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#1 Sep 15 2010 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
Could someone tell me if the lobby server is currently under maintenance or something? I thought the maintenance ended last night/morning.
Basically, I can't connect to the lobby server, after i select 'start' in the game's opening screen. I get a timeout error message.

Thanks :)I've been at work all day so I haven't been able to stay updated on what's going on.

Edited, Sep 15th 2010 11:48pm by DirectorCobbs
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#2 Sep 15 2010 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
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everything seems fine according to this site with server statuses..

http://www.ffxiv-status.com/
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#3 Sep 15 2010 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
Was there an update to download? I didnt have to download an update, my game was just allowed to start. I just cant get into the character select screen.

if there WAS an update, and my client simply ignored it, then that could be the problem


edit: seriously guys i need your help
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Edited, Sep 16th 2010 12:09am by DirectorCobbs
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#4 Sep 15 2010 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
DirectorCobbs wrote:
Was there an update to download? I didnt have to download an update, my game was just allowed to start. I just cant get into the character select screen.

if there WAS an update, and my client simply ignored it, then that could be the problem


edit: seriously guys i need your help
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In a few weeks, or a few months, or maybe a few years, you'll come to realize that sometimes lobby servers and world servers get overloaded or just flat out crash. You'll learn over time that server status pages and websites aren't always fully accurate. You'll learn over time that when you get error messages like lobby server unavailable and world server unavailable that it has nothing to do with your PC or your client or your dog or the moon or the turtle that just swallowed your car. You'll learn over time that these things just happen, and that posting in a panic about it doesn't cause them to be fixed faster or relieve your anxiety.

It's open beta. Stuff breaks. A lot. Be patient. That's all you can do.
#5 Sep 15 2010 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
That's what I am asking - if the servers are working for other people.
The status site say's its up and running, and a user just told me it's working fine for him.

THAT is why i result to the logical conclusion that the problem is on my side.

No reason to be rude and tell me im being impatient and rash. I'm asking for an update, so if you'd like, you could kindly update me.
Don't make me feel like a douche for simply wanting to know what the status is for you guys.


So, to reinstate, since you had a hard time understanding this thread:
Are the servers working for you guys? Cause they havent been for me.


Pretty simple right?

Edited, Sep 16th 2010 12:22am by DirectorCobbs
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#6 Sep 15 2010 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
DirectorCobbs wrote:
That's what I am asking - if the servers are working for other people.
The status site say's its up and running, and a user just told me it's working fine for him.

THAT is why i result to the logical conclusion that the problem is on my side.

No reason to be rude and tell me im being impatient and rash. I'm asking for an update, so if you'd like, you could kindly update me.
Don't make me feel like a douche for simply wanting to know what the status is for you guys.


So, to reinstate, since you had a hard time understanding this thread:
Are the servers working for you guys? Cause they havent been for me.


Pretty simple right?


Let me work some imagery for you in the hopes that you might better understand how these things work so that something as simple as a lobby server timeout doesn't throw you into a tizzy next time.

Imagine you're you, and you're standing on the sidewalk outside "the club". You want to go into the club and go in and get tipsy with your homies. But first you have to get past the security and the coat check who are conveniently located in the lobby. So there's you outside, and then through a door there's the lobby, and then through another door is the club.

Now, it's a posh and exclusive club, so you can't just walk right in. You have to ring the buzzer on the front door and them some shady guy slides open a peephole to make sure you're not a drunken Britney Spears with her sloppy bits all hangin' out. So you ring the buzzer and nobody comes to the peephole. You ring it again and still nobody comes to the peephole. After a few more rings your finger gets tired so you decide to take a time out and wait a bit before you try again.

While you're waiting, all anxious to get your drink on, you decide to call up one of your buddies who's already in the club and you're like, "yo sup! I'm ringin' the bell and nobody is answering! What's goin' on?!" and your buddy is all like, "iunno brah, we're in the club already an e'rybuddy's gettin' tipsy." You know why? Because the ******* who is supposed to be in the lobby is in the can havin' a **** instead of answering the door for you, which has no impact on your buddy 'cuz he already all up in the club.

Yawmean?
#7 Sep 15 2010 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
Way to make this an arduous process mate.

