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Cordovan
03-07-2016, 12:36 PM
UPDATE: The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!

The DDO game servers will be down from 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, March 8th to move the game servers to a new data center. It is possible that the game worlds will be open prior to 5:00 PM Eastern, but we'll keep you up to date on the forums and social media.

Amundir
03-07-2016, 12:38 PM
*dramatic music* It starts...

Edit: Oh, and cue players complaining about it happening during the anniversary event.

dunklezhan
03-07-2016, 12:50 PM
More like cue the players complaining about a day's notice. Wow. That's a big thing to drop on us.

Fingers crossed, and best of luck Turbine!

cru121
03-07-2016, 12:52 PM
Good luck to us all...
http://www.21china.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2426.jpg

Amundir
03-07-2016, 12:52 PM
A part of me was wondering if they were doing to do all of them all at once or if they were doing to do like one server at a time.

DeliaKelodin
03-07-2016, 01:00 PM
Good luck to us all...
http://www.21china.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2426.jpg

That's approximately how many PSUs I've changed for people in my life! Aging capacitors.... pop!

Grinn
03-07-2016, 01:00 PM
Checklist (courtesy of AC and LOTRO Datacenter movers)

One heated keg of High-caffeine coffee.
One Sinister Keg (https://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Item:Inn_League_Sinister_Keg) but don't drink from it unless things go south and you need to find a quick place to hide (from us).
Backup Hamster - better yet, backup hamster pack.
Paid incentives to the Kobolds Union. 1 extra Rat each (the hamsters are not on the table) and a full hour off to eat said rat (after the move is completed).
One AC power cord. In case someone trips over the main one and ...
Velcro cable-tie straps - because that ripping sound shouldn't ever be your pants.
An anniversary wish that this turns out to be the best anniversary gift we could ever get.


Good Luck!

Enoach
03-07-2016, 01:06 PM
If my memory serves me correctly the last time the Data Center was moved the downtime was extended and there was a lot of very tired Turbine employees coming down from Caffeine and Sugar rushes.

If anything I do hope this is an "All Hands on Deck" and the Fridge is stocked and arrangements have already been made for meals for the next few days and cots are being erected, so no one has to leave the office until the game is up and running again :)

Good Luck Turbine with the move.

Steve_Howe
03-07-2016, 01:14 PM
Doooooooooom.

Steve_Howe
03-07-2016, 01:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KClpLzFftU

cru121
03-07-2016, 01:21 PM
any live streaming planned?

http://s29.postimg.org/41l129wev/livestreaming.jpg

Cordovan
03-07-2016, 01:26 PM
any live streaming planned?

http://s29.postimg.org/41l129wev/livestreaming.jpg

Okay, that's funny. I do know there'll be DDO Wiki Talk at 8:00 AM. Maybe, though.

Memnir
03-07-2016, 01:31 PM
http://i.imgur.com/nAzRPBF.gif

Grinn
03-07-2016, 01:41 PM
Steve... I thought you would have picked this one...

Tomorrow we will all be wishing that it is....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGq9MbjlQV8

Loromir
03-07-2016, 02:01 PM
More like cue the players complaining about a day's notice. Wow. That's a big thing to drop on us.

Fingers crossed, and best of luck Turbine!

Not so big...they have been warning us of this for a couple weeks now. "Early March"...just didn't provide exact date.

Steve_Howe
03-07-2016, 02:14 PM
Steve... I thought you would have picked this one...

Tomorrow we will all be wishing that it is....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGq9MbjlQV8

That's a good one, too.

Augon
03-07-2016, 02:28 PM
Well, good luck to ya!

Ive moved a lot of networks and a few data centers. They rarely go perfectly, but eventually everything gets worked out. hopefully, this move will go well.

Should we over night yall some extra extra strong ultra caffeinated Coffee and a few oatmeal raisin cookies just in case?

Kritty
03-07-2016, 02:30 PM
Are you physically moving the existing hardware to a new data center, or are you just moving all the code over to new hardware in a new datacenter?

Clacker12
03-07-2016, 02:32 PM
what is the purpose of this move? ( sorry i have not been keeping up much)

Enoach
03-07-2016, 02:42 PM
what is the purpose of this move? ( sorry i have not been keeping up much)

The short answer is better performance...

There are usually more reasons, such as cost and management but those don't generally concern players :). So for the players the reason is Performance.

Sylvado
03-07-2016, 02:44 PM
Are you physically moving the existing hardware to a new data center, or are you just moving all the code over to new hardware in a new datacenter?

Cutover to a new datacenter is likely a more accurate term. I will agree with the comment above, I have not had anything of this scale go off without a hitch. The skill is in how well you manage the issues, not in not having issues.

Zzevel
03-07-2016, 03:00 PM
Well, good luck to ya!

Ive moved a lot of networks and a few data centers. They rarely go perfectly, but eventually everything gets worked out. hopefully, this move will go well.

Should we over night yall some extra extra strong ultra caffeinated Coffee and a few oatmeal raisin cookies just in case?


WHOOPS! we deleted Sarlona!

Steve_Howe
03-07-2016, 03:06 PM
Are you physically moving the existing hardware to a new data center, or are you just moving all the code over to new hardware in a new datacenter?

They are definitely using newer hardware just like LotRO is doing after their move.

LeoLionxxx
03-07-2016, 03:24 PM
They are definitely using newer hardware just like LotRO is doing after their move.

Did LotRO players experience noticeably better performance (such as less lag) after their move?

seirge
03-07-2016, 03:30 PM
Did LotRO players experience noticeably better performance (such as less lag) after their move?

i can't log on the game for some reason so whats going on

Grinn
03-07-2016, 04:01 PM
Did LotRO players experience noticeably better performance (such as less lag) after their move?

This is actually the 3rd move for Turbine's games. First one was the "have to" move which was caused due to a hardware failure on the Asheron's Call Server cluster. That Datacenter move revealed all kinds of problems - notably how older 32 bit programs had trouble interfacing with the newer 64 bit architecture - the chat client for example is similar for LOTRO and AC, and I suspect DDO as well. I still feel for the AC players who were without their game for almost a week. They got to "stress test" the new hardware for all of us.

LOTRO's move didn't go that badly, but it wasn't a smooth switch either. Better than AC's, there were still some routing problems and issues with the new hardware. I have noticed over the past 4 weeks, that I (Pacific Coastal Player) haven't seen the rubber-banding or skill-delay lag that others are complaining about. This doesn't appear to be a global issue due to lag, more of a memory/threading problem with Minas Tirith which was present before the datacenter move (but I'm not seeing it. It also seems to be affecting the PVMP-PvP zone for most players). The biggest complaint I've been seeing, of late, is the fact that for the time being, the datacenters for all players globally, are going to be hosted in New Jersey. The Euro players were under the impression that there was to be new server hardware located in the Netherlands. This is not the case, for now and the Euro players are vocally objecting.

Performance in Minas Tirith or Osgiliath, both with a lot of fire and smoke graphical effects used to be very choppy. I was in there yesterday afternoon and it really was smooth. I am running at maximum settings on my graphics (not because I should, but because I want the graphical immersion) :rolleyes:
Running the Scroll of Empowerment grind for the Legendary Weapons went without any rubberbanding or notable lag spikes - and that was with a Runekeeper in the party! (Lotro's lag inducing equivalent to the warlock).

I firmly believe that the server team has an excellent idea of what is likely to go wrong for the DDO move, and I'm confident we will be seeing a marked improvement tomorrow evening, or Wednesday afternoon... or Friday morning... when we get back on.

I could be completely wrong though... we know that the cake is a lie.

Gratch
03-07-2016, 04:10 PM
Well at least LotRO beta'ed it for us... and found it to be really really really lacking.

Can we get a Sev promise to extend all VIP accounts by 2x the number of days equal to the time it takes for them to get the servers working well and with good connection? Based on the LotRO player reports that would be ~2 months of VIP time. Yeah, I didn't think so.

Sigh, and I just got two friends to try the game out again. I'm sure they'll love a few days of no game and X days of borked gaming. Maybe doing this kind of thing either well before or well after your anniversary event that's gotten a lot of people to play again might have been better scheduling.

LotRO players seeing terrible routing from the new data center's ISP (https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=7547972#post7547972) at prime play time as early as last week... Not sure how adding another MMO to this datacenter is going to help those issues.

cdbd3rd
03-07-2016, 04:13 PM
Moving data is akin to...


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zQm4e7iQTbE/S1xY0bKWVXI/AAAAAAAAAl8/ku3WWpIU94k/HERDING%20CATS%5B5%5D.png

Uyness
03-07-2016, 04:37 PM
Good Luck!

Amundir
03-07-2016, 05:33 PM
Heh, how many paranoid people are screen capturing their inventories and banks I wonder.

IronClan
03-07-2016, 05:49 PM
The DDO game servers will be down from 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, March 8th to move the game servers to a new data center. It is possible that the game worlds will be open prior to 5:00 PM Eastern, but we'll keep you up to date on the forums and social media.

Under promise and over deliver: announce a downtime of morning to midnight and when the servers go back up at 8pm everyone says "good job getting it done early guys"...

Instead somewhere around 6pm expect "I took the day off to play today I want shiny's to compensate me for the fake day off I took":cool:

Augon
03-07-2016, 05:53 PM
Heh, how many paranoid people are screen capturing their inventories and banks I wonder.

Well I wasnt till now


WHOOPS! we deleted Sarlona!

You people are making me paranoid. Now I understand why folks are so panic-prone when I'm working on relocating their networks and websites.

Elsbet
03-07-2016, 06:17 PM
On a data center move in my past, we also moved some (not all) of our hardware. One of the trucks was rear-ended. I thought the project lead was going to wet herself or have a heart attack. Turns out she only hyperventilated for an hour or seven until the hardware could be tested.

IronClan
03-07-2016, 06:22 PM
oh and by midnight I mean midnight on Friday march 11

Dark_Helmet
03-07-2016, 06:51 PM
The DDO game servers will be down from 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, March 8th to move the game servers to a new data center. It is possible that the game worlds will be open prior to 5:00 PM Eastern, but we'll keep you up to date on the forums and social media.

Just as optimistic as when it was down for three days.

Obligatory Doom:

https://pp.vk.me/c629530/v629530698/40496/fEE7wT6Tq0I.jpg

itstheguy
03-07-2016, 07:06 PM
Tomorrow while you wait a certain well known restaurant that specializes in breakfast and pancakes is serving a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes from 7am. - 7p.m. They just ask that you give a few bucks to them for a charity if you would like.(Sorry Devs if this is considered a form of advertising I tried to keep it vague. I am just a customer and not an employee of that business)

Nuclear_Elvis
03-07-2016, 10:19 PM
Too bad we can't ask for a Police escort to speed the move! Or maybe load them up on an Ambulance? Wait, just call the Ghostbusters, they have emergency lights!

