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Cordovan
03-17-2014, 10:34 AM
UPDATE: The worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game!

The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

OpallNotten
03-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Does this address the "Akamai" EULA Issue?


Opall

krigre
03-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Is it really too difficult to post WHY theres gonna be downtime? not just "emergency maintenance", but give the players some information about what you are doing to fix the game we all play?

Cordovan
03-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Does this address the "Akamai" EULA Issue?


Opall

No. Our engineers continue to work on that, and we'll schedule it to the next available game update once that work is complete. As stated earlier in a couple of places, we're working to get it out as quickly as possible.

donblas
03-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Is it really too difficult to post WHY theres gonna be downtime?

Yes, yes it is. :)

Hiponic
03-17-2014, 11:10 AM
what the down time about.. give us a hint.. does it have to do with cards?

Shorlong
03-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Is it really too difficult to post WHY theres gonna be downtime? not just "emergency maintenance", but give the players some information about what you are doing to fix the game we all play?

He already said why. Emergency Maintenance. If it was something that actually affected us, like a change or a fix, they would say it. If it's something like...I dunno...one of the servers fried it's cpu or something...well...emergency maintenance, not going to be announced why because it doesn't matter.

trevitt
03-17-2014, 11:22 AM
No. Our engineers continue to work on that, and we'll schedule it to the next available game update once that work is complete. As stated earlier in a couple of places, we're working to get it out as quickly as possible.

So the community manger comes on to tell us it is not Akamai fixing but then neglects to tell us what it is they are fixing hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Nayus
03-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Is it really too difficult to post WHY theres gonna be downtime? not just "emergency maintenance", but give the players some information about what you are doing to fix the game we all play?We can only speculate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INxcj8_Zlo8

eldaye
03-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Come on people, they wouldn't take all the servers down for trivial bugs that aren't causing real problems.
I've been playing since launch, and the ONLY time the servers come down for "emergency maintenance" is to address something major.
Case-in-point, the downtime last week to address the magic d20 die during a live event was important enough to bring the servers down to minimize the problems.
Now, I'm not sure what the issue actually is, but stop guessing minor bugs that don't affect everyone! It's going to be something major for them to take the servers down.

***ok, end of rant***

Eldaye
~Khyber Completionist, Epic Completionist

vampiregoat69
03-17-2014, 11:23 AM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

LOL sounds like a politician ask a question get a VERY vague answer.

Lifespawn
03-17-2014, 11:28 AM
He already said why. Emergency Maintenance. If it was something that actually affected us, like a change or a fix, they would say it. If it's something like...I dunno...one of the servers fried it's cpu or something...well...emergency maintenance, not going to be announced why because it doesn't matter.

no they wouldn't and you know why.

arrowstopper
03-17-2014, 11:32 AM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

what I want to know is why so many whiney people ? this game is great!! I have no cpmplaints but one why does real life interfere with my playing????

barecm
03-17-2014, 11:33 AM
I don't think that is such an outrageous request to know why. I don't feel entitled to know, but I still would like info on it.

Esper_101
03-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Doom?

DakDeFrosted
03-17-2014, 11:36 AM
No. Our engineers continue to work on that, and we'll schedule it to the next available game update once that work is complete. As stated earlier in a couple of places, we're working to get it out as quickly as possible.

Too bad, guess I won't be playing for awhile yet.

Lonnbeimnech
03-17-2014, 11:37 AM
It was for the emergency installation of a few shamrocks.

Bargol
03-17-2014, 11:41 AM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

Hey Cordovan please keep the lines of communication open. That is one of the things players really want to have with turbine. We always applaud it and usually get annoyed when we don't have it.

Be up front. We don't need specifics but it would be nice to give us a general idea of what is happening.....instead of the usual vague and mysterious.

Especially the people that can not play today because of the servers coming down.

barecm
03-17-2014, 11:43 AM
The only true emergency these days is if Turbine cannot collect your money.

Nibor
03-17-2014, 11:43 AM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

Can we make sure to have the bonus days turned back on after the maintenance? It was scheduled to be through today this time, would be a shame to lose it because of emergency maintenance and no one turning it back on.

rest
03-17-2014, 11:48 AM
My guesses,

That player that had all the card Xs on the first day and was able to tell us about all the eternal potions. That was fishy.

