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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Get over it  Reply with quote  

Le Fantôme de l’Forums

Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Posts: 2110
Location: Kansas City, MO

There is a blog out there similar to the Goblin Smithy one Mayeh posted which focuses on the thoughts of a GM toward players. It's a funny read, but what was posted yesterday sums up my thoughts on people who bitch every time there is a maintenance or a follow up maintenance.



FFXI =/= Oxygen

You do not need FFXI to survive.

You don't.


You could even go entire days without playing. You could go outside and see objects with life-like TnL and Pixel Shading. Or you could sleep.

But every damned time we have a maintenance, it's like the end of the freakin' world.


It's okay. It's going to be okay. Breathe deep. Do you smell that?

That smell is idiot.

Honestly, you will survive the maintenance. Yeah, yeah, I know. You have plants to check on, or auctions to watch, or you're studying the migration habits of the wild hare.

It will all freakin' wait.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to do server maintenance? Or to add new game data to a pre-existing system? Or to run a real-time global world across multiple servers?

I don't either, but that sounds damned hard.

Maintenance takes time. Maybe more time than we originally planned. It happens.

I know it ruins your whole day. But you have to understand the larger picture.

Your whining ruins MY day.

Think of the big picture, people.

Here's just a few of the GM calls I received during our last maintenance.

GM Call Description: Are the servers up yet?

GM Call Description: How about now?

GM Call Description: Why can't I log in?

GM Call Description: How about now?

GM Call Description: theserversdown theserversdown ohno ohno whatdoido whatdoido noffxiandnoexpmakemesomethingsomething gocrazy don'tmindifido

GM Call Description: How about now?

Seriously, people. It's time to pull the plug. I'll have your nice, shiny bans waiting when you finally log in.

Do you know what we do sometimes? Just to get back at all you whiners?

We extend maintenance for no reason.

Or sometimes we schedule a maintenance for no reason and then do nothing.

Last maintenance took 4 minutes total. The rest of the time, we were having a kegger in Mordion Gaol.

Damn, that was fun.

And we kept sending it each prank GM calls.

GM Call Description: HELP! MAH PANTS IZ ON FIRE!

Sigh. Too bad we had to let you people back on our servers.

Next time, do us all a favor. Just forget the maintenance schedule and go do something else.

And by something else, I do not mean "go play WoW".

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Hand of Heaven

Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 4436
Location: Toronto, Canada

Someone posted the link to Bannable Offences in the Goblin Smithy thread. I love reading both of them. If you appreciate those there is a website that you may want to look at Acts of Gord, it is written by a game store owner in British Columbia.

A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!
- Blade Runner

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

The Duke of San d'Oria

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Location: WI

I have read the entire book of gord more than once.
I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and i'm all out of bubble gum! ~ Roddy Pipper


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