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Starfleet Commander => Hired Guns Universe => Topic started by: Aberrant72 on February 24, 2014, 04:01:43 PM

Title: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Aberrant72 on February 24, 2014, 04:01:43 PM
I think this is clearly a sign of things to come, this uni has been a pain in my ass and with all the down times, it's become an even more of a pain my ass. I think it's time to move on we will see. . BFG the Uni was fun but tedious, if you want my money bring back Original.


 ABE
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: STORMBRINGER Soul Taker on February 24, 2014, 04:15:29 PM
They gave us plenty of warning about this down time. I would rather have this than when it goes down in the middle of active play.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Matt H on February 24, 2014, 04:25:28 PM
We announced this outage on Friday so that we could upgrade our server. I'm sorry for inconvenience, but we had to do maintenance.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Aberrant72 on February 24, 2014, 04:39:47 PM
I may have miss understood then. I thought it was for 5:30 UTC or something other.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: T on February 24, 2014, 04:47:21 PM
Is it just me or is this maintenance running long?
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Post by: Conan on February 24, 2014, 04:48:45 PM
I've been on for about 15 minutes.  You might need to do that reset Matt mentioned in the original notice.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: T on February 24, 2014, 04:50:35 PM
Hmmm still getting the down for maintenance message.. even did a full reload
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Conan on February 24, 2014, 04:52:15 PM
From Matt's original notice.

During this downtime we will be moving Original to a new hosting environment and upgrading the underlying code architecture. This should produce a better play environment for everyone. However, as a result of the move, you may need to refresh the DNS records for your local internet connection to reach the game at the end of the maintenance period. This can generally be done by restarting your modem, router, and computer.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: winnie the pooh on February 24, 2014, 05:27:46 PM
Matt:

in the current world.
we all are very busy.

it will be a great help that announce few more time 1 hour before the downtime.

Thank you.

Pooh
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Ice queen on February 24, 2014, 07:41:29 PM
it was posted last week where were you POOH ?
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: winnie the pooh on February 24, 2014, 10:31:42 PM
Pooh is getting old.
need many reminders.
:D

If I got remind today, I could post a (p) on my fleet.
:D
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Deeds on February 24, 2014, 11:22:58 PM
It has been brought up before, and i think could be a big help to many people.
It didnt effect me as it happened while i was on FRS anyways, but i forgot about it as well.
I know we are warned, so i cant blame BFG in any way for my forgetting, but many people do the same as me and just close out of it so it doesnt get in the way, then forget.
Im not complaining, i know there are several ways to remember, including posting in an alliance forum, writing yourself a note, setting an alarm etc..

I also dont know ANYTHING about programming or code writing, but i feel like this SHOULD be a fairly easy thing to do.. Being to have the warning come up again, as Pooh said, "An hour before downtime".
just a message with "Reminder: SFC Hired Guns will be down for maintenance at _______"

Might never happen, and some people(including BFG?) might not WANT it to happen, but just an idea that i have seen many times, and i think is a good one.

Thanks for listening(:
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: yarabundi on June 26, 2014, 01:08:28 AM
Is Hires Guns down again ?
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Post by: johnnie_rico on June 26, 2014, 01:11:20 AM
not coming up for me.  cleared browser cache, restarted, all normal things. got nothing but white screen
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: jamkarim on June 26, 2014, 01:16:06 AM
I can't reach it either. :-(
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Post by: new starr federation on June 26, 2014, 01:16:30 AM
not coming up for me.  cleared browser cache, restarted, all normal things. got nothing but white screen

i blasted off my 50m athena at ur fleet a few minutes ago Jonnie :)
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Matt H on June 26, 2014, 01:16:35 AM
I have the team looking at it.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: yarabundi on June 26, 2014, 01:18:12 AM
Same here !!! I tried it through my Ipad, my pc, through direct link, through Facebook. Doesn't work. At least we know now that the problem is not at our end of the connection.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: yarabundi on June 26, 2014, 01:18:42 AM
" have the team looking at it."