Maybe turbine figured out what is wrong with the bags, but that does not warrant a downtime.

Maybe Turbine figured out what is causing connectivity problems that people have had.


Card XI explicitly states on it what you get when you combine it with 1-5. It's the only one that does. I imagine they did it that way to keep the bellyaching to a minimum when people put together and eternal flask of haste that lasts 1 minute with a 5 minute cool down.

Lauf
03-17-2014, 11:48 AM
My guess is they finally got improved weapon finesse to work with handwraps, and didn't want the player community to wait any longer than they already have, so they're releasing it asap.

AzB
03-17-2014, 11:48 AM
The only true emergency these days is if Turbine cannot collect your money.

Let me interfere with your source of livelihood. Would that be an emergency to you?

Ryiah
03-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Be up front.

Step back and think about it for a moment. What would cause them to have a quick maintenance while giving as little info as possible? I know what my first assumption would be. It looks like some other posters have the same thought as well.

Cordovan
03-17-2014, 12:00 PM
Reminder: We do not allow people to discuss exploits on the forums. Any reference to a specific exploit, or hint about a specific exploit, will lead to your forum account being permanently banned without opportunity for appeal. You have been warned.

Sunnie
03-17-2014, 12:00 PM
We can only speculate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INxcj8_Zlo8

One of them attempted to escape and shut off the power in the process.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_huzbvyB04

blackdoguk
03-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Any reason why this update fell a little later than usual? Is it just a case of what staff were available when? This is pretty much prime time early evening EU for people getting home from work - in fact Oracle shows well over 1000+ log ins in this last hour on my server.

Bargol
03-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Step back and think about it for a moment. What would cause them to have a quick maintenance while giving as little info as possible? I know what my first assumption would be. It looks like some other posters have the same thought as well.

...of course we can all make a likely educated guess, but why not come out and just be up front about it. Its not like its a super secrete. Its been posted here on the forums and removed multiple times....or eluded to.

AbyssalMage
03-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Reminder: We do not allow people to discuss exploits on the forums. Any reference to a specific exploit, or hint about a specific exploit, will lead to your forum account being permanently banned without opportunity for appeal. You have been warned.
Actually didn't know this. I knew talking about it was bad, didn't know the mere mention was also bad. I have been warned :(

Moorefallen
03-17-2014, 12:05 PM
They start saying things like; if you like your Toon, you can keep your toon, Or they want to take away our favorite cleric and replace them with one that is cheaper and more affordable. :)

relenttless
03-17-2014, 12:06 PM
You folks can speculate all you like, they ain't telling, and I'd be prepared to bet as to why

Vellrad
03-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Reminder: We do not allow people to discuss exploits on the forums. Any reference to a specific exploit, or hint about a specific exploit, will lead to your forum account being permanently banned without opportunity for appeal. You have been warned.

So, ladies and gentelmen (or gentelman or gentleman or gentlemen, never know which is correct) is the reason of downtime.

Nestroy
03-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Reminder: We do not allow people to discuss exp***ts on the forums. Any reference to a specific exploit, or hint about a specific exp***t, will lead to your forum account being permanently banned without opportunity for appeal. You have been warned.

Well, Cordo, did we name anything specific? But after your reaction, I would guess we had not been too far from the truth. Why not simply saying that you fix something nasty. Nothing wrong with that...You do not need to be too specific anyway.

In the past, hotfixes anyway were coming only for two reasons: The E-word and broken game mechanics that hindered people from doing / completing / buying / playing DDO at all or the new stuff, but did not hinder them from ranting in the forums. I have rarely seen a hotfix adressing the ladder bug. :)

Alternative
03-17-2014, 12:11 PM
It's about the lag in raids, what else could it possibly be.

Hiponic
03-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Card XI explicitly states on it what you get when you combine it with 1-5. It's the only one that does. I imagine they did it that way to keep the bellyaching to a minimum when people put together and eternal flask of haste that lasts 1 minute with a 5 minute cool down.


I was that guy who got the card XI on the first day... Nothing fishy about it MooMoo dont be jealous. Just got real lucky with server trading

Nestroy
03-17-2014, 12:12 PM
It's about the lag in raids, what else could it possibly be.

Yeah, you are ofc perfectly right and we all know that.

