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Europa Yo-yo

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Slayvite, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Slayvite

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    Any official word on why Europa is Yo-yo'ing on server status?
    Each time it's back up its a revert.
    Can we do anything for the time being or should we just leave it and come back later?
    Sort of makes training useless when you keep getting reverted to before you learnt the skill.
     
  2. Coppelia

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    Let's get naked and do unsafe things! It will be reverted!
     
  3. Juicy Fruit

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    GL same way
     
  4. Aurelius

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    Sure you meant 're', not 'per'?

    Would be good to know what's going on, beter to have it resolved. It seems Drach is so far not affected (hopefully stays that way for the Drach folks!) but there's certainly a serious problem with Europa.
     
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    Yes it would be nice, especially for those of us who remember when 'Shard Issues' actually used to work. Unfortunately this again illustrates how far down the chain paying customers are now placed.

    Sometimes (if you get real lucky) several hours after the shard goes down it MIGHT be acknowledged there is a problem. However, definitely DO NOT, hold your breath.
     
  6. Slayvite

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    I'm glad they added those new windows to the Patch screen to let us know quicker about problems and announcements............:pancakes:
     
  7. Fireman Sam

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    aye but Bobar in those days we had a house on several shards so we could go play someplace else, those days are gone too.
    lack of info is a pain
     
  8. Coppelia

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    Don't worry, in compensation, we will all get a Decoration Gargoyle Statue token to buy at uogamecodes for $9.99.
     
  9. jbfortune

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    We have to wait for the Americas to get up beforte we find out anything. Really shoody.
     
  10. Coppelia

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    There should be a daily CAP to server crashes.

    This is ridicolous, IMHO.
     
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    Also consider what this looks like to new players on Europa. What a delightful introduction by EA to Ultima. After all the fanfare they log in and crash - wait - in and crash - wait - in and crash.

    Many will really be new and what they might think after an intro like this would be interesting to know.

    Will they be thinking what wonderful value they got for their money?.
     
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    *snort*
     
  14. Slayvite

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    Perhaps thats their plan, get newcomers to set up on the other shards rather than the Big 3.
     
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    I'm just going to copy and paste what I posted on the Europa forum.


    "Oh well, at least I was only in Jhelom pens shearing sheep.

    Yet again I find myself wondering when EA are going to get their little heads around the fact that when you run a multi national, multi time zone game you need to run, at the very, very, least, multi time zone support. Cos I for one am sick of having to wait for America to wake up and fix the damn problem :wall: "
     
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    Totally agree. Maybe Chrissay or some one would like to explain why we've been waiting so long for some information?

    We pay to play this game. I understand sometimes things go down, but some information would be nice.
     
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    I've said this for such a very long time now.

    "Hi folks, sorry, XXXXX shard is down just now, we're working on it and we'll let you know what's going on just as soon as we do"

    There, took me less than thirty seconds and would go the hell of a long way towards reassuring folks that EA know about the problem and are dealing with it. First, of course, we have to get tech support in our time zone :cursing:
     
  18. RichDC

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    I agree this seriously hurts the casual gamer and rewards the power gamers!!!

    LOL

    Funny ****!
     
  19. Fireman Sam

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    do we still log onto american shards as "bob" anymore?
     
  20. yorky

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    Or returning players, maybe I have been spoilt with 'every single' other mmo I played with frequent and regular updates when a server goes down, I most certainly didn't expect to be paying £30 for complete silence.
     
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    SOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeDDDDDDDDD
     
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    Welcome back to the norm in UO.
     
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    Bob War, anyone? Creating a gargy default spawn location is Ter Mer. Hordes of Bobs on Slasher of Veils, oh the carnage! :D
     
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    Hmm, Just checked the date. For a moment i thought it was April the 1st.
    This allmost sounds like the ultimate prank.

    Make them wait for months for the new expansion / give them a release date but make them wait on the release day too / let them play for a few hours / then for the punchline, drop the shard so they can do nothing but get irrate at the fact we won't tell them why.

    :party::party:
     
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    Ontop of that have players move chars from shards that was not down, with 10000 Queen honor and place houses the instant Europa gets back up :)
     
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    Lol, if they would waste a x-fer token just to place a small house in the gargoyle city then the joke is on themselves.
     