Sshalis
03-07-2016, 10:54 PM
So I just re-upped my VIP subscription... My only day off.... And..... Boom.... Down time.... Noooo.... Lol
Is all good cause I love the game and if this helps for the future of the game all the better... :)

Nyata
03-07-2016, 11:12 PM
I have been looking forward to this move, as the servers really seemed a bit stressed out lately. specially the 'loot lag' - i.e. sudden onset of lag once chests pop up in shroud or Hound or similar - was very noticeable.

Good luck, hope everything goes smoothly, and that you have enough coffee and snacks stacked in the office!

dontmater
03-08-2016, 02:22 AM
hope wayfinder doesn't get dropped down some steps :D

Kompera_Oberon
03-08-2016, 03:59 AM
Tomorrow while you wait a certain well known restaurant that specializes in breakfast and pancakes is serving a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes from 7am. - 7p.m. They just ask that you give a few bucks to them for a charity if you would like.(Sorry Devs if this is considered a form of advertising I tried to keep it vague. I am just a customer and not an employee of that business)

The problem being that while the buttermilk pancakes are good, the harvest grain and nut pancakes are awesome, and so I never get the freebie. But their hearts are in the right place, so I still try to make the event and throw a few bucks at my favorite charity.



Are you physically moving the existing hardware to a new data center, or are you just moving all the code over to new hardware in a new datacenter?
Things I vaguely remember being mentioned are new switches and a bigger pipe (ISP connection).

It's not the problem people seem to be making it out to be, as long as you have at least one person who has organized this sort of thing before and knows how to run a project.

Grandern_Marn
03-08-2016, 04:17 AM
http://i.imgur.com/JpeTvB5.gif

Sunnie
03-08-2016, 04:26 AM
Tomorrow while you wait a certain well known restaurant that specializes in breakfast and pancakes is serving a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes from 7am. - 7p.m. They just ask that you give a few bucks to them for a charity if you would like.(Sorry Devs if this is considered a form of advertising I tried to keep it vague. I am just a customer and not an employee of that business)
So... you're going to eat pancakes all day while waiting for DDO to come online again?

Sunnsett
03-08-2016, 04:32 AM
Although disappointed by downtime, I won't gripe (yet ;) ). GL to devs , etc. that are working on this, and see you back in the game soon.

moomooprincess
03-08-2016, 05:01 AM
My griping begins tomorrow, March 9. Maybe March 10.

If anyone expects this to be a plug and play, ain't going to happen.

Bnsfv
03-08-2016, 05:27 AM
I have a picture of the new server :)


http://swedishviking.se/images/computer-fail-1.jpg

Eth
03-08-2016, 05:28 AM
Are you physically moving the existing hardware to a new data center, or are you just moving all the code over to new hardware in a new datacenter?

That'd be terrible (the first one).

I'm expecting they change hardware, in which case you should be able to setup most servers (game servers, logon server etc.) before even starting the downtime with no pressure at all.
Ideally the only thing you move during the actual downtime is your database.

gravisrs
03-08-2016, 05:31 AM
LOTRO gained alot in terms of performance from the move.

Worlds are now condensed (30 servers merged into 10) and runs more smoothly than before! Well lag issues that are caused on the way between my machine and servers are still there, but can't say there were any hangups on the server side since then.

So DDO now can have a merge too! :)

I imagine we will have 2 servers (US, EU) with an option to transfer between em first month for free. Automated transfer tool to be finished finally (and maybe price drop). And growing population like I believe LOTRO gets after the merge.

I'm aware that shared banks, guild airships & chests, naming collisions, number of slots and chars that can login - are pretty tough issues to be solved before any merge possibilities - but hey, we can pass one, two regular updates for this!

Acoustical
03-08-2016, 05:45 AM
I am so glad someone mentioned pancakes, now if someone is going to complain about wanting free stuff from the downtime, they just don't realize that Turbine gave everyone a chance to enjoy their day, get some sunshine and FREE PANCAKES!!! Don't Hate the Pancake!

leesun
03-08-2016, 06:08 AM
Hope everyone has a safe move

Nyata
03-08-2016, 06:34 AM
LOTRO gained alot in terms of performance from the move.

Worlds are now condensed (30 servers merged into 10) and runs more smoothly than before! Well lag issues that are caused on the way between my machine and servers are still there, but can't say there were any hangups on the server side since then.

So DDO now can have a merge too! :)

I imagine we will have 2 servers (US, EU) with an option to transfer between em first month for free. Automated transfer tool to be finished finally (and maybe price drop). And growing population like I believe LOTRO gets after the merge.

I'm aware that shared banks, guild airships & chests, naming collisions, number of slots and chars that can login - are pretty tough issues to be solved before any merge possibilities - but hey, we can pass one, two regular updates for this!

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/467600-Server-Merge-Time-to-beat-the-dead-horse-again?p=5721344&viewfull=1#post5721344

and more importantly:

Sorry, let me rephrase.
[...]
In other words I was saying that server merges were definitely off the table currently for technical reasons, and we are not saying that they are planned out.

Sev~
https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/467600-Server-Merge-Time-to-beat-the-dead-horse-again?p=5721617&viewfull=1#post5721617

so don't start any speculations or people will have to farm for a lot more tinfoil hats otherwise :)

Grandern_Marn
03-08-2016, 06:35 AM
Are you physically moving the existing hardware to a new data center, or are you just moving all the code over to new hardware in a new datacenter?

They're most likely upgrading the equipment. LOTRO got a server upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit systems with their move and on one of the DDO podcasts Cordovan said he was pretty sure DDO would be getting the same upgrade.

Feralthyrtiaq
03-08-2016, 06:44 AM
Brilliant idea Turbine!!! What could possibly go wrong?

Sanader
03-08-2016, 07:12 AM
YEAH! WHY NOW!??!??!!
When I get an imortant job to do in same month when my birthsday is, I just remind everyone my birthsday is/was close and then they reschedule everything (both in our firm and in other firms).
Why couldn't you DDO do the same! You have an anniversery this month! DDO Anniversery > Turbine business!
People these days have are so immoral, unethical and egoistic. They want us to do business in the same month when our birthday is!!!?!? pfffffff.

AND NOT TO MENTION WHY TO CHANGE!!?!?!?!?
LOTR gave only the positive feedback, it must be a trap! I don't wanna change! I still use windows 95! IT changes in 2016???? Unbelivable.

All this makes me want to become VIP, and the unsubscribe immediatly so they lose one more subscriber.

harmlesslarry
03-08-2016, 07:24 AM
part of my enjoyment from this game is interacting with people over seas

Grace_ana
03-08-2016, 07:28 AM
Hey, if it improves the lag that made the anniversary quest unplayable for my husband, I'm glad that it's happening now instead of after the event. I don't expect there to be no issues during and just after the move, because that's crazy talk. But I would guess that if there are serious issues, the event would be extended. That's probably why Cordovan has been somewhat vague about the end date of the event.

Nyata
03-08-2016, 07:30 AM
part of my enjoyment from this game is interacting with people over seas

As I already tried to point out, that is just speculations by someone, and not substantiated. Unless there was some information after the posts I quoted above which I missed. and if there was I'd love a link so I can update ;D

walkin_dude
03-08-2016, 07:39 AM
Under promise and over deliver: announce a downtime of morning to midnight and when the servers go back up at 8pm everyone says "good job getting it done early guys"...

Instead somewhere around 6pm expect "I took the day off to play today I want shiny's to compensate me for the fake day off I took":cool:

Ah, the "Montgomery Scott Phenomenon". :)

kemetka
03-08-2016, 07:46 AM
Brilliant idea Turbine!!! What could possibly go wrong?

your right they should have moved it on a sunday?
dont see how the 10th anniversary event - which lasts for the entire month at least ( quote from cordo that im too lazy to go find ) - is going to be affected by this. if things go bad, and theirs extended down time, likely what will happen is they will extend the anniversary event.

jobharve
03-08-2016, 08:07 AM
Guess I can just sleep.

LXP
03-08-2016, 08:18 AM
Guess I can just sleep.

Sleep? What a quaint concept... ;)

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 08:18 AM
Data Center Migration update: So far things are progressing well, and we are on track with out expected uptime.

Jetrule
03-08-2016, 08:21 AM
Data Center Migration update: So far things are progressing well, and we are on track with out expected uptime.

Just to catch that Typo.

Kylstrem
03-08-2016, 08:22 AM
Data Center Migration update: So far things are progressing well, and we are on track with out expected uptime.

Uh Oh! Cordovan just Gilligan'ed it. "It's smooth sailing from here on!"

mkmcgw17
03-08-2016, 08:22 AM
Data Center Migration update: So far things are progressing well, and we are on track with out expected uptime.

Thanks for the update appreciate one every couple hours. Thanks again.

Kaylian
03-08-2016, 08:23 AM
It's a cover up! ACME CrimeNet doesn't want us to know it i the latest caper of....


http://criticosdetudo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/carmen.jpg

Someone call The Chief...and Greg...and Rockapella...and taco delivery. I'm hungry!

---

Seriously though, thanks guys. I hope this goes with a minimum of issue and that we're all playing again soon. If it gets rid of the lag I encounter every fifth step in The Harbor and The Marketplace in Stormreach, I'm all for it. :)

Viva La D&D!

Rog
03-08-2016, 08:24 AM
part of my enjoyment from this game is interacting with people over seas
I agree Khyber would not be Khyber without her overseas players.

FuzzyDuck81
03-08-2016, 08:47 AM
Data Center Migration update: So far things are progressing well, and we are on track with out expected uptime.

http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/7a3/204/122/resized/sterling-archer-meme-generator-do-you-want-to-jinx-it-because-thats-how-you-jinx-it-0585df.jpg

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 09:12 AM
[QUOTE=Cordovan;5796316] REply.
long and grammar sucks. sorry was in a hurry.

awesome. i have been complaining and sending tickets like crazy not only for years saying this needs done. but also past few months i have sent a lot of tickets. pushing ideas. seems only way to get attention from you folks other then a auto response. is to spam your tickets and facebook. seems if take issues to public. let the public see whats going on all sudden the game has a plan.

as my show of thanks yesterday when i saw doing this. i bought shadowfell conspiracy. i had said month ago i will no longer spend $ on the gmae until issues are fixed.
if game still laggs bad. and or these other issues are not fixed. i will not be giving you any more $ until they are fixed.

