Comic Mischief

"A game that keeps a smile on the player's face is a wonderful thing" – Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo


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ArcheAge Downtime Compensation!

ArcheAge has had some downtime problems just recently, and there were whispers of compensation of some kind from Trion.

As it turns out, they’ve delivered, and they’ve delivered big time!

Patrons will be able to claim the following compensation packs:

  • 5 Bonus Days of Patron Time
  • 15 Superior Worker’s Compensation Potions (500 LP each)
  • 30 Loyalty Tokens to use at the Loyalty Store on the rewards of your choice
  • 3 Greedy Goblin Gummies (+10% Loot Drop Rate)
  • 3 Frankenflavor Jawbreakers (+10% XP)
  • 3 Marshmallow Sugar Pumpkins (+3% Move Speed)

Non-Patrons will be able to claim a slightly different compensation pack:

  • 10 Superior Worker’s Compensation Potions (500 LP each)
  • 15 Loyalty Tokens to use at the Loyalty Store on the rewards of your choice
  • 3 Greedy Goblin Gummies (+10% Loot Drop Rate)
  • 3 Frankenflavor Jawbreakers (+10% XP)
  • 3 Marshmallow Sugar Pumpkins (+3% Move Speed)

They’re applying the packs over the next day or so, and once complete, everyone will receive an e-mail to let them know they’re able to claim them.

I’m really happy with this compensation pack, it’s a nice gesture and it’s a mix of really useful items (Labor Pots, Patron time, Loyalty Tokens) and items more in the flavour/fun direction with the candies.

Downtime happens, and I haven’t been bothered by this recent few days of problems. I love the game and while it’s disappointing not being able to play, it’s greatly appreciated that Trion have decided to grant us these cool packs. I just hope I get mine in time for the weekend so I can get some bonus Labor to use! 😀


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WoW Server Maintenance – 11 December

Yikes. Hopefully nobody this side of the globe had their hearts set on sinking some WoW time tonight – servers are going down at 1:00AM PST. That’s – well, right on peak-time, for us.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, December 11th.  Maintenance will begin at 1:00 AM PST and is expected to last for 10 hours.  During this time, all realms and many web services will be unavailable.

Thank you for your patience.

Source.

I’m well past the weekly complaining that used to take place on the forums and so on, but I really wish they wouldn’t refer to it as “regular” maintenance. Why not call it ‘early’ or ‘extended’? It’s clearer several hours longer than the more standard 5:00/3:00AM.

I’ll be sitting at level 87 for a bit longer, then. 🙂