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    Only to annoy us :)
     
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    This is getting beyond a joke now though.
    I see Devs posting in other threads now so they obviously know Europa is down and yet we still get no info as to why or how long....
    Bad PR.:cursing:
     
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    Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Could we have some info please? Shard has been down for around 4hrs now, and it would be rather nice to know when I can go and actually use that expansion I've just spent $60 on
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Agreed
     
  32. GilliamUO

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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    i did not spend $60 but i agree too any news would be welcome
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Yeah some word on status would be nice!
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    For the last 5 hours not a lot, in fact, Nothing at all after the down up - down up - down sequence.

    What a brilliant display of ineptitude.
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Usually when theres some weird glitch (ie bug/exploit) EA/Mythic likes to keep things quiet until they resolve the issue. If I could put 10$ on it, that would be my guess.
     
  36. yorky

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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Hear Hear!

    Seeing that all the other shards are up and everyone else is enjoying the new expansion I think its only 'fair' and good 'customer service' to give us an update! Because (and forgive my sarcasm) if this were Warhammer we would have had 4 updates and 1 days worth of free subscription by now.
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Well thats not really on.

    Even a we're looking into would surfice.
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    I upgraded both of my main accounts, hence the $60. Decided I would rather start a garg from scratch and concentrate on garg skills for a start; also need access to my cook.

    I had a ball last night; workin' stuff out, running about the place, playing with my new toys. I lost track of time and ended up staying up all night, because by the time I caught up again, there was no point in going to bed. Got the kids off to school, popped down to work for an hour and came home ready to settle down and get to grips with the whole imbuing/mysticism/unravelling/carpet quest thing, only to spend 10mins shearing sheep before the shard went 'pouf'.

    To say that I am unimpressed with that and the continued silence on the subject from EA would be a gross understatement.
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    Im guessing we gottawait for our west coast usa devs to wake up!!!

    14.30 here- what are they 8 hours behind...so any time soon...

    iam sure they will drop a few free tokens in europas packs to make up fot the already 5 hours downtime on release day proper!!!!!!!!!!
     
  40. Calis M^N

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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    i find it funny how they all "disapear" when its an issue we want adressed but when its some passive conversaton they imput their own personel statment..... its just not on.. this is my day off and i planed to play the Sxxx out of SA to get used to it and learn a lot about it... but instead i had to do the tidying my wife wanted me to do!
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    You should have grapped 4 hours of sleep instead :)
     
  42. Thats because they prolly dont know either. They will post info once its back up for a while. :lame:
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    I want an 'I survived the second day of Stygian Abyss release downtime on Europa' shirt! :D
     
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    Europa players are smarter and faster than the other shards players. So the devs has decided to take us shard down for 1 day... just for give some advantages to the other players XD
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    I want 17 tokens.

    A mixture of advanced, x-fer and legacy will do.
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    I pm'ed Regina.

    Got this back

    Originally Posted by jbfortune
    Seeing as you're up and posting in other threads, please let us know what is happening with Europa.

    Thanks
    We're looking into it
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?


    I don't want/need to know the ins and outs. I'd just like someone to come along and say "oh, sorry about that, we're on it and we'll give you an ETA as soon as we possibly can. Sorry for the inconvenience folks." That's all it would take, with minor updates every now and then to let us know that it hasn't been forgotten about.

    EA, I'll tell you what. I'll train your customer service staff, and when I'm done, you can give me £50k plus whatever bonus you think is worth it. I've worked in jobs that involve contact with the public all of my working life and there's a couple of basic rules to keeping the customer happy that appear to have just completely passed you by. I'd be happy to teach your support staff all about them. I could make half of your customer support problems do what Europa shard has done today!
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    So just to confirm.

    I pm'ed a dev, they replied and know and are looking into, thats as much as she said.

    So, lets assume it wont take too long now........
     
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    I was contemplating doing just that when two neighbours turned up with toddlers in tow! Have just this last hour got back to the PC to see what's going on and I may yet go and pass out for a few hours. I'll be back to harrass you all later though :)
     
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    Re: Devs, what's going on with Europa?

    I will be home in 90 min and really would like to check things out in Ter Mur,
    if not up by then I have to rebuild my house instead.


    Regards
    The Scandinavian