Any tech people on here?

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What would cause them to need 'maintenance' every night? How can you "server maintenance" your way around the fact that too many people are playing the game in the evenings.

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I know very little about this stuff but I would love to hear an actual expert talk about this

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Theoretically they could be spinning up additional servers to accommodate the additional load.

This could require them to clone the existing software on to the new nodes and then add them to the pool. Hence the "server maintenance" windows every night.

But then again, this is SDS, so who knows 🤷♂

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@ny_giants4_life said in Any tech people on here?:

I know very little about this stuff but I would love to hear an actual expert talk about this

Same. Since sds won't give us an explanation

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I believe it is mainly just a reset. But hopefully there is more to it. They do this every year and it is almost every night for the first Month after release it seems. Then randomly throughout the year. So I dont think it is because of the extra server problems from this year. I kind of wish they would schedule for around 10pm central. I have never been able to play around that time where as early morning I can play no problems.

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I stuck a fork in a toaster once so I’m an expert on this. My diagnosis is SkyNet is behind all of this

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I think they need a new surge protector.

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Where is hoboadam?

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@chuckclc_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

I believe it is mainly just a reset. But hopefully there is more to it. They do this every year and it is almost every night for the first Month after release it seems. Then randomly throughout the year. So I dont think it is because of the extra server problems from this year. I kind of wish they would schedule for around 10pm central. I have never been able to play around that time where as early morning I can play no problems.

I understand what you're saying; but what about people that can only play between the hours of 9pm and Midnight EST?

The reason the do it that early in the morning is a majority of people in all timezones re sleeping.

Edit: In all honesty, there isnt rally any 'good' time to do server maintenance.

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No need for speculation. The team is working hard on the connectivity issues.

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@collin_sds_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

No need for speculation. The team is working hard on the connectivity issues.

sorry Collin but you guys have said the same thing with every issue for years. People are kind of tired of the canned responses that you guys pass off as communication. Cant blame people for speculating if you provide 0 information.

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@collin_sds_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

No need for speculation. The team is working hard on the connectivity issues.

Im sure they are. We would just like to know what the problems are. Also, don't tell us not to speculate when yall havent provided any information as to why the product we paid for doesn't work half the time. Silly customers.

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@collin_sds_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

No need for speculation. The team is working hard on the connectivity issues.

Excuse you? We as paying costumers for this junk game have every right to speculate. Especially since you guys don’t like to update us on what in the world is going on with this game.

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Argh play at night get a few lagfest games then servers go down play in the day no lag get 2 games in server down.

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@stinkysman77_mlbts said in Any tech people on here?:

Where is hoboadam?

You didn't tag me... Heh

A bit more information from SDS would go a long way.

Is it database? Is it hardware? Is it coding? Is it absolutely nothing that we've speculated about?

Please don't tell us that there's no need to speculate when no communication has occurred. That's pretty poor man.

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I uninstalled the game. Held onto the power button on the PS4 until it beeped twice. It gave me the option to rebuild the library/database
I clicked on that.
Then I reinstalled the game. I noticed I'm having less issues.

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With the frequency of the lockouts being almost daily, and in a couple of instances twice or more daily, if I had to guess, there's a memory leak in their server software. My guess would be that the servers have to be restarted, and maybe they're testing potential fixes during that time. I also highly doubt they host the servers on their own hardware. My guess is they probably have them on server farms sprinkled around the US / Globe.

Take all of this with a grain of salt though...I don't have any more information than any of you do. My opinion is formed based on being a software engineer who happens to have done extensive work with PSN years ago.

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@collin_sds_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

No need for speculation. The team is working hard on the connectivity issues.

The reason people are speculating is due to zero communication

Is SDS going to adjust XP at all to compensate for all the losses of xp?

Honestly this is such an arrogant and condescending response.

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@johndarlas_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

I uninstalled the game. Held onto the power button on the PS4 until it beeped twice. It gave me the option to rebuild the library/database
I clicked on that.
Then I reinstalled the game. I noticed I'm having less issues.

Glad that would make you feel better. In no way shape or form, will that help with any of the issues SDS is having.

It'll improve the read/write speed if your PS4, like defragmenting a hard drive on a PC.

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@go4stros25_psn said in Any tech people on here?:

What would cause them to need 'maintenance' every night? How can you "server maintenance" your way around the fact that too many people are playing the game in the evenings.

I've answered this before.

Nightly maintenance is for cleaning the cache of the server memory. Especially during times like this when there are blatant data leaking and sync issues, nightly rebooting is a MUST.