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#1 Feb 24 2011 at 1:57 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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I can understand que's and I am willing to wait ... a REASONABLE amount of time, but to log in less than 10 seconds after the servers go live (Yes, I watched them turn live) and to be in a que stating over a 10 HOUR wait to get on is more than a bit ridiculous.

Then to top it all off, I get booted from the login server a total of 6 times. The 1st time I was back in the que at my original position and now I can't even get in to the authentication server. WTF ? Not good in my opinion, not good at all. After finally getting through the authentication server, I lose my position and am number 2606 in the que and a wait time of over 18 hours !!! More than a GRRR came out of my mouth I tell you.

A TOTAL of 23 servers shared for over 1 MILLION subscribers ... that's a little over 43,000 per server, and that's if they are evenly distributed amongst ALL the servers. **** poor estimation on Trion's part there. Another thing, this isn't even peak time yet. What is it going to be like come 3:00 when the kiddies are out of school and 5:00 after the adults arrive home from a hard days work ?

And this is just the head start ! There should be at LEAST triple the number of servers and the caps on those servers should be well above the normal for the 1st couple of days until everyone "finds their server".

I am totally disappointed in this launch and had such high hopes due to the incredible stability and no ques during the beta events. For the money I have invested in this game so far, it's looking pretty **** grim in my opinion.
#2 Feb 24 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Good
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if you stay in the queue it will go from 12 hours to 12 minutes in less than 30 minutes due to all the rage quitters.

Im waiting on wolfsbane because thats where my WoW guild and Zam friends will be.

Don't worry.

If you are in a rush, go on a pvp server, the wait is like 1 minute
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#3 Feb 24 2011 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
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LOL ... this IS for a PvP server ... Briarcliff
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stay in the queue, the time will bounce around with everyone quitting but you should get in within 30 minutes..
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#5 Feb 24 2011 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
I have no idea how you could possibly see this as a bad thing. Yeah, you can't play the game yourself at the moment, but this means that they have COMPLETELY blown their predictions out of the water. It's never a bad thing when a **** of a lot more people are interested in your game than you expected. Not a bad thing at all.

Just have some patience.

They're opening up more servers as we speak.

It's a far cry from being **** poor. It just means it's a **** of a lot more popular than they thought it would be.
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#6 Feb 24 2011 at 2:06 PM Rating: Default
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i agree this launch is fail, but more for the fact that there are still people who preordered but cant even access the client patcher, due to inexplicable errors, such as error #2002 "you are not authorized to play this game. we have your preorder money though, so we're good. **** off and have a nice day."
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#7 Feb 24 2011 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Take a deep breath...no MMO runs smooth on the first day. Too many variables.

There's nothing that says Trion will not figure all this out.

1 meeeeelllion people...nuff said.
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I see this as a plus because it means there should be plenty of people to raid with =)
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Canadarox wrote:
I can understand que's and I am willing to wait ... a REASONABLE amount of time, but to log in less than 10 seconds after the servers go live (Yes, I watched them turn live) and to be in a que stating over a 10 HOUR wait to get on is more than a bit ridiculous.

You do realize the the game estimates wait time by using past information, the past information of all of 10 seconds. It can't read minds and predict the future.

I got in within about 10 minutes.


Other than the general crowding I've had no problems with launch.
#10Canadarox, Posted: Feb 24 2011 at 2:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You don't get it ... I am not ******** about the game itself, just it's implementation.
#11 Feb 24 2011 at 2:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Simmer down, have a coke and a smile. They'll fix it.
#12 Feb 24 2011 at 2:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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Empty queues on a launch day would scare me, this is (painfully delivered) good news imo :D

I usually take the following week off and play catch up, launch days are usually frustrating and crash-tastic. Since I started doing that I've enjoyed new expansions and games so much more :D
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#13 Feb 24 2011 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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You don't get it ... I am not ******** about the game itself, just it's implementation.

I've played MMO's for over 10 years and have never, ever, seen a head start with as few servers as this game has running. .