Teh_Troll
03-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Guys, quit busting Cordo's stones about this, he just works here and we all know we're not supposed to talk about certain things and he can't either.

Belwaar
03-17-2014, 12:15 PM
He already said why. Emergency Maintenance. If it was something that actually affected us, like a change or a fix, they would say it. If it's something like...I dunno...one of the servers fried it's cpu or something...well...emergency maintenance, not going to be announced why because it doesn't matter.

It's ok...you're new. ;)

UurlockYgmeov
03-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Guys, quit busting Cordo's stones about this, he just works here and we all know we're not supposed to talk about certain things and he can't either.

wow Miracles do happen - Uurlock and Teh_Troll agree on something! ;p

Cordovan works hard to keep up informed and gives out cool neat freebies - even live streams on his own time Be nice to Cordovan! It shouldn't be just a dad it should be Be Nice to Cordovan Month!

Happy Green Beer Day!

Dandonk
03-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Gah. Right in the middle of my game time.

Culver.Civello
03-17-2014, 12:18 PM
mmMmmMm... This downtime apple pie is delicious. The ham on my ham sandwich is honey though. I prefer smoked ham.... and Dr. Pepper! Yay!


Oh.. downtime...

er...


That troll guy is right... Just let Cordo do his job. :p And enjoy some downtime pie, like me!

Ryiah
03-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Reminder: We do not allow people to discuss exploits on the forums. Any reference to a specific exploit, or hint about a specific exploit, will lead to your forum account being permanently banned without opportunity for appeal. You have been warned.

Deleting posts claiming it is an exploit and then stating they aren't allowed to mention that word is a bit weird. You should have just deleted the posts and not said anything. It wasn't as if they were up for more than a short moment. Nobody would have really noticed their absence.

Though on a completely humorous note, are we allowed to misinterpret your statement as a way of providing verification while still reading as a proper Turbine rep and withholding sensitive information? Please feel free to delete my post as confirmation.

Vellrad
03-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Guys, quit busting Cordo's stones about this, he just works here and we all know we're not supposed to talk about certain things and he can't either.

Dude, you realise you forgotten to relog from your trolling account fo your fanboi account?

Teh_Troll
03-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Dude, you realise you forgotten to relog from your trolling account fo your fanboi account?

This IS my fanboi account.

DogMania
03-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Ah just 200k from Cap and another etr. Oh well 2 hours and I can go get it with 2 x Von3

blackdoguk
03-17-2014, 12:29 PM
So, ladies and gentelmen (or gentelman or gentleman or gentlemen, never know which is correct) is the reason of downtime.

Gentlemen (pl) gentleman (singular)

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5o2k9TsOW1r0y55m.jpg

D-molisher
03-17-2014, 12:32 PM
The server-hamster exploit are getting fixed i suspect.
It´s going to be great having even more lag on thelanis :)

Vellrad
03-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Gentlemen (pl) gentleman (singular)

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5o2k9TsOW1r0y55m.jpg

thx

theslimshady
03-17-2014, 12:36 PM
can you imagine if the electric company did this kinda stuff

capsela
03-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Damn player haters convention, this place.

TeacherSyn
03-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Judging by the (awesome) hamster-server failure videos, I'd say they've:


Run out of hamster hash
Found serious flaws in Hamster Mail Armor
Discovered that the hamsters are trying to fly (with expectedly horrific results)
Discovered that Epic Hamster Chainmail uncenters the unarmed hamster
Realized that the hamsters broke into the dev's Cheetos, Mountain Dew, espresso and No-Doz stashes
Fed the hamsters at the wrong time and now they've gone feral
Need to go drinkin'. (It's St. Paddy's Day, for Peter's sake!)

Culver.Civello
03-17-2014, 12:39 PM
can you imagine if the electric company did this kinda stuff

Move to Michigan. Happens all the time here. XD

HungarianRhapsody
03-17-2014, 12:39 PM
He already said why. Emergency Maintenance. If it was something that actually affected us, like a change or a fix, they would say it. If it's something like...I dunno...one of the servers fried it's cpu or something...well...emergency maintenance, not going to be announced why because it doesn't matter.

Unless it's something that they don't talk about on the forums.
*cough*exploits*cough*

It is nice to see them fixing stuff, though. I just hope that they don't break anything more with the fix that they're putting in.

