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... And Oce takes a dirtnap again :(

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Samaira, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Samaira

    Samaira Lore Master
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    Just got booted out, and now it's gone.
     
  2. Claydo

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    Me to, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
     
  3. Samaira

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    I read it's been a bit of a problem the past while (I've only been back a couple of weeks). Not too much of an issue for me this time, I was running around Yew and might be beaten to death by a mongbat, but the other half was taking some pretty heavy fire when we lost con.
     
  4. Poo

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    this is strange.
    i hear people saying the that they are having connection issues but i havnt had any all week.

    running fine, connecting fine.

    you guys having any hurricanes or anything down there right now?
     
  5. Claydo

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    funny that, i am at yew aswell
     
  6. Claydo

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    not that i know of mate :)
     
  7. Samaira

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    Not that I'm aware of, it's beautiful here in NZ at the moment. But, from what I hear, there have been issues with Oceania ever since the server got moved Stateside and then back again.
     
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  8. Claydo

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    Oceania still not in shard list? how were you connecting to something that is not there?
     
  9. Poo

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    must be a time issue, now im out and its gone.
    haha

    that was like a 5 minute difference between us.
    then again, your at the bottom of the globe and im at the top.
    so that may be normal.
     
  10. anne bonny

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    I believe we went down yesterday as well, do hope it not a weekend special like before when it became a regular habit for Oceania to lose server.
     
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  11. Claydo

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    i hope it is not the same, i left game last time because of it :(
     
  12. Samaira

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    *Goes away, vacuums house, cleans bathroom*

    *Comes back, checks shard selection list*

    *Grumbles*
     
  13. KaiSchober

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    We are on it, thanks for the reports.
     
  14. Samaira

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    Thanks Kai, appreciate it - seeing as from the sounds of it, some of you folks are a bit battered about up there!
     
  15. KaiSchober

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    The whole technical team is still in the office anyway, let's give them something more to do.

    Although I don't think that this has something to do with the power outage today - what do you use in Down Under to power servers: Hamster, koala or kangaroo (for the bigger ones)?


    /edit:
    Ok, it's not the shard itself. It seems to be some hop in Sydney.
     
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  16. Basara

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    Kai: From the way they complain about downtime all the time, probably Thylacine........
     
  17. Claydo

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    any idea how long it might be out?
     
  18. KaiSchober

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    Not at the moment, sorry.
     
  19. MissEcho

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    The wombats need to walk faster on those treadmills
     
  20. Jason

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    ah was just going to check why oceania didnt seem to be up -
    now I know...

    Connection probs last week - connection probs yesterday
    and now today Oceania off the list...

    Awesome time for me to come back to UO ^^
     
  21. Juztme

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    I know we probably sound like kids who had their lollipops taken from them..LOL.. :p

    Sneak Peak of some of the joys we experienced this year...mm..probably acccouts for some of our grumpiness *shrugs*.. :sad3:
    but we'll keep hanging in there... like gaffa tape to arm hair :D

    01.07.2012 - Start approx 12.32pm eta unknown - All servers available except Oceania after authentification server restored.
    19.6.2012 - All servers outage approx 11hrs - Oceania restored half an hour after all other servers functional.
    14.6.2012 - 1/2 hour "Problem commincation with Origin". Random other servers impacted as well.
    9.6.2012 (1hr) - 1hr- Server dropped. All servers available except Oceania

    Past Oceania Outages this year (majority related to Oceania being absent from the login list)
    •20/3/2012 - 9pm 1hr +
    •18/3/2012 - 8pm to 9pm
    •14/3/2012 - 00:00 to 2:15am
    •10/3/2012 - 10:33pm to 11:51pm
    •5/3/2012 - approximately 4hrs
    •1/3/2012 - 20mins (on and off)
    •29/2/2012 - 4.5hrs
    •25/2/2012 - 12hrs +
     
  22. Samaira

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    Guess this is as good an excuse as any to go work up a char on another shard... *sigh*
     
  23. Juztme

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    Oh no... your sharing the Ebil one across the UO world *runs and hides*:p
     
  24. Lady Storm

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    Ok kids calm down... storm did dammage in US at mythic hq..... Give the repair team time to find all the little strands that got poofed. There might be a bigger main server trouble then they first thought. If it isnt the Saul the Sun tossing flairs at us, its Mother Nature in one of her temper tantrums...... Find one of your old shards you have or fine a back up that fits you and play newbie..... it will make you apreciate what you have on Oc.
     
