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tormentuk
12.13.2011 , 03:09 PM | #1
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First, Early Game Access and launch is not supposed to be a stress test.
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Why aren't we continuing to send waves over time? Two main reasons - one, because we need to see that the servers are maintaining stability over time; adding a lot of players in a short period (in other words, stress testing)
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(in other words, stress testing)
Taken from http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...gmEKPygZU4VCWg

..... Really? Something tells me, this person thought up the whole EGA....

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Baizak
12.13.2011 , 03:10 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by tormentuk View Post
Taken from http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...gmEKPygZU4VCWg

..... Really? Something tells me, this person thought up the whole EGA....
Your quotes are out of context. Trolling will not get you in any earlier, but it may get you banned.
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tormentuk
12.13.2011 , 03:13 PM | #3
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Your quotes are out of context. Trolling will not get you in any earlier, but it may get you banned.
How am i trolling? they're the ones making up posts, just to try settle us down. How i go about making my posts in my business and it's derives from my culture. Every culture has different ways of conveying messages.

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Bloodtau
12.13.2011 , 03:15 PM | #4
They are tripping up over themselves like mad. Why not just come out and say "Ok, we screwed up people, here is what we are doing about it" Instead of spouting us a load of tripe that contradicts every other post you put?

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Kourage
12.13.2011 , 03:17 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post
Hey everyone.

We absolutely understand you want to get in and play the game early. It's one of the reasons we expanded our Early Game Access from a maximum of five days to a maximum of seven days. However, there are a couple of important points to realize about today's opening salvo of invites, and the procedure in general for Early Game Access and launch.

First, Early Game Access and launch is not supposed to be a stress test. In our previous Beta Testing Weekends we got up to very large concurrent number of players and brought invites into the game at a very high rate. That was done to stress test every aspect of our systems and servers, and essentially to see if they broke. In some cases, they did, but that helped us improve for launch.

For us, launch isn't just about stuffing our servers with as many people as possible. As anyone who's been through a large MMO launch can tell you, that experience can be painful. Our aim with this launch was to ramp things up gradually, to spread our player population out amongst a variety of servers, to maintain all server types, and to keep queuing to a minimum (although we expect that to happen as we head towards December 20th). So far, all that has been successful for us on Day One.

The second thing to realize is scale. We invited more people to play Star Wars: The Old Republic today than many other MMO launches manage in their entire head-start process. As I mentioned earlier today, when we opened pre-orders we had a huge spike in numbers - far more than most MMOs capture at launch. That was the initial rush. After that, our pre-orders settled down.

What this means is that tomorrow, you'll effectively start to see the pre-order timeline expand. You'll see people who have pre-ordered later than July getting invites. The day after that, more people will be invited. We're actually planning to invite more tomorrow than today, and invite the same number again on Thursday - at which point we'll be into the original 'five days of Early Game Access'.

Last thing. Why aren't we continuing to send waves over time? Two main reasons - one, because we need to see that the servers are maintaining stability over time; adding a lot of players in a short period (in other words, stress testing) can cause stability issues.

Two, our plan is to continue to add servers - but carefully, and in response to demand. We need to monitor that demand and roll out servers accordingly. A long-term recipe for MMO failure is to add a lot of servers early on, and then when population decreases, have to close those servers and merge them together.

Our aim is for Star Wars: The Old Republic to be around for a long time to come. Today's just the first step in that - an early step, too - and we'll be running smoothly, with a stable population, before too long.
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tormentuk
12.13.2011 , 03:17 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Bloodtau View Post
They are tripping up over themselves like mad. Why not just come out and say "Ok, we screwed up people, here is what we are doing about it" Instead of spouting us a load of tripe that contradicts every other post you put?
That would involve communication with us, they find time to lock topics, but not reply to them.

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Ralty
12.13.2011 , 03:18 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Bloodtau View Post
They are tripping up over themselves like mad. Why not just come out and say "Ok, we screwed up people, here is what we are doing about it" Instead of spouting us a load of tripe that contradicts every other post you put?

From the looks of it everything went perfectly today. So well actually, they increased the waves from 4 to 5.

(That's a 25% increase btw, very substantial)
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Asuka
12.13.2011 , 03:18 PM | #8
They are doing the smart thing by gauging things a week ahead of launch.

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tormentuk
12.13.2011 , 03:19 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ralty View Post
From the looks of it everything went perfectly today.
I have a few hundred thousand friends, what would disagree with you here.

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Ralty
12.13.2011 , 03:19 PM | #10
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I have a few hundred thousand friends, what would disagree with you here.
LOL, i doubt that.
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