Culver.Civello
03-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Need to go drinkin'. (It's St. Paddy's Day, for Peter's sake!)


Oh man! I knew I was forgetting something! Had that strange feeling all day like something was missing!

jalont
03-17-2014, 12:41 PM
can you imagine if the electric company did this kinda stuff

You mean take down the electricity for a couple hours to improve the service?

God, I would love if my electric company did that.

melbach
03-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Since you're not doing anything specific perhaps you could fix the Artificer pets.

Kalari
03-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Wow people take these downtime's way to personally. I am off work today would love to be leveling up my ranger to but things happen. It's obvious to anyone who has been here long enough when they say a downtime and give no explanation to why that its something that cannot be mentioned. I am pretty sure a lot of people on these boards are smart enough to put two and two together..though after reading some threads maybe not.

What id like to know is when will we get fixes to some of the more annoying issues that has come with the new update? I brought a new computer my optimal settings on it allows me to see DDO in such beautiful form yet just logging into the game is a nightmare, the lag beast has killed raiding for me. And I am beyond annoyed with the potion issue, key to Eveningstar and other little things that would not normally get to me save they all seem to be occurring at once. You guys are trying your best and I know things have been rough this year but it really feels like the same ole same ole after coming back from a break from this game.

AzB
03-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Reminder: We do not allow people to discuss exploits on the forums. Any reference to a specific exploit, or hint about a specific exploit, will lead to your forum account being permanently banned without opportunity for appeal. You have been warned.

I apologize, it's easy to forget the rules sometimes and appreciate the second chance.

I also appreciate you guys being on the ball and taking care of... those things that shall remain unmentioned.

enochiancub
03-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Wow, such attitudes for no reason.

If they won't tell us what the reason is then we all know what the reason is. Cut some slack.

dydzio0614
03-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Would be nice if there were any plans to improve performance in new thunderholme wilderness, at the moment its pretty unplayable with full raid party. Also one dude ingame mentioned implement spell power doesnt apply on thunderforged kama... Also one phylactary portal is inaccessible in shadow dragon raid due to pillar blocking the laser beam... Omitting some bugfixes will cause the bug list to grow bigger...

Anyway do not expect explanation concerning reason of downtime... Developers and "Community dudes" are just Turbine workers, you expect them to say "I would tell you what is the downtime reason but my boss does not let me to do that"? My assume is that it might be some exploit, would be a little shame to say the reason if it was big thing that could unbalance some aspects of the game if spreaded widely, don't you think? Another option might be some security issues / technical stuff. Can only speculate, there are tens of potential technical reasons to close a server.

Nestroy
03-17-2014, 12:48 PM
wow Miracles do happen - Uurlock and Teh_Troll agree on something! ;p

Cordovan works hard to keep up informed and gives out cool neat freebies - even live streams on his own time Be nice to Cordovan! It shouldn't be just a dad it should be Be Nice to Cordovan Month!

Happy Green Beer Day!

Now, you broke the code! St. Padraighs Day and we will see Green Kobolds!!!

Kyshara
03-17-2014, 12:49 PM
The difference between Turbine's support and the other MMORPGs' support is that they usually specify what problems they are fixing. Turbine works like dictatorship. "We are down for maintenance and even if I reply to the thread I won't answer any questions and will ignore your comments about what is getting fixed".

Unfortunately I'm a D&D fan and that makes DDO the best game for me, but the assistance....meh...

jalont
03-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Wow, such attitudes for no reason.

If they won't tell us what the reason is then we all know what the reason is. Cut some slack.

This is a game, and games attract a lot of children. One of the hallmarks of children is the constant asking of why. They do this because they haven't grown the capacity to rationalize and connect finer points together. Yes, us adults understand why we aren't being told specifics, and why this must be, but the children cannot. It's why they come here and ask why why why, and then get upset when they are not told. I'd just ignore them.

Minrothad
03-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Turbine works like dictatorship.

If Turbine doesn't fix the exploits, people complain. If Turbine works on fixing the exploits, people complain. You should be thankful they're taking the servers down. And I'm just quoting this because it is the most funny reply in the whole thread.

jalont
03-17-2014, 12:57 PM
If Turbine doesn't fix the exploits, people complain. If Turbine works on fixing the exploits, people complain. You should be thankful they're taking the servers down. And I'm just quoting this because it is the most funny reply in the whole thread.

