DDO and LOTRO’s one-day downtime is now at three days and counting

    
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DDO and LOTRO’s one-day downtime is now at three days and counting

What began as a one-day downtime to work on a data center has now stretched into three days of offline status for both Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online.

There seems to be no end in sight for the server work, which Standing Stone Games has repeatedly delayed since this past Wednesday. As of last night, the studio said that both games (and their respective websites) would be offline at least until 2:00 p.m. eastern on Friday and that it would be delivering a further update on the situation this morning.

This unexpected stretch of extended downtime dredges up memories of a similar period a few years back, which was followed by a new data center that ended up causing worse performance issues than before the change-up began. Both MMO communities have divided among those peeved at the lack of gaming and those showing support to SSG.

At least players are getting a few good jokes in to handle the wait:

Source: Twitter
Update
Now we’re down until Saturday noon. Feeling pretty sorry for the devs working through this weekend. :/

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donvweel

I think this is the second server move. Things did not go well last time either. DDO and LotRO are great games but they are full of hair and don’t like to be poked.
http://www.hacker-dictionary.com/terms/hair

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Fred Douglas

Much that once was, is lost
For none now live who remember it.

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Scott Roy

Yow. There went my awesome Friday night dungeon crawling. Sea of Thieves it is then hahaha

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Aldristavan

Justin/Bree/etc.: what’s the longest downtime that you can remember? Seems like DDO takes the cake on this one.

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Scott Roy

Oh, I don’t know… I remember when WWIIOL went live in 2000 and it was like three whole months of them starting the server, watching it all crash and restarting… for THREE MONTHS! It went on for almost six months.
They ended up giving everyone a free year’s sub just to keep it populated.

That’s scary, but somehow they made it.

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Leix Icon

Whelp, downtime extended now to noon on Saturday, I think that officially makes this downtime longer than 2013

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Michael18

Just fired up the LOTRO launcher out of solidarity to at least let it patch in the updates of the past couple months. Haven’t played LOTRO since late summer / autumn last year, but looking forward to returning some time in spring and going through the new content.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

Downtime just got extended from 2pm EST to 6pm EST today.

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Nate Woodard

If it’s one guy doing it, which is probably the case in this situation, then there’s really no telling how long this could take. Especially, if the server side isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do. Heh. Good luck to the poor guy! I’ve felt your pain many a time!

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sophiskiai

I actually reinstalled DDO earlier this week (I think I last played it back in 2011) after hearing that Tieflings are coming, then this happened!

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Melissa McDonald

I really hope this isn’t the “beginning of the end” for LOTRO. No other game compares for me.