You must have stayed with one game for ten years....
WoW and FFXI were ridiculous at start but it got better.

I have noticed that if you get kicked out of queue you get returned to your spot =)
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#14 Feb 24 2011 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
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UO
Everquest
Everquest 2
DAoC
DDO
Vanguard
LoTR
Guild Wars
Aion
Warhammer
AoC
WoW

and a plethora of others ...

I didn't play during WoW's nightmare launch nor AoC's ... but I was there pretty much launch day on the others and they all launched with less problems than this one. Don't get me wrong, I am not giving up on the game in the least ... I am just expressing my dissatisfaction with what is happening particularly to me is all.
#15 Feb 24 2011 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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One million Trion accounts does not equal one million Rift players who are trying to log on during the headstart.

This launch has gone smooth for me. Much, MUCH better than Conan, WAR, and FFXIV... and I am sure I am missing a few others.

I actually logged on about 3-5min after servers going live and was able to get onto the server I wanted, reserved 6 names, and then went to my second server and waited in a queue that said 2hrs when I began... it took me all of 20min maybe to get onto that server.

I have yet to be DCed.
#16 Feb 24 2011 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
You didn't, however, pay money to have access to the head start. You would be paying the same amount of money if you purchased it two months from now. Head start is only an added bonus for pre-ordering.

Don't worry, you'll get into your head start soon enough.

On a related note, I'm glad this is happening now so that it will probably get straightened out by actual launch date.

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#17 Feb 24 2011 at 4:25 PM Rating: Default
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What you fail to realize is that there are countless others chomping just as eagerly at the bit to log on to a server. You know what that means? They're just as ecstatic as you are about Rift. That's good news for everyone, you, me, Joe the Plumber, and Trion. Having full servers right off the bat ensures that the population amongst all of the active servers is distributed equally. That's not a failure to acknowledge how popular the game is, or a bad estimate of the player base, its simply logical. If they opened all 33 servers right off the bat, some servers would find themselves with ridiculously high populations while others would be terribly low. How would you feel if you chose your server at launch time, only to find out hours/days later that it has roughly half the population of all the others? How easy would it be to find a group to run instances with, or a guild to make friends? Not easy...

Basically, they're herding us like cattle. Patience is a virtue.

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#18 Feb 24 2011 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought it was a pretty good launch.

I was trying to get into Wolfsbane from 30 seconds before launch onwards, when I got in the queue it said that I was 450th and would have to wait 20 minutes. It ended up being about 40 minutes but once I was in the world was relatively clear in the starter zone and only got busy once through into the game proper.

In the first 3.5 hours the game crashed me out 3 or 4 times. The only other frustration was trying to find mobs to quest on once I was around lvl 7/8 because it was completely packed but you expect that on launch day.

This was more stable than other launch days I have been involved in, though less stable than FFXIV's prelaunch which was perfect (shame about the game).

First few weeks are going to be very busy. Lots of people have been waiting for this game for a long time. Lots of people not waiting for this game have come over recently given the fail of some recent MMO launches. I see how busy it is as a good thing. Hopefully it bodes well for the future of the game.
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Deep breath. Relax. This will all be worked out soon. Sorry you're not able to get on, but give Trion a bit of time to sort things out. Launches never go perfectly. I'd rather have them have to add more servers because the game is too popular than have empty servers because the game isn't popular enough.
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#20 Feb 24 2011 at 5:13 PM Rating: Default
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I would be thrilled to get into a queue, all I get is errot #1016, with a smattering of error #2005. They obviously knew the pre order numbers, and could have done a better job accommodating most of the players. Right now I'm on ventrilo, with a group of players that defected from Runes of Magic, because of really bad customer service and problem resolution. We're all here having the same problem, logging in.C,mon Trion, we were so looking forward playing this game!
#21 Feb 24 2011 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
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My queue 6+ hours and that's not moved by a lot over the last hour. It's for Wolfsbane ***** you unofficial Oceanic server), but rather than raging, I've had a laugh as it reminds me of the good ol' WoW launches in the past and taken a deep breath and gone and done some housework....