Surely any game company that doesn't tell actively discuss exploits with its playerbase is a dictatorship. Don't you SEE?

AgedGoblin
03-17-2014, 12:57 PM
they start saying things like; if you like your toon, you can keep your toon, or they want to take away our favorite cleric and replace them with one that is cheaper and more affordable. :)

roflmao!!!

gravisrs
03-17-2014, 12:58 PM
Emergency maintenance ?

I think they gonna fix something really awful. Something big enough to collapse game economy or such.

I bet some folks found something they shouldn't and they just gone wild..

blackdoguk
03-17-2014, 12:58 PM
This is a game, and games attract a lot of children. One of the hallmarks of children is the constant asking of why. They do this because they haven't grown the capacity to rationalize and connect finer points together. Yes, us adults understand why we aren't being told specifics, and why this must be, but the children cannot. It's why they come here and ask why why why, and then get upset when they are not told. I'd just ignore them.

Contrary to this opinion I think that questioning "why" is one of the most reasoned and rational adult approaches one can adopt and can be directly attributed to minor human developments like the enlightenment and every significant scientific advancement ever attained by mankind.

lifestaker
03-17-2014, 12:58 PM
See I like speculating. I like to think that they tried to create a card XIII: the Lag monster, but on applying artwork to it the server glitched out and no half-elves had ears. Due to said issue they had to track the lag monster image down in the code and restore the ears to the best looking class in the game, next to slime.

MangLord
03-17-2014, 01:01 PM
The game is down for a couple hours, and people are acting like the world is ending. Haha. Relax.

FrancisP.Fancypants
03-17-2014, 01:02 PM
This IS my fanboi account.

OHHHHHH. It's like watching Anchorman- base and stupid and hokey, okay and the '70s were poorly dressed and moustached I get it already, and all of sudden there's a gang fight between the newsgroups and it all clicks into place.

Yeah?

Kyshara
03-17-2014, 01:02 PM
If Turbine doesn't fix the exploits, people complain. If Turbine works on fixing the exploits, people complain. You should be thankful they're taking the servers down. And I'm just quoting this because it is the most funny reply in the whole thread.

And you guys act like EVERYONE in the whole game knows about EVERY exploit. I'm not the sort of guy who rages due to 2 hours maintenance. I just don't like to see people asking what's going on and the managers ignoring it.
I know it's impossible for a person to answer every single question again over and over about what's happening.
But man "We are down to maintenance and screw you, it's maintenance, accept it and ???? you and bye" is kinda frustrating

katz
03-17-2014, 01:04 PM
meh i feel like **** today anyway. naptime till servers are back i guess.

MangLord
03-17-2014, 01:04 PM
See I like speculating. I like to think that they tried to create a card XIII: the Lag monster, but on applying artwork to it the server glitched out and no half-elves had ears. Due to said issue they had to track the lag monster image down in the code and restore the ears to the best looking class in the game, next to slime.

Haha. I hope you're being facetious. Half elves remind me of Richard Harrow from Boardwalk Empire. Horrifying.

vampiregoat69
03-17-2014, 01:10 PM
FOR FK SAKE it is still down wow

twinstronglord
03-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Currently downloading patch files. So probably not a hamster incident.

jalont
03-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Contrary to this opinion I think that questioning "why" is one of the most reasoned and rational adult approaches one can adopt and can be directly attributed to minor human developments like the enlightenment and every significant scientific advancement ever attained by mankind.

I've played with you enough to know that you at least have a fully functioning brain and are able to piece this together and figure out "why" on your own. It's pretty reasonable to expect others with a fully functioning brain to put it together as well, and to understand why a game company talking about such things openly with their playerbase is a bad idea.

Nayus
03-17-2014, 01:13 PM
FOR FK SAKE it is still down wow
oh mai gawd ten minutes late, some1 seiv us!

AgedGoblin
03-17-2014, 01:13 PM
FOR FK SAKE it is still down wow

Let's see. Downtime from 1 pm till 3 pm. It's now 2:12 pm. What part of that is ambiguous?

Aishana
03-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Haha. I hope you're being facetious. Half elves remind me of Richard Harrow from Boardwalk Empire. Horrifying.

