|Telling me the game is buggy doesn't make me want to
smash my monitor's shiny screen any less. I have a short temper. When things don't
work like they are supposed to, I get mad. I want to smash things. I yell.
I say "F-ck" a lot. "F-cking game, I just shelled out 150
bucks to spend 4 friggin hours in a shop." Rant alert, rant alert... there will
be no news in this particular post, just some old school DG bitching (and use of bad
I just gave up on AO for the next few hours. Despite what
Live server status page says, the server is NOT up 90+ percent of the time... not for
me however. No game has been this cruel to me. And I can attribute it to the
fact that I want to play the game... we have a brand new AO
Website up (the Mission) ready to be filled with neato content. I want to get
into the game and explore, learn stuff. I want to make level 9 so I can get my map
for Newland City. So what are we getting from the game? Log in, do something
for three minutes, lag, crash. Get back to game, you're knocked back in time to
where you started. I made it out of Hell (Newland City) on Saturday night only to
get stuck in a Tir County shop for a minor eternity. Stryker fared even worse...
twice he escaped Newland only to be sucked back in as the server crashed and he was
jettisoned back in f-cking time. All in all, I'd have to say it was a pretty sh-tty
day. We're both just sitting here now, both like we've been beaten down like dogs...
Anarchy Online disconnect
I still will not condemn the game though. I swear, I bitch, I think about
sending an /petition that reads, "If I get disconnect a-f*cking-gain I'm going to
smash my game cd with a large hammer!"... but I never do. What good will it do?
Funcom knows the game
is the shits to play right now, hell they tell us what's up right here:
No, we are not in denial.
It is painfully obvious we know about the connect issues and zone issues. We not only talk
about them, discuss them, evaluate them, but hear about them on a constant basis.
So, in light of the comments made.
We are well aware of the zoning / connect issues that have been apparent to many players.
We are working to pinpoint and fix all the problems related to these issues. Unfortunately
due to the very nature of programming, debugging and customer support we cannot give a
bullseye ETA on this. We do apologize for the problems this has caused some, but be
assured it is being worked on every minute of every day.
Thank you for being fans and thank you for being patient.
This can be read two ways.
1) Funcom is aware of the problem and working hard day and night to
correct it because hell, we pay their wages.
2) Funcom has no f-cking clue what is going on, the ship is sinking and
they're trying to hold it all together.
I think (hope) the answer is 1, but we can just tell there is a good
sprinkling of 2 as well. The problems are being worked on... it's kind of like EQ
was when it went retail with the vicious lag... though EQ never dumped your ass every five
minutes (it just kinda sucked, and in retrospect...it still does). A lot of people
have brought up how smooth Asheron's
Call was on it's launch, but comparing AC's engine and tech to that of AO is like
comparing... I don't know... a biplane to the space shuttle. Biplanes are cool, but
they don't have anything close to the details in the shuttle. Same thing with AC and
AO. And as much as I support them, Funcom is just not Turbine... f-ck, AC players may
never realize how good they got it... too bad AC devolved to number crunching and macros.
Ah, this is sliding. Let me just say that we're both gonna keep plugging
at it. Hell, it allowed us to play some Firearms today and while I generally sucked, I was ripping it up a bit
with my Saiga. Now we're off topic. Funcom is tackling the problems and
slowly... slowly getting them taken care of. And I guess we'll be there
plugging away, trying to make do in any way that we can. I know I will be. I
hope nothing gets broken in the meantime.
Oh, and special message to PC's in Newland city:
QUIT KILLING F-CKING QUEST NPC'S YOU DUMB SONS OF BITCHES!!!