I'm positive that being accepting of the situation (which raging cannot change), will make your experience better. No point raging and getting into the game and ruining the first day because you're too upset to relax and enjoy it!

Now, I might make some jelly... :D
#22 Feb 24 2011 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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You don't get it ... I am not ******** about the game itself, just it's implementation.

I've played MMO's for over 10 years and have never, ever, seen a head start with as few servers as this game has running. Putting more servers on line on the fly shouldn't have happened. Those servers should have been live from the get go, regardless.

I, like you, put money in their pocket, upfront, to ensure the release of the game and played the beta(s) extensively. They knew how many pre-orders they had and should have acted as if every single one of those pre-orders were going to log on at 10:00:01 ... period.


FFXIV launched with something like 10 servers and was up to 13 during the early launch week.

Now they don't have enough players to justify 5 servers.

Also, people still having error 2002 issues...that's on their end, not Trion's.

It's not worth raging over, guy. It's really not. If you've played MMOs for 10 years and haven't seen launch day queues, you haven't played many MMOs at launch in that 10 years. Getting more servers online to account for demand is EXACTLY what should be happening.

Don't let your impatience become cause for irrational critique. Trion is doing just fine under the circumstances.
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lol and THIS is why i just preordered from gamestop, gonna pick it up on the first, maybe even the 2nd or 3rd and save myself a whole lot of headache, everything will be good shortly, why all the rage now?? does a few days really make that big a diff when you will probably be playing the next 5+ yrs???
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lol and THIS is why i just preordered from gamestop, gonna pick it up on the first, maybe even the 2nd or 3rd and save myself a whole lot of headache, everything will be good shortly, why all the rage now?? does a few days really make that big a diff when you will probably be playing the next 5+ yrs???


You do realize that when you preordered at Gamestop your receipt had the early headstart code on it...

Well, unless you have the standard edition and the standard editions didn't get headstart access... but I thought everyone who preordered did...
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I updated the game last night, got home from class today around 5:30 est. logged in, went and ate some food, when i came back i had 3 mins left in queue. After that other than some lag at rifts i haven't been d/c'd and got to lvl 10 without any true problem.

In my experience if playing the launch of Original WoW, plus all 3 expansions, and FFXIV, this is by far the smoothest one ive encountered yet. Now im off to work and will pick it back up at 5am. :)
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I'm just trying to get the game downloaded at all. Smiley: frown
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Also, people still having error 2002 issues...that's on their end, not Trion's.


actually, no it isn't, at least not in my case. don't talk about things that you have no experience with. it's ignorant.
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If it's a bad thing to ask for this, I apologize to the ZAM overlords in advanced (and nuke meh gently)...is there a torrent with all the updates available like how it was done for FFXIV? My dang download started over and now I have to wait ANOTHER 20 something hours. Smiley: banghead
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Also, people still having error 2002 issues...that's on their end, not Trion's.


actually, no it isn't, at least not in my case. don't talk about things that you have no experience with. it's ignorant.


I am curious... What exactly is Error 2002 and why can it not be on your end?

I apologize if I sound like a ****, but I really have no clue what the error consists of.
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Well in my experience this head start was even worse then Aion. can be both a good or bad thing.

I logged in 2 secs after the servers went life and i got in a 3500+ queue
then after an hour you automatically get disconnected from the server and if you don't reconnect in 2 mins you get placed in the end of the queue again.
I dint know this so it happened to me twice >_>

Atm all 3 Eng PVP servers are packed with Queues.

and this is only head start if it goes the same way as Aion did then expect way more queues when the game goes live.

