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.... and then the weekend hit.....
IMO, Grinding Gear are handling their server issues rather well. Unlike D3's opaque error messages, GG give status updates right at login, and have implemented a queue to allow people onto their servers in an orderly/fair fashion, unlike the totally random cr@pshoot that was the D3 launch experience. They're also working on adding server capacity, which should alleviate the problems going forward.
(No, I didn't wait when told that I was 6000th in line to play. The fact that 6000+ people are willing to wait in line to play, though, is amazing, and speaks well to the quality of what they've made.)
For all that they're coping OK, GG are clearly having issues with high server demand; I think it's fair to say that the "word of mouth" about their game has resulted in far more interest than they expected. Disconnects have also been an issue all week-end. Lag and rubber-banding still haven't been problems, at least for me; once you're on, for as long as you remain connected, the play is very smooth.
Some will say that I'm being far more forgiving of PoE's server woes than I am of D3's. I feel that it's justified:
TLDR: Even with the server load issues and "Beta feel," I've still enjoyed PoE this past week, and still recommend it to anyone who's bored with what they're currently playing, whatever that is. Maybe give it another week, though, before trying it.
Edited by Waitubold#1127 on 1/27/2013 12:36 PM PST
Well, PoE servers keep kicking me off when im in themiddle of a quest---so the game isnt playable since when you get kicked out you have to start the quest over... lol. But the game is fun, like D3 was in the beginning. (currently half way through Act 3).
As of just a few seconds ago on Twitter:
Path of Exile@pathofexile
We have turned the game servers off until the current problems are resolved. We are very sorry about this and will have them up again soon.
Looks like they are suffering growing pains.
Good for them though, I hope their efforts are succesful in getting POE off the ground.
Edited by DudleyDR#1613 on 1/27/2013 1:57 PM PST
Trying to play today and i keep getting time outs and other reasons for disconnects.
But keep hiding behind excuses like its an open beta and they have no money.
Oh yeah and i purchased the cheapest supporter pack and some micro transactions so yeah lol.
Edited by bob#11275 on 1/27/2013 3:34 PM PST
You really can't say millions of players play the wrong game. More appropriately millions of players have made a choice. Right or wrong that is their choice. At least be neutral about it. :)
That's cute. BankOne BankTwo BankThree. roflmao
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