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Weird Server-Down Glitch

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lindae, May 20, 2011.

  1. Lindae

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    I am told this is quite an old glitch. So you may have heard of it. However, I hadn't heard of it before, and I've been playing for seven years, so it's worth a heads-up. It's not a bug report because I think it's an unavoidable thing - just a public service announcement.

    If you're out training with pets and the "Fifteen minutes to server-down" message comes up, don't wait for the second message to get them somewhere safe.

    I was training my vollems (the bonded sort) in Britain, and I got to talking with an old UO player and missed the first server-down message. Then "The servers are going down shortly" message popped up, and I teleported to an inn with them and logged out.

    Baja serverdown is 10pm my time and I had to be up at 6am the next morning, so I didn't log back in to check that everything was fine.

    When I got back this evening, my character had been logged in all day (I logged in with another character on the same account and my first guy's name was still up on the guild register, despite that being technically impossible) and the vollems had gone wild.

    Luckily, that same old UO player actually hunted the things down and tamed them* (I thought they'd disappear if they went wild like they do when released, as they're an auto-bond pet like an imprisoned dog, but they don't; they just go wild and can be tamed by anybody), so I still have them - I'm waiting for them to re-bond now - but he actually lost a white wyrm to the same glitch at the same time.

    So be careful. Always get your pets somewhere safe before server down, or log straight back on immediately after to make sure they're okay.


    *This is why Baja is an amazing shard incidentally
     
  2. Farsight

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    Good advice, it always bears repeating. Thanks!
     
  3. Mr. Smither1

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    It can happen ANY time the server goes down or reverts. Any time the server goes down and you are using a pet always log back on as your tamer soon as you can and make sure you still have your pet. I never play my tamer the last 30 mins before the server is due to go down. A friend of mine deployed to Iraq 2 years ago and quit UO his char still shows online in our guild roster.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    Yep fantastic advice..... this should go up with the Bugs and it should also go up with the Enhancing New Player Experience to help new players know ins and outs of server downtime.
     
  5. Restroom Cowboy

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    The only problem you will have now is that the vollems will not rebond.
     
  6. Alea

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    This was the first UO glitch I got bit by. I had just bonded my 1st cu, and we went out to fight the DF's at I believe the Maginicia Invasion. We all died just before server down and even though we had rezzed all the players and pets before server. When I logged back in at server up my cu was gone.
     
  7. Restroom Cowboy

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    Its good to learn something new everyday! Glad I kept those unbonded ones in the stable, thanks to your post they are freshly bonded once again.

    Thank you sir...*bows*
     
  8. Lady Storm

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    Sounds like Dar ... Yes i have yipped at ppl for years about stableing pets close to server down.
     
  9. Lindae

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    It was a kindly man named Homeless Ron. If you see him, please, buy him a drink.
     
  10. Warpig Inc

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    Can also copy this effect by getting timed out while in a champ spawn area. Lost two pre Pub16 Frenzy at the Ilsh Oaks area. At wild the nasty blue pixies had their way with my frenzy.
     
  11. Alea

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    I did and the server didn't save it. Before the server message my pet was rezzed and stabled. Learned my lesson the hard way I will no longer play a tamer anywhere near server down.
     
  12. Barok

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    Server down has always been like this.

    You get one "2 minute warning" -- "Servers will be going down in 2 minutes."
    Then 2 minutes later you get "Servers are going down soon" and then it is too late once you see that second message.

    But now at least after the hardware upgrades backup times are a lot shorter, just wait around 15 minutes and the server is back up. Even large shards like Atlantic, which used to take almost an hour.