#1 MONK.
#2 cannith crafting and quests lagg.
the game will not save my key bindings and settings. i have to redo my settings after every log.
super annoying. game used to save settings. since i came back from a 2 yr afk it does not. and i have reinstalled the game 4 times trying to fix it. i even had microsoft install the game. watch it step by step. and they said YOU turbine need to contact them asap. they will help you for free.
they spent 12 hours in my computer other day to fix some issues and help attend some issues. but while they was fixing issues. they fixed all issues. accept the problems going on with turbine.
again contact them asap. they said they can help with many things. and is more then needed. and they said you are slacking for not contacting them already. and you cant say you have. cause they looked a crossed system. you have never asked them for any help. unlike every other major game on the market. pretty bad when microsoft says you need to contact them asap. that they could fix your lag issues fast. he said some over night. all ya gotta do is ask. i have a ticket # for ya folks. so can get in contact with the people i did. who will gladly get you to the right department he said.

ever thought of merging 2 servers ? the game has down sized so much cause people rebel and boycott the game past few years cause of lagg. that its kinda hard to get pugs now days.

#3 the user interface needs some serious attention. i can get into more details with ideas on that at a different time. but would make us all so much happier.
you folks have used many my ideas over the years. and if was to deny that would be a bold faced lie.
ive never once gotten any thanks. other then the fact i get to use my ideas in game. aka cannith crafting.
it needs to be on its own partition of space. not sharing any instance with a quest instance or raid instance. thats just rude LOL>
id like to see that changed.
raid instances should not be on quest instances. aka partitions. thats just rude LOL.

the alter in market place. needs to work like newer alters. just needs to. its annoying to crunch down shards. for real. 20 seconds a stack ? when you have 40,000 shards thats annoying as all get out.

log in screen. need to be able to hover or UI our characters there. see raid timers. friends online. and friends should be a to account thing. not per user. so i can see my friends on thru my whole list. not have to upload my list to each character. check out cryptic games. see how their ui works. but your LFM is the best around.
dont mutilate that. the rest of the UI is the problems.
but at log in we need to see so much more stuff. so i dont have to flip all my toons to find one. that is not on a timer. then when i do. i have to restart client. cause its going to lag. so make it. each time we log a character. it restarts client automatic for us. clears the cookies ect.

#4 hires running to traps to die. over and over. its annoying.
they only listen % of the time. which is 100% better then they used to. but they still take bio aka coffee breaks LOL.
they refuse to use certain items or way points.

any all unbound souls should be force bound to hall of heroes. or another central location. cause like other day. i died in haunted halls. all left me. i couldnt release. i relog couldnt log into that toon. you guys come help. but deleted everything i got in that quest. after i couldnt get on my toon for 2 days.
then reply to me and tell me its not your fault your server failed. and will not replace all my items that was deleted.
was not your fault ? so it was mine ? so i wasted almost 2 hours in that quest for nothing ? cause was my fault ?
thats rude. i almost deleted my account that day.

tr inventory bank search bar. organization a-z or lvl.
^%^^ needed!

like to see a memorial area. for players who have died who was great people and ell known on the server. like fordf150. was a great person. we all still time to time have moment of silence for him. he was a great guild leader. and asset to the server. always helped people.
mail boxes ? cant us VIp people access that in our UI instead of running to a mail box ? places where we can use out epic enhancements and enhancements ? make so we can check it while in the same areas where we can use those ???

#6 CHEST. if people leave. make the loot so random drops to those left in the quest. many people leave things in chest that others can use. never check their chat. and dont have sound working. or they are just rude and dont care for others cause not team players.

tempest spine. i am glad to help people. esp when get knocked off end of quest so they can get back to top to get their loot. everyone bails on us. just be us 2 people. we die. cant get them back to the chest. ??? come on now. we spend hour in the quest. get knocked off. die cant get the loot. ooo its part of the quest ? i have seen so many people heart broke leaving that quest. cause they won a roll for loot. and they cant get back to the chest cause we both died from mobs. so all mobs should go away when that quest is finished. so its a safe travel back to the top.
or have something they can click to get back to the top. /stuck dont count it. cause you do that mid air. you get to the ground. something hits you. you cant do it again for a day. if you move at all cant do it.
come on now. it is just a game. those people worked hard to get to the top. get knocked off. ok get that. but to have to fight a whole fungeon of mobs again by your self or 2 people ??? ouch. brutal ouch.

many other bugs issues that get under the skin of the whole community not just me. things that are years old. not updates old. things well over due. that me and many many many others have paid cash $$ for. and we cant use them as advertised. i know ya say gonna fix the monk this year. but you been saying that for 5 yrs. but instead keep adding content to get more $ from people instead of fix the issues you done sold them.
i paid for monk. and every time play him to know his is not 100% gets rather annoying. ends up being a empty space raid runner mule. just to go collect things while others on timers.

#7 i throw heals 2-7 times sometimes and they dont do anything. and i have quicken ON> takes my mana. concentration is high. quicken on. toss heal. heals group. but not my self while in ring. i throw heal on my self again. nothing. 5 attempts later im dead. and then party wipes cause I WAS THE HEALER> then they think im over there with thumb up my rear. when NO im tossing heals folks. over and over. my mana is gone now. see ?
that is the most annoying thing to me. lol

that and when i can not finish a raid. OMG. i wanna lose it. when a raid fails cause the whole crew lagged out. stuck in place. we come back 2-7 mins later. DEAD> all dead. we have to restart. people mad leave. cant finish the raid i just spent hour -2 in short man to finish. we did shortman thinking less chance lagg. NOPE. its the npcs the UI. the fact a raid is on instances the same as anything else in the game. raid content is supposed to be your best. we busted our rears to flag. to complete whats needed to run that raid. we have a balanced party and vets. we have everything we need. we enter. we are destroying the raid. no deaths then all sudden. STUCK running in place cant move. but we can chat to each other ??? ROFL ok. come on now. thats cause the RAID is on the same instance as the crafting systems. a area we paid for in cannith.

ddo should not focus on adding any more content to the game period. until just half those issues i mentioned are fixed. sorry its long if anyone made it this far. and yeah i know i didnt come to write a book. but i did. im no editor. sorry. grammar is not my strong suit. im far from a idiot. just have no passion in writing. sorry. sorry and SORRY :)

i love the game been here about 9 yrs. had lost log into my old account years ago. had to start a new account. i had a computer crash. and couldnt rem the bogus email and log in used cause i didnt know if could trust turbine back then LOL. oops. yes you can. well i can.

much love turbine. been with ya folks for years. and i ride other games hard cause they didnt meet ddo standards lol. and i ride you folks cause you need to step up to the ages of the gaming world. and update the way the system works. not changing names of things like the new random loot gen. got its ups and downs. shattermantle ?? where is that ? its gone now. and many other things. then its like we have common core wording. no one can understand that ****. its annoying. then the newer gear is hardly ever balanced out like it used to be. takes some serious fishing to find the right items sometimes till you get named gear.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 09:15 AM
I agree Khyber would not be Khyber without her overseas players.

i can agree totally with that. i have great friends all over globe cause this game. and my main server. people who have became family. i would derly miss them. cause international calling is not cheap LOL> facebook yeah yeah. but still. talk for free here in game :)

and of all. it helps confirm news and media false and true on many occasions. has helped my years of truth seeking. lot of very smart people in this game.

MaelstromVindictive
03-08-2016, 09:31 AM
The DDO game servers will be down from 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, March 8th to move the game servers to a new data center. It is possible that the game worlds will be open prior to 5:00 PM Eastern, but we'll keep you up to date on the forums and social media.

Cant you guys do this on a sunny day where I cant do things outside? GAWD! How many times have ya taken the servers down since the start of the year, anyway? Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

MaelstromVindictive
03-08-2016, 09:35 AM
It's a cover up! ACME CrimeNet doesn't want us to know it i the latest caper of....


http://criticosdetudo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/carmen.jpg

Someone call The Chief...and Greg...and Rockapella...and taco delivery. I'm hungry!

---

Seriously though, thanks guys. I hope this goes with a minimum of issue and that we're all playing again soon. If it gets rid of the lag I encounter every fifth step in The Harbor and The Marketplace in Stormreach, I'm all for it. :)

Viva La D&D!
I RARELY lag. maybe once or twice a week for a few seconds. check that ram and vid settings.

Sylvado
03-08-2016, 09:36 AM
[QUOTE=Cordovan;5796316] REply.
long and grammar sucks. sorry was in a hurry.

awesome. i have been complaining and sending tickets like crazy not only for years saying this needs done. but also past few months i have sent a lot of tickets. pushing ideas. seems only way to get attention from you folks other then a auto response. is to spam your tickets and facebook. seems if take issues to public. let the public see whats going on all sudden the game has a plan.

as my show of thanks yesterday when i saw doing this. i bought shadowfell conspiracy. i had said month ago i will no longer spend $ on the gmae until issues are fixed.
if game still laggs bad. and or these other issues are not fixed. i will not be giving you any more $ until they are fixed.
.

Your technical issues are not typical for the population, I am not sure why you consider them Turbine's problem.

Sylvado
03-08-2016, 09:36 AM
Cant you guys do this on a sunny day where I cant do things outside? GAWD! How many times have ya taken the servers down since the start of the year, anyway? Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

Based on that it is perfect timing for the east coast.

kelly171717
03-08-2016, 09:38 AM
Hey Cradledminds its your ever faithful death dealing sorcerer buddy Kellyssss from Khyber. Just want to let the population know this fella here

Cradledminds really does know what he is talking about. He helped me deal with a blue screen of death issue that was persisting until i asked him or rather

he offered his advice. Lo and behold a week later and no more random blue screens crashing my computer. Maybe there should be an online tech

department that can help live troubleshooting or an environment where you real smart tech guys can discuss ways to help our beloved game. At the end of

the day we are all here posting or playing the one thing that binds us all DDO by turbine.

A lot more listening and less pitchforking needs to happen before things will get better.
Just because we are only players and not employed by Turbine doesn't mean our ideas or suggestions are any less valid

Nyata
03-08-2016, 09:41 AM
Nice weather here in germany too ;)

anyhow, I better ask this now, before stuff comes back up:

if my launcher says "Internal Error, please contact customer support." when I start it, it's simply cause it has no where to connect to right now? Or should I worry?

Ague
03-08-2016, 09:46 AM
Just a heads up everyone, the YourDDO Server Status page and widget will NOT be able to tell you when the game worlds are back up and running. Details here: https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/473000-YourDDO-Server-Status-and-how-it-will-be-affected-by-the-Datacenter-Move!

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 09:52 AM
[QUOTE=Cordovan;5796316] REply.
long and grammar sucks. sorry was in a hurry.


