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  •  05-07-2011, 4:14 PM 922976
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 12-08-2014, 11:48 PM
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    Subject: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    In order to keep things clean, i'm going to put server status discussion here and keep a news thread locked.  The news thread with the latest server status can be found here:

     http://forum.agecommunity.com/forums/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=922977

  •  05-07-2011, 7:34 PM 922997 in reply to 922976
    VF14_JRacer VF14_JRacer is not online. Last active: 05-07-2011, 7:35 PM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    What is the problem with Microsoft and AOE3...have they cut resources down to one DB manager? I would think if you took the server down for 3 hours overnight (not on a weekend or weekday) and had 15 techs doing disk defrags you should be able to get it up and running right away. I guess the revenue stream is minimal and Microsoft under estimates the impact of poor customer service. I know the kids may not complain but the 45+ strategists who have already stopped buying Sony online entertainment due this same problem with their market and have now stopped buying games and PS3...will also stop buying XBOX and perhaps even MSOFFICE software.


    Opportunity COSTS might be worth the support we lost when this transferred directly to Microsoft.

  •  05-07-2011, 8:05 PM 923002 in reply to 922997
    HunterCallahan HunterCallahan is not online. Last active: 09-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    1st, get over the down time. second, ES used to manage the servers then RE, and now MS. The game is getting old, and i think you should just be happy we have a mod that is willing to actually try to fix things,after all the game has been through. Also, just because ESO was down for a few hours is hardly a reason stop buying MS stuff. and another point, the game is online, around the world. so because the world is round and revolves round the sun, its not night time everywhere all the time, im sorry you didnt realize that. And the servers had an error, and they needed to be fixed. so, if you want ryzon to wait until its a weekday night, then sure, lets have an error bring them down, and keep them down. This wasnt a scheduled down-time.

    cam44:

    wut inn thee fawk r u tokking abowt?
  •  05-07-2011, 10:13 PM 923004 in reply to 923002
    Metis Metis is not online. Last active: Thu, Dec 26 2013, 1:38 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    I agree. Remember that the servers are running a game that almost into its 6th year. It's really amazing that there is still enough interest in AOE 3 to maintain them at all. By this time most other games are on third-party systems. And, from what I've seen posted, the third-party, unmoderated, systems are mainly about who can stack up the most game cheats. Not to mention the unsupervised 12-year-olds who think it funny to just scream obscenities the entire game.
  •  05-07-2011, 10:57 PM 923008 in reply to 923004
    Storm_ Storm_ is not online. Last active: 01-04-2012, 11:44 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    Metis:
    Not to mention the unsupervised 12-year-olds who think it funny to just scream obscenities the entire game.

    its actually pretty awesome :D

    wish aoe3 had an easy voice chatting feature :((


    Ryz0n:

    I know you may be grumpy that I'll be a bit more strict here, there's a good reason I think you'll be excited about.


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  •  05-07-2011, 11:28 PM 923010 in reply to 923008
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    Storm_:

    Metis:
    Not to mention the unsupervised 12-year-olds who think it funny to just scream obscenities the entire game.

    its actually pretty awesome :D

    wish aoe3 had an easy voice chatting feature :((

    But I thought you were a mute?

  •  05-08-2011, 3:39 AM 923020 in reply to 923010
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    Man, Microsoft did ES dirty anyway. Wish they were still around because in my opinion, they were the best RTS developer. The Age series is the best series of RTS games. While there are many starcraft fans or warcraft or any other popular RTS games, all you have to say is Age of Empires or Age of Empires II the Age of Kings, and you get instant respect from almost all of them. I feel AoE3 was more of a niche game for a lot, but it still is a really good game.

    I expected a lot of Robot Entertainment since it claimed to have captured most of the former ES employees, but I was let down as soon as I saw Orcs Must Die, do I seriously need to explain this one? When the NDA was lifted for AOE:O, and I could play the open beta, I did. And I was let down again. AoE:O is not an Age series game in its truest form. Its an MMO first and then a true competitive RTS second. I'll leave AoE:O to the casuals as it will be impossible to balance.

    While I feel that microsoft game studios is not as bad as old EA or the current activision I don't respect them as much as other publishers as it seems that while they do make better products they don't provide a service as well as they should.

  •  05-08-2011, 9:37 AM 923047 in reply to 923010
    Storm_ Storm_ is not online. Last active: 01-04-2012, 11:44 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    ditissparta:
    Storm_:

    Metis:
    Not to mention the unsupervised 12-year-olds who think it funny to just scream obscenities the entire game.

    its actually pretty awesome :D

    wish aoe3 had an easy voice chatting feature :((

    But I thought you were a mute?

    oooo men i use a text to voice program!  so it sounds like steven hawking is flaemin them, so op!


    Ryz0n:

    I know you may be grumpy that I'll be a bit more strict here, there's a good reason I think you'll be excited about.


    LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES
  •  05-08-2011, 9:43 AM 923049 in reply to 923047
    BuZz_D BuZz_D is not online. Last active: 06-15-2012, 8:17 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    now that is funny.

    no offence steven your still out of this world!

  •  05-09-2011, 12:35 PM 923235 in reply to 922997
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 12-08-2014, 11:48 PM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    A corrupt database is not solved by a simple disk defrag, I think you are misunderstanding the issue here..  

    Many things, including this one, will take a certain amount of time no matter how many people you have working on it.  Restoring a 50GB database from off-site backups takes a while - about 2 hours in this case.  There is no way to make it go faster.  As for the timing, I don't even work on weekends, but spent Saturday getting the service back up.  I'm looking for solutions to the issue to prevent it from going down / taking so long in the future, but the issue on Saturday was not planned maintenance.

    I'm not going to even justify the comparative comment to other online services, it really has no bearing on this situation.  

  •  05-09-2011, 4:39 PM 923253 in reply to 923235
    HunterCallahan HunterCallahan is not online. Last active: 09-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    Do you know how the data base came to be corrupted?

    cam44:

    wut inn thee fawk r u tokking abowt?
  •  05-09-2011, 5:56 PM 923265 in reply to 923253
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 12-08-2014, 11:48 PM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    I posted the error before, if you want to look it up its Error 644, Severity: 21, State 1.  Could not find the index entry for RID (big number) in index page ....etc

    The particular specific cause is very difficult to determine, however i'll be putting a hotfix on the server tomorrow that hopefully will address it.  There are several documented things that can cause the issue, most were in the latest service pack for the SQL server (which we have installed of course). If it works, i'll be able to detail a bit more in the future. 

  •  05-09-2011, 7:37 PM 923283 in reply to 923265
    HunterCallahan HunterCallahan is not online. Last active: 09-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    Sorry, I already saw the error and looked it up. I was just wondering if you knew what was causing it specifically, apparently you dont yet.

    cam44:

    wut inn thee fawk r u tokking abowt?
  •  05-10-2011, 12:05 PM 923374 in reply to 923283
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread

    So anyone feeling like having a chat with me on Xfire while ESO is down ?

    Btw ryz0ni how long untill I can pwn noobs again ? 


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  •  05-10-2011, 12:25 PM 923380 in reply to 923374
    LordStefanIII LordStefanIII is not online. Last active: 03/07/2014, 4:07 PM
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    Subject: Re: AOE3 Server Discussion Thread
    Jerom:

    So anyone feeling like having a chat with me on Xfire while ESO is down ?

    Btw ryz0ni how long untill I can pwn noobs again ? 

    jeromi do you have gameranger?

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