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If you can help us break our servers... Mon, 04 April 2011 17:06
... we will reward you with a new Achievement and some free Gold Ingots for Memoir '44 Online!

Dear fellow player:

If you receive this special e-mail, it is because at some point during the past 100 days, you downloaded at least one beta version of Memoir '44 Online.

As we inch closer to a release of the final product, we need your help! We want to verify how our servers behave under a heavy load of players. The only way for us to know for sure is to have as many players as possible trying to play a game of Memoir '44 Online simultaneously.

To that effect, we have planned 2 days of special load tests during the coming week. We need you (and any friends you were considering bringing into the game) to try and log on to play as many games as you can during the designated time slots listed below:

The SOLO games load test will be held on Wednesday April 6th, 2011.

The two-player games load test will be held on Saturday April 9th, 2011.

We would like you to try and participate in both, if at all possible. Remember the goal is to try and break our servers under the load; the more people play in these designated time slots, the more effective these tests will be!

Besides, it will be fun, there are some new Eastern Front scenarios to play on, and if you can make it to both sessions, we will reward you with a special "Chaaarge" Achievement and some free Gold Ingots to boot!

To accommodate European players and North American players, we have scheduled two 1-hour sessions on each of these load test days.

Solo Day: Wednesday April 6th, 2011:

- first session: 19:00 France-Germany / 18:00 UK / 1 PM East Coast / 10 AM West Coast time
- second session: 5 PM East Coast / 2 PM West Coast / 22:00 UK / 23:00 France-Germany time

Multiplayer Day: Saturday April 9th, 2011:

- first session: 19:00 France-Germany / 18:00 UK / 1 PM East Coast / 10 AM West Coast time
- second session: 5 PM East Coast / 2 PM West Coast / 22:00 UK / 23:00 France-Germany time

Players who play at least one Solo game during the Wednesday session(s) and one Multiplayer game during the Saturday session(s) will be awarded the special "Chaaaarge!" Achievement, with a bonus of 50 free Gold Ingots!

Can you break us? Let's find out on the battlefield this coming Wednesday and Saturday!

The Memoir '44 High Command at Days of Wonder HQ

PS: Questions about this Load Test? Post on this thread.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Mon, 04 April 2011 17:31
Players who play at least one Solo game during the Wednesday session(s) and one Multiplayer game during the Saturday session(s) will be awarded the special "Chaaaarge!" Achievement, with a bonus of 50 free Gold Ingots!

Very Happy

Just for clarity, what constitutes a 'played game'? Should for example the server get broken and no one finishes a game...? Extreme I know but could happen.

Oh and please don't release a new version for it, as it'll take me all week to download again Sad
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Mon, 04 April 2011 22:24
stenic wrote on Mon, 04 April 2011 17:31

Just for clarity, what constitutes a 'played game'? Should for example the server get broken and no one finishes a game...? Extreme I know but could happen.
Well in that case it means that the test was successful, Twisted Evil and so all started games at that time will qualify, of course. Otherwise, if the server holds, then all games will have to be finished.
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Oh and please don't release a new version for it, as it'll take me all week to download again Sad

Don't worry, the current version will do Razz

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Mon, 04 April 2011 22:29
I have not (yet) received the email mentioned above - but I have downloaded and played every beta publically released.

Will I get the rewards & GI even if I haven't rec'd the email?
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Mon, 04 April 2011 23:17
We are posting this announcement here as well as on BGG. As long as you play at least one SOLO game during the first slot and a PvP game during the second slot, you will receive the achievement, regardless of whether you received an actual e-mail from us or not.

eric
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Mon, 04 April 2011 23:55
aww mannn..... I have a board of directors meeting Saturday night starting at 5 central... ugh.

y'all have fun without me.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 00:07
There are 2 time slots that day, can't you make it for one of them?

Yann
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 00:12
I work from 0830 until 1800 EDT both days.

Sad Sad Sad

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 00:43
stevens wrote on Mon, 04 April 2011 23:12

I work from 0830 until 1800 EDT both days.

Sad Sad Sad


Email me your account details and I'll hack yo... err.. I mean help volume test for you.
Twisted Evil


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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 01:03
Ahh man i would love to but i have ran out of gold ingots on my account. Is their any chance i could get enough to play those two games and have it come out of the reward ingots really any situation would work as long as i could get those games played and more ingots earned

Thanks,

Rommel II
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 01:30
In my opinion, the times for the first solo played games are really bad for the East Coast of the U.S. The only opportunity to play is between 1 and 2 P.M. and 5 and 6 P.M. It's even worse for the rest of the country. All of us working stiffs don't get home until 6 or later. I think it would have been better to start at 8 or 9 East coast time to get more players. You would also get more of the west coasters with a 9 P.M. start (6 P.M. their time). It seems like you're catering to the Europeans with that 5 P.M. East Coast start (10-11 P.M. their time). Do you really care about us in the U.S.? It sure doesn't look that way.

Eric
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 02:03
Any chance of rescheduling the solo test to a weekend?

Most of us in the States will be working during those hours.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 02:16
Would love to help out and play, but as Sam mentioned. Wednesday during the day? Not going to get much of a load from the US since most people would still be at work.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 02:32
Yann wrote on Mon, 04 April 2011 17:07

There are 2 time slots that day, can't you make it for one of them?

Yann



yeah... um... I am gonna be at a Jousting tournament that morning. I have to cut it short to make the Board meeting... grumble grumble...

and before you ask...

yes, big horses, guys in full armor, each trying to knock each other off their big horse...

real live non scripted full impact Jousting. We have folks from all over the world coming to compete.