Aw, cut the half-elves some slack. If you fiddle with them enough, they might not turn out looking like chipmunks with Down Syndrome...

PatPhilosopher21
03-17-2014, 01:15 PM
FOR FK SAKE it is still down wow

Calm down bud , it's only 2:16pm they said : 1pm to 3pm...

GoldyGopher
03-17-2014, 01:16 PM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

Any update on why the Servers were brought down.?

Scrapco
03-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Judging by the (awesome) hamster-server failure videos, I'd say they've:


Run out of hamster hash
Found serious flaws in Hamster Mail Armor
Discovered that the hamsters are trying to fly (with expectedly horrific results)
Discovered that Epic Hamster Chainmail uncenters the unarmed hamster
Realized that the hamsters broke into the dev's Cheetos, Mountain Dew, espresso and No-Doz stashes
Fed the hamsters at the wrong time and now they've gone feral
Need to go drinkin'. (It's St. Paddy's Day, for Peter's sake!)


I knew a dude who used to (still does?) make armour for mice and cats. Can't remember if he had anything for hamsters...
Ah, nice gallery here:
http://jeffdeboer.com/Galleries/CatsandMice/tabid/77/Default.aspx

SirShen
03-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Any update on why the Servers were brought down.?

I think that was answered in this post by Cordovan - https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/438577-Downtime-Notice-1-00-PM-3-00-PM-Eastern-%28-4-GMT%29-Monday-March-17th?p=5285199&viewfull=1#post5285199

Sloene
03-17-2014, 01:23 PM
I knew a dude who used to (still does?) make armour for mice and cats. Can't remember if he had anything for hamsters...
Ah, nice gallery here:
http://jeffdeboer.com/Galleries/CatsandMice/tabid/77/Default.aspx

I don't know if I should be impressed or scared that somebody made those, very cool looking though :)

Yalinaa
03-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Any update on why the Servers were brought down.?

We can't talk about it, because of permaban.

Hendrik
03-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Let's see. Downtime from 1 pm till 3 pm. It's now 2:12 pm. What part of that is ambiguous?

The telling time part?

The reading part?

lifestaker
03-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Aw, cut the half-elves some slack. If you fiddle with them enough, they might not turn out looking like chipmunks with Down Syndrome...

See I have actually rolled a few and no matter what I did i had to keep them under a mask. Spider mask don't help, but the skull masks (store or other) and Minos works fine. The issue is less about the DS and more about how much hype they put into the 'beautiful' new race when they compared them to half-orcs. yea, it might be years old but I still think some of the staff rolls them exclusively.

I could be wrong on all this, but I still see Cordovan running around with a half-elf fighter/pally/monk. maxed diplo and bluff, barb past life to rage when made fun of, rouge dilettante for sneaky attacks, tossing around a maul just to be blunt.

FrancisP.Fancypants
03-17-2014, 01:30 PM
FOR FK SAKE it is still down wow

It's half-an-hour till 3:00 EST. Consider at least reading the title of the thread.

HedgeHogShadow
03-17-2014, 01:31 PM
You're all wrong - it's a stealth server merge.

Culver.Civello
03-17-2014, 01:33 PM
You're all wrong - it's a stealth server merge.

I really wish...


G-land and Thelanis is good, but from what I've read of other servers, and what I've seen on Sarlona, it's a cold empty world out there.

Nyata
03-17-2014, 01:35 PM
uhm... truth to be told, the time thing confuses me too, mostly cause I am on a totally different time zone, and now you guys have changed by another hour and we don't have and i have a hard time keeping my time zones straight even under normal circumstances.
so I can relate to getting it wrong. but before I throw a tantrum, I simply check on the current time at some place other than my home. And throwing tantrums is way too exhausting anyway.

dirtydigger7out
03-17-2014, 01:35 PM
This is a game, and games attract a lot of children. One of the hallmarks of children is the constant asking of why. They do this because they haven't grown the capacity to rationalize and connect finer points together. Yes, us adults understand why we aren't being told specifics, and why this must be, but the children cannot. It's why they come here and ask why why why, and then get upset when they are not told. I'd just ignore them.

