Now I've noticed that for every new day of the F2P Launch they have done early morning maintenance prior to that days events and that sounds logical to me. Who knows why. There could be minor fixes, maybe even bumping up server capacity for the extra demands of players logging on, or maybe even some minor content being added or tweaked.
Flipping heck, Downtime again! What is going on at Cryptic...
I can understand that EU Primtime is not Game Primetime, so when the servers come down once or twice a week that is fine, also most downtimes result in new updates... But if your having to bring them down everyday without any updates, to do so in EU primetime is not fair, plain and simple; the time slot needs to be varied.
Also, another annoying aspect is all this down time has no real explanation from the Devs, what is going on, my hope is that the increase in player numbers is requiring more server maintenance, I would like this reason. However, whatever the cause they need to fix it to stop daily downtime.
The reason it goes down in primetime for you, is because here, in the United States, it falls around 8am (ish). That's the time of day with the lowest number of players in the game (on average). It just happens to be in the evening for you.
Personally I'd love to see figures from Cryptic to that regard.. I don't believe that for one minute. That when USA is supposed to be sleeping (midnight to 7am), there's more players online than when Europe is awake, and on a weekend..
Make a Patchday on Wednessday every week and dont make this **** everyday !
then people would cry, that they can only play once in a week and thats exactly the time when the patching is done
I'm living in Europe myself and come on guys....its just one hour...and....Woh...the last time it was 15 minutes more. Going to the forums and posting that the downtime is extended by 15 minutes would delay the downtime by 2 minutes
In one hour you can read a book, eat something, go shopping, clean your flat,.... there are so many other things to do until our beloved game is back online.
On EVE online, the servers are down everyday for 1 hour, some days even less, they do maintenance but, they have over 40.000 players online, and there is no instances, everyone plays in the same server.
If you guys need to really do a server check or whatever the hell you guys doing, at least, bring the server down, everyday 1 hour only at the same time, to fix small things or to do the so called "maintenance".