The Daily Grind: What’s the most inconvenient MMO maintenance cycle you’ve encountered?

    
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Back when my wife and I first got together, in the days when The Burning Crusade had yet to happen, World of Warcraft had a very predictable maintenance window of Tuesday mornings. This did not work out well for me, due in no small part to the fact that at the time, I was working in the evenings. Tuesdays, thus, were a period of time during which I basically could not play at all. It was exceedingly annoying.

Of course, I think we’ve all run into some maintenance times that have just not worked for us, for whatever reason. Maybe the maintenance starts exactly when you get home from work, maybe it always seems to be an emergency session when you really want to play. Heck, maybe you’re playing something in Early Access that always is up during times when you’re not playing a live game and down when you want to do something. So what’s the most inconvenient MMO maintenance cycle you’ve encountered?

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Soulbreeze

I work 3rd, so they’re all pretty inconvenient.

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starbuck1771

All of them basically. They always seem to want to update when your playing a game.

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Xephyr

Guild Wars 2 …oh wait

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Asterei Starcaller

Pretty much every mmo maintenance. They all seem to start 5-7pm for me, which is when I want to sit down and relax and play a game most of all

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Angel

This is where I envy Guild Wars & Guild Wars 2. Their maintenance is pretty awesome. Just reboot your client when they tell you too and boom you’re patched.

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Sorenthaz

FFXIV and their Tuesday evening maintenance during North America’s prime hours

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Oleg Chebeneev

Those never been a problem for me. Except maybe WoW private servers when it can randomly go offline for more then a day

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squid

Ultima Online, back when it had to reset every day and roughly an hour before the reset no progress would be saved even though servers stayed online.

If you liked server wars at Brit GY it was nice, but for the average player it just sucked.

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Utakata

…and I thought this Daily Grind was going to be on the topic of those severed Dryad bodies in WoW. The horror! :(

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Melissa McDonald

at launch queues. Having to wait to enter a game is bad planning on their part.