He's not saying that - he's saying that midday on EU servers on a Saturday is RIDICULOUS. Choose a better time, Cryptic.
By the way, we're all working to the assumption here that Cryptic are US-centric and have already decided that all server maintanence will be at times to SCREW OVER EU players. If that assumption is incorrect, this thread doesn't really apply.
It is a SATURDAY
Plus, it is a global server i.e. it will always be prime time for someone. Anyway, it works out as lunch time for UK people, so no big deal
I guess I'm not sure when you expect them to patch that would be better. (Besides NEVER on weekends which I 100% agree with)
Any earlier and you're hitting West Coast US time hard, any later and you are running into Euro evening time. Late night/early morning US and late morning/early afternoon Euro is about the best they can do. 1PM is really well ahead of prime time as long as they get it up on time. (They also could be greatly helped by dropping down to 1 hour maintinence like most games do)
Most companies realize this inconviences somebody in the world... which is why, tadah, they usually have seperate servers from UK/Eur and US. Which seperates us, and I admit, I have friends in UK/Eur and Aus, so its tough, but my friends tend to play the EST zone anyways. I just hope they don't do it during peak, because that's my playshift, if they stay away from the peak times for everywhere, then they are doing a great job. And peak to me is 4 PM - 1 AM EST, which would be 9 PM - 6 AM GMT, so really from 1 PM - 1 AM EST would keep it out of UK/EUR and US Prime Times. And the time they are doing maintenence today, really keeps it out of Aus primetime as well, so I'm thinking this may hurt a few, but is really the best time.
Bringing the server down at this time for 2 hours is pretty disappointing.
I understand the need for maintenance, but if its 1100GMT it harms the EU player, Cryptic please reconsider this schedule.
oh...bring it back ASAP
Please change scheduled downtimes to be from 7am-10am PST.
Downtime right now hits smack dab in the middle of the Asia Pacific Prime Times. You do care about other markets, right? 7am-10amPST wouldn't be U.S. Primetime, and it would be EU Early afternoon, which isn't primetime either, provided we're talking about weekdays. Taking the servers down at all on the weekends is an instant kill IMO....