View Full Version : EQ2 US Server Downtimes Move to 7AM Pacific

06-16-2005, 03:30 AM
<DIV>We wanted to let everyone know that, starting this week, regularly scheduled US-English server downtimes will take place at <STRONG>7AM Pacific</STRONG> instead of 4AM Pacific. This new time will apply to both major live updates and restarts for minor hotfixes.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Although the 4AM restart time technically occurred during the lowest amount of server traffic, it negatively affected a specific population of players: those in the Asian and Australian regions. In order to support these players more fully, and based on feedback received at our community summit, we have decided to move the update times a few hours later to give subscribers in those regions a better opportunity to play.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Our apologies to anyone negatively affected by this change, but we feel it to be in the best interest of our EverQuest II subscribers.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>We also wanted to let everyone know that we will not be bringing the servers down for a daily restart unless there is a necessary update or fix. Previously we have been restarting the servers most days, whether there was an update or not. Based on server optimizations the team has performed since launch, we are confident in our server stability and intend to keep them running between necessary updates.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Please note that there may be times when hardware or network maintenance will require downtimes earlier or later than the 7AM norm. However, all regularly scheduled game updates will follow the 7AM standard.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanks again for your continuing support of EverQuest II.</DIV>