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Is it just Atlantic or are other shards crashing all day long?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by EvilPixieWorks, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Lore Keeper
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    Real question... not joking.

    This is reminding me a lot like AoS, only it seams to only be effecting us on Atlantic and I'm getting very sick of it.
     
  2. Poo

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    its a damn good way to curb the scripting resource miners.
     
  3. EvilPixieWorks

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    And get tons of totaly innocent players murdered by pest spawn because they can't defend themselves or go hunting.
     
  4. sablestorm

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    Haven't seen any issues with Pacific. I think your hamster is under the weather.
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    Or some idiot has found a way to crash it?
     
  6. Lady Storm

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    Petra might have a point....

    Atlantic is normaly laggy, I tend to think the hamster for it is in need of a bowl of wheaties.

    Yes Evil it is not fun to pop in and loose con only to find your dead body/bones littering the ground and your pet under your tush belly up as well.
     
  7. allie_oops

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    I'm sure they're investigating it.

    If someone did crash the server they just will look at the resource logs of the specific sub-server and they'll be able to see what action caused it.

    That's what they did back in the good ol' days when people crashed servers.
     
  8. Apetul

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    How many times ATL is crashing per day?

    If someone found how to crash the shard, that means someone is duping alot.

    Lets say a guy xfer from ATL to another shard at 10:00am. He arrives to his destination in 10-15 mins, so.. 10:15am. ATL crash at 10:25am and got a revert to (just guessing) 9:30am.
    That means the guy now have his char (bank, packies, etc) back on ATL and a copy on another shard.

    Now lets think someone from another shard decides to xfer to ATL and just a few mins after he arrives, the server crash. That guy just lose his char, bank, etc. sooo.. not a good day to transfer to ATL ;)
     
  9. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Here we go YET again....
     
  10. EvilPixieWorks

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    Well... another day... more crashes, I see.

    I dont think they can make it 5 hours without an issue, then a revert. This has been going on ever since the publish.
     
  11. Tangled Metal

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    Yep, you guessed it. Atlantic is down AGAIN!!!!!!
     
  12. allie_oops

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    Atlantic is down again.

    Just review the server logs and see how they're doing this, one subserver should be maxed out on CPU or Memory..
     
  13. Ivor_MacGregor

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    Something must be going on that is serious in nature to Atlantic. I say this only because there is no official notification by EA's part about the issue.
     
  14. Goodmann

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    EA needs to get there $$$$ in GEAR. I cant remember this much LAG since dial up. Server crashing all the time and did i mention the LAG? West coast player here and i can play east coast servers with min lag but when I log onto a west coast server im seeing 400+ ping with packet loss. I could spit on the servers thats how close i am.............................. Your about to lose money from faithful customers, get your $$$$ straight...
     
  15. kleos

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    My first guess would be someone found a crash bug. They are either trying to dupe with it, or already have a way to dupe with it.

    second guess is the hamster.
     
  16. cropper

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    I love how they want to "renew interest in Ultima Online" and the team is "excited about 2012".

    How about just f*#$% COMMUNICATE with us? People wouldnt be nearly so angry if you would issue some sort of message indicating what the f$%# is going on.

    Atlantic crashing every few hours and no communication about it should = give me my f$#%$^ money back.

    <end rant>
    <for now>
     
  17. cropper

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    I even notice someone took the time to post up a message about hiring japanese EM's on uoherald.

    thanks alot, thats very useful information for the bulk of your user base that cant play on your most populated shard because it crashes every few hours.

    your priorities are messed up.
     
  18. allie_oops

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    I think that whoever is crashing it is trying to dupe, but we've got nothing to worry about.


    Remember when character transfers went from instant to taking a bit of time?


    The way it works is like this:

    Leaving Server A
    Start Xfer to Server B
    [server waits until a save on server A]
    Complete Xfer to Server B


    With that being the case Atlantic was just down for 20-30 minutes based on my calculations. If anyone has a more exact time please let us know.

