They should NOT take all servers down at the same time. That’s ludicrous! Take NA servers down while, you leave EU servers up and, so forth. Someone can still play a character on one server while, the other one is down. A patch should not take 4+ hours.
Not only would the regions that are still up get a large influx of players looking for something to do during their own down time, causing problems for those regions. (C’mon, you know that there will be quite a lot of people doing that).
But it also turns a 4-5 hour maintenance for the team into a 16-20 hour maintenance.
You going to agree to your boss telling you to do a 16 hour day once a week?
I’d rather they do the 4-5 hours and spend the other 3 hours of the day bettering the game. working on bugs/content.
Its not fair how updates are targeted towards the downtime for NA players and basically hits you in the face during the afternoon in EU zones, they are catering for one region only. Make it fair and cycle the maint time through the regions atleast so we dont lose precious time everyweek, while some other region is basically asleep.
5 hours for such a minor update…smh
what about big releases? game down for days?, cmon amazon, you’re the biggest company in the world
Additionally before you cry about the “before you’re affected” I am… I want to play, right now would be the best time for me to play, but I can’t because of the patch… but I am not upset by it… Go play another game for a few hours to pass the time.
You automatically assume everyone who isn’t crying plays 12+ hours a day?
You should have considered this before playing a game created by American Developers.
If you only have 10-20 hours of playtime a week, that’s unfortunate but maybe the game isn’t for you if the one day ruins your play.
You want AGS to pull another team to do separate maintenance on other servers when you only paid the initial price for the game. They have no subscription, no guaranteed income to continue working. Its pretty unreasonable to expect them to do that in my opinion. But, hey… its just my opinion and this is yours. Not hating on your feedback, just stating some obvious stuff.
I’m not saying you’re saying to bring another team, but this is effectively what you want. As it is right now, the team is bringing down all the servers to do the patch. You’re wanting them to do additional work at a later or earlier time to make it easier on people in other time zones… That doesn’t work for them when they can just do it all at once. Therefore, that would require an additional team so these guys are not tied up with more work when it can all be done at once.
Secondly, scheduling a different time would mean they would have to come in earlier/later to do the work, when they too, have life things happening instead of you wanting to play a game. Maybe certain management cannot be there to oversee things at an earlier/later time to call shots, or certain people are unable to attend because of child care issues, family issues, ect ect you don’t know.
I get it, I truly do… it ruins the one day you can fully play but at the end of the day it is just one day a week, it sucks… but thats how it works.