Thar She Blows!February 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Posted in General | 3 Comments
Tags: pre-launch excitement, rift
There is a part of me that expects Rift’s servers to collapse this evening. Or, if you are from one of the Americas, this morning.
Or, if you are Monkey, at some godawful-halfway-through-the dark-hours/people-shouldn’t-have-to-be-awake-at-this-time time. Wotcha Monkey; I hope you get back to sleep ok.
So, there we go.
I’m not wishing ill of Trion, and I certainly hope that their stress testing worked well, but I’ve seen too many prime game launches and expansion launches to expect anything but a total, complete, and utter collapse of servers.
I can, however, hope that today, Trion will buck the trend by having a headstart launch where everyone gets to play.
Well, those who want to. When asked if I wanted to go to dinner with my lovely lady’s family yesterday, I answered in the affirmative. For a start, the food there is always good. Then there is the fact that social life trumps gaming, every day of the week. And, of course, there is that whole thing of not wanting to spend the night looking at a message that tells me the servers are down.
With luck I should be able to leap in, make sure it all works, maybe create a character, and then leap out again to go off to dinner. Quite possibly as a ninja might, when pursued by a pirate.
To everyone who is neither ninja nor pirate, but is in fact a player of MMOs, I hope you all have a fun evening, and one unblighted by server failures, collapes, login queues to the moon and back, and any one of a myriad things that can get between a gamer and game. Whether that game be Rift or something else.
To Trion; good luck. I hope this launch evening/morning/scary-early-halfway-through-the-night goes in an ordered, exemplary fashion, to the accompaniment of Beethoven’s 9th and popping corks.