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talsharien
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Old January 13th, 2021, 10:54 AM
Can a member of LW staff please advise how long the Wednesday update will take. Once again my session is in jeopardy.
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Old January 13th, 2021, 10:59 AM
As a global application, I really hope LW figures out how to do zero-downtime updates at some point.
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Old January 23rd, 2021, 08:44 AM
LWD is not a large company. I know much larger companies with web based services that still have regular downtime. Unfortunately for some being a US based company means that evening downtime in the US falls during daytime hours elsewhere.
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Old January 24th, 2021, 09:16 AM
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LWD is not a large company. I know much larger companies with web based services that still have regular downtime. Unfortunately for some being a US based company means that evening downtime in the US falls during daytime hours elsewhere.
I think the main issue is that, according to the post times in the announcement forums, the announcement is made 10-15 minutes before the server is taken down.

This means that gaming groups affected by the downtime will already have met up - rather than giving them enough notice to be able to reorganise a new date for the game.

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Old January 24th, 2021, 02:12 PM
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I think the main issue is that, according to the post times in the announcement forums, the announcement is made 10-15 minutes before the server is taken down.

This means that gaming groups affected by the downtime will already have met up - rather than giving them enough notice to be able to reorganise a new date for the game.
This ! This is what is the most problematic. Forget zero-downtime, announcing release in advance requires nothing but a bit of planification
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Old January 24th, 2021, 03:15 PM
Actually, if one logs in, they usually have an announcement a day or two before "planned" downtimes. Yes, they could also post to the forum, but that's what I think they're trying to avoid. However, in this case, what was advertised as a 1 hour downtime turned into over 7 hours. There was little communication from LWD about why or when the system would show up again. I this case, at least hourly updates on the forum would have been helpful.
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