I assume that's what happened. Now they have to build a new one with 5 phaser rifles, a plasma conduit and 30m of duct tape.
Where's Scotty when you need him?
Also, I laugh at the people who are whining about 'their' game not being up. I mean I guess those who actually pay for the game SHOULD get some kind of extension on their subscription, but those of us who don't pay really should just relax and let those poor men and women get on with their work. Screaming like babies who want mommies milk won't get them to work faster, or make the servers magically repair themselves. Heck, I doubt it will do ANYTHING other than possible relive your own stress, cause I don't think the IT people are wired into the internet and receiving your angry forum posts in the middle of working. If they were I doubt they would actually bother to work on the servers at all seeing the lack of respect their own community has for them.
Okay, we were about 20 minutes away from their estimated time and they added two hours. I went to bed last night, planning my day to be home after the patch I already ranted about the extended time, and now in the home stretch it is 2 hours LONGER. I am just adding fuel to the fire here, I am not saying anything special or especially insightful here, I am not special in any way, fine. I KNOW I am not, because PWE doesn't TREAT me like one!
With all due respect to any woman that MIGHT take exception to the following, I apologize in advance...
I am a MAN! I accept responsibility for my mistakes, try to make up for them, try not to hurt people, take their feelings into account, and stick to my WORD whenever I can. That is my definition of BEING A MAN and ACTING like one!
DEVS, PWE, Cryptic people, whoever you are, Brandon (who has been nice actually to friends I have on here,) whomever is in charge of estimating and posting the times required for patchwork, um...you are NOT keeping your WORD here. It isn;t a VERBAL agreement you are going back on, it is in WRITING. But aside from any kind of legal jargon or such, it's a lie.
Changing your mind is changing policy. Extending a promised time is BREAKING that promise. technically, we have PAID to play this game. We have entered into an agreement to pay money for a service. I am a lifer, so I personally have paid. My service is not being provided for several hours now. When my electric is out for a day due to the power company making repairs, I GET A REBATE from them to offset the loss of power for however long it is. That's the truth.
When my telephone company does the same thing cutting power, I get a rebate, AND they get an earful because I need the phone to work for my business to prosper and to make money. I sued and WON over it. Feel free to check that out too.
Aside from that, which IS relevant because SERVICE is not being provided and the estimated time has CHANGED more than once, thus affecting work being scheduled around gameplay time (lucky I can afford to do that,) you guys are not acting like MEN. Telling the truth. Owning up to responsibility. Admitting mistakes. MAKING UP for them. Apologizing. Doing something, ANYTHING to show you care. It's about YOU, the provider, showing proper respect and decorum to US, the CLIENT. Hey, we already PAID for service that we aren;t getting. This isn't about just being offline, it's about an inability to plan for it on our end because you can't do math.
Oh, there is another part of being a MAN that I haven't mentioned. It involves anatomy, which I am certain that you all qualify for. I mean, you HAVE to have a pair in order to put paying customers through this. I could add that most of us feel like another male part was used on us when it comes to pricing. Or promises of changes that are often just beyond our reach. I feel handcuffed beign unable to play right now, which goes perfectly with the feeling I get after I have paid some exorbitant amount of ZEN for an item that I will regret. Then I find it very difficult to SIT and play the game.
None of that is profane. But I feel better now. You should be ashamed. Doubt you are , though.