All SOE games and services are expected to be offline for several hours beginning in the very early morning hours on Tuesday:
Beginning July 12, 2011 at 1:00 a.m. US Pacific Time, we'll be performing maintenance on all games and services. During this maintenance, our forums, websites and games will also be unavailable. The estimated downtime for the maintenance is 7 hours.
We apologize for this interruption and will resume the affected services as soon as the maintenance is completed.
Oh, and if in the course of your patches, you're blocking your entire port list from your external systems, have Zatozia pick up her cell phone, sign in to Facebook there, and post an update... Come on guys... 10 minutes to get a status check is all I'm asking for...
Just chill and relax. They'll get it up eventually.
What I don't understand is how, after 11yrs of doing these upgrades, Soney can't get an estimate that can be relied upon (some times 5hrs only takes 2hrs, and 4hrs takes an entire day).
If the patches are applied and tested in a QA environment first, then why the major deviation in estimates?
Simply looking through the UI XML code you can see inconsistent programming styles, standards, etc. Itâ€™s like a hundred different programmers with a hundred different ideas programmed that stuff. Just look through the game itself, itâ€™s filled with inconsistencies and lack of adherence to programming standards.
Why are they so bad at these estimates? Because the company has and always will be a â€œseat of the pantsâ€ â€œcowboy programmingâ€ operation with little to no discipline, attention to detail or real understanding of real time programming operations/standards.
Edited, Jul 12th 2011 1:16pm by ImasertheGreat
Tons of things extend downtime - but it would still be nice if they could provide an update as opposed to keeping us all out of the loop.
Personally, I would rather they spend all effort trying to get the games back online then giving us hourly updates. If it's gonna be a more long term issue like when they were hacked, I expect daily updates at the least. But, in patch updates, its better they get the games going then update us on why the games arent going.
~ Pissed-off Crybaby
Edited, Jul 12th 2011 12:12pm by Mcogre
SKYRIM... WHERE ARE YOU, MY ELDER SCROLLS SAVIOR?!
Who would cry over a silly game?
I'm sure we will still see EQ down again before the end of the month to make you so proud.
Yes he tries to sodomise himself
It most certainly was, on EQ2players and a link by a poster in the General Forums, think it was originally posted on the 7th or earlier in the general forum. Will respond with the link to the post when the forums come back up. Recall the title being Heads Up - July 12th outage, or something close to that
Here you go - posted 07/08/2011
Edited, Jul 12th 2011 1:15pm by eq2ctplayer
We did not get such advanced warning over here at EQ
Edited, Jul 12th 2011 11:35pm by HeartzBroken
as for whats going if you read above and go to eqplayers it says they are undergoing planned maintenance. So what if they decided to take everything down at once and do it all one time instead of doing each game/website/access setup at different times.
You're mixing things up. They made it faster for patches for EQ, and increased the number of things that could be patched without taking the servers down.
Today is SOE wide maintenance, which has nothing to do with the systems you note. They do this type of maintenance maybe 2-3 times a year.
Edited, Jul 12th 2011 1:27pm by Taladega
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