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sumplkrum #1 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:20 PM

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It's not like there isn't a 'News' section in the launcher.
I'm guessing WG thinks the only people that matter use Twitter.  :angry:

Even EA gives you a timer to let you know the server is going down.
Nope, not WoT ... FU, we're offline. Too bad you didn't see the notice (placed elsewhere) before hand.
 
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SteampunkPagan #2 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

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On the XB1 WG has been doing a much better job at all that with finally using their Game HUB and Official Club for this stuff. They still have some way to go but this along with the forum notice for Xbox players is a great sign I hope of efficient use of the tools the not so ancient game consoles did not offer gamers. Add to all that if you belong to a clan club or other third party club the Admins should be sharing this info as well if they are slightly any good at their positions. I find all these on console tools exciting for the future of gaming on Xbox myself.

 

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Norrin-Radd_SS01 #3 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:29 PM

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A good way of considering many things involving WG and many other companies, all government, etc.

Ask yourself if this would be sensible

If the answer is yes then it will never happen.



MaxChaos24 #4 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

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View Postsumplkrum, on 25 October 2017 - 08:20 AM, said:

It's not like there isn't a 'News' section in the launcher.
I'm guessing WG thinks the only people that matter use Twitter.  :angry:

Even EA gives you a timer to let you know the server is going down.
Nope, not WoT ... FU, we're offline. Too bad you didn't see the notice (placed elsewhere) before hand.
 

 

We'll ping the team to pass on the frustration and see if we can start doing that. :honoring:

sumplkrum #5 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

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It pisses me off because they way they've been handling it is so thoughtless.
No warning at all. FU, your session's over.

The idea that you have to get the notice somewhere else is stupid.


Thanks Max.

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R35T NO MORE #6 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

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Digital extremes have been doing this for ages in Warframe. 30 mins before an update or patch an in-game notification pops up at intervals. I suggested WG implement it, as well as an in-game link to the forum months ago and a staff member marked the thread so the devs would read it. They implemented the pop up notification briefly, but only so that it tells you how many days left until tanks leave the shop. 

 

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R35T NO MORE #7 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

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View PostMaxChaos24, on 25 October 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

 

We'll ping the team to pass on the frustration and see if we can start doing that. :honoring:

 

See my post above. 

 

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Cerberus3713 #8 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:40 PM

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View PostMaxChaos24, on 25 October 2017 - 06:30 AM, said:

 

We'll ping the team to pass on the frustration and see if we can start doing that. :honoring:

Max, it would have been nice to know a major patch needs to be downloaded instead of a server restart! 



DANCING FLAMES #9 Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:48 PM

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Elite Dangerous gives you heads up half hour before with in game on screen. Then at 15 min and 5 min as well.  


JAG THE GEMINI #10 Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:03 PM

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Yeah today was unexpected and NOT mentioned at all!!

 

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View PostDANCING FLAMES, on 25 October 2017 - 08:48 AM, said:

Elite Dangerous gives you heads up half hour before with in game on screen. Then at 15 min and 5 min as well.  

Star trek does the same thing..

 

 

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View PostDarkgift, on 25 October 2017 - 08:07 AM, said:

Star trek does the same thing..

 

 

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View PostMaxChaos24, on 25 October 2017 - 08:30 AM, said:

 

We'll ping the team to pass on the frustration and see if we can start doing that. :honoring:

While you're at it ping MS and tell them not to do a console update. While you're in the middle of playing your game.Because it makes it appear that you're afk or afc. When really they  just booted you :angry: for a force update.This happens more often if your an xbox  insider preview member. It's not nice to have false reports of being away when MS is the culprit.  :honoring:



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View PostSnorelacks, on 25 October 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

 

"Nanu, Nanu"...disregard...that's Mork and Mindy...not Star Trek :trollface:

Better watch it there Snore..

 

You are really dating yourself...

 

 

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They used to post it in the news/launcher before server downtime.  But for some reason they stopped doing it.  Never really affects me but it is likely annoying to people in different times that actually see the interruption.  I have a tablet game that does weekly server downtimes and it prevents me from playing on Thursday mornings and sometimes they start it earlier and the servers dropped at 11 pm local time on Wednesday.  It happens, at least WG is usually consistent on which day of the week it happens.

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Agreed. Elite Dangerous has a timer that counts down, giving big, on screen warnings. We could do with that.

 

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View Postsumplkrum, on 25 October 2017 - 01:20 PM, said:

It's not like there isn't a 'News' section in the launcher.
I'm guessing WG thinks the only people that matter use Twitter.  :angry:

Even EA gives you a timer to let you know the server is going down.
Nope, not WoT ... FU, we're offline. Too bad you didn't see the notice (placed elsewhere) before hand.
 

I'm wondering if there is a fixed maintenance schedule somewhere? I hadn't noticed downtime to be particularly impacting when I was playing a lot but I think there used be an announcement when I logged in pertaining to upcoming maintenance or update and when it was. 

More impacting were the times I was unable to connect to the server due to XBONE peculiarities and XBONE updates.






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