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8 hours of maintenance during day in Europe and prime time in Asia????

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8 hours of maintenance during day in Europe and prime time in Asia????

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Costello
09.16.2012 , 03:25 PM | #21
Must have been something big.

Im sure it will be a nice surprise when we read the patch notes.

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FourTwent
09.16.2012 , 03:42 PM | #22
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Are you practically saying again that you give a **** about player from Europe and Asia/Oceania??
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Larity
09.16.2012 , 03:49 PM | #23
Thats amazing, its like this has never happened in another game before in your life! It's not like they haven't said it either! Oh man I can't believe BioWare would hate Europe and Asia so much!

Sarcasm.

It's always been this way.

Besides, North American Company, Priority for North America.

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09.16.2012 , 04:16 PM | #24
they arent going to come into their offices in the middle of the night to do maintenance, what may be primetime for you is probably the middle of a work day for BW
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09.16.2012 , 04:34 PM | #25
So go ahead and suggest an alternative. That is, one where it is neither day nor primetime in America, Europe or Asia but still is 8 consecutive hours in length. Good luck.
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09.16.2012 , 04:53 PM | #26
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So go ahead and suggest an alternative. That is, one where it is neither day nor primetime in America, Europe or Asia but still is 8 consecutive hours in length. Good luck.
There are two alternatives:

*Alter the rotation of Earth
*Call whoever it is that is in charge of timezones and tell them that there will only be one timezone from now on.

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09.16.2012 , 04:58 PM | #27
How about they do maintenance for the US servers and European servers separately? SWG used to do it that way - say what you like about SWG but that is one thing they got right!
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09.16.2012 , 05:01 PM | #28
One missed day isn't going to kill you. Just take as a vacation day from the game.
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09.16.2012 , 05:02 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Gokkus View Post
So go ahead and suggest an alternative. That is, one where it is neither day nor primetime in America, Europe or Asia but still is 8 consecutive hours in length. Good luck.
Could vary the maintenance windows. So they are set at local time in the early hours of the morning for each of the different regions.

Now for a time I thought that all the servers were in the same place and so it made most sence to take them all down at once. But then Ping would be the same in each place but this isn't the case, I suspect the European Servers are in Ireland along with the CS centre. While the American are in Austin. We know individual servers can be brought down when they have a problem and while it may take more work it would be possible to bring the different server banks down at one time.

Though whether BW does this I suspect depends on how much they value their Non American Customers. The other option would be to have a 3 week rotating restart so it was in different people peek playing time each week. Once again that depends how much you deem the downtime in someones prime time to be undesirable. If its an inconvenience then there is no reason that you can't inconvenience different groups of players each week. If it would be deemed unacceptable to have down time in NA prime time then perhaps its also unacceptable to do it in others prime time.

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Cakellene
09.16.2012 , 05:05 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Sentanta View Post
How about they do maintenance for the US servers and European servers separately? SWG used to do it that way - say what you like about SWG but that is one thing they got right!
That would make it worse due to client versions.
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