I hardly see how a person asking for an answer to a question about a service they are paying for makes them children? If u took your car to a mechanic to get worked on would you accept it is broken pay this much as an answer?
If your appt management said you need to get out for maintance would you accept that as an answer? I hardly think so. If you pay for something then it is your right as a consumer to either receive the service you have paid for a resonable explanation on why you have not recived it and some type of compesation to accommodate there lack of service.

XiaNYdE
03-17-2014, 01:38 PM
This is a game, and games attract a lot of children. One of the hallmarks of children is the constant asking of why. They do this because they haven't grown the capacity to rationalize and connect finer points together. Yes, us adults understand why we aren't being told specifics, and why this must be, but the children cannot. It's why they come here and ask why why why, and then get upset when they are not told. I'd just ignore them.


They do that to learn and i would not expect any different from my kids, or are you one of those children should be seen not heard type people? Add to the fact you are sitting there typing on your computer because people ask questions like why.

AgedGoblin
03-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Stupid question I know. But has Wayfinder been there long? I never noticed it before.

Nestroy
03-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Stupid question I know. But has Wayfinder been there long? I never noticed it before.

At least since 2011...

Culver.Civello
03-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Stupid question I know. But has Wayfinder been there long? I never noticed it before.

OMG! I You're right! Where did that come from!?



lol.. J/k, It's been there for a minute. Supposed to be our 'German speaking server', but I think there are more German speakers on G-land, than Wayfinder. xD

Beholders_12th_eye
03-17-2014, 01:45 PM
yawn (literally, truly, etc I truly did just yawn), because all of these happy, carefree, jolly, positive, etc kind of responses. (BTW sarcasm, irony and self mockery is still allowed, as it will be always...)

Just go with the flow, You would eventually find out why or what is fixed, and even if you didn't which probobaly means you aren't (or just barely) affected by it, it's not the end of the world (and probably not the end of the game either). And yes it is not bad to know what is being fixed, but only slightly better than to know something is fixed.
(yawn again, and it is 8pm (no nap time atm) where I live)

edit: btw just do what makes you happy, I shouldn't be a judge to it, I'm hypocritical enough as it stands ;)

mpetrarca
03-17-2014, 01:46 PM
I hardly see how a person asking for an answer to a question about a service they are paying for makes them children? If u took your car to a mechanic to get worked on would you accept it is broken pay this much as an answer?
If your appt management said you need to get out for maintance would you accept that as an answer? I hardly think so. If you pay for something then it is your right as a consumer to either receive the service you have paid for a resonable explanation on why you have not recived it and some type of compesation to accommodate there lack of service.

Welcome to the socialist world of big government and big business. Neither cares what you think or want, but both happily takes you money.

Ryiah
03-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Something big enough to collapse game economy or such.

Any semblance of an economy was destroyed with the incident that predates this one.

theslimshady
03-17-2014, 01:50 PM
you can tell most of there staff that work there are not from boston otherwise there would be exploits and steroids for all

jalont
03-17-2014, 01:51 PM
I hardly see how a person asking for an answer to a question about a service they are paying for makes them children? If u took your car to a mechanic to get worked on would you accept it is broken pay this much as an answer?
If your appt management said you need to get out for maintance would you accept that as an answer? I hardly think so. If you pay for something then it is your right as a consumer to either receive the service you have paid for a resonable explanation on why you have not recived it and some type of compesation to accommodate there lack of service.

You do not have this right. You simply made it up in your head.

Turgar
03-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Downtime is a necessary evil, when we are talking about something that hurts the entire community. Obviously that's what it is, or they wouldn't have dropped the worlds for emergency maintenance. Make a big deal about the fact that they won't discuss the problem that needs fixed, or just be thankful that the problem IS being fixed. Go watch last nights episode of walking dead on Tivo or something.

Scrapco
03-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Welcome to the socialist world of big government and big business. Neither cares what you think or want, but both happily takes you money.

The, uhh... wat. Did socialism reverse its definition when I wasn't looking or something?

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03-17-2014, 01:56 PM
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YUTANG75
03-17-2014, 02:00 PM
I just updated the game and now the servers are closed not down! :)

g4b3
03-17-2014, 02:02 PM
The, uhh... wat. Did socialism reverse its definition when I wasn't looking or something?

Its pretty easy to notice right wing ppl: always cry socialism if its capitalism...

while left wingies cry nazism, when its capitalism still.

funny coz its going on in every single effin "democratic" country. Ofc no 1 ever complains that why is something called a democracy just coz you can decide every 4 years which politican will give corporations high tax cutz and provide them loopholes to screw their employees.

