Lord of the Rings Online goes into its sixth day of server outages

    
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Lord of the Rings Online goes into its sixth day of server outages

The server woes that began last Wednesday for Lord of the Rings Online continued all through the weekend, with players on multiple realms left waiting for Standing Stone Games to fix the problems. As of Monday morning, the game is going into its sixth day of widespread downtime and server disruption. It also looks as though Dungeons and Dragons Online’s servers are being affected by this problem.

SSG posted its now-daily notice on Sunday, saying, “Arkenstone, Belegaer, Brandywine, Crickhollow, Evernight, Gladden, Gwaihir, Landroval, and Laurelin will be closed for the evening while we investigate issues at our data center. We will keep you updated. We are currently planning to keep the worlds down through Monday morning Eastern Daylight Time.” The servers are still down as we type this Monday morning.

On his July 17th livestream, Community Manager Jerry Snook acknowledged the start of the issues: “We had some server issues that began yesterday and cascaded into quite the late night for the team.” He said that hardware issues at the game’s data center ended up impacting some, and later most, of the server worlds.

Interestingly, LOTRO’s newer legendary progression servers and some European shards have remained more or less untouched by the outages. The downtime ended up forcing the postponement the popular player-created Weatherstock, which is now eyeing August.

Source: LOTRO, Twitter

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Steve Martin

Lifetime subscriber here. Unfortunately this just reinforces what I see going on with lotro and SSG. They are clearly running the servers on a shoestring budget with very low bandwidth ISP. Either this will force them to fix some things, or they will end up shutting down some if not all of the service.

Their minimal staff is probably pretty overworked this week and the strain is showing.

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Techno Wizard

Somebody call The Eagles to swoop in and help with this battle.

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Fred Douglas

I really like this game, my first MMO, has a special place in my heart. But they have just unacceptable tech problems. Huge lag, terrible frame rates on more than sufficient systems. It’s really a shame.

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rk70534

Trying to log in now and after the launcher tried to do some updating getting the old friend “An update error occurred: Server connection timed out”.

Quite often in the past the cure to this has been to re-download the whole game; waiting a few hours (after so many days, not much point being too fast) before taking that step.

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Darthbawl

I have been able to log in to DDO in the afternoon/evening long enough to get my daily dice but have not stayed logged in for anything beyond that.

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Barnoc N'Draak

Heh. I actually downloaded this overnight to try it out for the first time in probably 10 years. Hopefully it gets up, otherwise I guess I try again in another decade.

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Viktor Budusov

This is revenge of disabled Bombadil server!

Andy Turner
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Andy Turner

The EU chat is the same 10 years. Live server not needed.

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Tanek

I’m not exactly holding my breath on this, but…

Maybe this server performance disaster is what SSG needed to finally take a long look at what has been going on the past few years. I mean, LOTRO and lag have been as inseparable as Hobbits and second breakfast.

I’d be happy to give up a week or two or three of game time if it meant a serious performance improvement when things came back online.

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xpsync

I’m not reading this right now, i must be having a nightmare. Sixth day? Wholly wtf? BRUTAL!!!

This hits hard on two fronts, being in tech if peeps loose access for more than 5 minutes you’d think their world just f’ing ended, that’s some serious life issue’s folks.

The other front being a mmorpg gamer, i’m lost when swg goes down, been lots of server issues lately, i mean this goes way, way back, but is why i always have 2 mmorpg’s on the go.

I like dedication and commitment, all that bouncing around attention deficit disorder of the new shiny mmorpg of the week way back bothered the f out of me, not saying there wasn’t some fun to be had at the time, all i’m saying is sssoooooo nice to be back to 2 on the go again, swg and wow r/c.

For all you lotro’s hope it comes back soon, hope the jonesing ain’t too bad, i know mine would be.