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As you’re probably aware, the ArenaNet studio experienced a weather-related power outage that impacted the release timing of our February 7 update. The team is working hard on getting the build in order and out the door as soon as possible.

In light of the situation, we’re going to postpone our Reddit dev celebration. It’ll take place on February 8th in the afternoon Pacific Time. We look forward to seeing you in the game when the build goes live, and in the celebration tomorrow!

Gaile Gray
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Posted by: The Dervish.7384

The Dervish.7384

So, release will be after 8th then?

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Posted by: Ayrilana.1396

Ayrilana.1396

So, release will be after 8th then?

Based on her phrasing, the release will still be today but only the reddit AMA will be postponed until tomorrow.

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Posted by: Donari.5237

Donari.5237

Yeah, they don’t have the Reddit discussion before the release. Spoilers! Also the players have nothing to discuss yet.

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Posted by: Balthazar.1265

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Thanks for letting us know

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This is about the dev chat, not the release of the update. We wanted to adjust the day for the dev chat so that we can get the most devs possible involved. The work to get the release ready continues, and will continue until it is out.

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Posted by: Pifil.5193

Pifil.5193

So, release will be after 8th then?

In some time zones, yes

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Posted by: BluJasmine.2190

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Thank you for the clarification, Gaile. <3

Play hard, but be fair. :)

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Posted by: Goldfox.5729

Goldfox.5729

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

‘’Many have eyes, but few have seen.’’- Scriptures of Lyssa, 45 BE

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Posted by: Mylerian.9176

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For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

Nothing they can do. They can not control the weather! That’s like saying I am disappointed that the airline won’t fly me to Miami cause there is a hurricane.

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Posted by: akcsl.8501

akcsl.8501

There’s not much they can do if there was a power outage. It’s not the end of the world and I’m sure everyone there is working their hardest to get the release out as quickly as possible

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Posted by: tofu.8309

tofu.8309

GoldFox controls the weather… no?

thanks for the update Gaile

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Posted by: Goldfox.5729

Goldfox.5729

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

Nothing they can do. They can not control the weather! That’s like saying I am disappointed that the airline won’t fly me to Miami cause there is a hurricane.

They can’t control the weather, but everyone knows that if you’re hosting a server you should have backup electricity and maybe arrange things beforehand instead of letting us wait for over 5 hours on a patch day…

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Posted by: Demawend.2036

Demawend.2036

Well, i kinda understand all people who have to work tomorrow, but hey. They cant just make the weather better. Make the sky clean etc. Lets just wait for tomorrow. To be honest, we should be happy, that they didnt turned off the game servers for that time where was no energy. Hope everything will go right and people will like the new LS

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Posted by: SoPirou.5281

SoPirou.5281

Jormag may have hit Anet studio hard. But we will not yield, we will fight back with all our strength and WE WILL… probably try to stay awake. I mean there is not much we can do after all, is there? :P

Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted by: lorddavito.2395

lorddavito.2395

Can we get an idea of how long until the update? Atleast some indication?….

Patch notes… anything?

We want this patch by now.. been waiting hours… PvP is already in a bad spot atm with the ppl leaving the game and now PvE is experiencing a hit also…

How can you let this happen? Lol

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Posted by: blissyrose.9364

blissyrose.9364

lorddavito, it’s weather not them screwing us round. Nothing they can do about that

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Posted by: OriOri.8724

OriOri.8724

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

Nothing they can do. They can not control the weather! That’s like saying I am disappointed that the airline won’t fly me to Miami cause there is a hurricane.

They can’t control the weather, but everyone knows that if you’re hosting a server you should have backup electricity and maybe arrange things beforehand instead of letting us wait for over 5 hours on a patch day…

Jesus the entitlement is real with this one. They did have backup power sources. Did you notice that the game didn’t go down during all of this? GW2 has the smoothest patches I have ever seen, and weather is completely out of their control.

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Posted by: Swagger.1459

Swagger.1459

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

Nothing they can do. They can not control the weather! That’s like saying I am disappointed that the airline won’t fly me to Miami cause there is a hurricane.

They can’t control the weather, but everyone knows that if you’re hosting a server you should have backup electricity and maybe arrange things beforehand instead of letting us wait for over 5 hours on a patch day…

They just had the worst storm in 8 years. There were travel bans. People can die in bad weather like that…

Stuff happens, stop being rude and selfish.

