Yeah the downtime thing is a big one. When it comes to such massive changes and additions like this, there's just going to be problems. No way around it. My best advice? Have some snacks and frosty beverages handy for when (when, not if) the servers go down. Then hop on the forums and grab said snacks and beverages. Watch the fun unfold. I do it every time in every MMO I play. Alternatively you can just wait a few days after release to try to play. I've done that too. Day 1 is always insane.
See? I knew what I was talkin' about here! Got myself some ranch flavored wheat thins to munch on while I watch the thread about the Unknown Reason failure thread grow. Frosty beverage is water since I'm poor lol.
What I find interesting is getting booted after logging in, but the game tells me "login failed for unknown reason". I could see it saying this if I was not logged in, but I log in, I get to character select, I select my character, then it hangs out for a while "retrieving map information" then logs me off, saying that. That is an issue if players are logged in but being logged out randomly.
Not whining . . . but I have not seen my particular problem mentioned here, as everyone else is saying they are getting this error while trying to log in. Mine is after I am already in, so i hope this information helps some.
I can not log into the game. It never goes beyond the character loading.
On the very rare occasion that it does, it craps out while loading maps.
Your New Patch (Romulus) SUCKS!!!!!!!!!
If I can not access the game, I promise to have my money refunded by means of a lawsuit.
So either you FIX the game, uninstall the Romulus patch until you can get a better server or you start handing out free Zen to all of us you are screwing over.
Don't listen to him Cryptic. Your games are epic. Some people just have to find a reason to hate everything. It's in their nature. He won't win a lawsuit either. You didn't force him to pay anything. It was his choice. That's why the game is F2P. As for me, it's working completely fine and already LOVE this update.