Walrus,Should this have been announced in a more professional fashion? Yes
Has this move actually helped the lag? No
Is the reaction to the move completely blown out of proportion? Yes
Do MOST games such as these have daily maintenance which they take down the servers for 10-15 minutes? Yes
Is it time for INNO do this for FOE? Honestly I don't know
Should such a maintenance be done during recalc? It would only make sense.
Should recalc or maintenance be done during a time where the servers are already overloaded due to high traffic? No
Again and most importantly...
Has the reaction to this change been blown out of proportion? Yes
First, thank you for your feedback and this is what is meant by the thread. Still, some are missing the real point here. The way Guilds are ranked are by GvG Points and as such, GvG plays a very important role to the game. Some players do not do GvG, there are several in our guild that don't and that's totally fine. The backlash is because of what this has caused, period. Our guild is quiet, guild fun time for GvG is no longer the way it once was. I know people have lives and many people work to play online games and that is great. To fundamentally change a game and the way in which guilds are ranked, "the game" has changed the way the game once was. A majority of people in the US who work for a living, are not able to be on at peek times for GvG which is now right after protection is off or 10am est. This is and way the issue at hand. Is 8pm est. perfect either, NO. That is not for me to say and it was NOT for me to decide. We have many in our guild for the west coast and they cannot get online at 8pm est., but are available later. I did not create this game and I did not create the way the re-calc. was decided on. I only play the game in front of me and I enjoy it. Because of this change, a lot of FUN of GvG, which our guild was getting back into fully, as we jumped from a 40's ranked guild to currently 21. Now this has caused a major slow down for our guild and as a co-leader of such guild I am worried. Should I try and recruit players who do not work these hours.? So, there are many questions left unanswered and I am sorry if you do not fully understand why people are upset by this. I am passionate about this topic, my family, my friends and my guild. If it is I, who has to answer these tuff questions and make these comments at the risk of being trolled (by some), then so be it. I will take that for the goal of the game, which we all play because we enjoy it. Please pardon me, if my passion for the game runs overs and I am upset by "the game" making these changes without notice to anyone. Let's be crystal clear, in order for any change to occur, there MUST be a plan for any change to happen. Therefore, "the game" knew that they were making a change and to withhold notice is WRONG. To change the game the way they did, is WRONG. To make changes to help the better functionality of the game, is RIGHT. So, make the changes the right way and FIX the real problem. Please don't put a Band-Aid on the problem and hope it will go away. We all know the problem still exists, so fix it. That's all anyone has asked here, PERIOD.