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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:59:55 PM

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Just thought I'd let you all know the response I got from SOE CS about the
change of update / restart times for Splitpaw to match the other Euro
servers that Moorgard said would happen "soon" after the transfers were
completed on the forums in this message.

http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?bo...

Their reply was :-

"Unfortunately, at the time that Moorgard made that post he was not aware
of the issues with how we handle server updates.

Because Splitpaw and Runnyeye on within our internal network they are
connected to the same branch of hardware, when we push data to the US
servers that same data has to be pushed to Runnyeye and Splitpaw at the
same time.

Our Platform team is working on correcting this however that is
completely out of both Customer Service and Developments hands."


So what they're saying I think is that now it's on the US server update list
they don't know how to move it to the Euro list and we're stuck with the
12pm GMT restart times.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:59:56 PM

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>So what they're saying I think is that now it's on the US server
update list
>they don't know how to move it to the Euro list and we're stuck with
the
>12pm GMT restart times.

I've given up trying to workout what SOE are doing with the
supposedly English language EU servers. I mean, first off Runnyeye was
the only server and marked as so, however a few days after launch the
label was taken off. I assume because it was so overloaded SOE hoped
removing the label would stop people making chars there. It didn't,
so they split the server three ways and after much complaining gave us
a true English EU server in Amsterdam with the same patch times as the
other servers there. Only it now seems that's not the case and
Splitpaw is on the same patch times as the US and somehow Runnyeye is
now marked again as an EU server.

Personally, though a 12pm patch time doesn't affect me. During the
week I'm at work and at weekends having just got out of bed I
shouldn't be playing games but be doing other things like getting
dressed or making lunch!!
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:59:56 PM

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>Huh? 12pm is peak time?

No but its day time. Updates are 5am (IIRC) in the US. Why should we
have them in the middle of the day and Americans not is the agrument?
We want them at night too.
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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 4:05:48 PM

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"Mal" <mincer2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Huh? 12pm is peak time?
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 11:04:07 PM

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BombayMix wrote:
>>Huh? 12pm is peak time?
>
>
> No but its day time. Updates are 5am (IIRC) in the US. Why should we
> have them in the middle of the day and Americans not is the agrument?
> We want them at night too.
>

Actually, when I started in January they were anywhere between 5AM and
7AM Pacific Time. However, in the last few weeks they have started at
4AM and except for the monthly large scale patching, have been completed
by 5AM (when I start playing during the week).

--
- Barry as Aslanar on Ogguk
Anonymous
April 5, 2005 12:15:58 PM

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"Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> wrote in message
news:w4a4e.4292$p71.1604@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>
> "Mal" <mincer2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4250f3fe$0$293$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>
> Huh? 12pm is peak time?
>
>

As BM says it's daytime and, for me anyway, the whole point of moving
accounts to a server sat in Europe was so that the updates would be done at
the quietest time of the day when I'm a lot less likely to be on ... it's a
lot less busy at 5am than mid-day in Europe!

Moorgard said it would happen and now they're going back on it ... I agree
with what the CS say that it's not upto them or the developers but it's sure
as hell upto the network/server support guys ... and they don't know how to
reconfigure it so it's on the same update cycle as the French and German
servers?!? .... God help us if they ever get a network fault then!
April 6, 2005 5:50:39 PM

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"Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> writes:

> "Mal" <mincer2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4250f3fe$0$293$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>
> Huh? 12pm is peak time?

It may not be peak time, but if I play on a weekend I will usually be
playing around noon. This is one of the things that have made me
pretty much stop playing EQ2, though alone it wouldn't have been
enough.
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 4:18:17 AM

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<patrik@nordebo.com> wrote in message
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> "Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> writes:
>
> > "Mal" <mincer2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:4250f3fe$0$293$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> >
> > Huh? 12pm is peak time?
>
> It may not be peak time, but if I play on a weekend I will usually be
> playing around noon. This is one of the things that have made me
> pretty much stop playing EQ2, though alone it wouldn't have been
> enough.

Not sure I recall a weekend patch in EQL....could be wrong, have enough
things to do to not have to worry about it.
Anonymous
April 8, 2005 1:17:57 AM

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"BombayMix" <bombaymix@altavista.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1112617442.721965.317620@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >Huh? 12pm is peak time?
>
> No but its day time. Updates are 5am (IIRC) in the US. Why should we
> have them in the middle of the day and Americans not is the agrument?
> We want them at night too.
>

Well you should try having them at 9:00pm

12:00pm would be great!
Anonymous
April 8, 2005 11:22:34 AM

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"Pamela Carlton" <lambchop@whocareswhere.com> wrote in message
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>
> "BombayMix" <bombaymix@altavista.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:1112617442.721965.317620@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> >Huh? 12pm is peak time?
>>
>> No but its day time. Updates are 5am (IIRC) in the US. Why should we
>> have them in the middle of the day and Americans not is the agrument?
>> We want them at night too.
>>
>
> Well you should try having them at 9:00pm
>
> 12:00pm would be great!
>
>

I take it you're in Australia or somewhere in that region then? :) 

My point is/was that they said as Splitpaw server was sat in Europe next to
the French and German servers it would have the same restart times as them.
Which would be the same local time as the US servers ( 4/5am ). It's a
European server sat in Europe, if they did ever work out how to change
Splitpaw's restart / update times to 5am, which was what they promised, then
it would be around 3pm your time and better for both of us.

CS have said they'll forward my mail onto Moorgard for his comments ... I'll
not hold my breath for an answer :-/
!