In the end I am still waiting to even start XD I was not even able to make a character last night I was just stuck in queue.

just noticed on the official forums a lot of new US servers have been added but besides the bloodiron EU pvp server (last night) not a single EU eng server (pvp or Pve)is added yet >_>

correction: seems 1 has been added Sagespire. i see some new De/fra server tho :S




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hit level 14, got a server first for some weapon I got from pvping...it was an awesome first day (although we ended up on Aedraxis)
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#32 Feb 25 2011 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Llester wrote:
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Also, people still having error 2002 issues...that's on their end, not Trion's.


actually, no it isn't, at least not in my case. don't talk about things that you have no experience with. it's ignorant.


Every person who has gone to the official forums and screamed about being unable to download the client and blaming Trion for their issues has wound up eating crow when they find out that it's a Windows issue or a firewall issue or some other shenanigan that Trion has absolutely no control over. Everyone on the forums complaining of any persistent errors whatsoever has resolved their issue by rebooting their machine, fixing their bunged Windows issues, plugging their modem directly into their PC (ie. bypassing their router) or any number of things that...again...Trion has no control over.

Simple rules of tech support. If you're having an issue that is not widespread (aka the vast majority of users do not share your issue) then the vast majority of the time it's a problem on your end.
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Also, people still having error 2002 issues...that's on their end, not Trion's.


actually, no it isn't, at least not in my case. don't talk about things that you have no experience with. it's ignorant.


I am curious... What exactly is Error 2002 and why can it not be on your end?

I apologize if I sound like a ****, but I really have no clue what the error consists of.


Error 2002 is "You are not authorized to play the game." On Tuesday when Trion made the live launcher available to download, anyone who installed the launcher right away and tried to download the client was getting error code 2002 because Trion hadn't given access to download the client yet. Once they gave access later that day, the overwhelming majority of pre-order customers were able to install with little/no issues.
#34 Feb 25 2011 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Launch has gone perfect. Started with 33 servers and as they filled up, not queued but filled, new ones were opened and now the server count is 50+. Thats perfect gents. You don't open servers to reduce queues, you open them when they are full. And if you don't want a queue... don't play at head start or launch day.

Also its 1 mill accounts, not sales. Not likely that every single beta player pre-ordered. Count me among them. I will play Rift but I don't care enough about rushing the end game to deal with queues. See you all when my guild reports that queues on Keenblade are gone and the starter zone isn't shoulder to shoulder :P
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Sat in queue for about 3 hrs, got in and played in some fairly packed zones. Zero lag, never DCd, adequate mob spawn time. I think it's a superb launch.
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Sat in queue for about 3 hrs, got in and played in some fairly packed zones. Zero lag, never DCd, adequate mob spawn time. I think it's a superb launch.


Yup, same here. I knew I'd have to wait so I *gasp* did something else in the meantime.

Other than the wait, the servers were very very stable. Participated in some pretty packed rifts and it was smooth as can be.

Side Note: Non-lag related I'm really surprised on how well the game looks and runs on my system.

I turned everything all the way up and it looks really really nice. Not mind blowing, but solid. I might get a new video card because of it...ugh.
#37 Feb 25 2011 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Aurelius wrote:
Every person who has gone to the official forums and screamed about being unable to download the client and blaming Trion for their issues has wound up eating crow when they find out that it's a Windows issue or a firewall issue or some other shenanigan that Trion has absolutely no control over. Everyone on the forums complaining of any persistent errors whatsoever has resolved their issue by rebooting their machine, fixing their bunged Windows issues, plugging their modem directly into their PC (ie. bypassing their router) or any number of things that...again...Trion has no control over.


I may be taking this the wrong way because I'm tired but to believe that this Error #2002 is my end is on the borderline of impossible. I have tried everything under the sun for about 12 hours now. Includes restarting computer, deleting config settings, starting from the Selfpatch first, restarting modem, my computer is already directly plugged into my modem, turned off firewalls, defraged my computer, reseting my password(helped some people), reinstalled the patcher round about 30 times, downloaded the patcher from atleast 3 or 4 different sites seeing if that would do anything, and many other things I can't think off the top of my head atm.

