people are not happy unless they have something to whinge about.
It sucks but it always happens. If they do a last minute push up on the time they are shutting down 3am to 1am pst then you know it is going to go long the next day as well.
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You may be suffering from a bit of nostalgia as well, Vanilla, TBC, and Wrath all had their extended days too.
"If MMORPG players were around when God said, "Let their be light"
they'd have called the light gay, and plunged the universe back into darkness by squatting their nutsacks over it."