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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 25
10-16-2013, 08:10 PM
Originally Posted by crypticarmsman View Post
A 6 hour maintenance cycle for a patch that restores a mission giving NPC, and "General server stability updates"?

Methinks someone is maybe swapping out/upgrading hardware (Or is it some ARC backend testing for the day Cryptic/PWE makes ARC mandatory? <-- And yes, I unfortunately think this will be the case in the near future, despite any player requests to the contrary - IE to keep ARC optional.)
While I am also rather certain that ARC being forced is semi-inevitable (I imagine Steam will remain an alternate portal), I don't think that they're going to be using this time to conduct that sort of testing. They probably ARE going to actually be upgrading infrastructure. I would suppose that, unless there was a serious problem anticipated, they wouldn't need to test ARC being mandatory that way on the back end.