LOTRO players postpone Weatherstock due to unstable servers

    
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If anything, Lord of the Rings Online’s server issues worsened as this week progressed. The problems, which initially seemed isolated to a small handful of game worlds, started this past Wednesday. By yesterday, many servers were being taken offline due to “instability” and the forums were also down, leaving players frustrated and bored as they went into their weekend.

While the servers are up as of Saturday morning, players are still reporting numerous issues with terrible lag. At any rate, the organizers behind the immensely popular Weatherstock aren’t taking chances and have tentatively postponed the player concert series until next Saturday, July 25th.

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Even Middle Earth can have pandemics.

In the meantime let’s be entertained by kidnapped Hobbits and Orlando Bloom, I mean Legolas.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Amorey

<3 Schlag :)

We still need some music this weekend so….

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Schlag Sweetleaf

:) perfect

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rk70534

Evernight is currently again down, as are Arkenstone and Landroval at least.

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2Ton Gamer

It’s an old game so I forgive them the issues but it doesn’t take but a min to shoot out a tweet or FB message. The community communication has been weak for years though.

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Eamil

I’ve been playing for a few weeks now and the servers were running like a dream up to now, but I’m on Brandywine and it’s been down for 6+ hours every evening since Wednesday, during US primetime. It’s frustrating, but more so because there’s little communication and no obvious cause.

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2Ton Gamer

Your dreams must be mediocre and rubber band with you having repeating stutters and running in place. That’s been the norm for years and festivals are often worse. I’ve grown used to it and not knocking the game, but saying it runs like a dream is just a flat out falsehood.

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Eamil

Nope. The game ran completely fine for me up until Wednesday.

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Bree Royce

I’ve been back playing for the last month too and I hadn’t seen any lag or server-downs the whole time until the last four days, which have just been a disaster.

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Justin Hartman

You have 3 of SSG’s servers (Arkenstone, Evernight, and Landroval) – incl. the 2 biggest – down for >30 mins. And no official notice or acknowledgement from the company. The LOTRO Twitter and Facebook pages are awash with player concerns and frustration.

Yes, it’s a weekend. But this is IT we’re talking here. There is little excuse for this, especially right after a period of instability. You’re talking a company here that is ~40 strong, with $20m in revenue. Why is this not the story?

Source for revenue / size is Dun & Bradstreet- https://www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.standing_stone_games_llc.d6b5d03b9143156a64d8f027b24249bc.html

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Justin Hartman

Landroval and Arkenstone have both been down for almost 30 mins. Not a peep from SSG.

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Ironwu

Server Cluster down again as of 11:50 am pst

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zoward

I ran into this in DDO last night. I was had intermittent response issues both outside and inside of instances. At one point i was 90% of the way though a dungeon and the system just stopped responding for over a minute. I had to disconnect, then reconnect. Fortunately the game picked up where I had left off and i was able to finish. I’m glad I wasn’t on a permadeath server!

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Justin Hartman

I think Massively is missing the bigger story on the server issues. It’s been 3 days of poor customer service and communication from SSG. I hate saying it as I love the game, but you can’t deny it.

At 11:45 PM EST they post that all worlds are re-opened. That is it. Within hours, there are reports of issues occurring again. By 9:00 AM EST, it’s consistent and certainly enough to establish a pattern. But where is SSG? No where – nothing on their forums, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

I get that they’re tired, etc. But it’s horrible customer service. I’m not talking about the actual devs in the trenches troubleshooting and fixing. I’m talking about Severlin, and to a lesser degree Cordovan. But mainly Severlin. I don’t care if he has had only 2-3 hours of sleep. He is the lead. He as accountability to his customers.

I would be fired if there was a production outage at my job, and there was no acknowledgment at all from my team. Have had plenty of weekends lost with 2-3 hours of sleep where I can catch them. It’s part of the job when you’re an IT lead.