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#1 Apr 09 2011 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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Sigh... word went out on NA shards just a little while ago

The event has been delayed due to server stability issues, no ETA has been given, but Elrar promised to notify people as soon as they knew.

http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?159145-All-Shards-Phase-2-of-the-World-Event-has-Been-Delayed
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#2 Apr 09 2011 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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It's not so bad. I was enthusiastic about phase 2 beginning today because I want a shot at the epic mount for my rogue but as it was, there were a ton of people out in the zones chasing down rifts and doing the "normal" zone events as they popped up. Managed to finish collecting planarite on my warrior so I could get the field medic and had a lot of fun bombing around on my rogue killing things with my awful guitar. Got about 5k notoriety with Grim Disciples on my warrior to boot.

Not ideal, but I can live with it. I'd rather see them put it off until they're satisfied it will work as intended than ruin everyone's afternoon with server crashes and broken events.
#3 Apr 09 2011 at 3:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Aurelius wrote:
It's not so bad. I was enthusiastic about phase 2 beginning today because I want a shot at the epic mount for my rogue but as it was, there were a ton of people out in the zones chasing down rifts and doing the "normal" zone events as they popped up. Managed to finish collecting planarite on my warrior so I could get the field medic and had a lot of fun bombing around on my rogue killing things with my awful guitar. Got about 5k notoriety with Grim Disciples on my warrior to boot.

Not ideal, but I can live with it. I'd rather see them put it off until they're satisfied it will work as intended than ruin everyone's afternoon with server crashes and broken events.


I suppose.. I'm annoyed though because they supposedly tested the crap out of this event on the test shard and they've had 2 extra weeks for internal testing. I guess I just expected that if this were going to happen, it wouldn't happen half an hour before it was supposed to start with the message of "yeah we'll get back to you on when you should log in for this"

I feel like their QA guys dropped the ball here; first time I've seen that from them.
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#4 Apr 09 2011 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
Aurelius wrote:
It's not so bad. I was enthusiastic about phase 2 beginning today because I want a shot at the epic mount for my rogue but as it was, there were a ton of people out in the zones chasing down rifts and doing the "normal" zone events as they popped up. Managed to finish collecting planarite on my warrior so I could get the field medic and had a lot of fun bombing around on my rogue killing things with my awful guitar. Got about 5k notoriety with Grim Disciples on my warrior to boot.

Not ideal, but I can live with it. I'd rather see them put it off until they're satisfied it will work as intended than ruin everyone's afternoon with server crashes and broken events.


I suppose.. I'm annoyed though because they supposedly tested the crap out of this event on the test shard and they've had 2 extra weeks for internal testing. I guess I just expected that if this were going to happen, it wouldn't happen half an hour before it was supposed to start with the message of "yeah we'll get back to you on when you should log in for this"

I feel like their QA guys dropped the ball here; first time I've seen that from them.


They were slow getting the word out on the NA shards directly, but there were forum posts several hours beforehand on the o-boards explaining that the event on EU shards was disabled until they could resolve the issue. As they explained on the forums, the issues that crept up were issues that only came up on live servers. I'm sure they were trying to get things fixed right up until they had to make the call that the event wouldn't be starting on NA shards at the scheduled time. You can test and test on the alpha server but there's still always the chance that something will show up when it gos live. It's not ideal, but these things happen from time to time.
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