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Posted by: Gromlic.2467

Gromlic.2467

Keep up the work folks. The power outage may not have affected them directly. There are a lot of factors. When the cable goes out and you still have power, nothing you can do. I am an IT admin and I know how end users can be. Keep on keeping on.

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Posted by: Feirlista Xv.1425

Feirlista Xv.1425

If anyone knows anything about how backup power works then you would know that they can’t run the whole dev system on backup power. The most a backup system give you is the time to save what your working on and then shut down. luckily the servers are in Texas and Germany or we will most likely not be playing at all!

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Posted by: Zaraki.5784

Zaraki.5784

An estimed time please, even if it’s not accurate, just to make us feel more confortable with?

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Posted by: hgkmaxymus.9321

hgkmaxymus.9321

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

Nothing they can do. They can not control the weather! That’s like saying I am disappointed that the airline won’t fly me to Miami cause there is a hurricane.

They can’t control the weather, but everyone knows that if you’re hosting a server you should have backup electricity and maybe arrange things beforehand instead of letting us wait for over 5 hours on a patch day…

Still better than most companies. I hate when I want to play a game and it’s down for about 5-7h cause it is patch time! We only had a couple of servers downtime (real down), other than that, 24/7 servers online no matter what. They do wonders

This is MADNESS!!!

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Take my hand and I shall lead you through the dark.

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Posted by: Avelione.6075

Avelione.6075

Honestly, I was surprised too, as it seemed like the game didn’t go down! impressive! Just chillout people and do your backlog of Festival Achievements and achievement points.

I started finishing No Masks Left Behind, since I didn’t feel like doing anything else in the game.

(Of course I’m like OMGGGG aarghh! wheen?? But I try to take it slow ;p achievemnts are often a solution)

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Posted by: Alextraza.9075

Alextraza.9075

Guys, stop bickering please. As a fellow developer I should tell you – ANet are doing everithing right. If they try to rush the patch, something goes wrong (and it does) and a full roll back is needed, the players are going to cry like on bloody murder. So make a cup of tea and enjoy the game. We are NOT going to die if we play tomorrow the patch for the first time!!

@ANet: Thank you for your hard work. (bow)

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Posted by: Greenleaf Elder.7429

Greenleaf Elder.7429

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

Power outages are still a major problem in the area. It’s amazing they’re able to work at all.

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Posted by: IHKN.2510

IHKN.2510

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

oh dear QQ i´m quite disappointed by such attitude.

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Posted by: Shining One.1635

Shining One.1635

They can’t control the weather, but everyone knows that if you’re hosting a server you should have backup electricity and maybe arrange things beforehand instead of letting us wait for over 5 hours on a patch day…

Production servers live in a data center. Developers work in an office building. The standards for uptime are very different between the two. I don’t know of any company that tries to maintain 99.99% uptime for their development environment. I can only imagine how much that would cost!

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Posted by: Goldfox.5729

Goldfox.5729

For EU players it’s already getting very late, and many people have work tomorrow. I must say I’m quite disappointed by this delay.

oh dear QQ i´m quite disappointed by such attitude.

What attitude are you refering to? I’m just sharing my honest opinion. Doesn’t mean I have an attitude.

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Posted by: Cio.1608

Cio.1608

Goldfox the fact you seem to think they can control the weather. There a definitely attitude. Hell this is the worst nightmare for IT guys. They will patch when they can, as others said the Development team probably no where near the actual Game Servers, but they probably need to sort the office out before they can hit the button to start the update and deal with any issues.

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Posted by: Matze.6791

Matze.6791

It’s not the weather alone. US infrastructure sucks for decades already.
In Seattle they seem to have outages all the time.

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Power outages are still a major problem in the area. It’s amazing they’re able to work at all.

It’s not the weather alone. US infrastructure sucks for decades already. In Seattle they seem to have outages all the time.

You know, I love the Pacific Northwest, but what you said really struck me. I’ve lived in another state and another country on a completely different continent, but never have I lived where there are so many bloomin’ power outages! I don’t know what it is, except that the Puget Sound region gets a lot of wind and we have (thank goodness, it’s what drew me here!) a lot of trees. So a branch goes down in Puyallup (try saying that if you aren’t a PNW resident ) and a house in Renton or Issaquah (try that one, too, just for fun ) can find itself in darkness.

