Elite is out of the frying pan and into the fire
When we casually mentioned that the Elite service was live a little early yesterday, we didn't imagine that it would be the calm before a storm. With Modern Warfare 3 officially available to the masses, its premium Elite service is struggling to keep up. Beachhead Studio's Head, Chacko Sonny explains their current predicament:
Activision and Beachhead are of course working "around the clock" to make sure everyone has the best experience possible, but it seems strange to me that they were not prepared. I always figured pre-orders would be a pretty good indication of who would be interested in Elite and Activision has access to those numbers. Maybe there marketing push for Elite went too well, but in the end, this will be resolved and we will all move on to killing noobs.
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well then again, remember they mustve thought it would be moderate during the beta testing and whoever tend to the elite beta, was the numbers they possibly thought... Meh, it is true to try to overestimate. Sometimes its fine to play safe then know later on during the next CoD will be way better.
Actually, they stated that the total amount actually exceeded their most optimistic preparations.
I can't get into the Elite site. It's way too slow because of the extreme amount of people trying to simultaneously use it.
Safe to say that I did not expect this.
Meh. I'll stick to Counter Strike 1.6 til CS:GO comes out
i think it's pretty obvious that CoD has beaten Battlefield in terms of sales especially since whatever this elite thing has managed to sell so much
Meh. I'll stick to Unreal Tournament 2000.
If I do recall, Blizzard's WoW servers were overwhelmed at launch. IW and Beachhead would think to have set their expectations a little higher.
LMAO... facepalm. This is why when dealing with server loads its ALWAYS good to over estimate the load you will be dealing with. You would think Devs would have learned thsi by now...