Still nothing.... I can't even post of those stupid official forums for some odd reason. My pre-order code was put on my account around the 3rd Feb. I've been in 3 beta's why isn't my headstart working? Don't know... All my friends are enjoying their fun on the servers with no problem. They were able to download the client couple of day's ago where as on my side I got "Error #2002 You are not authorised to play this game". Therefore not allowing my to download the client....

/end tired rant.....

PS. If my grammar/spelling is buggered up.... I'm tired, that's my excuse...
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I've suffered through a lot of launches, this is the smoothest I've ever seen. If you didn't like it then MMO's arent for you at their birth
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Still nothing.... I can't even post of those stupid official forums for some odd reason. My pre-order code was put on my account around the 3rd Feb. I've been in 3 beta's why isn't my headstart working? Don't know... All my friends are enjoying their fun on the servers with no problem. They were able to download the client couple of day's ago where as on my side I got "Error #2002 You are not authorised to play this game". Therefore not allowing my to download the client....

/end tired rant.....

PS. If my grammar/spelling is buggered up.... I'm tired, that's my excuse...


Sry to ask the obvious but you did uninstall the beta client first right? The headstart and beta clients are different. You have to uninstall the beta client then go here ->http://www.riftgame.com/en/headstart/index.php for the headstart client
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I know that most of the low population servers are having absolutely no difficulty what so ever when logging in. I myself tried many of the other lower populated server and on more than just a few I had absolutely no que. Maybe I should have waited until today to pick my server, but meh ... it's where my buddies and I wanted to go. So now, today, I have been in a que for over 5 hours waiting to get back into the same server (Briarcliff) ... I just might try and convince my buds to uproot and head to another sever. 5-6 hour wait times are inexcuseable in my book and yes, I know it's not totally Trion's fault, but that is what server caps are for. Either up the cap, or simply stop people from being able to access that particular server.
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BUT AH CAN'T LEAVE MAH GUILDIES!

The nature of this problem guarantees that if its affecting you, it's also affecting everyone else in your guild. So any guild worth its salt would be doing the reasonable, ADULT thing right now, and discussing a server move.

The number of self entitled whiners on the official forums is rather depressing, it really is no-one's fault but your own if you continue to roll on to clearly massively overpopulated servers. In fact you're only compounding the problem further.

I mean really, how much time can you have invested after a mere 24 hours of NOT PLAYING ANYWAY? It's ridiculous.
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Self entitled whiner huh ? You got no clue pal, none. I already mentioned talking to them about a server move ... duh, no need to state the obvious. Go troll somewhere else.
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no one said YOU were a self entitled whiner. the fact that you would assume they were speaking to you means there might be a grain of truth in there somewhere...

My guildies and me were having issues logging into the server we chose, so we decided to play on one of the new pvp servers instead. There was no forum whining over something we very much had control over. Once the servers stabilize into what they will be we might go back if the new server we chose isn't as highly populated as we would like, but at least we would learn the core mechanics.

Get off it and do something about it. your post is neither constructive or wanted. Saying duh just makes you look immature and ignorant.
#44 Feb 25 2011 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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You know, some of you may not be too upset about the launch and long queue times, but for the guy that works 10 hours, gets home around 6 expecting to play, and then has to wait until 10 or so at night to get on...while having to wake up the next morning at 5:30 for another days work... you can see the frustration. What I find humerous is the fact that long queue times are "expected"...well if thats the case then i would have "expected" a solution to prevent it.
#45 Feb 25 2011 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Danex317 wrote:

Sry to ask the obvious but you did uninstall the beta client first right? The headstart and beta clients are different. You have to uninstall the beta client then go here ->http://www.riftgame.com/en/headstart/index.php for the headstart client


Sorry but are you trying to ***** with me? I mean, that's the number one step to installing this headstart....
#46 Feb 26 2011 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Canadarox wrote:
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Everquest
Everquest 2
DAoC
DDO
Vanguard
LoTR
Guild Wars
Aion
Warhammer
AoC
WoW

and a plethora of others ...

