Massively OP Kickstarter donor John has a very simple question to kick off our morning: Why the heck is server downtime still a thing?
“How can any modern MMO still have server downtime after something like Guild Wars 2? Are we bad consumers? Do we not care? Obviously doable and I work for a company with a web frontend and plenty of places easily have the same without (planned) planned downtime.”
I’ve always found that curious too. I can understand why pre-Guild Wars 2 — Guild Wars 1, really — games would be locked into their server downtime/uptime paradigm, but new MMOs? What’s your excuse? Why don’t all MMORPGs have a rolling patch system like GW2’s? Why is MMORPG server downtime still a thing?