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Scheduled Maintenance: July 23rd, 2013
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Lachryphage
07.22.2013 , 10:58 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
We added this line to help folks know where to get their info when we post the maintenance messaging that the game servers, web, and launcher will be unavailable. During those more extensive maintenance periods, players aren't able to come to the forums or even log into the launcher to read messaging, and that's the only time we exclusively use Twitter to provide updates.

However, the line has been removed for tomorrow's maintenance because we have updated the messaging and will not need to take down the web and launcher. When those methods of communication are available, we'll keep all of them updated as needed.


It makes no sense to me that the forum would need to be down for 4 hours along with the game. Are you hosting it on the same server as the game? I have plenty of experience with coding and running websites and that's the only explanation I can think of that makes any sense. The only time one of my sites was ever down for 4 hours was during a DDOS attack or when switching hosts.
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07.22.2013 , 10:58 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
We added this line to help folks know where to get their info when we post the maintenance messaging that the game servers, web, and launcher will be unavailable. During those more extensive maintenance periods, players aren't able to come to the forums or even log into the launcher to read messaging, and that's the only time we exclusively use Twitter to provide updates.

However, the line has been removed for tomorrow's maintenance because we have updated the messaging and will not need to take down the web and launcher. When those methods of communication are available, we'll keep all of them updated as needed.


in the case that the website does need to go down, has the web team thought about putting a twitter widget on the maintenance page?
Even just one of the ones that is copy and paste and just has the normal twitter colors.
One can be created here https://twitter.com/settings/widgets
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07.22.2013 , 01:02 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
We added this line to help folks know where to get their info when we post the maintenance messaging that the game servers, web, and launcher will be unavailable. During those more extensive maintenance periods, players aren't able to come to the forums or even log into the launcher to read messaging, and that's the only time we exclusively use Twitter to provide updates.

However, the line has been removed for tomorrow's maintenance because we have updated the messaging and will not need to take down the web and launcher. When those methods of communication are available, we'll keep all of them updated as needed.


Wise words!

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07.22.2013 , 02:23 PM | #24 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
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07.22.2013 , 04:59 PM | #25
The Dye Module Unify Color bug is being fixed. Bye Green and Red BH Armor

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ChrisMattar
07.22.2013 , 06:29 PM | #26
Wouldn't have been hard to add one or two expensive items to the gree vendor
Frankly whats the point of running the event when most of us got all we needed from it, we could've had a little incentive.
Not sure how such a decision is made, seems to me like its common sense to add a thing or two.
Red sphere ok, but why bother with the rest of it. And I speak for quite a large number of people.
Dunno..sometimes I wonder what you're thinking.

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Benadvanced
07.22.2013 , 07:19 PM | #27
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The Game Update 2.2.3 Patch Notes are now posted!
Thank you very much for posting them!

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Stuffedduck
07.22.2013 , 07:25 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisMattar View Post
Wouldn't have been hard to add one or two expensive items to the gree vendor
Frankly whats the point of running the event when most of us got all we needed from it, we could've had a little incentive.
Not sure how such a decision is made, seems to me like its common sense to add a thing or two.
Red sphere ok, but why bother with the rest of it. And I speak for quite a large number of people.
Dunno..sometimes I wonder what you're thinking.

Dunno, sometimes I wonder why everyone is speaking for the majority ...

We (me, myself & I) at least are happy for the event to be back and even if there are no 'new vendor items' (not even sure as the event isn't live atm) we will find some fancy stuff to buy ... "you can nevar have enuff sabers".

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Hestis
07.22.2013 , 10:17 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisMattar View Post
Wouldn't have been hard to add one or two expensive items to the gree vendor
Frankly whats the point of running the event when most of us got all we needed from it, we could've had a little incentive.
Not sure how such a decision is made, seems to me like its common sense to add a thing or two.
Red sphere ok, but why bother with the rest of it. And I speak for quite a large number of people.
Dunno..sometimes I wonder what you're thinking.
I wish they would have at least put the new speeder in the vendor instead of having it be a drop. And only in hard mode, at that. That means we've basically only got 4 chances, have to have it drop, and have to beat out 7 and 15 other people to get it. Hopefully it's at least not bind on pickup, although if it ends up on the GTN it'll be ridiculously expensive. I'd been hoping they'd add a red version of the sphere, but it seems like it's going to be near impossible to get.

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Legolose
07.23.2013 , 12:40 AM | #30
Ok so I am guessing that Master Yollo "On Tython" is still going to be headless expect for his eyeballs "which is creepy as hell" because this was a glitch that I seen after the patch before so they did something wrong in the last patch to cause this and hoping that they fix this because it does look like they forgot to put something back imo so.....
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