If you’re one of the many who have had a discussion with me on forums, blogs, or ventrilo, you’ll know that I am usually not bothered by queues.Â I see them as a necessary evil.Â I’ve even defended games that have horrible queues with a “just wait it out” kind of attitude.Â Usually the queues in a mmorpg only last, or the most part, a week or two after launch and then only during prime time.Â Well, I’m starting to get bothered by the queues in Darkfall.Â Why?Â Because they’re not getting any better.Â In fact, they’re only getting worse – much worse – and Aventurine is continually making them worse by acting in stark contrast to any solution: They’re constantly adding more people to one server!Â Why?!
I wait in the queue an average of two hours every time.Â It doesn’t matter what time of day I try to log in – 5am in the morning or 10pm at night – it’s always this bad;Â I’m also bound away from newbie zones.Â People are hopping in the queue before they go to work and coming home with it ready for them to play.Â Players getting disconnected are faced with sitting in the queue all over again.Â The game has a few issues with CTD’s (I’ve crashed maybe a total of 5 times since the 26th of February, not bad but others are worse) and these lead to sitting in the queue again.Â Â At least do what Mythic and Blizzard (I think?) do and allow a buffer for you to log back in.
Supposedly the server infrastructure will be upgraded next week.Â Rumors abound that Aventurine plans to open a second Euro server.Â Â I can only hope.
I’m going into my 4th hour of queue waiting today.Â Took 2 hours 45 min to log in this morning (counting server down-time) and a “You have been disconnected from the server” error has landed me waiting another hour and 20 min now.Â Â At least it has given me time to do my Economics homework.
For those of you online, I hear that pressing ALT+F4 gives you speedhacks and Dragon mounts.