How you had this slew of issues is beyond me. I occasionally see server lag, maybe twice a day, maybe for 2-5 seconds a time.
How you could write such a long list and not cover the ladder bug is beyond me. Ladder bug has been around since day 1.
These gripes of yours are hardly being aired in the appropriate forum.
DDO Effing ROCKS.

Nuff said, trust the devs and wait.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 09:53 AM
hey kell and awesome. figured that would fixed the blue screen :)
i had a system crash other day. my internal hdd. failed while playing game after doing win10 update. so i called microsoft. they gave me so much info on whats coming up for microsoft. and windows. they are a bad azz company. i got 2 of their team members to Dl ddo. lol. no jokes i recruited microsoft to ddo. lol. and khyber. proves how kick ass this game is.

and the dude who said i was wrong will see in due time. many my friends from khyber will tell ya. i have submitted tickets and ideas to this game many times over the years. and they have used them ideas. they have 100% used my idea i submitted many years ago. about crafting out own weapons. using silver and adamantine. alike metals as the base item. to never be destroyed. blah blah. if someone was to read that ticket then now. you would drop your jaw how many of my ideas was put into the game from that ideas ticket i gave them 1 year into playing this game.

if turbine was to ever deny that idea came from someone else i would be broken hearted. cause it would show some brutal snakes in the grass on their end. and i dont feel they are like that at all.

all games progress from users submitting ideas. thats how i became admin of warrock. and was asked to be admin of combat arms.
cause my ideas was being used. and the community stood behind me.
i have been asking khyber for 2 months now. when we lagged out in a raid. please take time and submitt ticket. asking them to partition servers. or expand servers. and 100% best fastest way. is outsource it to a company until ddo can build world wide solid state servers.
microsoft said its the new age of gaming industry :)


dont let my grammar fool you. i really am not a idiot.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 09:55 AM
Nice weather here in germany too ;)

anyhow, I better ask this now, before stuff comes back up:

if my launcher says "Internal Error, please contact customer support." when I start it, it's simply cause it has no where to connect to right now? Or should I worry?

I can't speak to how bad the error is, but I can confirm I get the same. Same error was on lotro in 2013 and was easy to fix so even if it isn't related I wouldn't worry.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 09:58 AM
and the dude who said i was wrong will see in due time.


To be complete though, my lag experience is from Thelanis. It may be because our server is more legit. Or the players on it :-p

Nyata
03-08-2016, 09:59 AM
In cradledminds defense I have to say: Khyber really has issues. Weekend raid lag, spawn lag, loot lag, pick your kind of lag and Khyber has it. But it's also one of the most active servers I visited, there's rarely a time without LFMs, when there's only 7 or 8 LFMs people already complain that nothing is going on. And yes, it's the server I play on, in spite of the issues. or maybe because of them ;) because I think that the more players with different systems and connection speeds populate a world, the more issues there are.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:02 AM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796807]

How you had this slew of issues is beyond me. I occasionally see server lag, maybe twice a day, maybe for 2-5 seconds a time.
How you could write such a long list and not cover the ladder bug is beyond me. Ladder bug has been around since day 1.
These gripes of yours are hardly being aired in the appropriate forum.
DDO Effing ROCKS.

Nuff said, trust the devs and wait.

my specs. i7 process. 10 gigs ddr3 ram. 1 gig ddr 2 hd vid card. have reinstalled game many times to try and rule out bug issues.
last time microsoft actually installed the game while attending to other things on my computer. and showing me how to use the microsoft tools to its potential. all the tools you need to clean a computer is internal. everything.

but they wanted to see if the issues i was having with the game not saving settings and or other things could been issues with microsoft. and they ruled that all out 100%. i have no reasons to bs people. another player in the game close friend watched the last bit of microsoft finishing up. they said my system is great. just fine and bad ass. my system most people would dream to have. actually i know people dream to have my system.
i didnt pay 2400$ for nothing.

i dont have issues in games like combat arms. and few others. which are fps mmo games. which is way more data transfer going on then ddo players could dream of LOL> wanna play a fast pace free kick ass game while this is down. check out combat arms. hands down. you will have a new fave 2nd game. for real. and add cradledminds. you will see me time to time. i been playing that game since 2006.
o built my system to make videos. and play combat arms flawless. LOL.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 10:03 AM
....there's rarely a time without LFMs... I wish this were true of Thelanis :-(

Nyata
03-08-2016, 10:03 AM
I wish this were true of Thelanis :-(

hmmm and keep in mind I am coming from a central european time zone perspective :)

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:04 AM
In cradledminds defense I have to say: Khyber really has issues. Weekend raid lag, spawn lag, loot lag, pick your kind of lag and Khyber has it. But it's also one of the most active servers I visited, there's rarely a time without LFMs, when there's only 7 or 8 LFMs people already complain that nothing is going on. And yes, it's the server I play on, in spite of the issues. or maybe because of them ;) because I think that the more players with different systems and connection speeds populate a world, the more issues there are.

you know a few others have said lately. khyber is the lag problems i have a lot and others. like that sucks. cause i couldnt leave khyber im a guild leader. and i have tons of friends world wide there. some great people play this game. and many have became life long friends and we talk on phones on sundays even while in game sometimes LOL.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 10:05 AM
[QUOTE=MrTanker;5796833]
i7 process. 10 gigs ddr3 ram. 1 gig ddr 2 hd vid card.

Your system is weak, but plenty of power there for ddo lol.
Have you seen if your performance issues are only local to Khyber?

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:09 AM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796842]

Your system is weak, but plenty of power there for ddo lol.
Have you seen if your performance issues are only local to Khyber?

many of us on khyber have the same issues at the same times LOL.

we all lagg out die in raid. and or we get kicked have to log back in all dead.
that happens a lot. esp on sat sun day raid days. thats been our servers meet greet raid days for many years.
our server interacts with each other a lot in ways like that. we used to do nakkid tempest spine runs. or fun things like that. so we could get people in for laughs. not to zerg. or be serious. time for laughs.

i have wiped whole raids due to jokes before LOL> not on purpose. just timing and wording. some of the best times in my life have been in this game bsing with people at midnight lol.

SurlyYuri
03-08-2016, 10:10 AM
Things I vaguely remember being mentioned are new switches and a bigger pipe (ISP connection).

It's not the problem people seem to be making it out to be, as long as you have at least one person who has organized this sort of thing before and knows how to run a project.


Even if it is all new hardware (servers, switches, routers, etc.), this isn't something they decided a couple days ago to wake up this morning and just do. The hardware and software should already be in place and tested. Today, should just be final vendor cutover and testing. To bad they didn't set it up as a redundant farm for a seamless cutover. If they are physically moving the old servers to the new location, hopefully the rack'em-stack'em guys are receiving proper motivation via the lash.


Any bets on how many folks are still running with the static entry in their HOSTS file from the domain renewal fiasco a couple years ago and wont be able to connect when it comes back up?

Nyata
03-08-2016, 10:12 AM
Any bets on how many folks are still running with the static entry in their HOSTS file from the domain renewal fiasco a couple years ago and wont be able to connect when it comes back up?

Now that you mention it.. probably me lol.
I did install DDo on an all new system since then, but i did copy over my settings files... cause I am lazy...

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 10:16 AM
...many of us on khyber have the same issues at the same times LOL...


Oh yeah, undeiable, we see it a couple times a day on thelanis, but only for 2-5 seconds when it happens.


we all lagg out die in raid. and or we get kicked have to log back in all dead.

Where its only 2-5 seconds in thelanis most characters can live the burst.

I had hoped they would merge thelanis someday to get our pop up, but hearing about khyber .. idk.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7-qrfvo7pemdnh6MUFwenRSOUk/view?usp=sharing

I know what I am talking about too :-p

cherwind
03-08-2016, 10:17 AM
really till 5pm come on

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 10:19 AM
really till 5pm come on You cant read this and not hear a little boys whining voice.

Nyata
03-08-2016, 10:22 AM
I had hoped they would merge thelanis someday to get our pop up, but hearing about khyber .. idk.


I did a shadow dragon raid on sunday... wasn't even peek time, something like my early evening, so noon-ish for the US. Pretty much was a new player run actually, cause a friend told me she never did it, and I said 'hey, I'm not on timer, wanna?' and I ended up with 4 people in the raid who had never done it before. pretty awesome.

Anyhow, whole thing went relatively glitch free, I say relatively cause on occasion we had to jump down to collect someone who got lost, and we needed a total 4 attempts on centering the dragon and getting the levers... lever attempt 3 failed because just then a massive lag wave hit us, lasted for about 2 minutes, and almost everyone died. thank GOD there was a well prepared Arti in the group close to the edge who managed to lag-crawl over the edge, and got us all up down there again with scrolls.

That's a typical raid experience on Khyber :) I love that people actually go for it, and go through, and manage to win in the end. But yeh... a bit less lag would be nice.

Tscheuss
03-08-2016, 10:23 AM
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=778713558832780

:)

Enoach
03-08-2016, 10:24 AM
really till 5pm come on

This is something that takes time to do it right.

I for one want to log in when this is all done and find all my characters and inventory the way I left them. So if it takes time, it takes time.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:27 AM
ok. next time in game do /loc. thats your location in the game and partition of the server location.

now many times i done this test. i still today /loc every quest i enter. cause i will not run on i2049.
reasons. i have been in the game and have had easy a hundred raids fail over the years due to lag spikes. boom we are dead.

i have been in multiple areas through out a day and done this test. areas i can rem off hand that was in i2049
gianthold quest. and raids. all of them... i2049-2051. instances.
but pus you in 2049 first. gotta recall reset. to get a new instance.

house cannith quest/ raids . . .
von quest/ raid.
sands quest / raids.
necro quest / raids
vale quest/ raids.
12 quest.
harbor quest
korthos favor clean ups. instances 2049
lordsmarch quest
house jarasaco and deleras. i2049.
guild ships i 2049.
crafting halls i79 always lags so bad you get mad log out.
if you touch a device takes 1 min before its active. each time.
takes a hour to craft 30 items sometimes.

thats way to much stuff on i2049 is what im getting at. they need to partition raids out from quest. simple as that. and add servers. 2 things that would end khyber lagg im sure of it.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 10:29 AM
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=778713558832780

:)

omg watch this lol

ArchStriker
03-08-2016, 10:29 AM
just got back after around a year break, and I WANNNA PLAY NOW MOM

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:32 AM
I did a shadow dragon raid on sunday... wasn't even peek time, something like my early evening, so noon-ish for the US. Pretty much was a new player run actually, cause a friend told me she never did it, and I said 'hey, I'm not on timer, wanna?' and I ended up with 4 people in the raid who had never done it before. pretty awesome.

