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Why are there no more invites for the day?

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Why are there no more invites for the day?

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Skoobie
12.13.2011 , 02:53 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Esaru View Post
but that's exactly the reason why they waited a couple hours in between each wave.

what makes the last wave any different that they need to wait until the next day? Why not keeping bringing people in?
A couple hours????

Sometimes it takes longer then that, I'm afraid.

They got to where they felt the comfortable limit was. They decided not to push it. Now they are watching very closly.

My guess is if all goes well over night there will be more then 5 waves tomorrow.

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RealLyrix
12.13.2011 , 02:54 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Skoobie View Post
So they can analyze the data they are collecting and keep an eye on the servers.

Today isn't about "how many people we can get in", its about keeping the servers stable.
Heh, it's gonna be stable with 100k people playing for sure!

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WhackCheese
12.13.2011 , 02:54 PM | #13
because its funny to watch nerds go crazy?

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Delria
12.13.2011 , 02:55 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by redtimemonkey View Post
Saw it after I posted.

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Sadako
12.13.2011 , 02:55 PM | #15
Because they don't know what the influx of players at peak hours will be yet.

If they send out too many invites, they run the risk of the servers crashing when everyone gets off work and rushes home to play.

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Kelvian
12.13.2011 , 02:57 PM | #16
Also its getting around quitting time east coast and a lot more people will be joining the game. So sever numbers are going to go up.

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ptwonline
12.13.2011 , 02:58 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Skoobie View Post
You're very shortsighted if you can't see that they ARE going that extra mile for us, just by extending the early access and inviting in waves.

What's the point of inviting a thousands and thousands of players if the server crashes and no one can play??

Can you share the link where Bioware said that everyone went home?
I don't think they extended early access to do us any favors. I think they extended it because they realized that they needed/wanted more days to get everyone in. 5 days wasn't enough without leaving people truly ticked off at getting in at the eleventh hour as their "early access". I'm guessing now they can take 6 days to get people in instead of 4.

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Demarcc
12.13.2011 , 02:59 PM | #18
Simple math.

They are doing this to avoid stressing the servers and ensure a smooth launch.

Lets assume they sent out 50,000 invites per wave. (A number I pulled from my ***)

There have been 5 waves so 250,000 people.

You'll see many people saying servers are low pop's etc (Not showing as low but *feeling low* based on players they run into) This is because not every one of the invites they sent out logged on today. Some are at work, school, etc.

So lets say that of our 250,000 invites 150,000 logged in. (In my mind the % would be lower but I'm just using made up figures for examples) So 150K logged in and all is well. Ok so they could keep inviting more and more people until thier servers *filled up* .. which might sound good, but what about tonight at 6pm when the other 100,000 get home from work and try to log in as well, suddenly they have an influx of people.

Of course they have concidered this which is WHY they are stopping at an invite # rather than a user #.

User #'s will change as people come home, invite #'s are static. Now you could argue that they should open more servers etc and that would be a valid point, they could do that. I think there intent is to make as many servers population healthy before opening new servers though, so they are rolling out servers on an as-needed basis rather then a glut of them.

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Cameirus
12.13.2011 , 02:59 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Skoobie View Post
You're very shortsighted if you can't see that they ARE going that extra mile for us, just by extending the early access and inviting in waves.

What's the point of inviting a thousands and thousands of players if the server crashes and no one can play??

Can you share the link where Bioware said that everyone went home?
Lets all say: STRESS TEST.....well done.


And also, they can monitor the data between waves in teh day in an hour or two, but after 2pm they lose that ability....come on man, think a little please.

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Woodspoon
12.13.2011 , 02:59 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by sidfu View Post
they all at the bars right now laughing at us saying what idiots we where to spend 5$ to get ega but we not realy gonna get it
You didn't pay anything extra for ega it's called a deposit and it's included in part of the game price.
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