For those who'd like to actually help /:)
-are the servers working for others?
and
-is anybody experiencing the problem I'm having?

I'm not looking for someone to explain the basics of congestion to me, this is not my concern. I'm trying to diagnose, so try and be helpful rather than insulting.

I also asked the question "was there an update after yesterday's maintenance", which the poster above me decided to scaff at.

If someone feels like actually answering these questions, I'd be happy and on my road to figuring out what's going on. Thanks :)



Edited, Sep 16th 2010 12:35am by DirectorCobbs
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#8 Sep 15 2010 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
DirectorCobbs wrote:
I'm not a networking newby, nor am I in searching for an analogy. I'm looking for an answer: are the servers working for others, and is anybody experiencing the problem I'm having. This is how diagnosing is done.
I've never had 'timeout' issues during OB.

I also asked the question "was there an update after yesterday's maintenance", which you fail to want to answer. This would help me, but you'd rather take the high road.
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No, there wasn't an update. Don't take your cranky energy out on me. I'm just having a little fun with you because these, "ZOMFG can't connect why wut who ehh how uhh wut?!" threads need a little levity or they just keep showing up over and over and over again.
#9 Sep 15 2010 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
I edited my post to be less cranky before i read the above post.

And there are zero threads currently about logging in errors. If by "these threads", you mean the ones 2 weeks ago when OB started, then yeah there are a lot.

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I've been having this problem for the past 3 hours and havent had it in the past 2 weeks in OB.

I'm asking for the help of others now, thank you. I'm very experienced with networking, and don't need someone to baby me about how congestion works.

edit: you also told me to stop worrying, because servers crash sometimes, and/or congestion happens. Yet the servers have not crashed, and the servers are not over-congested and full.

Edited, Sep 16th 2010 12:40am by DirectorCobbs
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#10 Sep 15 2010 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
DirectorCobbs wrote:
I edited my post to be less cranky before i read the above post.

And there are zero posts above. Stop pretending to be a moderator and worrying about repetitive threads before they happen.
I've been having this problem for the past 3 hours and havent had it in the past week in OB.

You are telling me you'd rather tell me my worries are silly, rather than help. I'm asking for the help of others now, thank you. I'm very experienced with networking, and don't need someone to baby me about how congestion works.


Dude...I answered your question in my first response to you. It's open beta. **** breaks. Lots. Be patient. It will sort itself out. There's nothing for you to fix. There's nothing for you to figure out. It's a problem with the LOBBY SERVER, which is why it told you there's a problem with the LOBBY SERVER. So just knock it off, ya?
#11 Sep 15 2010 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
The login server is being reported as working, not as being crashed and 'broken'. That is why I'm wondering why I cannot log in, if the servers are clearly NOT broken.

Seriously can someone else please help out and tell me if this is a serverside issue or a clientside issue

Edited, Sep 16th 2010 12:47am by DirectorCobbs
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#12 Sep 15 2010 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
DirectorCobbs wrote:
The login server is being reported as working, not as being crashed and 'broken'. That is why I'm wondering why I cannot log in, if the servers are clearly NOT broken.
Make sense?
Seriously can someone else please help out, I'm being treated like sh*t right here for a simple inquiry -.-


If you look back to my first response to you, I pointed out that the server status pages are not always accurate. It's been that way throughout open beta. Any time there's a maintenance, the servers show as up and running fine sometimes hours before you're actually able to log into the game. I answered your questions, but they're not the answers you wanted to hear so you're being defensive. I already told you it's a server side issue, but if you want to keep driving yourself bonkers waiting for someone to come and tell you the same things, be my guest.


Edited, Sep 15th 2010 9:52pm by Aurelius
#13 Sep 15 2010 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
You are telling me "hey, servers go down sometimes"

I know this. This is not at ALL what I am asking.

I'm asking if the servers are actually down. You've refused, 5 times now, to tell me a simple yes/no to whether or not you can personally log in. Therefore, I can only assume you're trolling this thread, as you're avoiding a very simple and understandable question.

I'm asking for this thread to be deleted if this goes on for another round of posts. I'll search other forums to see if people are currently able to log in or not.
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