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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Byker
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6411
Quote: Originally Posted by Caralicious View Post
All your tears nourish me!!! Keep them flowing..
Ah. Another Eve Online escapee!

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KIERANizKewl
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6412
O**** sixth wave?

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Slowne
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6413
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDraigos View Post
Originally Posted by Kinegos
This isn't a troll, and isn't exactly QQ although there is some of that involved.

I just want to put it down for the record that the way this early access program has been implemented is truly one of the most poorly conceived ideas that I've ever personally encountered in over 25 years of playing video games. I've personally participated in launches of 6 other MMO games, and there is nothing in those experiences that compares to how ridiculous this process is.

When you are dealing with a pre-launch even that is only for pre-order customers, after an extensive and massive beta testing period that was a huge success according to nearly all sources involved - it begs the huge question as to what is the limiting factor in the way you have chosen to roll out this game. I personally participated in the beta in a very limited way (not by choice, mind you, I just wasn't lucky enough to get a key) and was only online during the big Thanksgiving weekend test. That test was wonderful - there were a huge number of servers, and a huge population of testers. The game performance was amazing.

So, EA/BW - what exactly are you afraid of?

The ONLY way this should have been done is to have given ALL pre-orders (perhaps separated only by level of game purchased - i.e. CE customers get 7 days, SE get 5, e.g.) access at exactly the same time. Of course it will overload the servers and queues would ensue and all that - but that's what we all expect. Making your customers wait unknowingly with no idea how long it will be or when to expect an email is just adding insult to injury. A poor alternative would have been to send out emails with a set time and day that your access would be available.

I read in the top post how you are monitoring the server performance and are rolling waves based on server performance. Are you seriously saying you have to wonder at this point if your servers can perform up to the task - when you probably still have 90% of the launch day players yet to even be able to play? That is not at all a good message to be sending at the beginning of an MMO franchise.

At any rate, I love this game. I love BW. But I truly despise and am sickened by the way you chose to put your customers through so much stress for absolutely no good or justifiable reason.

I truly hope you improve, because this is a very very poor way to start out.

this last bit is by me, dont copy this. (I hope a designer reads this, so they see how much of a fail the first day was.)
I hate to break it to all of you but this is how every MMO will release after this.

BUT WHY?

2 Reasons

1.) Cause it works better than having the severs down cause they just blew up for the 10th time...
2.) In a few days when all the whiners are playing they will realize "Damn that was a smooth Launch" so much better than the severs being down for the 10th time...
Fan of Staggered EGA

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scarbeard
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6414
Quote: Originally Posted by Shinlee View Post
Originally Posted by nightrogen
EGA drinking game:

1 shot of hard liquor:
- When someone begs bw/ea to let them in
- Someone complains that BW/EA is a horrible company

2 shots:

- someone writes a pointless letter to said corporation
- someone posts a futile hope that there may be more waves today

3 shots:
- someone cancels preorder

5 shots: someone ends existence over this




You will be drunk in secconds i dont think you would have enough liquor ... lol
I tried this drinking game, then I took an arrow in the liver.

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Cybertronix
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6415
Originally Posted by Kinegos
This isn't a troll, and isn't exactly QQ although there is some of that involved.

I just want to put it down for the record that the way this early access program has been implemented is truly one of the most poorly conceived ideas that I've ever personally encountered in over 25 years of playing video games. I've personally participated in launches of 6 other MMO games, and there is nothing in those experiences that compares to how ridiculous this process is.

When you are dealing with a pre-launch even that is only for pre-order customers, after an extensive and massive beta testing period that was a huge success according to nearly all sources involved - it begs the huge question as to what is the limiting factor in the way you have chosen to roll out this game. I personally participated in the beta in a very limited way (not by choice, mind you, I just wasn't lucky enough to get a key) and was only online during the big Thanksgiving weekend test. That test was wonderful - there were a huge number of servers, and a huge population of testers. The game performance was amazing.

So, EA/BW - what exactly are you afraid of?

The ONLY way this should have been done is to have given ALL pre-orders (perhaps separated only by level of game purchased - i.e. CE customers get 7 days, SE get 5, e.g.) access at exactly the same time. Of course it will overload the servers and queues would ensue and all that - but that's what we all expect. Making your customers wait unknowingly with no idea how long it will be or when to expect an email is just adding insult to injury. A poor alternative would have been to send out emails with a set time and day that your access would be available.

I read in the top post how you are monitoring the server performance and are rolling waves based on server performance. Are you seriously saying you have to wonder at this point if your servers can perform up to the task - when you probably still have 90% of the launch day players yet to even be able to play? That is not at all a good message to be sending at the beginning of an MMO franchise.

At any rate, I love this game. I love BW. But I truly despise and am sickened by the way you chose to put your customers through so much stress for absolutely no good or justifiable reason.

I truly hope you improve, because this is a very very poor way to start out.







If any message gets read it should be this one, to which they should reply.
Play to win or don't play at all

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Zeugon
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6416
Quote: Originally Posted by pipohernandez View Post
THIS SAYS IT ALL!! COPY AND PASTE SO THEY GET THE MESSAGE!...

LOL apparently =s

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Yruc
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6417
What is truely wonderful is, I pre-ordered back in Sept and got my early access key. I did nothing withit until thanksgiving cause i didn't know you had to put in your access key 5 months before launch to get it... I assumed and I really must be an *** for doing so that it would be like other launchs and enter your key and go.......

I guess instead of having server queues right now you're just having "early access queues" so instead of minutes to an hour of wait time you will now have days......

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Salonen
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6418
HAhAH nerd rage alert for this entire soon to be 1000 page thread

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SeanVogel
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6419
EA SUCKS...put all pre-order now.
thats the right thing to do.
or this game will fail before its starts.

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Szarkan
12.13.2011 , 02:44 PM | #6420
good god the page count will NOT stop increasing

widespread nerdrage aimed at BW, you should have done this early access differently.
Yeah.