Thanks Matt !!
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: BuckMntn MoonWolf on June 26, 2014, 01:20:15 AM
thanks for posting;  it was working for me earlier and now it is not working.  I tried two different browsers and cleared the cash on both. 
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Commander_Ready on June 26, 2014, 01:26:32 AM
I must have been really in the game, because  I don't remember seeing the maintenance notice.  How long will the server be down?
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Pantin on June 26, 2014, 01:27:05 AM
Nova was down for me for an hour. I think it's teh same problem as before where their servers change something but some people 's web providers assume it stayed the same and adon't bother "rechecking" before X time. For me it was one hour.

Try rebooting your modem (not the comp) and see if that helps.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Commander_Ready on June 26, 2014, 01:37:54 AM
It's back up  :D
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 08, 2014, 06:12:37 PM
is Guns down?  just getting white screen
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 08, 2014, 06:15:09 PM
Sorry, it is back up now for me now.  I didn't do anything to get it back up
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: BuckMntn MoonWolf on July 10, 2014, 03:43:34 AM
game time 03:35 Hired guns down;  white screen ;  login page won't even come up. 
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 12:35:57 AM
game time 00:35 and appears guns down. just white screen
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: jamkarim on July 16, 2014, 12:40:36 AM
Down again. :-(
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Flydutchmn on July 16, 2014, 12:48:24 AM
Guns is down again....Can't even report the problem within the game.....Damn white screen and no defenses for the fleet...
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: adm. ford on July 16, 2014, 12:51:59 AM
white screen again and with all my fleets out as par for the course
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 12:53:44 AM
its working fine here in midwest..guess i better get some quick attacks in on all these helpless fleets!!!lol :) :) :)
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 12:55:43 AM
cold hearted New Starr Fed  :P  i put in a support request, maybe they will get it up for the rest of us soon.
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Post by: Bad Andy on July 16, 2014, 01:00:38 AM
Down now  :-[
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 01:01:35 AM
 up over here now 01:01 game time
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: adm. ford on July 16, 2014, 01:02:35 AM
do not count on it they can not even get the damn quests right i have 4 or 5 quest that call for ownership of numbers of ships i have put in 3 tickets and all i get is it has been deemed solved so i bet this is deemed solved already as well
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 01:06:11 AM
bogus!  down again 1:06
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Flydutchmn on July 16, 2014, 01:12:04 AM
It went down..and then up..and then down again...Worse then a damn yo-yo..Must need more Hydro to run the servers.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Bad Andy on July 16, 2014, 01:16:26 AM
Sh..t, I need to build up my labor.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Bad Andy on July 16, 2014, 01:34:18 AM
Still down  >:(
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Bad Andy on July 16, 2014, 01:36:24 AM
It doesn't even say that the server is down :-\
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Commander_Ready on July 16, 2014, 01:37:40 AM
Wow, what's going on here ?????
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 01:38:09 AM
seems to be doing this a lot lately but never for this long.  Bet they don't even know it is down
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 01:45:23 AM
HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable: Back-end server is at capacity
Connection: keep-alive
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 01:46:06 AM
this is bullcrap!! i sent of 30m ships killed a target and i couldnt send my 5.7m zags so now my debris is jus sitting there waiting ARRRGGG...75 billion
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: johnnie_rico on July 16, 2014, 01:50:54 AM
did you smash me?   somebody needs to restart the guns web server and/or increase the number of connections allowed
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 01:58:12 AM
i dropped my MAC on a monster
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Commander_Ready on July 16, 2014, 02:03:09 AM
new starr federation, is it back up for you? I'm in the mid-west and it's still down for me. Bummer I want the FRS and go to bed, because 4am will come up before I know it to go into work. Ugh!!!!
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 02:06:59 AM
no but if u keep refreshing it might pop back on for you..but prob go back out again..its doing that right now
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Flydutchmn on July 16, 2014, 02:11:22 AM
I'm also in the midwest and it is down for me as well..Hitting refresh is not working..So we all run the chance of getting wiped out when RL takes over and we can't do a FRS... NOT GOOD BFG
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 02:13:51 AM
they will probably put everyone in a p marker until we can return back..
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Flydutchmn on July 16, 2014, 02:21:52 AM
You're probably right we will get any loss prevented..What is wrong is no response after another hour long outage...not even an acknowledgement that there is a problem..
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: jerichau st john on July 16, 2014, 02:25:29 AM
Yeah, this has become a regular thing these days. It's a bit frustrating as one never knows what time it will come back up and, to date, BFG doesn't seem to have even mentioned it in the past.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 02:29:39 AM
well it screwed me tonight..i had plans now everything is screwed up..im thinking a 20k credit compensation for us paying customers is in line..it was given for less last time this happened..
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: sapperman on July 16, 2014, 02:31:38 AM
I'm in Colorado haven't been able to get on for several hours.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: jerichau st john on July 16, 2014, 02:34:36 AM
Any other version affected? I know Uni3 is up and running.

