This would be for maintaining the servers. Wiping unneeded flotsam out of the system. If they didn't do this periodically the game would slowly grind to a halt. It's normally done while patching updates. No updates , so just send in the scrub bots and begin maintenance.
They do this every week.
... or what he said.
I'm very familiar with server maintenance - I'm an IT Director and have a lot of servers to maintain. (I just do it differently.)
My point was that PWE doesn't seem to make fixing bugs a priority - we've been dealing with the same bugs for months without resolution. I have a hard time getting them to respond to open tickets. It's past time for the PWE Devs to do a "Bug Bash."
well firstly, i hate it.. brandon should release something stating why the shard is down everytime.. even if it is just maintnace.. i mean everytime threads open up asking whats being changed, it would take ten seconds to come on and announce that there is no patch, just maintnence..
to answer the second question.. it is the same reason we get bugs that never get fixed, and sub par content at best.. incompetance.. not to jump on the lets beet on cryptic wagon, but one thing they have been consistant at is running this buisness as poorly as possible.. this is just one of the many examples...
Might want to go back and reread the maintenance announcement again, it clearly states no patch for this week like last week,
I should not need to give you the reason why, and I really hope you are being sarcastic......