  25. Petra Fyde

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    Since Kai said the problem isn't the server itself, but a hop somewhere in Sydney, the team will be at the mercy of whoever owns that server.
    trace for me gives 'destination host unreachable' and looks like this:
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    Host Name                                  IP Address                  Hop    Ping Time  Ping Avg  % Loss    Pkts r/s        Ping best/worst
    nott-core-2a-ae7-861.network.virginmedia.net86.28.83.89                2      8ms
    leed-bb-1c-ae4-0.network.virginmedia.net    62.253.174.61              3      28ms
    leed-bb-1b-ae10-0.network.virginmedia.net  62.253.174.25              4      9ms
    manc-bb-1a-as2-0.network.virginmedia.net    62.253.185.193              5      15ms
    * Unknown Host *                            212.187.136.125            6      17ms
    ae-4-4.ebr1.London1.Level3.net              4.69.133.102                7      15ms
    vlan104.ebr2.London1.Level3.net            4.69.143.98                8      18ms
    ae-41-41.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net          4.69.137.66                9      91ms
    ae-91-91.csw4.NewYork1.Level3.net          4.69.134.78                10    93ms
    ae-92-92.ebr2.NewYork1.Level3.net          4.69.148.45                11    90ms
    * Unknown Host *                            4.69.135.185                12    159ms
    ae-81-81.csw3.SanJose1.Level3.net          4.69.153.10                13    164ms
    ae-42-80.car2.SanJose2.Level3.net          4.69.152.140                14    161ms
    TELECOM-NEW.car2.SanJose2.Level3.net        4.59.4.94                  15    159ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    16    0ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    17    0ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    18    0ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    19    0ms
    po6.sglebdist01.aapt.net.au                202.10.14.6                20    306ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    21    0ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    22    0ms
    * Unknown Host *                            0.0.0.0                    23    0ms
    ipll-5017319-154.gw.aapt.com.au            203.174.185.154            24    306ms
    as45671.sydney.pipenetworks.com            218.100.2.120              25    332ms
    
    Anyone know much about 'pipenetworks.com'?
     
  26. Samaira

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    Eep! You found me! *Runs and hides*

    :p

    Lady Storm - aye, it's nice once in a while to play a newbie somewhere else, and it does prove what we have with our own shard... for me in New Zealand, it's a choice between 60-100 ping and 300+. The closest English speaking shard to our own, for me at least, is Origin, where (if I'm lucky) I can sometimes ping 280-290. I think for many this is why it gets frustrating - unless you speak an Asian language fairly fluently, there isn't really a playable alternative to Oceania. Add to that the time differences - I'm GMT +12 - and it's a little prohibitive.

    And before anyone flames me, I'm not going on the offensive - merely stating my own, individual options and facts in this particular situation. I know many used to play with such connections - hell, some still do in order to play with the people they want to.

    All I'm saying is it seems like Oce's getting the short end of the stick lately from what I've heard and read... bad luck and natural disasters notwithstanding.

    Regardless, I hope everyone at UO HQ is in one piece :)
     
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  27. Juztme

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    You can run but u can't hide!!!! Oh wait..hmm..Ping for me goes from 50 Oc to ranges from 300-1000+ ...
    So you might be able to hide after all Ebil One, cause I won't be running far..LOL :p
    Guess its that time then.. :shots:

    And nope...Never heard of pipenetworks
     
  28. Jason

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    *yawn*
    been 6 hours that I know of...
    any ETA at all?

    since the rest of my pings are 350+ seems pointless to play anywhere else
     
  29. Flutter

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    It wasn't easy but I PK'd it.
    If you want me to res yer shard back up it's gonna cost ye 50K silver coins. Unmarked coins. Left under the potted plant, next to the lamp post, in my house.
     
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  30. Juztme

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    I'm broke... :sad3:
    I gave my silver to the technicians so they could buy a kangaroo to kick start the rusty wheels the brumbies are powering while the hampsters are asleep. But I'm thinking maybe they got waylaid by a donut shop on the way to get the kangaroo.
     
  31. Samaira

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    Wanna say a quick thanks to the folks of [HoFD] of Pac for hosting us while our shard is AWOL, you folk were awesome :)

    Hopefully we can come visit out of neighbourly affection, rather than homelessness next time!
     
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  32. Juztme

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    9 hours and counting... time to give up *sigh*
    Night Oceanians... good luck..
     
  33. Jason

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    roughly 12 hours now...
    Going to bed..
     
  34. Lady Storm

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    Yes Samaira I know of the difficulty ... I use to live in NSW. And I use to wander Oceania in my blue robe and bare toes..... when I lived in California....Time differences were the norm. As for ping.. I found that after a few weeks my machine and the routing became easer, cant explain why but seemed that the more I was on the better the movement.. my Son still says its laggy but I move quite well.... We have to understand in this with not knowing the extent of whats dammaged we are nipping at heels that dont have a clue whats up down under. Remember things are different time and such as Samaira pointed out. Just think of the poor bloke who is missing his football game..........
     
  35. Tina Small

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    Samaira, if you guys decide to try Origin as one of your "backup" shards, just give a shout out for help. It's a quiet shard, like Oceania, but there really are still people that play there. I think there are also some Australians/New Zealanders playing on Lake Austin.
     
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    Ok getting on for 24 hours down now. what is going on?
     
  37. anne bonny

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    Seeing as a storm hit Myth HQ is it only Oceania that is out ? seems to be the only one missing off the list.
     
  38. KaiSchober

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    It should come back now, we are still investigating an issue with chat channels.
     
  39. Samaira

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    Thank you, Kai, appreciate you keeping us in the loop :)