Anyway, I know this is off topic, but don’t worry, I’m not directly working on the patch, so my posting to mention our region’s electrical anomalies isn’t taking away from the update!

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Posted by: Susy.7529

Susy.7529

An estimed time please, even if it’s not accurate, just to make us feel more confortable with?

This, please!

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Posted by: Goldfox.5729

Goldfox.5729

I’m not mad about Anet getting hit by a power outtage and not being able to release the patch on the stated release day, it can happen. But Anet could atleast tell us that it won’t happen on Feb 7 for EU people (and it didn’t) so that we can just go to bed and stop waiting with hope that will only get a buzzkill. The ’’we’re working as hard as we can and will deliver it soon’’ just keeps moralizing these hopes.

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Posted by: Kindeller.3072

Kindeller.3072

Power outages are still a major problem in the area. It’s amazing they’re able to work at all.

It’s not the weather alone. US infrastructure sucks for decades already. In Seattle they seem to have outages all the time.

You know, I love the Pacific Northwest, but what you said really struck me. I’ve lived in another state and another country on a completely different continent, but never have I lived where there are so many bloomin’ power outages! I don’t know what it is, except that the Puget Sound region gets a lot of wind and we have (thank goodness, it’s what drew me here!) a lot of trees. So a branch goes down in Puyallup (try saying that if you aren’t a PNW resident ) and a house in Renton or Issaquah (try that one, too, just for fun ) can find itself in darkness.

Anyway, I know this is off topic, but don’t worry, I’m not directly working on the patch, so my posting to mention our region’s electrical anomalies isn’t taking away from the update!

Yea it could be worse… its comfortably into the 8th for some of us down under So if it makes it any better its perfectly timed! Bring on the windy power outages :p

I’m not mad about Anet getting hit by a power outtage and not being able to release the patch on the stated release day, it can happen. But Anet could atleast tell us that it won’t happen on Feb 7 for EU people (and it didn’t) so that we can just go to bed and stop waiting with hope that will only get a buzzkill. The ’’we’re working as hard as we can and will deliver it soon’’ just keeps moralizing these hopes.

As i said, they’ve the whole world to please… some of us are always a day late technically but that is the nature of time just gotta remember everyone gets it at the same moment, and give in that it might not suit.

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Posted by: Endless Soul.5178

Endless Soul.5178

Power outages are still a major problem in the area. It’s amazing they’re able to work at all.

It’s not the weather alone. US infrastructure sucks for decades already. In Seattle they seem to have outages all the time.

You know, I love the Pacific Northwest, but what you said really struck me. I’ve lived in another state and another country on a completely different continent, but never have I lived where there are so many bloomin’ power outages! I don’t know what it is, except that the Puget Sound region gets a lot of wind and we have (thank goodness, it’s what drew me here!) a lot of trees. So a branch goes down in Puyallup (try saying that if you aren’t a PNW resident ) and a house in Renton or Issaquah (try that one, too, just for fun ) can find itself in darkness.

Anyway, I know this is off topic, but don’t worry, I’m not directly working on the patch, so my posting to mention our region’s electrical anomalies isn’t taking away from the update!

I can understand. I have family that lives across the bridge on Mercer Island. Every year it seems there a 2~3 day long power outages.

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Posted by: Yuki.7091

Yuki.7091

We are lucky because we can play while we wait for the patch.
I think Arenanet is either using Magic or has some genius network programmers/adminstrators. We almost never have any downtime while many
games in preperation for updates undergo long maintences a few times a month.

Therefore I just like to say thank you and it will be interesting to see the new upcoming contents.

Take good care

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Posted by: Swagger.1459

Swagger.1459

Kinda alarming that the fate of this entire patch which you’ve gotten us hyped for nearly a month over is tied to the last day like this. Maybe give yourselves some room next time.

Well, perhaps next time you can write to the six and ask them not to drop a snow storm in Washington state the day before a patch is set to launch… or… even better… you can just be more reasonable.

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Posted by: Jhoul.6923

Jhoul.6923

I’m so freaking disappointed… I will not do Jormag’s World Boss ever again

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Posted by: Tekoneiric.6817

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As you’re probably aware, the ArenaNet studio experienced a weather-related power outage that impacted the release timing of our February 7 update. The team is working hard on getting the build in order and out the door as soon as possible.

