I think a one hour warning for a four hour downtime kinda sucks a LOT. If i hadnt had a bad dream about snakes and woke up with my alarm it would have been around now hoping to do some iron grinding. This downtime would have been truly awful, and im sure im not the onpy one with free time this early hoping to do gathering.
I get and even support downtimes around this early but a LOT more warning the one hour should be given. At least in my opinion.
This doesn’t seem to be a huge update just a quick fix for bugs. Most likely they just started working on this yesterday or day before and were gonna roll this fix out fast as possible before any more bug abuse happens.
Once the game becomes more stable and updates that actually bring new stuff we will have 24/12H warnings. Seen this with most MMOs in the beginning.
I mean im sure they started work on many of the things getting chamged before yesterday. Id put money on AGS knowing this would be good by end of the day yesterday, which would be a 12 hour warning for this downtime. Plenty of warning.
Not an expert on servers, but it is much easier to take down everything and roll out the update then just take groups out and update them first then others. Always remember AWS is a US company so their workday just started while EU and Asia have been up for a while.
I don’t mind the 1 hour warning too much. I’m more concerned that they don’t give us a countdown at like 30mins, 15 mins, and so on. They also cut the servers 15 minutes early. They were 15 - 20 minutes late a few days ago. The download on Steam was only 170mbs. Why is it 4 hour downtime? Those are some of the things that concern me a bit more. Not a big deal, time for breakfast and maybe a walk.