Anyhow, whole thing went relatively glitch free, I say relatively cause on occasion we had to jump down to collect someone who got lost, and we needed a total 4 attempts on centering the dragon and getting the levers... lever attempt 3 failed because just then a massive lag wave hit us, lasted for about 2 minutes, and almost everyone died. thank GOD there was a well prepared Arti in the group close to the edge who managed to lag-crawl over the edge, and got us all up down there again with scrolls.

That's a typical raid experience on Khyber :) I love that people actually go for it, and go through, and manage to win in the end. But yeh... a bit less lag would be nice.

yeah we sure do push through and make it happen :) hardly ever is it a complete recall reset. no no. we got this. just one min. some squishy lil rog saves the day. LOL>

Nyata
03-08-2016, 10:32 AM
just got back after around a year break, and I WANNNA PLAY NOW MOM

/hands you a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk and says soothingly: "Soon."

and it really is chocolate chip, no raisins were harmed in processing this cookie.

Sylvado
03-08-2016, 10:34 AM
[QUOTE=MrTanker;5796833]

my specs. i7 process. 10 gigs ddr3 ram. 1 gig ddr 2 hd vid card. .

Not the thread for this discussion, if you want to repost in the Windows PC Technical Problem category you might get some help from players that had the same problem.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:35 AM
i watch this guy daily. given he is from my hometown columbus ohio also. but i didnt know that when first started watching him back in 2011.
this man is so good at what he does. he will make you forget to watch the news. LOL

suspicious observers. best weather channel known to man :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlfuFV04GTc

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:36 AM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796842]

Not the thread for this discussion, if you want to repost in the Windows PC Technical Problem category you might get some help from players that had the same problem.

wrong. i know what im doing.
and wrong. windows can not fix turbine server issues and programming bugs.
they tried. if you read my post :)

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 10:43 AM
he is from my home town too. and used to come to my bands shows :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFOksqPE_Bg

Sylvado
03-08-2016, 11:03 AM
[QUOTE=Sylvado;5796883]

wrong. i know what im doing.
and wrong. windows can not fix turbine server issues and programming bugs.
they tried. if you read my post :)

Well I offered, sorry if ego got in the way of accepting.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 11:05 AM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796885]

Well I offered, sorry if ego got in the way of accepting.

wasnt trying to be mean or rude. my grammar sucks. it dont show much emotion LOL>

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 11:05 AM
[QUOTE=Sylvado;5796883]

wrong. i know what im doing.
and wrong. windows can not fix turbine server issues and programming bugs.
they tried. if you read my post :)
He isn't wrong, this was my point as well, this isn't the right thread to discuss your issues. Maybe I am being pedantic but organization matters.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 11:08 AM
i watch this guy daily. given he is from my hometown columbus ohio also. but i didnt know that when first started watching him back in 2011.
this man is so good at what he does. he will make you forget to watch the news. LOL

suspicious observers. best weather channel known to man :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlfuFV04GTc

I am going to smoke a PHAT one and watch this again lol. OOOO mushies.

cherwind
03-08-2016, 11:10 AM
This is something that takes time to do it right.

I for one want to log in when this is all done and find all my characters and inventory the way I left them. So if it takes time, it takes time.

I agree with you not sure what they are doing tho cant seem to find out whats going on

snook59
03-08-2016, 11:12 AM
Is some kind of sick joke right? They really expect people to understand and do that? No wonder they made that a closed thread, I can imagine the responses. They are going to have to come up with a better fix for what they've broken than that.

zwiebelring
03-08-2016, 11:15 AM
Are the worlds up again? Due to timzone I am always confused. But regardless, I got a 'Internal Error' pop-up. But I don't know if that is due to them still being offline or not. I so wished someone made these error pop-ups more comprehensible. Like instead of 'internal error' 'we're still offline dumbass go do something useful'. :D

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 11:15 AM
Is some kind of sick joke right? They really expect people to understand and do that? No wonder they made that a closed thread, I can imagine the responses. They are going to have to come up with a better fix for what they've broken than that.

Oh god what happened

sudzz
03-08-2016, 11:16 AM
That's approximately how many PSUs I've changed for people in my life! Aging capacitors.... pop!

The PSU is just one component on any of the system boxes on that truck, the failing capacitors from recent years were actually found on the motherboards.

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 11:18 AM
The PSU is just one component on any of the system boxes on that truck, the failing capacitors from recent years were actually found on the motherboards.

I havnt seen bloated caps etc since the pentium 4 boards. Just north of the zif socket. Really sucked when it happened back in the day.

Steve_Howe
03-08-2016, 11:20 AM
Are the worlds up again? Due to timzone I am always confused. But regardless, I got a 'Internal Error' pop-up. But I don't know if that is due to them still being offline or not. I so wished someone made these error pop-ups more comprehensible. Like instead of 'internal error' 'we're still offline dumbass go do something useful'. :D

Not for at least another 5 hours.

zwiebelring
03-08-2016, 11:23 AM
Thank you kindly. :)

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 11:27 AM
I am going to smoke a PHAT one and watch this again lol. OOOO mushies.

I WISH I KNEW THIS WHEN I WOKE UP!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-auk5ZsP2M&list=PLHSoxioQtwZcJiKVxaGLoL3cD2WBPby3z&index=2

Shindurza
03-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Oh god what happened

This: https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/472997-Port-Forwarding-update-and-changes-Important#post5796802

-Shin

edit: Or just go to the next page in this thread as moomooprincess copied and pasted the whole thing there.

snook59
03-08-2016, 11:28 AM
Oh god what happened

You'll have to read the email from Mirthgar under dev tracker.

Thanks for posting the link. I didn't see your post until after this.

sudzz
03-08-2016, 11:30 AM
[QUOTE=MrTanker;5796833]

my specs. i7 process. 10 gigs ddr3 ram. 1 gig ddr 2 hd vid card. have reinstalled game many times to try and rule out bug issues.
last time microsoft actually installed the game while attending to other things on my computer. and showing me how to use the microsoft tools to its potential. all the tools you need to clean a computer is internal. everything.

but they wanted to see if the issues i was having with the game not saving settings and or other things could been issues with microsoft. and they ruled that all out 100%. i have no reasons to bs people. another player in the game close friend watched the last bit of microsoft finishing up. they said my system is great. just fine and bad ass. my system most people would dream to have. actually i know people dream to have my system.
i didnt pay 2400$ for nothing.

i dont have issues in games like combat arms. and few others. which are fps mmo games. which is way more data transfer going on then ddo players could dream of LOL> wanna play a fast pace free kick ass game while this is down. check out combat arms. hands down. you will have a new fave 2nd game. for real. and add cradledminds. you will see me time to time. i been playing that game since 2006.
o built my system to make videos. and play combat arms flawless. LOL.

Sorry man, your pc may well have been top spec a few years ago but it's not that great these days, not that DDO requires so much to run, my own is running dual hexa core Xeons with 48 gig ECC DDR3 ram, boots off a 512 SSD and has all game files on same drive, recently added an 8 gig GDDR5 ATI 390x graphics card and is only running on a 1080p desktop with all settings on max. Yes I get lag despite having 150 mbit down 10 mbit up connection because I can still have a party member who is using an old Pentium 3 on a dial up connection who spends the whole time whining about dropouts and how he aint able to move.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 11:35 AM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796842]

Sorry man, your pc may well have been top spec a few years ago but it's not that great these days, not that DDO requires so much to run, my own is running dual hexa core Xeons with 48 gig ECC DDR3 ram, boots off a 512 SSD and has all game files on same drive, recently added an 8 gig GDDR5 ATI 390x graphics card and is only running on a 1080p desktop with all settings on max. Yes I get lag despite having 150 mbit down 10 mbit up connection because I can still have a party member who is using an old Pentium 3 on a dial up connection who spends the whole time whining about dropouts and how he aint able to move.

im doing some upgrades soon. lil more ram. and solid state hdd. and possible video upgrade. but this one has always worked great.

minorpenthes
03-08-2016, 11:38 AM
Is some kind of sick joke right? They really expect people to understand and do that? No wonder they made that a closed thread, I can imagine the responses. They are going to have to come up with a better fix for what they've broken than that.

I just read that notice as well. I think that sometimes people who work a lot with computers make certain assumptions about other people's technical abilities.

I can find the on and off button. Usually.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 11:44 AM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796842]

Sorry man, your pc may well have been top spec a few years ago but it's not that great these days, not that DDO requires so much to run, my own is running dual hexa core Xeons with 48 gig ECC DDR3 ram, boots off a 512 SSD and has all game files on same drive, recently added an 8 gig GDDR5 ATI 390x graphics card and is only running on a 1080p desktop with all settings on max. Yes I get lag despite having 150 mbit down 10 mbit up connection because I can still have a party member who is using an old Pentium 3 on a dial up connection who spends the whole time whining about dropouts and how he aint able to move.

i was looking at this card. and debating.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-5450-Graphics-HD-545X-CLH2/dp/B00A47ECDA/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457458887&sr=1-7&refinements=p_n_condition-type%3A2224371011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A6066314011

Nestroy
03-08-2016, 11:44 AM
I just read that notice as well. I think that sometimes people who work a lot with computers make certain assumptions about other people's technical abilities.

I can find the on and off button. Usually.

Keep cool, fellow DDO-Fans!

This is an "in case you need advice" - letter. Usually, after the data center is relocated, the game should work well again. If your network hardware is too stingy on which ports a program may use, you will experience ingame failures. Then and only then you will want to know the content of that letter - either to open up a broader range of ports on your network hardware yourself or by telling the network support you enjoy to open that ports up for you.

The current issues are caused solemny by your DDO launcher not being able to connect to the DDO data centers (because they are on the move). Keep cool, check back in about 4-5 hours. And let´s hope the hamsters and kobolds did not enjoy their breks too much.

Nyata
03-08-2016, 11:46 AM
I just read that notice as well. I think that sometimes people who work a lot with computers make certain assumptions about other people's technical abilities.

I can find the on and off button. Usually.

I think the good news is this:

if you have no clue what he's talking about there, you probably never assigned ports in the first place, and you should be good. hopefully.

minorpenthes
03-08-2016, 11:47 AM
Keep cool, fellow DDO-Fans!

This is an "in case you need advice" - letter. Usually, after the data center is relocated, the game should work well again. If your network hardware is too stingy on which ports a program may use, you will experience ingame failures. Then and only then you will want to know the content of that letter - either to open up a broader range of ports on your network hardware yourself or by telling the network support you enjoy to open that ports up for you.

The current issues are caused solemny by your DDO launcher not being able to connect to the DDO data centers (because they are on the move). Keep cool, check back in about 4-5 hours. And let´s hope the hamsters and kobolds did not enjoy their breks too much.