I didn't play during WoW's nightmare launch nor AoC's ... but I was there pretty much launch day on the others and they all launched with less problems than this one. Don't get me wrong, I am not giving up on the game in the least ... I am just expressing my dissatisfaction with what is happening particularly to me is all.


EverQuest did not have a good launch. Servers barely even stayed up. DAoC, same. Aion had probably one of worst launch stabilities ever... Warhammer was laggy as ****.

Rift has had one of the smoothest launches to date. Biggest problem? Getting into the game. Lag was pretty horrid when servers came up, but once the masses started to spread out, it died out. Kudos to Trion for a pretty smooth launch. Your biggest QQ is that they cant login. That says a lot.
#47 Feb 26 2011 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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KnivezXIII wrote:
Danex317 wrote:

Sry to ask the obvious but you did uninstall the beta client first right? The headstart and beta clients are different. You have to uninstall the beta client then go here ->http://www.riftgame.com/en/headstart/index.php for the headstart client


Sorry but are you trying to ***** with me? I mean, that's the number one step to installing this headstart....


Because EVERYBODY reads ALL of the directions EVERY time! Sometimes its the simple things that cause problems like that. I was just trying to help.
#48 Feb 26 2011 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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Danex317 wrote:
KnivezXIII wrote:
Danex317 wrote:

Sry to ask the obvious but you did uninstall the beta client first right? The headstart and beta clients are different. You have to uninstall the beta client then go here ->http://www.riftgame.com/en/headstart/index.php for the headstart client


Sorry but are you trying to ***** with me? I mean, that's the number one step to installing this headstart....


Because EVERYBODY reads ALL of the directions EVERY time! Sometimes its the simple things that cause problems like that. I was just trying to help.


This is very true. The first 20 minutes i couldn't get my patcher to work because i forgot to uninstall beta first. I was so used to the majority of mmos, where the beta and live client are the same. Needless to say i felt dumb about it, considering it says right on the patcher that you need to do so :P
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#49 Feb 27 2011 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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trooper0229 wrote:
What I find humerous is the fact that long queue times are "expected"...well if thats the case then i would have "expected" a solution to prevent it.
What solution would you like exactly? Servers this side of the technological singularity will always have limited capacity. That capacity has been reached, on a select few.

Opening more servers won't do anything to relieve this situation, because players stubbornly refuse to migrate...

Go look at the bloody shard status page, long queues are only affecting a minority of the servers. The majority are suffering from minimal queueing, in fact most have none at all.
#50 Feb 27 2011 at 5:17 AM Rating: Good
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Also, people still having error 2002 issues...that's on their end, not Trion's.


actually, no it isn't, at least not in my case. don't talk about things that you have no experience with. it's ignorant.


I had a 2002 error until I figured out how to set up my game with an actual subscription. The website isn't all that user friendly yet, so it took some time.

Basically had to go to the account site, enter in a code and then use the CD-key I got from Steam when I bought and installed the game. Then had to set up a subscription plan. Of course, being the pro MMO-player I am, I went about it the wrong way, setting up a subscription before installing the game, logging into the game before having verified my pre-purchase CD-key, hence the 2002 error.

After I sat down and read through some Steam posts, I got it fixed, by simply entering in my CD-key as a code.
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#51 Feb 27 2011 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Danex317 wrote:
I had a 2002 error until I figured out how to set up my game with an actual subscription. The website isn't all that user friendly yet, so it took some time.


I've set up a subscription but now when i go to fiddle with it and change it to charge one month at a time it tell's me I can't do it at such a time. Not friendly at all.

Danex317 wrote:
Because EVERYBODY reads ALL of the directions EVERY time! Sometimes its the simple things that cause problems like that. I was just trying to help.


Sorry I apologise. It was 1:30am after trying to figure this account bizzo out all day I was very cranky and I didn't mean to take it out on you.


I've pretty much missed the whole headstart because of this account issue. Not happy Jan.. 5 support emails and 1 community email later. Still no reply.
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