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[UO Herald] Server Mainenance

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. UO News

    UO News RSS Feed
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    Jan 30, 2009
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    Tomorrow, March 4, 2009 we will be doing server maintenance from 1:00 PM EST and 3:30 PM EST. This will affect the following features: Login, Housing, Veteran Rewards, Character Transfers, and Promotional code redemption. Please note if you are logged in during this period of time you should not demolish or resize your house. You will not be able to place a house during this maintenance period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  2. PASmountaindew

    PASmountaindew Babbling Loonie
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    Nov 12, 2001
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    Hmm and I wonder why this server maintenance has to be done during the middle of the day instead of during the middle of the night when there are less players on? This is going to affect a ton of players trying to log on during the day.
  3. Aboo

    Aboo Guest

    I can tell you why. Because the only time I usually get to play UO anymore is during my lunch time. The maintenance will hit just about that time. However, I fooled them I'm NOT taking lunch tomorrow! HAHAHAHA!

  4. 1:30 EST and 3:30 EST are probably "peak" time for power gamers which would only affect a small majority of the player base. It shouldn't dramatically affect anyone if you work normal shift hours.
  5. Turdnugget

    Turdnugget Guest

    I play during my lunch break too at work. I thought maybe I was alone in that boat Aboo =)

    Not much time to play at home since I work f/t, go to school and am married...

    Sucks they gotta do this during the day.
  6. Millie

    Millie Guest

    Wonder if they are working on the hardware or just adding things for the next publish.
  7. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    Middle of the day(US) == hardware, or things they need some immediate feedback on during business hours.
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Babbling Loonie
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    Jun 11, 2008
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    Hahaha! You sure fooled them!

    If they are taking down all the servers at the same time outside the patch cycle - likely it's not content publishes, but rather fixes. Maybe to fix new exploits or network config (even better - sprintlink or verizon switching them over to a link with better performance!).
  9. Aboo

    Aboo Guest

    It's nice to know someone else plays at lunch too! We should start a guild - UO lunchtime players. :D

    Normally I would wholeheartedly agree with you. But tomorrow is the only day this week that I won't get to play during lunch (going to my nephews baptisms). My kids/grandkids keep me so busy in the evenings and on the weekends that lunch is my UO time anymore.

    Sorry it's going to mess up your playing time tomorrow!
  10. Aboo

    Aboo Guest

    I did, didn't I? I'm so proud of myself! :scholar:
  11. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    ~OT - Aboo, I hope your nephew laughs when the water hits his head! ~ I hope the water is warm-ish ~ good times regardless, & enjoy!
  12. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    Just a guess... probably the availability of UO team members both in CA & VA to coordinate the maintenance, and have the right people on-hand just in case.
  13. Apetul

    Apetul Rares Fest Host | LS April 2011
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    Jul 14, 2008
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    They are not taking down all the servers. Only the server(s) related to: Login, Housing, Veteran Rewards, Character Transfers, and Promotional code redemption. So, if you guys are online BEFORE 1PM EST you will still be playing on server maintenance. (change characters isn't possible because login servers will be down too).

    That's what I understand on the announce but... english isn't my primary language :lick:
  14. NewThunder

    NewThunder Guest

    It could be that they want their entire IT staff to be able to monitor the progress and doing it during the day may allow them to have more eyes watching. It's a game, so one afternoon will not stop the trains from running on time.
  15. Union rules, all the hamsters are to attend classes on the new super delux wheels of go-go, this will be a first as they doing one of those live telly conference calls so that all the hamsters get all the information at one time, no second hand stuff here! ;)
  16. Heimi

    Heimi Babbling Loonie
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    May 15, 2008
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    Affects us poor Europeans :( It'll be 6.30 - 8.30pm here, right in the peak time for EVERYONE.
  17. Aboo

    Aboo Guest

    Thanks for the warm thoughts, I have 2 nephews (brothers) being baptised at the same time so I will pass on your sentiments.

    Has anyone found out why we are having server maintenance in the middle of the day? Other than to disturb those of us who play on our lunchtimes?
  18. Warpig Inc

    Warpig Inc Babbling Loonie
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    Yes but with the way the game crashes all the time lately..............I'll be doing something pet free and safe like BOD sorting.
  19. Dragonchilde

    Dragonchilde Guest

    I wish I'd known this before I logged out to switch characters.
  20. Leeda

    Leeda Journeyman
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    Aug 12, 2004
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    I would like to more about the issues that are being fixed and if they are fixed.