So if you haven't wandered over to the Eve online site in the last few hours, you'll be met with a fun surprise:
While funny, it brings into light something very serious.
Who the hell is in charge of the web development team over there?
Ah Eve Online Web presence. Let me count thy fails. Oddly, they all seem to revolve around Eve Gate. Wasn't Eve Gate going to be the be-all-end-all?
Chat with corp members in game while out of game... uh yeah, kinda, after several false starts
Eve Forums being moved to EG... oh wait they are back again.
Live Dev Blog... not so much?
To be fair, I wasn't at the live dev blog so I don't actually know if went off without a hitch and the back log of all the people there caused this little crash in the first place. I found it ironic that they put out a nice Dev Blog about the changes to API that are available RIGHT NOW ON SINGULARITY... HURRY HURRY HURRY! then the web service and API go down for the count.
Anyone else feel like this?
I just feel confused really. Does CCP think this is a race or something? Guys, take your time. Make sure the shit is right before you launch it. In general, the gaming community (which oddly enough includes Eve Online) hates Hates HATES buggy launches. We don't want emergency patches to fix emergency patches to fix the shit that should have been right the first time.
But for some reason, I get the nagging suspicion that CCP is just rushing to get this out. Is the World of Darkness launch date pushing you guys along, and the beta testing in Eve isn't going as smoothly as you planned? Is the Dust due date making the multitasking difficult to push both Eve and Dust at the same time?
Honestly guys, we want less of this:
Currently at the time of this posting the services are still down. Thank the gods the game still plays. If not we might have a riot. Or at least a long worded bitching session on Failheap. Whatever.