Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Asakai Grumblings

About a week or so ago the Asakai fight happened, I have not talked about it for two reasons.

One, everybody else did and two, I didn't especially care.

Links for the cave dwellers here and here.


Penny Arcade, the quite popular online web comic have mentioned it in their PATV news service.

Why is this useful?

Well it reaches a large audience, perhaps some more people who know little about Eve Online so from an advertising point of view that's gold.

What they should be made aware of though is the server in that area of space all but failed.

Once the system filled up Time Dilation (TiDi) was so bad that actions took several minutes at best, at worst they just didn't.

I was online at the time but looking at the text chat I would not have been able to enter the combat system as the TiDi aka LAG was so bad it would have been a waste of my time, my ship, and promised a good chance of becoming trapped there for several hours.

It was an accidental public relations triumph, but also an infrastructure (almost) failure.

Certainly not playable using any reasonable definition of the term.

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