Can we say: Extended Downtime?
Here is what I had to slowly watch take place on the Camelot Herald.
All servers will be coming down on Monday, May 19th at 7:00am EDT so that we can make upgrades to our Billing, Accounts and Customer Service systems. We estimate that the servers will be back up by 3:00pm EDT. Please keep an eye on the Herald for updates!
Updated 2:45pm EDT: Due to unforeseen issues we now estimate the servers will be back up at 5:00pm EDT. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We will get the servers back up as soon as we can!
Updated 5:00pm EDT: We now estimate that the servers will be back at 6:30pm EDT.
Updated 6:20pm EDT: The servers are now expected to come back up at 7:30pm EDT. We're really sorry everyone, the team is doing their best to resolve the issue as quickly as they can. Thank you for your patience!
At 7:30 or so, a new post was donned!
All servers remain down at this time so that we can continue to work on resolving the issues with the new upgrades to our Billing, Accounts and Customer Service systems. We are now estimating their return at 9:00pm EDT. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please keep an eye on the Herald for updates!
Updated 9:00pm EDT: We now estimate that the servers will be back up by 10:00pm EDT.
Updated 10:05pm EDT: The servers are not quite ready yet. We are now estimating that they will be back up by 10:30pm EDT. We'll let you know as soon as they are back up!
Updated 10:45pm EDT: There is a crashing issue with the login server which is causing the extra delay. As soon as the issue is resolved, the servers will be back up. No estimated time available at the moment, we'll keep you posted on any new developments.
Updated 11:20pm EDT: The login server issue has been resolved and the servers are now up!
Let's just say that I'm glad I gave up at 7:30, I mean 9:00. Seriously, that's just shit service in sandwich form. I love DAoC, don't get me wrong, it is my favorite MMO of all time, but this shit is just fucking sad.
I know Mr. Jennings never woulda let that happen :p