Guys? It wasn't completely without warning in game either. Channels 'Accolades' and 'TTS' both had mention of the update, and I mentioned it on STORP at least once.
Go to stowiki.org and check out their public channels guide. If you're on some of them, you can learn things like this, because people there are watching the forums! I found out from them well in advance, and wrapped up what I was doing. :p
Come to think of it, you should anyway, there's a major Organized PvP channel listed, for people starved to get a match going.
The server is going down in ~30mins for 1,5hrs so best not start any STFs.
Is the server going down?
Oh when is it going down?
In about 30mins.
The server is going down? When and how long for?
~30mins for 1.5hrs.
When is the server is going down?
....Ended up pasting from the forums but people still asking about the downtime and organsing STFs...
Some people should not have the intelligence to live.
Well we where in an STF when kicked out WITHOUT warning I was logged in for > 4h before we started the stf. In the stf there was no message in chat window nor a popup message that server will be shut down.
Not 30min before
Not 20min before
Same at my teammates no one of us received ANYTHING.
I dont read everytime i start a stf if server might be shut down.
Normally i should be informed when i start the game so.....
i would suggest some people should THINK before posting such "wise comments".
Well, isnt it standard procedure to Announce a server shut down Ingame is about to happen. as far as ive seen alot of games making an emergancy shutdown they usually always warn 5 minuttes before it happens unless the server entirely crashes.