I wish I could even understand enough to decide if I am supposed to freak out or not ;)

It was some sort of dialect of Gibberish to me, really.

minorpenthes
03-08-2016, 11:48 AM
I think the good news is this:

if you have no clue what he's talking about there, you probably never assigned ports in the first place, and you should be good. hopefully.

I am also hoping that ignorance is bliss.

zwiebelring
03-08-2016, 11:49 AM
Well, I hope I don't need to do the port forwarding since I cannot reach the router in my location.

Nestroy
03-08-2016, 11:52 AM
I wish I could even understand enough to decide if I am supposed to freak out or not ;)

It was some sort of dialect of Gibberish to me, really.

Short translation of the letter, for the non-digital-native: Wait until we finish relocating the data center. When we tell you we have finished, start the game. If you still experience problems (starting, playing), mail / print and send by fax or snail mail the letter to your next tech nerd or internet connection support guy and ask him to help you. Bottom line: Do not ask the DDO staff - we know there will be several players with problems after the downtime.

Short translation of what I said: Let´s wait for the downtime to end and let´s hope for the best.

Good Luck!

Edit: I checked my router and I would be able to do the ports required manually. But I will check first if this is necessary at all. Never change a running system.

moomooprincess
03-08-2016, 11:54 AM
NEW PORT WARNING

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/472998-Port-Forwarding-update-and-changes-Important


After today's maintenance to relocate DDO to the new data center, the game will be using more ports with which to connect and communicate.

If you previously setup port forwarding (or port triggering) on your router and/or modem for ports 9000-9010 UDP, updating the range of ports to 9000-9058 is now recommended.

If you have not previously done this and are experiencing disconnecting issues on transitioning areas in game or in general gameplay then you might need forwarding enabled. If so perform the following:

(Note that these steps below require you to have direct access to the configuration settings of your network hardware, if you do not have this access you may need to contact someone who does.)

First make a note of whether you connect to both a router and a modem or just a modem provided by your internet service provider. If your system(s) connects via wired/wireless Ethernet to a router and that router then connects to a modem provided by your ISP then setup port forwarding on the router (the one your system connects to).

If you only connect to one device (typically) provided by your ISP it is likely a residential 'gateway' (essentially a router with a built in modem for your connection type). In that instance you may need to have your ISP set this up as some lock out user based changes (but often if you cannot do so they can do this remotely).

Step One: Determine the make/model of the device (usually a sticker on the housing somewhere lists this). Using that info search the manufacturer's support site for "Make/Model Port Forwarding" which should bring up a guide (if your model does not support this the page that comes up should indicate that but it's exceedingly rare).

Step Two: Many guides will indicate that you want to set your computer to use "static IP"* (e.g. you manually assign your computer an IP address from the pool that the router uses) and typically this is something in the 192.168.0.100 to 200 or 192.168.1.100 to 200 ranges (but varies based from model to model) but that is not fully necessary since the IP addresses given out by the router dynamically change (somewhat) rarely. Though if you do choose to leave your computer using a dynamically assigned IP, be sure to periodically check that IP address versus what you used for port forwarding, so that when it changes you are updating the rule set as needed.

* Note that Static IP in this context means normally your computer gets assigned an IP typically dynamically (automatically) by the router or modem so that it can join your local home network but you are setting a 'static IP' instead. To do this you are simply taking one of the addresses it would normally assign automatically and instead manually assigning it. Static IP per your internet provider can mean something else though, in that context your internet provider assigns your modem one of their (public) IP addresses manually instead of automatically (which usually carries a fee), however this is not what is meant by static IP for port forwarding, so keep in mind that for port forwarding it is 'internally' static, and for your ISP to do it refers to your external or 'public' IP address which is not needed.

Step Three: Using the guide they have and your computers current IP address (the "destination"), you want to create a port forwarding rule set for port range "9000-9058" via the "Both UDP/TCP" option (it's usually listed as TCP or UDP individually, then a "Both" setting, for ease of use select both when given the option to choose the packet type).

Items to remember:

If you left your computer using dynamically assigned IP addresses just keep in mind that you should check that address periodically and update the port forwarding settings to match if/when it changes.

If you have more than one computer playing the game together port forwarding is very specific (since it uses a specified internal IP address). In cases like that we recommend port 'triggering' instead. Triggering works in a similar method to forwarding except that you specify a trigger 'port' instead of an IP address, when a connection is attempted on that port you have also specified a port range like you do with forwarding (9000-9058 for DDO) instead of an IP specific to one system. Triggering is usually in the same section of the options menu of the device as forwarding is and the steps are only slightly different.

Triggering usually also requires an edit of the game's settings. If you have multiple computers on the network that may be playing the game simultaneously, then on the primary one open your Documents > Dungeons and Dragons Online folder. Within there open the userpreferences file. You'll want to look for the option "UserSpecifiedPort=0" (0 is default it means 'automatic'). Change that line on one system to (as an example) 9000, e.g. "UserSpecifiedPort=9000" and save the changes to the file. Then on the port triggering settings set the 'trigger' port to 9000 as well. This way when that system connects all the ports in 9000 to 9058 are open for connections. (I know, why not just use triggering instead of forwarding? Because triggering is less specific there is somewhat more of a risk of 'cross talk' on any given port in a range and if you only connect on one system forwarding is usually better being more specific using IP instead of an outbound port)

If you need any help with this definitely contact Technical Support via a ticket submitted at http://support.turbine.com

Amodaios
03-08-2016, 12:02 PM
Too bad we can't ask for a Police escort to speed the move! Or maybe load them up on an Ambulance? Wait, just call the Ghostbusters, they have emergency lights!

because the police doing something to help the community instead of harass the community would ever happen. Ghostbusters are A bunch of girls now....and you want them to drive in jersey?

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 12:04 PM
I just read that notice as well. I think that sometimes people who work a lot with computers make certain assumptions about other people's technical abilities.

I can find the on and off button. Usually.

I keep telling our dev team about the "Make it Work!" button, but for some reason they can't find it.


I think the good news is this:

if you have no clue what he's talking about there, you probably never assigned ports in the first place, and you should be good. hopefully.

This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.

Domutae
03-08-2016, 12:06 PM
The DDO game servers will be down from 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, March 8th to move the game servers to a new data center. It is possible that the game worlds will be open prior to 5:00 PM Eastern, but we'll keep you up to date on the forums and social media.

but I doubt it will fix the lag yay!!!!

Vanhooger
03-08-2016, 12:12 PM
Nice timing for the downtime, I have time to watch new season of house of cards :)

Qhualor
03-08-2016, 12:15 PM
This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.

Oh good. I read what Mirthgar wrote and went cross eyed.

Flavilandile
03-08-2016, 12:15 PM
This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.

Nah, people who lives in the Matrix don't need to know, they already anticipated that it would happen.

And anyway for 99% of the people out there the information is not needed, it's for the 1% that have the problem that the information is important, so thanks for them.

minorpenthes
03-08-2016, 12:17 PM
I keep telling our dev team about the "Make it Work!" button, but for some reason they can't find it.



This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.


That button would be great. I wonder why no one has implemented it? ;)

Amundir
03-08-2016, 12:19 PM
<troll>What are ports?</troll>

mna
03-08-2016, 12:20 PM
I keep telling our dev team about the "Make it Work!" button, but for some reason they can't find it.

Because that thing got lodged in my right foot in a traffic accident. Didn't stop working though, but occasionally aches...

(And it has a limited range. At a former workplace... there was this one network connection in the server room that only worked if I was in range. Didn't have to actually touch it or anything... oh well, that was back in the "thinnet" days, as in coax 10base2.)

Wife has the corresponding IT failure inducer button somewhere. There's a story from when she visited her dad's office and their entire intercontinental corporate network crashed.


This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.

Actually, in all seriousness, is there any indication of how common it is to need these settings?

OrodelaSol
03-08-2016, 12:22 PM
because the police doing something to help the community instead of harass the community would ever happen. Ghostbusters are A bunch of girls now....and you want them to drive in jersey?

insulting those who serve and protect and women...love living in the 1980's...oh wait... only "community" the police harass on a consistent basis (there r obviously exceptions as there r in all professions) r of the criminal persuasion, and why is it that men pay more for auto insurance than women? male, inner-city resident of the brown minority here btw.

Nonesuch2008
03-08-2016, 12:28 PM
<troll>What are ports?</troll>

Stormreach is an example of a port ;)

http://themodernape.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/internet-troll.jpg

MrTanker
03-08-2016, 12:34 PM
Nice timing for the downtime, I have time to watch new season of house of cards :)

Soooo good.

janave
03-08-2016, 12:35 PM
<troll>What are ports?</troll>

HTML is disabled, but BB code is on.

Shoemaker
03-08-2016, 12:36 PM
The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.


Oh good. I read what Mirthgar wrote and went cross eyed.

Made plenty of sense to me... meh... I plan on putting the information up on wiki at some point as well. :)

Amundir
03-08-2016, 12:38 PM
html is disabled, but bb code is on.

stop trying to push your bravery bonus on me!!!!!

Tom.JonesJr
03-08-2016, 12:45 PM
Stormreach is an example of a port ;)

http://themodernape.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/internet-troll.jpg

I thought ports were something you drank. Wrong again.


Thank you for the info on the port forwarding had to check my router out and make sure I had not put these in place long ago.

CSQ
03-08-2016, 12:55 PM
<troll>What are ports?</troll>

Well, when a body of water and a coastline love each other very much...

moomooprincess
03-08-2016, 01:04 PM
I keep telling our dev team about the "Make it Work!" button, but for some reason they can't find it.



This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.

HEH HEH HEH!!!

Some of us learned to program with PUNCH CARDS!!!!!

My uncle worked at IBM in the early days and he told me they got all excited when they invented 8K of memory!!!! They moved data around by physically connecting a cord(you know the switchboard operators) to move it.

https://influxis.com/app/uploads/2014/06/switchboard-operator.jpg

sudzz
03-08-2016, 01:07 PM
[QUOTE=sudzz;5796934]

i was looking at this card. and debating.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-5450-Graphics-HD-545X-CLH2/dp/B00A47ECDA/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457458887&sr=1-7&refinements=p_n_condition-type%3A2224371011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A6066314011

Typical onboard graphics from the last 2 years of CPU manufacturers will likely beat this dedicated card hands down, if your system has a 6-7 year old first gen i7 or older then it may give a little headway but the bottom of the range graphics cards should never be confused with mid range or high end cards as they are not designed with gaming in mind but on off loading minor tasks like video viewing or low end browser gaming like tetris. Bear in mind also the Radeon 5xxx series is now from 5 or 6 generations ago as it progressed 6xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx, rx2xx and is now onto rx3xx.