In light of the situation, we’re going to postpone our Reddit dev celebration. It’ll take place on February 8th in the afternoon Pacific Time. We look forward to seeing you in the game when the build goes live, and in the celebration tomorrow!

I’m curious about why they host these things on Reddit instead of your own forums?

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Posted by: Dutchdevil.6902

Dutchdevil.6902

You guys are such a whiners… It can happen that someting came up and a release is delayed.. It happens a lot in a business.
Next to that we can be happy we can play this game with such a less downtime and that Anet is still making cool content and keeps updating this game (and yes I hope on more DLC’s like HOT)…

It is kinda sad you guys are waiting whole evening for a update to come out… an update!! omg.. Get a life.. Do something else. Tomorrow is a new day.

Anet keep up the good work.

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keenedge.9675

You can’t search on their forums.

Plus, if they say something controversial, they’ll get blocked and the comment will disappear . . .

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Posted by: OriOri.8724

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As you’re probably aware, the ArenaNet studio experienced a weather-related power outage that impacted the release timing of our February 7 update. The team is working hard on getting the build in order and out the door as soon as possible.

In light of the situation, we’re going to postpone our Reddit dev celebration. It’ll take place on February 8th in the afternoon Pacific Time. We look forward to seeing you in the game when the build goes live, and in the celebration tomorrow!

I’m curious about why they host these things on Reddit instead of your own forums?

Reddit as a platform is infinitely easier to use for such a Q&A situation.

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Posted by: damnedone.6731

damnedone.6731

Power outages are still a major problem in the area. It’s amazing they’re able to work at all.

It’s not the weather alone. US infrastructure sucks for decades already. In Seattle they seem to have outages all the time.

You know, I love the Pacific Northwest, but what you said really struck me. I’ve lived in another state and another country on a completely different continent, but never have I lived where there are so many bloomin’ power outages! I don’t know what it is, except that the Puget Sound region gets a lot of wind and we have (thank goodness, it’s what drew me here!) a lot of trees. So a branch goes down in Puyallup (try saying that if you aren’t a PNW resident ) and a house in Renton or Issaquah (try that one, too, just for fun ) can find itself in darkness.

Anyway, I know this is off topic, but don’t worry, I’m not directly working on the patch, so my posting to mention our region’s electrical anomalies isn’t taking away from the update!

Not that ANET can control where they put the power lines, but if this is true, than why do they not put them underground. The power companies need to stop being cheap and bury the powerlines that go to homes and business.
On that note, I would rather have ANET get it right, than have to have the game down for another day because some bug was found and your armor would not show up. People remember the naked incident lol. I bought the game because of how they handled that one. They did it right way then.

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Posted by: Arden.7480

Arden.7480

I quit. I planned my life around this for a week, hyped so bad I couldn’t sleep since sunday night, worked an extra 10hrs for today off and nothing. Screw you

Fenom, chill please… This is not Anet’s fault, that the weather is horrible.

They didn’t make it with premeditation.

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flog.3485

Personally I am not gonna blame Anet….I am gonna blame braham for not taking down Jormag quick enough that we all know is responsible behind this awful pile of snow causing the power outage #icreateconspirationisttheoriesthataremuchmorebelievablethanreptilians

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Posted by: qarinus.3869

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You know, I love the Pacific Northwest, but what you said really struck me. I’ve lived in another state and another country on a completely different continent, but never have I lived where there are so many bloomin’ power outages! I don’t know what it is, except that the Puget Sound region gets a lot of wind and we have (thank goodness, it’s what drew me here!) a lot of trees. So a branch goes down in Puyallup (try saying that if you aren’t a PNW resident ) and a house in Renton or Issaquah (try that one, too, just for fun ) can find itself in darkness.

Anyway, I know this is off topic, but don’t worry, I’m not directly working on the patch, so my posting to mention our region’s electrical anomalies isn’t taking away from the update!

I was going to say that Puyallup and Issaquah are easy compared to Sequim and Kalaloch, but then I remembered that I am from the PNW (though thankfully, no power loss over here in Forks!) and so I can’t really talk since I’m used to all of them…

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Posted by: Menadena.7482

Menadena.7482

Thanks. Working in IT I am used to having to break the news to people that things get delayed due to one thing or another. Being one day late is what I call on time, especially since you so often hit your targets and the prior ep was even a day early.

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Menadena.7482

forum bug post.