In my line of work (ISP Systems/Network Engineer) it isn't a problem to get some (extra) server capacity when you need it, 24/7. Not able to offer your service to your clients is killing for your business. Call your provider/supplier, explain the situation and get things rolling.
Then you should know that no matter what kind of theoretical load testing you do before deployment will never show you the flaws in your systems that you didn't know to test for. Throwing more power on broken code doesn't fix the bug. If you did not know something as rudimentary as this, you must be tier 1 or maybe a custodian for the company, or have zero experience deploying enterprise level systems. Before you start disseminating your reckless and unneeded advise, I suggest you learn your trade more thoroughly so that you do not continue to make a fool of yourself in front of your peers.
That aside, whatever this bug may be, all we can do is patiently wait for them to patch it. Ranting about it will not produce results any faster. If anything, it is disheartening and can only help to reduce moral on the dev team, thus making the fix come slower. They want you to enjoy their work just as much as you want to play. So in the mean time, calm the f*** down. For me, this is an excellent time to get my hair cut. Perhaps others can find more utility with their unexpected free time than other than bashing the devs.
Hm...That reminds me: Dags, you got any good jokes for this? I've been going through my dirty laundry list of network admin/programmer jokes, but I'm at a loss in this situation...
Too many f'n people talking about f'n nothing, it's all talk and zero substance...Here's a good one, actually:
If you guys ain't got nothing to talk about that matters to this situation, TAKE IT OUT OF THIS DAMNED THREAD ALREADY!
If you people want to swap sheep jokes and yammer off about porn with each other, get out of a game status thread, because NO ONE CAN SEE IF IT IS UP OR NOT AS LONG AS PEOPLE ARE JUST BABBLING BULL$HIT ABOUT NOTHING.
It's kinda like during the first Under Siege flick (I know, Segal is somewhat terrible, but bear with me), and the girls gone wild thing pops out of the cake and everything, having drugged herself, and he asks her what the heck is going on, besides people getting slaughtered all over his battleship, and she starts babbling personal crap about nothing..."What kind of babbling bull$hit is this?!"...THAT IS WHAT I SEE IN PAGE AFTER PAGE AFTER PAGE WHEN THESE THREADS ARE NOT LOCKED.
If you guys can't stick to topic, get the heck out of this one, make your own on another part of this forum, or better yet, abuse your own forums, and let these threads REMAIN THREADS FOR THE STATUS OF THE GAME SO WE KNOW WHEN IT IS DOWN AND WHEN IT IS UP, WE DON'T NEED BEER vs. LAGER vs. FOOTBALL vs. SOCCER and everything else in the world in this thread!
I don't care who's "prime time" this is cutting into, it's the weekend so it don't matter too much, but you people NEED TO TAKE NON-RELEVANT CRAP OUT OF THESE THREADS.
We don't need updates on every sordid detail of your insulting meager existence, not with about 5 pages per minute!
I swear, where are the admins when you need them? They ain't on no lunch break, that's for sure. Hell, I have spent my life on PC's, growing up in Redmond, for some time, across the street from M$ HQ, Pretendo HQ, Square HQ (until they went squeenix, but that was years after I left to another state)...
I always eat at my PC, either I'm doing programming on my space combat simulator (note: I hate arcade shooters, I wish this game had a little bit more Klingon Academy in the space flight element, but whatever floats it, I suppose), or I'm watching DVD's while doing server admin or some other job, but even when I'm on a 'lunch break', I just eat while I'm working...
I guess that dedication no longer exists in computers today, right...?