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What genius thought it was a good idea to do a stress test at the worst times.

My guess is that they want to see how the servers load up when people get home from work/school. At least here on the east coast, I will be able to get home around 5pm and play for a few hours. Kids that get home from school will get to play at 2:30ish. That should be true for all US timezones right?
    
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My guess is that they want to see how the servers load up when people get home from work/school. At least here on the east coast, I will be able to get home around 5pm and play for a few hours. Kids that get home from school will get to play at 2:30ish. That should be true for all US timezones right?

Most of their players are European and why would someone stress test for kids? I thought the average gamer was like 23? They should have done it on the weekend when most people are free to truly test their servers
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Well I'd put money on the next BWE being over Memorial Day weekend. Everyone will have time to play then and their servers will be able to stretch their legs.
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My guess is that they want to see how the servers load up when people get home from work/school. At least here on the east coast, I will be able to get home around 5pm and play for a few hours. Kids that get home from school will get to play at 2:30ish. That should be true for all US timezones right?

I wouldn't say all of them, here in California the times are from 11 am - 6 pm so I'm not entirely sure why the 11 am to 3 pm period of time is there to be honest since according to the traffic on the freeways people tend to get off work at about 4:30 - 6:30. I think this scenario is aimed more for you east coasters.
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here's a great post about MMO developer confidence, although it's highly ironic because of who wrote it.

http://www.whalliance.com/forums/showpost.php?p=701390&postcount=54
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Folks,

As to NDAs, the rule I've always gone by is my "time before release rule" in order to judge the confidence the publishers have in their new game (doesn't apply to ports or games that are already out in other places). I add a +1 for every week prior to release that the game's NDA has been lifted and come up with a score. If <4, there's a lack of confidence in the product, if you are >8, they really believe in the game. WoW had a great score (the highest I believe) and some of the MMOs that failed, had, as expected, low scores. A score of 4 is just about the minimum you should expect from a MMO publisher.

As to why we all have strict NDAs, it is nothing more complicated that these games take a long time to not only develop but tweak and get just right. Nobody has a right to expect that a game that has as long as a dev cycle as an MMO will look, feel and play like a finished game until it is just that. Yet, if we allowed people to talk about the bad (as well as the good) during development, all MMOs, including WoW, would have had a lot of bad things said about them. And with what these games cost these days, yeap, all devs want to have the best chance to build interest in the game right up to the time of NDA release and/or launch. That's why I have always have told players and will always tell players to judge for themselves. Ignore the hype, believe the reality.

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Edited by FLCLimax - 5/10/12 at 4:34pm
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Add my preferred class as Engineer please, not sure about professions tho.
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Huh. Just realized I never found Lion's Arch.
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There's a portal to Lion's Arch in all the major starting cities.
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