Steve_Howe
03-08-2016, 01:18 PM
2.75 hours to go...

fatherpirate
03-08-2016, 01:22 PM
Just a SLIGHT suggestion to help buffer things if the move is less than perfect.

OPEN LAM SERVER since, as far as I can tell, it is not effected by the move
but is just turned off....simple, flip the switch.

why not?

cdbd3rd
03-08-2016, 01:24 PM
...Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.

This is good.

That should have been the first line of Mirthgar's posts.

IconicHero
03-08-2016, 01:24 PM
2.75 hours to go...

wishful thinking you must be new to the game

John_Rove
03-08-2016, 01:25 PM
Don't forget to come say Hi during the Downtime. Tell them CSIStormreach sent you for a cookie.

http://ddochat.com

gravisrs
03-08-2016, 01:30 PM
data center migration update: So far things are progressing well, and we are on track with out expected uptime.

eta?

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 01:35 PM
got a ddr5 1gb sapphire video card :) be here in 2 days :) woo hoo. keep my ddr3 around for back up. or maybe. figure out to run other monitors for my security system :)

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 01:39 PM
this is a down time that will make the game awesome :) very well needed. those on the newer servers who dont lagg. you wont notice much. us vets on old servers will. something major and they will prob be up and running sooner maybe a lil after. i dont care if it takes 3 days. as long as the game will run smooth/er :P

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 01:42 PM
So far things are looking good, and we're on schedule.

OrodelaSol
03-08-2016, 01:42 PM
eta?

as posted...5pm est

Duana
03-08-2016, 01:43 PM
eta?

http://i.imgur.com/3xN0NRg.jpg

Huascarino
03-08-2016, 01:45 PM
So far things are looking good, and we're on schedule.

Nice to hear it!!

csabi98x
03-08-2016, 01:45 PM
Dangnabit,just the day I was going to check out my dusty ol' Khyber chars after basically years of not playing.

IronClan
03-08-2016, 01:46 PM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796946]

Typical onboard graphics from the last 2 years of CPU manufacturers will likely beat this dedicated card hands down, if your system has a 6-7 year old first gen i7 or older then it may give a little headway but the bottom of the range graphics cards should never be confused with mid range or high end cards as they are not designed with gaming in mind but on off loading minor tasks like video viewing or low end browser gaming like tetris. Bear in mind also the Radeon 5xxx series is now from 5 or 6 generations ago as it progressed 6xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx, rx2xx and is now onto rx3xx.

Agreed also there are older high end cards around the same price that are still well ahead of on board/shipped with your windows 10 junk let alone whatever you might have in a 5 year old Windows 7 or 8 machine.

For example a GTX around say a 460 or so versus a typical included GPU in a cheaper 500-ish dollar system like a GT 730, you can get the GTX 460 these days for 50 or 60 bucks, cheaper if you don't mind getting it on ebay. That's a better value than what was it $40 bucks for that 5460?

MistaMagic
03-08-2016, 01:47 PM
I keep telling our dev team about the "Make it Work!" button, but for some reason they can't find it.



This. The Port Forwarding information is being provided for people who need it, most likely because they are 1980's Hackers-style cyberpeople who live in the Matrix and know how to reverse polarities. Things should "just work" when the data center migration is complete.
OMG The Devs have Re-Wrote Cordo's Program with a sence of Humour;)

mna
03-08-2016, 01:51 PM
i was looking at this card. and debating.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-5450-Graphics-HD-545X-CLH2/dp/B00A47ECDA/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1457458887&sr=1-7&refinements=p_n_condition-type%3A2224371011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A6066314011

Well. I've got an equivalent 5450 from Sapphire that does seem to work for DDO and a bunch of other games on Linux. (It was one of the few aftermarket graphics cards that fit in that old mil-surplus PC, for size, power and heat; also the cheapest of those few. Budget hardware anyone?)

More specifically I didn't, at the time, find any GTX card (available locally here) that would've fit in a low-profile slot with ~19 mm headroom... NVS, sure, but those were all more expensive.




Typical onboard graphics from the last 2 years of CPU manufacturers will likely beat this dedicated card hands down, if your system has a 6-7 year old first gen i7 or older then it may give a little headway but the bottom of the range graphics cards should never be confused with mid range or high end cards as they are not designed with gaming in mind but on off loading minor tasks like video viewing or low end browser gaming like tetris. Bear in mind also the Radeon 5xxx series is now from 5 or 6 generations ago as it progressed 6xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx, rx2xx and is now onto rx3xx.

On the open-source side though, old-generation hardware tends to mean mature, reliable and optimized drivers on top of all that, too. (And that particular chip can do Gallium-9 native "DirectX9" in Wine if I choose to try the slightly less mature driver versions.)

And yes, it's miles ahead of the integrated GPU in the box I put it in - as built, that thing had the GPU from an older chipset than the rest of the mainboard, already.


What I'd prefer personally is, something that was "high end professional market" 2 to 4 generations ago... tend to be more reliable than new "gaming" stuff and lots better driver quality by now, too. Can't be bothered to pay for the new high-end stuff, and new low-end stuff isn't very reliable.

Gowenna_Stardust
03-08-2016, 01:52 PM
So far things are looking good, and we're on schedule.

The launcher just loaded again. I would never have expected this, but it seems like they are really on schedule o.O

Wireless_Joe
03-08-2016, 01:56 PM
Is it just me?

Umbra_Carmen
03-08-2016, 01:57 PM
The launcher just loaded again. I would never have expected this, but it seems like they are really on schedule o.O

Hi sorry but is everything working now as mine still won't start.

C-Dog
03-08-2016, 01:58 PM
· 22 minutes ago

Downtime Update: We're continuing to make progress on our data center migration, and so far remain on schedule.


https://twitter.com/DDOunlimited

Want to thank Turbine for keeping us posted, and congratulate them on staying on-schedule. And my condolences to the 5 AM crew.

Fingers crossed, knock on wood, kick a gnome for good luck, only a couple hours to go.

(@ Turbine management - I hope someone is picking up the bar tab for after.) ;)

uknowddo
03-08-2016, 01:59 PM
The launcher just loaded again. I would never have expected this, but it seems like they are really on schedule o.O

Yup... launcher loaded for me... not connecting to worlds yet.. but a good sign

Duana
03-08-2016, 01:59 PM
So far things are looking good, and we're on schedule.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVFgI_F4R7Y
Yeah, I be bored.

patang01
03-08-2016, 02:00 PM
This is good.

That should have been the first line of Mirthgar's posts.

I know enough computer stuff to be dangerous so I read his entire post as 'if you touch stuff'.

vaniir1976
03-08-2016, 02:01 PM
[QUOTE=MrTanker;5796833]wanna play a fast pace free kick ass game while this is down. check out combat arms. hands down. you will have a new fave 2nd game. for real.

Yes. Assuming you also want to be bombarded with 12 year old hackers with nothing better to do than ruin other people trying to play a game. Sure. LOL!

Combat Arms is terrible. It's a Korean company that screws their player at every turn and allows 12 YO hacker kiddies to rule the roost...

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 02:01 PM
[QUOTE=cradledminds;5796946]

Typical onboard graphics from the last 2 years of CPU manufacturers will likely beat this dedicated card hands down, if your system has a 6-7 year old first gen i7 or older then it may give a little headway but the bottom of the range graphics cards should never be confused with mid range or high end cards as they are not designed with gaming in mind but on off loading minor tasks like video viewing or low end browser gaming like tetris. Bear in mind also the Radeon 5xxx series is now from 5 or 6 generations ago as it progressed 6xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx, rx2xx and is now onto rx3xx.

i ended up getting this one. and yes i have i7 and 10 gig ddr3.


http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-HD4870-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B001J6FS3I/ref=sr_1_2?m=A3LS9SSYH8BJ0G&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1457464248&sr=1-2&refinements=p_4%3ASapphire+Technology

Giedon
03-08-2016, 02:02 PM
Step one complete, no more launcher error. Now for game servers to come back.

C-Dog
03-08-2016, 02:02 PM
Hi sorry but is everything working now as mine still won't start.
The Launcher is loading - which it didn't do earlier. The log-in servers are still down atm afaict, no ID recognition. Then come the game-servers themselves.

Patience, grasshopper(s).

Huascarino
03-08-2016, 02:03 PM
The launcher just loaded again. I would never have expected this, but it seems like they are really on schedule o.O

I'm ready to play!

(maybe i'm a bit too optimistic? ;) )

Loromir
03-08-2016, 02:05 PM
.... kick a gnome for good luck....

Why would you want to kick the noobs...kick a halfling instead.

patang01
03-08-2016, 02:06 PM
So far things are looking good, and we're on schedule.

"Stay on target!"

Valicathion
03-08-2016, 02:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVFgI_F4R7Y
Yeah, I be bored.

Rid**** is going to Wheloon ........


ofc thats censored lol

omorris
03-08-2016, 02:11 PM
Afternoon all,
Did anyone notice how many files were updated when your launcher loaded?

Deep_Thought
03-08-2016, 02:13 PM
Rid**** is going to Wheloon ........


ofc thats censored lol

So thats why i keep getting ***** wiped in there LOL

Shindurza
03-08-2016, 02:14 PM
Afternoon all,
Did anyone notice how many files were updated when your launcher loaded?

Pretty sure it was none. This is NOT an update. They are moving the datacenters, not patching the game.

-Shin

Deep_Thought
03-08-2016, 02:15 PM
Afternoon all,
Did anyone notice how many files were updated when your launcher loaded?

No files updated for me

MistaMagic
03-08-2016, 02:15 PM
So You can now get to the launcher which in my book means they are starting to get things back on line

Petit_Scarabee
03-08-2016, 02:17 PM
So You can now get to the launcher which in my book means they are starting to get things back on line

I hope it !

Duana
03-08-2016, 02:19 PM
Why would you want to kick the noobs...kick a halfling instead.

Halflings kick back.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/0b/19/a2/0b19a2765b0e10c2bd1004804fbaa72e.jpg

moomooprincess
03-08-2016, 02:19 PM
zero files updated.

Took about 10 seconds for it to do its check then get to login.

Then,


Then



Then


failed to read authentication response [unexpected end of file][line 1][col 1]

Gchrisberry1
03-08-2016, 02:20 PM
2.75 hours to go...

