What I want...

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by OldTimeIcon, May 6, 2020.

  1. OldTimeIcon New Member

    First what I don't want:
    I do not want...
    Free Time
    Extra XP
    Bonus this or that.

    What I really want?

    A public acknowledgement and apology for all the down time. An explanation of what is going on and what Darkpaw is doing to fix this. No more "Whoops Sorry!" for unexpected downtime and then announcing that it was planned hours after the crash. You all have issues. This happens. Please tell us what is going on and what you are doing to fix it... even in this pandemic. Most of us will understand. Some won't, I can't help them. My apologies.

    I have not seen it this bad in the 20 years I have been playing.
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  2. Sine_of_the_Times New Member

    Bruh, SoE was offline for 45 days in 2011 (House of Thule) when a 15 year old DDoS'd them for a month and a half straight.
  3. Whulfgar Augur

    Clearly you have not played 20 years .. And not known about that time EQ was down for 2 or 3 months straight something like that back in the day.
  4. Captain Video Augur

    They were only down for 30 days. Everything gets exaggerated over the passage of time...
  5. Bitten New Member

    Periodic updates would be helpful. Something, during down time like this, on the order of every 20 to 30 minutes - just a little info. This is the 21st century, the info age. Your parents, your grandparents, stonewalled you. That should be informative. You did not like being frozen out of even knowing what was going on. Don't pass that one on.

    Where is this breaking down? What seems to be involved. This is becoming common place. Why? You have DDOS issues? A hacker that has unwarranted access? The NSA messing with traffic to sniff out terrorists on Norrath? Serious personnel shortages? Barbarians at the gate?

    Let us know something true. Something. True.

    P.S. I rolled my first on 03 May 2000 and have played every week since. NEVER have I seen Bertoxx down for 30 days, never mind 2 to 3 months.
  6. Fredescu Augur

    I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah
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  7. Zamiam Augur

    then you must of missed a month out of " played every week since " cause sony was down for that month to 45 days I cant remember exactly how long but it was down that much I do remember ..
  8. Dwimmerlaike Lorekeeper

    I haven't been this annoyed since the DDOS attack. All of this downtime for server hardware and work, and it only has made it worse. It's frustrating.
  9. Xerzist Elder

    I propose an Everquest stimulus package. Here ye.
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  10. Whulfgar Augur

    Anyone who claims to have played every day .. and does not remember that giant time eq was down for over a month..

    Clearly have no clue wtf they talking bout..
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  11. OldTimeIcon New Member

    So you are ok with this and we can move on and just sit here deaf, blind and dumb. Got it. Thanks Sine. My bad. Forgive me.

    Whulf
    There was an explanation for that. That was beyond their control and took way too long to fix. Secondly, you have no idea how long I have played based on your limited knowledge. So shove your head back in the sand. (Not my original place for you to put it, mind you.) This does not explain what is going on now.

    These would be the ones who would not understand.... point made. Cannot help them. They haven't even explained what is going on and you want to argue with me about... it was worse before. neener neener neener.

    So if you two are so brilliant. What is going on now? You got all the answers. Why are we crashing and having down time? You must be working there. Honestly, I really do not want to hear from you type of forum crawlers. That is not want I want. Not that either of you care or anyone else wants to point out like omg, like for sure, it was worse back when. I get it we were down for a time of 30 ~ 45 days from DDoSer that was 15 from Russia or some shiznat. I do remember that by the way. So if that is what you want to post go for it.

    But I will zigazig ah with Fredescu and wait for an explanation from someone that can tell me what is going on now. Not from Troll History Teachers.
  12. Whulfgar Augur

    Point was made. That down time for over a month was and is thee worst time ever in the history of the game.

    Just cause you want to pout about it in the here and now does not negate the actual history of when eq was actually in trouble and unable to right itself for over a month.

    I have not then or do now work there. And i have not then..nor will i now.. cry about a video game being down like you are doing.

    Cry away flyboy. Cry away..
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  13. Captain Video Augur

    The extended downtime in 2011 wasn't all on account of a DDoS attack. Security was breached and a lot of customer data was stolen. I and many other customers had to change credit card #s because of it. All SOE games were closed, not just EQ1. The Denver studio was shut down and never came back.
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  14. PhantasmaRathe Journeyman

    Weren't the servers just upgraded?
  15. Firedemon93 Elder


    Interesting enough that you feel the need to cry about someone crying, does that make you a Hypocrite or a moron.... The world may never know...

    The thought is nice for the Original post, But that requires a company that bought this dumpster fire to actually take ownership of it and provide the upgrades for the servers as well as the cyber security that way we don't have a replay of what happened during the HoT launch. While i don't have direct insight regarding the current server stability and structuring i can say that it isn't rocket science on setting up and maintaining a server. Given there are thousands of IT specialists that have degrees and are actively looking for work in the field. Took me about 20 seconds to look that up on Indeed.
  16. Veteran_BetaTester Augur

    Ever notice in the forums, that there is always a pos waiting to tell you to shut up,.
    ...just cause you wanna pout ,,,bla bla bla bla bla

    -

    This isn't SoE.
    .... just a sliiiiight difference.
  17. Qbert Augur

    Updated or downgraded, perhaps . . . upgraded seems like a pipe dream.
  18. Zamiam Augur

    the servers were Updated to a Downgrade :p lol
  19. Bitten New Member

    Every day? Where did I say that? The security breach that took all of SoE out was a different matter. The evening news was updating us on that.

    Kind of weird to be called out for something I did not say, accused of crying/pouting about the hardship, when you seem to be bent about a decade old issue that happened to a different company.

    I am talking about the company updating current customers, not whining about how mean they are to me.

    Please try to relate on an adult level, when communicating with adults.
  20. Andarriel Augur



    Right you played every week and don't remember eq being down for at least a month? haha ive been playing since sept 00 and I do remember it being down. hate when people lie.

    Andarriel

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