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Unscheduled Downtime Extension – July 15, 2015

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Inotee Tahr
Feed Team 6
#3401 - 2015-07-15 19:31:18 UTC
Losing game time here....
Agent Unknown
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#3402 - 2015-07-15 19:31:20 UTC
Inspiration wrote:
I always say EVE is still in BETA after 10 years as there is a downtime each day. No sensible game developer would allow this in a release version and have it dominate the game play.

Last week I saw this confirmed in something so simple as not right aligning all numeric columns within grids and not giving the values in it all the same number of digits. Such a rookie mistake in UI design should never linger in any software for more then a day and the developer should notice and fix it them-self or risk getting verbally murdered by a co-worker.

Today, I stand corrected...

EVE is still very much not even in BETA stage after 10 years!
This game has no bright future with such a studio in control!

Clearly you don't understand what's actually done during the downtime each day. There's processes that run against TQ that cannot be done live. These include things like belt replenishing, NPC orders, cleaning up all the junk in space in each node, and other housekeeping tasks.

In speaking of downtime, I'm sure WoW is still in beta because it goes offline for several hours each week.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3403 - 2015-07-15 19:31:22 UTC
any bets for 19:30 error/testing msg? ;)
Azunai Celestus
Amarr Empire
#3404 - 2015-07-15 19:31:27 UTC

ccp to give us a broken entosis link under redeemables to commemorate this special occasion Lol listening to eve radio and actually loving it!
Arius Draven
Celeste Eos
#3405 - 2015-07-15 19:31:27 UTC
Miss Blueprint wrote:

That's not hand lotion...
Leliana Cami Cotte
Daylight's Burning
#3406 - 2015-07-15 19:31:37 UTC
Y0UR M0THER wrote:

It appears that Iceland doesn't have strip clubs.

Lookie, I found where to edit my Signature!

olo VonBorg
Gallente Federation
#3407 - 2015-07-15 19:31:53 UTC
...and so Torfi bet Fozzie that the forums Are in fact still wildly frequented Cool
Krantwak Pino
Goonswarm Federation
#3408 - 2015-07-15 19:31:56 UTC
Friendly Bump
Wolverine Chosen
Heavy Caliber.
#3409 - 2015-07-15 19:31:59 UTC
That guy with his 10 hours of narwals will begin to get nervous !!!

Esrevid Nekkeg
Justified and Ancient
#3410 - 2015-07-15 19:32:03 UTC
Inspiration wrote:
EVE is still very much not even in BETA stage after 10 years!
This game has no bright future with such a studio in control!
The future has been bright for the past 12 years with them in control. So what's your point?

Here I used to have a sig of our old Camper in space. Now it is disregarded as being the wrong format. Looking out the window I see one thing: Nothing wrong with the format of our Camper! Silly CCP......

Tyson Paige
Temple of Zeus
#3411 - 2015-07-15 19:32:03 UTC
I changed my password to "incorrect". So whenever I forget what it is the computer will say "Your password is incorrect".
Goonswarm Federation
#3412 - 2015-07-15 19:32:15 UTC
Cmon guys, this is serious business wtf
Nathan Swales
HIVE Corporation
#3413 - 2015-07-15 19:32:21 UTC
Datu Agimat wrote:
Indi man wrote:
Scotty we need more power!

He's givin' her all she's got, cap'n!

That will have to do!!
Gen MarcusAurelius
Risk Breakers
#3414 - 2015-07-15 19:32:28 UTC
Souiginto cant get his incursion bears on..... costing him loss kills every seconds....

Trashy Woman
Memento Moriendo
#3415 - 2015-07-15 19:32:28 UTC
Arius Draven wrote:
Miss Blueprint wrote:

That's not hand lotion...

How do you know?
Black Lance Division.
#3416 - 2015-07-15 19:32:32 UTC
Miao Sajuuk
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#3417 - 2015-07-15 19:32:39 UTC
CCP upgraded servers to Windows 10?
Saed D'Pravie
The Dark Bunny Club
#3418 - 2015-07-15 19:32:45 UTC
Datu Agimat wrote:
Fitzwilliam Belloch wrote:
For your amusement...

Worked for an MMO company for 8 years, here's a list of stuff that caused extended down time:

  • Server updates were applied by unzipping zip files, but Windows wasn't giving useful errors when we ran out of drive space, so random data was missing from .dat files.
  • License expiration! Wheeeeee
  • Un-optimpized build process meant that once a problem was identified and a fix implemented, we had to wait 3-4 hours for a new build. During this time, QA can't go home.
  • Cowboy devs checking in changes at the last minute so their changes went untested. (Wait a minute...who checked in this divide by zero last night?!?)
  • Inexperienced QA not knowing how to test on a "clean machine" (VMs for the win!)
  • State mismatch between Dev/QA environment and production environment
  • Unhandled exceptions! Want to see your app crash with no useful info in the logs? Ask me how! Its fun and easy!

Fun times!

Indeed :D

"did you check for a missing semicolon"

"oh yeah now it works! Thanks!"

"no problem!"
Tedium Partners
#3419 - 2015-07-15 19:32:49 UTC
where are goons to threadnaught this when you need them....What?
Alicia Star-Runner
Caldari State
#3420 - 2015-07-15 19:32:56 UTC
DJ Dunewolf wrote:
We didnt start the server, after the patch was applied... but we rocked it to eve-radio's one and only DJ Dunewolf doing crazy 8hr extended downtime show! check it out at
(he keeps going and going and going..)
Join IRC at #eve-radio or use

Wish we had won the cola wars :(


I have to say, this is rather amusing.