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

sudzz
03-08-2016, 02:22 PM
[QUOTE=sudzz;5797064]

i ended up getting this one. and yes i have i7 and 10 gig ddr3.


http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-HD4870-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B001J6FS3I/ref=sr_1_2?m=A3LS9SSYH8BJ0G&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1457464248&sr=1-2&refinements=p_4%3ASapphire+Technology

Cool, the 4870 while a generation older than the 5450 will wipe the floor with the newer GPU and a few higher numbered too, I had a couple of them back a few years in Xfire and most FPS from that era flew at 70-80 fps in 1080p, there are still plenty of potential limiting factors for a MMORGP though so try a few settings on medium to high before going all out ultra on it.

Hobgoblin
03-08-2016, 02:26 PM
Why would you want to kick the noobs...kick a halfling instead.

we always kick the halfling!

its time to pick on the gnomes!

end halfling hate!

start gnome punting instead!



i only hate 2 things in this game.

those who discriminate against others for hp, guild, guild names, or gear checks race and/or gender!


and the gnomes.

Steve_Howe
03-08-2016, 02:28 PM
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

1.5 hours to go.

Brandwynn
03-08-2016, 02:43 PM
Man I just got through a majority of my work.. Told the wife I was going online for a little goblin killing.. **sigh** now she is going to want me to go out and use power tools..

Do you have any idea what this means? Me! With a power tool!? It is not going to end well.. Well thanks to obmamcare my trip to the ER wont be that bad.. Except for the pain and laughter of how a man can be so inept with a power drill... Maybe this time I wont electrocute myself. I have one of those handy battery operated ones.. What could go wrong. The mind does boggle at the possibilities...

I hope those over worked Devs have plenty of coffee and eatables.

I also hope that Turbine has provided soft cots for when all this is done. I can see a lot of devs dropping over from doing all that hard work.

biglou
03-08-2016, 02:45 PM
This wait wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't on the waiting list to borrow the next book I am reading. So I can't even crawl up with a book and ignore DDO while I read. Bored Bored Bored.

MistaMagic
03-08-2016, 02:46 PM
Man I just got through a majority of my work.. Told the wife I was going online for a little goblin killing.. **sigh** now she is going to want me to go out and use power tools..

Do you have any idea what this means? Me! With a power tool!? It is not going to end well.. Well thanks to obmamcare my trip to the ER wont be that bad.. Except for the pain and laughter of how a man can be so inept with a power drill... Maybe this time I wont electrocute myself. I have one of those handy battery operated ones.. What could go wrong. The mind does boggle at the possibilities...

I hope those over worked Devs have plenty of coffee and eatables.

I also hope that Turbine has provided soft cots for when all this is done. I can see a lot of devs dropping over from doing all that hard work.

Electrocute yourself with 110Volts is that possible?, try 240 volts

Cilrag
03-08-2016, 02:47 PM
That's a good one, too.

I'll give Steve Howe credit for his share of the songwriting, but the bass player, Chris Squire, made that band. I won't go as far as my uncle, who said that Steve Howe "basically played a bunch of incoherent harmonics while the bass player did all the work." I think the harmonics were coherent, but I think that's more songwriting. You want a mildly underrated lead guitarist, Eric Johnson is the guy. For a serious dark horse, Robert Quine (Matthew Sweet's lead guitarist).

Amodaios
03-08-2016, 02:47 PM
we always kick the halfling!

its time to pick on the gnomes!

end halfling hate!

start gnome punting instead!



i only hate 2 things in this game.

those who discriminate against others for hp, guild, guild names, or gear checks race and/or gender!


and the gnomes.

Kobolds never forget!!!!

Galad1
03-08-2016, 02:52 PM
They remember the Waterworks.......... :p

moomooprincess
03-08-2016, 02:53 PM
Log in server SUCCESS!!!!


all worlds closed

Giedon
03-08-2016, 02:53 PM
Log in successful, just need the servers back on line as everyone will be happy. Maybe...

Petit_Scarabee
03-08-2016, 02:53 PM
zero files updated.

Took about 10 seconds for it to do its check then get to login.

Then,


Then



Then


failed to read authentication response [unexpected end of file][line 1][col 1]

Now connexion is possible, world list appears but worlds remain closed.

Orchater
03-08-2016, 02:53 PM
Getting closer, the worlds are showing now....but still closed.

EShadowbringer
03-08-2016, 02:55 PM
Who kicks halflings? I thought ddo was all about halfling thrower builds!

Has anyone made a gnome thrower build yet? are they heavier, and how is the balance?

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 02:57 PM
The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!

Steve_Howe
03-08-2016, 02:58 PM
I'll give Steve Howe credit for his share of the songwriting, but the bass player, Chris Squire, made that band. I won't go as far as my uncle, who said that Steve Howe "basically played a bunch of incoherent harmonics while the bass player did all the work." I think the harmonics were coherent, but I think that's more songwriting. You want a mildly underrated lead guitarist, Eric Johnson is the guy. For a serious dark horse, Robert Quine (Matthew Sweet's lead guitarist).

Incoherent harmonics? Really?

Get "The Steve Howe Album" and also "Turbulence" and make your uncle listen to them.

Send him back to me if he still thinks his guitar playing is incoherent.

Chris Squire was the greatest bassist who ever lived. His "Fish Out of Water" album is worth buying if only to hear his incredible bass work!

uknowddo
03-08-2016, 02:59 PM
The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!

Still closed for me ;(

EShadowbringer
03-08-2016, 02:59 PM
An hour early! you guys rock!

MistaMagic
03-08-2016, 02:59 PM
Nope they are still closed

GoldyGopher
03-08-2016, 02:59 PM
The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!

The Game Worlds all say closed on my list.

Steve_Howe
03-08-2016, 02:59 PM
The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!

1 hour under. Nice!

EDIT: I spoke too soon. All worlds are still CLOSED!

Petit_Scarabee
03-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Still closed for me ;(

Same for me ...:(

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 03:02 PM
Hmm, may be I spoke too soon. Looking into it.

Huascarino
03-08-2016, 03:02 PM
The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!
still closed....
was too good to be good :P

Phoenix-daBard
03-08-2016, 03:03 PM
May want to do a
ipconfig /flushdns just in case the DNS timeout was not set to expire almost immediately.

Pewf
03-08-2016, 03:03 PM
I'm failing to connect to patch server or whatever.

Ideas?

patang01
03-08-2016, 03:03 PM
The DDO game worlds are now open! Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you in the game!

I just tried and Argo is still closed.

Orchater
03-08-2016, 03:04 PM
Cordovan is playing some St. Patty's day pranks a bit early...hehe

uknowddo
03-08-2016, 03:04 PM
Hmm, may be I spoke too soon. Looking into it.

No prob.. take your time.. at least an hour or hour & a half ... lol ... i have to leave & will be back then.

JGHN
03-08-2016, 03:05 PM
All worlds still closed here

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 03:06 PM
Guess I spoke too soon. We're looking into it.

uknowddo
03-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Guess I spoke too soon. We're looking into it.

Open no

mduncan50
03-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Guess I spoke too soon. We're looking into it.

Try pressing the blue button.

HungarianRhapsody
03-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Cordovan is playing some St. Patty's day pranks a bit early...hehe

http://paddynotpatty.com/

I'm 25% Irish and 100% Ir-ish on St. Paddy's day and wanted to spread the good word about the spelling of the name.

Assassination
03-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Ghallanda is open, in game now.

Huascarino
03-08-2016, 03:08 PM
3 Worlds are open: ghallanda, Argonesses and cannith!

Cordovan
03-08-2016, 03:08 PM
All right, NOW the worlds are open.

Flavio_Avila
03-08-2016, 03:09 PM
Guess I spoke too soon. We're looking into it.

All worlds openned... have a good game!!!

Huascarino
03-08-2016, 03:10 PM
All right, NOW the worlds are open.

Thank you very much, good work you, all the devs and technicians team!

FranOhmsford
03-08-2016, 03:10 PM
Online!!!

moomooprincess
03-08-2016, 03:11 PM
Darn it, I lost the pool.

Well done.

Steve_Howe
03-08-2016, 03:11 PM
Is the lag fixed?

Orchater
03-08-2016, 03:11 PM
http://paddynotpatty.com/

I'm 25% Irish and 100% Ir-ish on St. Paddy's day and wanted to spread the good word about the spelling of the name.

I know I was all giddy about the worlds opening up and forgot to spell correctly.

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 03:12 PM
Gnome lives matter!

alexandrell77a
03-08-2016, 03:12 PM
In game! Thanks!

cradledminds
03-08-2016, 03:13 PM
its letting me log in :) i see my characters :)

Half-Elf
03-08-2016, 03:15 PM
45 minutes early. Well played turbine.

HungarianRhapsody
03-08-2016, 03:15 PM
I'm successfully logged in on Argo.

Grace_ana
03-08-2016, 03:16 PM
But what am I supposed to do with all this Doom I stockpiled?

ImanCarrot
03-08-2016, 03:23 PM
Very impressed :) thanks for all the hard work!

Pewf
03-08-2016, 03:24 PM
Fixed my failed to connect to patch server problem with some good ol' fashioned searching.

Now I'm in and playing away!

Thanks!

Livmo
03-08-2016, 03:31 PM
But what am I supposed to do with all this Doom I stockpiled?

If still in the original packaging, I would sell them on eBay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%281993_video_game%29

Great game!

I might try and play it here, http://www.kongregate.com/games/mike_id/doom-1

Cleanincubus
03-08-2016, 03:32 PM
Safe to log on? Anyone missing anything; items, XP, TR cache, Shared bank, regular bank, etc?

IconicHero
03-08-2016, 03:34 PM
All right, NOW the worlds are open.

Not sure if it is mentioned in another forum but i just logged on working on a warlock redo but i have notice some lfm include warlock others have epic symbol in place of warlock and do not list being avail to you as group

vaniir1976
03-08-2016, 03:35 PM
Safe to log on? Anyone missing anything; items, XP, TR cache, Shared bank, regular bank, etc?

MY ANNIVERSARY TOKEN IS MISSING!!! I NEED ANOTHER!!!

Oh wait... I used it. NM.

Marewood
03-08-2016, 03:36 PM
Still cannot log into Argo...

Enoach
03-08-2016, 03:40 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised that this went so well.

Good Job Team and get some well deserved rest.

Marewood
03-08-2016, 03:41 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised that this went so well.

Good Job Team and get some well deserved rest.

Apparently it did not work so well for everyone. Still stuck outside...

Hafeal
03-08-2016, 03:45 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised that this went so well.

Good Job Team and get some well deserved rest.

I concur. Logged in for a test, no issues.

We'll take the engine for a test ride later tonight. :)

UurlockYgmeov
03-08-2016, 03:45 PM
All right, NOW the worlds are open.

http://i.imgur.com/nnuAPQw.png

Good work! ahead of schedule and ahead of schedule!