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No extra Character Slots for Oceanic
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Palar
09.19.2012 , 08:20 PM | #61
Quote: Originally Posted by Pirana View Post
Really? How exactly does this happen? I'm in America so I'm not affected, but this is completely unacceptable.
That's a very good question... and we probably won't get an answer.

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Ailie
09.19.2012 , 08:27 PM | #62
Quote: Originally Posted by Thornsbane View Post
Oh and I bet your totally an expert on maintaning and up keeping an MMO, right.
Wow, someone needs some valium...

I don't need to have run an MMO to know what good communications and management is. Completely ignoring a section of the customer base about population issues for instance is just deplorable. There are how many threads about APAC server pops now, and still no word from BW?

They've invested a lot of money into making APAC servers, yet it baffles me why they just keep pissing everyone on those servers off with just stupid errors. Like taking the servers offline day after day during our primetime for maintenance, at one stage this was happening 3-4 times a week, and not a scrap of comms about it. It wasn't even for important things but usually to fix patches!

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Evgen
09.19.2012 , 08:37 PM | #63
I'm pretty sure the 9+ hours was for the mergers of hundreds of thousands of characters on to new servers.
We must already have the updated build, I don't think they would allow differences in the version on different servers.
They must have missed UPDATE apac-servers SET chr-slots=12 WHERE characters > 0

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Talimar
09.19.2012 , 08:57 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by Evgen View Post
I'm pretty sure the 9+ hours was for the mergers of hundreds of thousands of characters on to new servers.
We must already have the updated build, I don't think they would allow differences in the version on different servers.
They must have missed UPDATE apac-servers SET chr-slots=12 WHERE characters > 0
it doesn't apply just to people who have characters, but to anyone with an account. Some sort of #define MAX_CHAR_SLOTS 12 was missed whether it was in C++ or SQL is irrelevant though. The 12 hours was to merge other servers with other servers. APAC was not touched but had to sit offline for that duration, and according to the dev post, would actually now be at a a different version because we didn't get updated.

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Jarlgon
09.19.2012 , 09:04 PM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by Cootie View Post
I'm a GM of the largest guild on Gav Daragon since server start and I've been encouraging my players to stop playing when they tell me they are tired of the game. When people I consider friends come to me and say "This game isn't fun." it'd be irresponsible of me to try and compel them, using guilt or claims of friendship, to continue. ToR hasn't been good to us; why should I let people I like continue to be strung along by a company that won't even acknowledge us?
how many members? Force Crusaders has 270+ atm

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Talimar
09.19.2012 , 09:06 PM | #66
Quote: Originally Posted by Jarlgon View Post
how many members? Force Crusaders has 270+ atm
Is that individual real people, or just 34 or 35 people with all their alts?

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Jarlgon
09.19.2012 , 09:07 PM | #67
about 200 real players (mostly inactive or unsubbed) the rest are alts

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Evgen
09.20.2012 , 03:16 AM | #68
Quote: Originally Posted by Talimar View Post
it doesn't apply just to people who have characters, but to anyone with an account. Some sort of #define MAX_CHAR_SLOTS 12 was missed whether it was in C++ or SQL is irrelevant though. The 12 hours was to merge other servers with other servers. APAC was not touched but had to sit offline for that duration, and according to the dev post, would actually now be at a a different version because we didn't get updated.
Yeah, I was just adding that sql in for fun. Who knows how they do it!
Hmm, I guess the servers will have to go down for a significant amount of time to give us the update with the extra slots. If only they would merge our servers at the same time

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Reble-Dog-Squad
09.20.2012 , 02:38 PM | #69
How come we seem to be ignored and US players seem to get all the attention its not just in this game its in every game from North America getting games released first to games being changed for them with the rest of the world being 7 billion get over looked.

I am not trying to be political and apologize if i am sounding so, but i'm just wondering why paying customers such as ourselves get treated like left overs or fourth glass players.
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AlixMV
09.20.2012 , 02:50 PM | #70
Quote: Originally Posted by Reble-Dog-Squad View Post
Trouble is that our servers are not based on one locations e.g Australia, the servers are made up of the Asia Pacific region from Japan to Tasmania all with different time zones which mean that there is not "peak time" and so when life's demands interfere with game time server population falls.

Personally, i don't see how a server merge in our region is going to increase our pop by much, maybe (fingers crossed) that F2P will bring in the crowds
Maybe I'm just being naive, but my experience on one of the North American servers is that there are a lot of people logging in during non-Prime Time hours for their regional server.

If the Oceanic servers are merged across timezones, wouldn't that still be helpful? Everyone who logs on at a particular Prime Time range will still be logging on during those ranges, but they may pick up extra bodies from people logging in during off-hours in the other timezones.

Sounds like a win/win to me?
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