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5-18-2008 @ 9:42AM
I thought to myself - I might go have a look at AoCInstead of a nice shiny page with lots of info they have a basic placeholder with the following - looks like they have not planned their resources"Our web and forum servers are currently experiencing an exceptional high volume of traffic. In the mean time please use the links below. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures servers are now open! Register Register your copy of Age of Conan.Support Browse through our knowledge base or contact us.Forums Talk with other Age of Conan fans."
5-18-2008 @ 9:58AM
This might be slightly intentional - "Look how busy the AoC site is, they must have a TON of ppl playing!"Probably not though, since only certain players are allowed in.
5-18-2008 @ 10:24AM
I went over there on a slow Sunday morn intending to DL a trial (that's how I got started in WoW over a year ago) and was greeted with the same 'Oops' screen.I would think that if their intent is to dethrone WoW, they would have more than enough server capacity to handle the predictable surge in interest on this opening weekend.Now, with the window of opportunity closed and my WoW enjoyment not diminishing, AoC has a very small chance of ever getting my $$$.
5-18-2008 @ 5:39PM
Um... This is the smart thing to do. Instead of overloading their servers with a fat webpage, they slim it down to the bare minimum. You can't just say, "Oh, it's their fault for not buying more web servers. AoC going down!" Think of what use these servers will actually SERVE once the initial rush dies down. Nothing.Their options are either:1) Pay extra on a waste of money just so you can have a shiny web page during the initial rush.2) Slim down the web site so that money is conserved, everything works faster, and everyone is happy.Hell, even BLIZZARD did this for TBC.People will whine about ANYTHING. /facepalm
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