Tuesday, May 1, 2012

And Crash

I logged on this morning about an hour after downtime. Everything was up and the server population was around 23k people. This is a great time of day for me to scan sigs. One of my corp mates was on and had a sig that was eluding him. I logged on my scanner and headed to him along with my pewpewer to handle what I found for myself.

As I jumped a gate, I got a message that the 'air traffic control' was busy and that my session would jump in 150 seconds. In my other window, my scanning alt hit the next gate and got stuck in the same message. Time started to count down. My corp mate goes "Shit. I can't activate anything and I'm taking damage." He was also stuck. Then he got "Everything is busy" as he tried to get out of the system.

In my chat rooms the same complaints started erupting everywhere. Then people started crashing. No one could actually do anything and ships were exploding left and right. The petition system is going to be rather heavy this morning. About a minute later we get a message for an emergency 20 minute reboot.

I love the single server aspect of Eve. Sometimes it goes down. They do try to replace our stuff when lag like this happens. While people are accepting of losing their shit, they are not so accepting when they lost it because of a server burp.

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