Hey, NSF, you can negotiate a class-action settlement! :)
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: adm. ford on July 16, 2014, 02:35:06 AM
i had 7 big hits lined up for tonight and now i am screwed
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Conan on July 16, 2014, 02:37:38 AM
I hope I wasn't one of them. ;-)
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Post by: Commander_Ready on July 16, 2014, 02:37:49 AM
jerichau St. John, conquest & uni2 is up and running.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: sapperman on July 16, 2014, 02:39:49 AM
I had a couple big attacks lined up aswell. If we loose fleets because of this. I will probably walk away from the game at that point.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: jerichau st john on July 16, 2014, 02:46:49 AM
I remember once in SFCO there was a similar issue; an unplanned shutdown as this. BFG had a 24 hour 'cooling off' period; no attacks, everyone protected. And all tasks were completed. Hopefully you were lucky enough to start some ridiculously long research project just before it happened! lol
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Commander_Ready on July 16, 2014, 02:49:03 AM
Has anyone heard anything from BFG?
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Commander_Ready on July 16, 2014, 02:52:53 AM
We'll everyone, I'm getting ready to hit the rack. So, if it does come back up please be kind and don't hurt me too bad :D
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Star.Raving.Mad on July 16, 2014, 03:00:03 AM
Has anyone out there heard anything from BFG?

New Starr - where is the debris - wink - just i case I do get in before you do - lol
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 03:10:32 AM
all the way up in G5 lol
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Myron Thompson on July 16, 2014, 03:11:23 AM
Still down and i have to move to other obligations.  BFG will be replacing any loses i feel for this unannounced outage.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: jerichau st john on July 16, 2014, 03:16:20 AM
Ohhh, G5, a lovely place to scoop. Just where my zags happen to be, lol

Usually this last just a few moments. This time seems to be a rather long outage however.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Star.Raving.Mad on July 16, 2014, 03:18:42 AM
I can scoop in G5 . . . or I could if I could get into the game . . .
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Post by: Star.Raving.Mad on July 16, 2014, 03:19:45 AM
Ahhhhh  - someone noticed the game is down - I finally got a message . . . that's new.
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: new starr federation on July 16, 2014, 03:20:42 AM
no worries the debris will be sitting right on top of my MAC waiting to be scooped..plus im not near anyone with 5m Zags that could steal it..jus pisses me off i will have to pull an all nighter to get it all back to my main base..to build build build lol
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Post by: jerichau st john on July 16, 2014, 03:22:13 AM
I received what I believe is an auto response. Is that the same as a message? lol
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Post by: jerichau st john on July 16, 2014, 03:23:06 AM
I'm up and on. Enjoy folks
Title: Re: GUNS is DOWN YET AGAIN!
Post by: Blue on July 16, 2014, 05:37:04 AM
On again, off again. can't get anything done.
I think the terri I was using is gonna die out from over me. Good thing I am not sitting on it, all the res would be vaporized.