Lack of server downtime warning

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by T20thoughts, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. T20thoughts New Player

    I'm not usually one to post complaints, but...

    Was there actually an in-game message about this EUPS3 server downtime before the half-hour warning? 'Cause if there was any message when I logged in a couple of hours ago, I didn't notice it, possibly thanks to quick activity in the chat window. Neither did anyone in my league, 'cause they happily queued up for Nexus, and I spent replay badges on it.

    We were well into the raid when the half-hour warning popped up - with no mention about how it'd be a full hour of downtime, either. If I'd known about the downtime, there's no way in heck I would've spent those badges. We had no chance to finish the raid in that half hour with the group we were in.

    Now, yeah, you did post the warning on the board. But I'd like to not have to check the board before I start playing, please.

    Now I'm in the situation where I need to replay the first two iconic encounters (getting no loot for them), potentially with a different group if the others have gone off to do other things, if these badges aren't gonna be wasted. Not to mention that I'm in a situation where I now have to wait around for an hour to get back on the game so as not to have wasted money.

    Lesson learned, I guess... Never, ever spend replay badges on a Wednesday.
  2. Multiverse 15000 Post Club

    Although I play on US PS3 PVP......

    But whenever there is a new patch/update/hotfix/etc..... the game is glitchy/buggy/near unplayable sometimes.

    So I wait a day or two after an update before playing the game.

    I might log in quick to do something like the vault or just check my in game mail..... but I pretty much stay away from the game for a while after and update.

    Yes it is not a very good solution.... but it does save me some frustration. After an update you are pretty much guaranteed a server crash with no warning or gamefreeze or something similar. Very frustrating when that happens just as you are about to end a raid or similar long mission.

    So better to stay away from the game for a while when they had something to the game.
  3. KHALONofOGUN 10000 Post Club

    Isn't the server downtime usually around the same time every day? Or was this a special case shut down for a hotfix?
  4. General Zod 10000 Post Club

    Special case shutdown.
  5. KHALONofOGUN 10000 Post Club

    Gotcha....yeah, those almost always roll out without much warning.
  6. FESTER665 Devoted Player

    And if they didn't do the shutdown and the game progression wasn't saving then there would've been a million posts complaining that they didn't take the servers down and there was a rollback.

    When they do an emergency shutdown its for a reason, and something that's not planned so you're lucky to even get a half an hour.
  7. T20thoughts New Player

    Except they DID plan this one more than an hour before it happened. The message about the downtime went up here way before the half-hour warning, from what I can tell.