Nestroy
03-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Its pretty easy to notice right wing ppl: always cry socialism if its capitalism...

while left wingies cry nazism, when its capitalism still.

funny coz its going on in every single effin "democratic" country. Ofc no 1 ever complains that why is something called a democracy just coz you can decide every 4 years which politican will give corporations high tax cutz and provide them loopholes to screw their employees.

I would name the system "corporate fascism", actually. This is something of both the socialist (nazi) and the capitalist world...

Jurgi
03-17-2014, 02:05 PM
I smell maintance extension incomming

Malifrost
03-17-2014, 02:08 PM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, March 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) for emergency maintenance. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!



OK, it's past time and I have scant time before I have to go to work....wasssuupp?

LXP
03-17-2014, 02:08 PM
The, uhh... wat. Did socialism reverse its definition when I wasn't looking or something?

Quite a valid remark. I figure it was a typo and he really meant capitalism.

Beholders_12th_eye
03-17-2014, 02:10 PM
hmmm nazi isn't socialism, the extreme of socialism (at least the one I know of) is communism (at least if it was done properly), nazi is a form fascism, which is neither capitalis or socialist in its foundations, again so far I know, I'm just a nerd who still has many years ahead to improve his repertoire, before he may run for ubernerd ;)

edit an extreme form of capitalism is the Night-watchman state (about most of the western countries in like the 18th century)

goldgolem
03-17-2014, 02:10 PM
I dont mind the downtime, but I would appreciate customer service. Turbine customer service is a lot like Russian democracy

Roedyn
03-17-2014, 02:12 PM
<tinfoil hat on>

The kobolds are on strike, demanding their union-mandated free green beer!

And all of the Gee-Em mobs have to go union-busting to get them back to work; however, they are sometimes a little over-zealous in their efforts, and they don't want any vids surfacing of some poor kobold being beaten with a nerfbat to surface on the web. Therefore, the servers are down until all the kobolds are forced back to work!

Kyshara
03-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Nationalsozialismus = nazi

Nevermere
03-17-2014, 02:14 PM
They start saying things like; if you like your Toon, you can keep your toon, Or they want to take away our favorite cleric and replace them with one that is cheaper and more affordable. :)
Well played sir. Well played

dirtydigger7out
03-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Just tryed to log in and noticed that game is up but servers are down. The seheduled emergency maintance down time has elapsed. Is there a new eta for server restoration or are we to just hang in there and wait?

PatPhilosopher21
03-17-2014, 02:15 PM
I smell maintance extension incomming

Indeed 3:15pm and still closed.

arrowstopper
03-17-2014, 02:15 PM
it was the best of times. it was the worst of times. four sgore and seven years ago our... twas the night before xmas... lets all be rwalistig nere and enjoy !!

Nestroy
03-17-2014, 02:16 PM
hmmm nazi isn't socialism, the extreme of socialism (at least the one I know of) is communism (at least if it was done properly), nazi is a form fascism, which is neither capitalis or socialist in its foundations, again so far I know, I'm just a nerd who still has many years ahead to improve his repertoire, before he may run for ubernerd ;)

Well, socialists and communists all over the world do not like it, but both the Italian Fascist Movement (Benito Mussolini actually has been a leading socialist before founding the movement) and the German National-Socialism have had their similarities to socialism AND communism. If not always to the word, so to the methodology... But what we currently face is not socialism, it is Corporate Fascism. And our governments are bending over and get (cencored).

funkqueue
03-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Quite a valid remark. I figure it was a typo and he really meant capitalism.

You have to understand the state of America at this point with evolution and global warming being question and science and the arts continue to be underfunded while sports programs continue to get an influx of money and zealots overwhelm our institutions.

He probably actually meant what he said and is just too ignorant to understand what was wrong with it. Thats the most LIKELY answer. You're just being polite.

Raven_Swift
03-17-2014, 02:17 PM
They start saying things like; if you like your Toon, you can keep your toon, Or they want to take away our favorite cleric and replace them with one that is cheaper and more affordable. :)

Hilarious!

DinTed
03-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Extension imminent...

Cordovan
03-17-2014, 02:19 PM
The worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game!