      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 03:48
Mmmm, Wednesday, not a good day.
I'll be at work from 9 to 18:30 (Buenos Aires), (8 to 17:30 East Coast).
Time has expired when I get home.
I'll try on Saturday.
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 04:56
Huh, you Americans - never happy. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Try it in my time. To make the first time slot I have to be up early for an 0600 log in. (And I need my beauty sleep.) Shocked Shocked Shocked

I can't make the second login time on the second day (my Sunday) because I will be at church - a higher priority. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Seriously though Eric/Yann/DoW crew would you consider a 3rd time slot both days?
Say 0100 - 0200 Paris (0000 - 0100 London) to cater for those of us that don't live in Europe?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 05:10
Hmmm...those Wednesday times won't work for me either. Sorry I won't be able to help test the Solo Load. Good luck! Cool

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 05:12
Randwulf wrote on Tue, 05 April 2011 04:32

yeah... um... I am gonna be at a Jousting tournament that morning. I have to cut it short to make the Board meeting... grumble grumble...

and before you ask...

yes, big horses, guys in full armor, each trying to knock each other off their big horse...

real live non scripted full impact Jousting. We have folks from all over the world coming to compete.


Wow! A Jousting tournament!! Shocked Are you competing or just watching?! Razz

Enjoy...not everyone gets to see something like that! Smile
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 05:13
I would also second (or third!) the request to have times a bit later in the evening. I usually don't get a chance to play until 8-11pm (MST). I don't think my manager would be too happy with me downloading it onto my work computer and playing in the middle of the day... Confused

Any change of having another session on those days, say around 10pm EST ?

-Chris
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 10:23
Would it be possible to extend the multiplayer day to Sunday, same time slots ?
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 10:41
As an Icelander... what timeframe should I go by, UK or German/French?
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 10:52
PFC Jökull wrote on Tue, 05 April 2011 04:41

As an Icelander... what timeframe should I go by, UK or German/French?


Iceland doesn't follow summer time I read, which would mean you are on GMT, meaning Uk time minus 1
18:00 UK becomes 17:00 in Iceland
22:00 UK becomes 21:00

correct me if I'm wrong but that's what I found on the internet
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 11:34
Was the UK time given summertime or GMT? It makes a difference to me too.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 11:58
Where are the team base? It will be their local time so extrapolate from that?


To misquote Moltke... "No Test plan survives first contact with users gamers"

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 12:02
Phread wrote on Tue, 05 April 2011 05:34

Was the UK time given summertime or GMT? It makes a difference to me too.



I think UK time is summertime (GMT +1), because France, Germany and UK we're all following summertime (and the weather's easy Cool Cool )

Perhaps we'll wait for DoW to react and make uncertainties clear??
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 12:08
The easiest was to be unambiguous when stating time is to (also) list the time in UTC/GMT. A UTC/GMT time is not effected by daylight savings or summertime.

One can always calculate one's time offset from UTC.

Please give us the UTC for the server tests.

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Tue, 05 April 2011 23:18
I would love to help you out on Wednesday, but I will be at my day job during those hours. It would've been nice to have a time slot that was a little more friendly to those of us in the Western Hemisphere.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 02:26
HELP!!! i ran out of gold ingots on my account a while back, can i be given some to do this test and have it come out of my reward for joining in the overload testing PLEASE!!! i really want to help and get those free ingots
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 04:18
Rommel II wrote on Wed, 06 April 2011 04:26

HELP!!! i ran out of gold ingots on my account a while back, can i be given some to do this test and have it come out of my reward for joining in the overload testing PLEASE!!! i really want to help and get those free ingots


At some point you're going to have to buy some ingots...so why not spend $8 to get the Sereant Pack and then play during this test to get another 50 GI for free? Rolling Eyes

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 09:30
Is the game frozen? I went to get warmed up and nothing was responding...did I catch the game during a little maintenance time? I hope it's working for the load test! Cool

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 16:20
Looks like they are already broken Smile

Played for a while but it was slow, then froze. Tried to report the bug but the server would not respond trying to send my report and log.

Took ages to bring up this page too.
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 16:24
frankeytje wrote on Tue, 05 April 2011 12:02

Phread wrote on Tue, 05 April 2011 05:34

Was the UK time given summertime or GMT? It makes a difference to me too.



I think UK time is summertime (GMT +1), because France, Germany and UK we're all following summertime (and the weather's easy Cool Cool )

Perhaps we'll wait for DoW to react and make uncertainties clear??


In UTC time, the two one-hour sessions are at:

- 17:00 UTC
- 21:00 UTC

Hope this clarifies things.

Yann
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 17:11
stenic wrote on Wed, 06 April 2011 16:20

Looks like they are already broken Smile

Played for a while but it was slow, then froze. Tried to report the bug but the server would not respond trying to send my report and log.

Took ages to bring up this page too.

That's odd: everything seems fine here...

Yann
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 17:22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_Time_Zones_of_the _World_%282011%29.png

hope this helps also

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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 18:16
Randwulf wrote on Wed, 06 April 2011 17:22

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_Time_Zones_of_the _World_%282011%29.png

hope this helps also


I like these ones:

http://everytimezone.com/
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Yann
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 18:44
Those are really cool... but like any old wargamer, I like maps...

      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 18:53
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Let's do it!
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 19:00
TWEEEEEET..... over the top boys, keep your heads down and Chaaaarge!!!!!
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 19:55
One good battle-afternoon... 4 battles, lost all of them Very Happy
Hope you all had fun, guys! Very Happy
      
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Re:If you can help us break our servers... Wed, 06 April 2011 20:16
Sorry we couldn't break your servers, Yann. Embarassed

I'm sure we'll be able to do it when you make your Chinese or Indian language version of Mem44...
      
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