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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 31
12-10-2012, 10:21 PM
Originally Posted by rogueeenterprise View Post
I suspect that there is always a queue... this is just the first time it has been visible to players. There was probably a backup in publishing that occured during this hanging of the process. If you were in the fifties when you queued up, then it's a good sign... I just hit publish and I am #43, which means they are being published in the order they were received... just slowly!
I think this is the most likely explanation. Publishing was down for at least 48 hours. If we have a queue of 50 missions that only comes out to about one per hour. There might be more missions where the person gaveul up and canceled the publish, but even if you double the number of missions you're still only looking at one per half hour. If the average publish takes only 10-15 minutes, a lot of times you wouldn't even notice.

This period also included part of the weekend when the largest amount of missions were likely to be published, so during the week its likely less bad. Assuming even a couple missions can be published concurrently you'd hardly ever encounter the queue.

I know from personal experience that in the past my missions have sometime taken over an hour to publish, whereas they usually only require 15 minutes, so that was probably the queue in action. S7 probably just exposed the existence of the queue since there was a UI change (we can now cancel publish without withdrawing our mission whereas before we could only stop it by withdrawing it altogether).

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