    The door is open for potential exploitation but just from being around when people used to crash the servers after the Xfer change, the way I said is someway how it works.

    The Xfer server does its best to make sure you don't end up with a copy of the character on both servers now, but I don't know that's perfect for a fact.
     
  19. allie_oops

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    whats wrong with you, it's not like theyre neglecting the issue, it's not going to be the easiest thing to fix quickly. They have to pinpoint where, and what did it.

    The thing with crashing servers though is it's a Denial of Service , and EA actually has the right to sue whoever is doing it if they can prove the intent was malicious, which wouldn't be that hard if they tried it more than once.
     
  20. cropper

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    are you kidding me? as i stated numerous times, i could care less about it crashing, that happens. my beef is they refuse to even make a statement about it, but then they go and post useless info about japanese EM;s.

    What a joke
     
  21. Conrad99

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    Row Row Row it is such a simple word.
     
  22. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Call me silly if you have to, and I could be wrong, but I am willing to bet those are two totally seperate departments. Also would be willing to bet the EM's they are looking to hire have been in process for a good bit of time. And the shard crashing has only been around 2 days now.

    Let's just say it is from a duping situation. Would you prefer them to come out and say... We have found a duping issue and are currently trying to troubleshoot and resolve it? Nah. With them getting the shard back up and running as fast as they have been they seem to be on top of the issue. I can remember a time not too long ago to where a crash would make the shard not available for 45 minutes or longer. I agree the 5-10 minute crash is a slight pain, but nowhere as large as some are making it out to be.

    Just my .02 tho *shrugs*
     
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    You're silly.
     
  24. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Quite possibly, but it don't mean I am wrong :p
     
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    Even if this whole crashing issue was caused by duping, I would prefer to know about it, and have the server down for 45 mins, to insure it was fixed, and not worry about another crash/revert again 20-30 min later... otherwise it would continue to be a complete waste of time to do Anything in-game other than chat, and well thats what TS/Vent/mumble is for....

    I don't play Atlantic often enough to complain about it really.. But, im laggy as !#!@ on my home shard, so I wanted to see if the problem was as bad/worse w/e on Atlantic.. sure enough Atl wasn't even on the shard list sooo here we are.
     
  26. cropper

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    You're wrong.

    rebooting a server and posting up a 2 second message on uoherald are two totally different things, and yes they could both be done in the last 48 hours.

    thats a pitiful excuse for not informing paying customers of what the issue is.

    if that happened at work (i work in IT), i would be fired.
     
  27. allie_oops

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    It wouldn't be caused by duping, you can just assume that that would probably cross someones mind since that's how you used to dupe in 2004-2005.

    People don't realize that systems get fixed and updated. This is UO after all sometimes things crop back up, but this one I highly doubt.


    The fact they're crashing the most populated server, repeatedly (there was even a crash at 3 am last night) either shows their stupidity and inability to think their actions through, or it's not as malicious as it would first appear.
     
  28. Hunters' Moon

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    Though Catskills isn't crashing,the lag there is unbearable. I was actually getting whipped by a raider archer,because I was dancing the "UO two-step" lag dance.
     
  29. Irulia Darkaith

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    When was Catskills laggy? I played all last night and today and no lag so far.
     
  30. kleos

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    we should all make orcs on another server, and whenever ATL goes down we meet at yew/fel gate and have some fun.

    like the old days :)
     
  31. Hunters' Moon

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    Just now in Brit while I was fighting the raiders. When getting targeted by the raiders,it would slow me down to a crawl that I couldn't bounce back from.

    Edit: This is the type of lag I have been facing all day today. I find that it is very odd that I even ping better to Pacific than Catskills...

    [​IMG]
     
  32. Sevin0oo0

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    /this, could be DoS, but it'd have to be filtered at the ISP of the site operator, where the backbone is converted to the server's broadband line? what a pain