Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Postby Tarvas » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:35 pm

Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Piestro wrote:All EverQuest Live Servers will be coming down on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 12:00 am US Pacific (US Pacifc-PST is -8 GMT: 1:00 am MST, 2:00 am CST, 3:00 am EST, 8:00 am GMT, 9:00 am CET) for maintenance. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for 9 hours. Keep an eye on the EQ Players website and the forums for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Tarvas » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:44 pm

Change is Coming to EverQuest’s Update Process

Piestro wrote:With the downtime tonight, substantial server side changes are coming to the way in which we apply updates to EverQuest. While most of these processes are invisible to you as players, these changes are being made to improve your play experience and we thought we’d let you know a little more about it.

For some time now we have been working on implementing a new update process that will allow us to speed up our internal patching processes reducing the amount of downtime associated with our patches and providing greater consistency and control over how files are sent to our servers and your clients. This will reduce the potential for issues to arise during these updates, and substantially reduce the amount of time we need to export files to our servers

At the same time we’ve also been working to expand our ability to apply hotfixes to our servers, this allows us more ability to make changes in the game world without having to bring the servers down altogether. The goal of these changes is to provide the greatest amount of time where EverQuest is fully available to all players while simultaneously being able to address issues that may arise more rapidly than before. While we still aren’t able to hotfix everything, the hope is this will reduce the number of times we have to bring the servers down between our regular monthly updates.

These changes won’t be dramatic at first; we’ll be taking things slow to make sure everything is working exactly as it should. The new processes have been extensively tested, but anyone noticing any issues after the new update process goes live should please contact CS immediately. We’re not expecting any difficulties, however if they do occur we’ll work hard to remedy them as quickly as possible. We are excited about the capabilities these changes give us, and are looking forward to providing you more EverQuest with less downtime than ever before!
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Goofydoofy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:37 am

These damn patches are starting to really piss me off.
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby warador » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:04 am

downlaoding patch now it says 17minutes on it wow
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Meso » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:14 pm

why are you patching wow?

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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Ommina » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:30 pm

300MB patch. Yowza.

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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Derdarr » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:40 pm

Some, me included had trouble getting patch to finish. I found if i just babysat it and whenever it appeared to stall click cancel then resume it went much betterer. Only took a few min's to complete.

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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Edhil » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:59 pm

Just got home a bit ago. I have 2 hours on Todays patch so GL on raid guys. Dont see me getting online til after raid time.
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Meso » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:31 pm

took me about 4 minutes

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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Sharrien » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:11 am

Well, as of yesterday the old patcher doesn't work for me any more. I downloaded the new launcher and it proceeded to download the entire game into a new directory. 6.5GB. I'm glad I was working from home most of the day so I was able to let it run for a couple hours and finish the download. Bad part was trying to find all the character files that I needed to transfer to the new directory. Even after copying the files, there was a ton of little details that needed adjusting.
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Tarvas » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:55 am

To fix that, delete the new directory, got into your options on the new laucher and specify your old directory.

Step by step.
Launch new patcher
Log in.
Cancel Download
Click Options on the top left hand corner.
Click Open Game Folder
Change the directory destination

Or if you lazy like me, download the new patcher and drop it into your EQ folder and launch.
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Sharrien » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:49 pm

Uhhg....already have everything fixed in the new directory (I think), so I'll probably leave well-enough as is. I'll definitely do that on my laptop which I didn't update yet and I know for sure doesn't have an additional 6.5G of free memory.
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Re: Server Downtime for Maintenance – Wednesday, April 27, 2

Postby Joatmoneq » Mon May 02, 2011 11:18 pm

Does anyone else appreciate the irony that they put in this patch to reduce downtime, and now the game is down because they were lacking on the security side?