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DunsparrowSolo
01.28.2012 , 08:46 AM | #1
I don't know who you're trying to kid with this read-only forum garbage. There is absolutely no reason why you should need to turn off all posting on the forums every time you take the servers down for an unnecessarily-long maintenance, which is starting to happen with alarming frequency and decreasing lead-time.

I know fanboys are going to come in here and post their made-up reasons why its somehow necessary. Don't bother.

Every other MMO continues to allow forum posts while servers are under maintenance, unless the forums themselves are under maintenance. You always shut down forum posts shortly before the server announcements that the servers will be coming down in 15 minutes.

The only logical explanation for this is that they want to stifle speech and complaints on their forums. This is certainly within their rights. Its certainly within my rights to complain about it, talk about why it sucks and get them to change this absurd policy.

BioWare's excessive downtime is made worse by the fact that a good chunk of the time, they don't even tell us why the servers are being taken down or why the maintenance is extended. They don't even tell us after the fact. This shows that the community staff is either kept completely in the dark about the reasons, or they have a blatant disrespect for the players who pay to keep the lights on in their corporate megaplex.

BioWare Community Staff:

Stop spewing out processed corporate triple like "we're working on a response to these issues." We don't need a mess of corporate bureaucrats sitting in meetings deciding what to tell us. Act like human beings.

Stop shutting down the forums every time you foresee a problem. If you can't handle criticism, you're in the wrong damn business. All you're doing is giving us more things to be critical of. Not only the horrid maintenance "schedule" but also the way you try to keep us from talking about it.

Give real interactions. With as many community managers as you have swarming these forums, surely someone could give us the slightest glimpse of humanity without some talking head bureaucrat that no one has ever heard of coming out of his isolated corporate sanctum once a month to tell us how much he gives a crap.

I don't give a crap that the Vice Director of Corporate Toilet Paper gives a crap. So he really really feels bad about Ilum. I'd much rather know that someone with a voice inside the company is communicating on our behalf to people in the company who can actually enact change.

The stupid thing sucks. We'll do it live.
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lethal_ghost
01.28.2012 , 08:49 AM | #2
trying to cover up the rage from there terrible customer service and appalling decisions, if no one can post no one can complain
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Daemonjax
01.28.2012 , 08:51 AM | #3
I think I see why they do it.

So people will actually go outside/sleep.

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DarkCarnage
01.28.2012 , 08:59 AM | #4
well tehy posted teh rules to teh fourms and if you not going to follow them, why are you shocked to see they close those post? seem perfectly legit to me.

you do not post a do not steal sign, see someone stealing and let hem go. you try to get the right poeple to stop them.

also did you not thing that the foum server part of their game/login server and when they reset it the fourms go as well ?
Server: Shadow Hand ; Char: DarkCarnage SW
Guild: Hellions, i'm pretty easy to find, jsut follow the path of dead bodies, kocked up Sith ladies and crying Impiral soilders, bwhaahhaha.

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DunsparrowSolo
01.28.2012 , 09:00 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkCarnage View Post
well tehy posted teh rules to teh fourms and if you not going to follow them, why are you shocked to see they close those post? seem perfectly legit to me.

you do not post a do not steal sign, see someone stealing and let hem go. you try to get the right poeple to stop them.
What are you talking about? They shut the forums down completely every time there is maintenance. Who are you blaming?
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lethal_ghost
01.28.2012 , 09:02 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkCarnage View Post
well tehy posted teh rules to teh fourms and if you not going to follow them, why are you shocked to see they close those post? seem perfectly legit to me.

you do not post a do not steal sign, see someone stealing and let hem go. you try to get the right poeple to stop them.

also did you not thing that the foum server part of their game/login server and when they reset it the fourms go as well ?
Did you read OP ? just checking
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DarkCarnage
01.28.2012 , 09:04 AM | #7
they reason teh fourms goes down every time there maintnace if due to it highly likley the fourm server and on teh same ahrdware as their log-in/game servers, so when one goes down, so does the other.

they likely got high end servers and instead giving the fourms their own ther running piggy backed off a game one, as a cost saving messure.
Server: Shadow Hand ; Char: DarkCarnage SW
Guild: Hellions, i'm pretty easy to find, jsut follow the path of dead bodies, kocked up Sith ladies and crying Impiral soilders, bwhaahhaha.

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Grucky
01.28.2012 , 09:05 AM | #8
Judging by your reaction OP - you would have been one of many on here moaning about the downtime when it was happening.

That's why they removed posting priveleges.

/thread

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DunsparrowSolo
01.28.2012 , 09:06 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkCarnage View Post
they reason teh fourms goes down every time there maintnace if due to it highly likley the fourm server and on teh same ahrdware as their log-in/game servers, so when one goes down, so does the other.

they likely got high end servers and instead giving the fourms their own ther running piggy backed off a game one, as a cost saving messure.
The forums are servers are not on the same hardware. In fact, the servers are not on the same hardware with each other. Its completely impossible for this to be the case. You are just making up crap to defend them.
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DunsparrowSolo
01.28.2012 , 09:07 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Grucky View Post
Judging by your reaction OP - you would have been one of many on here moaning about the downtime when it was happening.

That's why they removed posting priveleges.

/thread
Congrats on repeating my point without realizing it, or understanding it.

OBVIOUSLY THATS THE REASON

So complaining is not allowed? We can only talk about the things BW wants us to talk about? What dictatorship do you live under?
The Dunsparrow Pledge
1. I will never sign off by saying "May the Force be with you"
2. I will never accuse my counterpart class of being overpowered
3. I will never use a lightsaber design in my sig