Over the weekend gamers flocked to the model new Diablo-like action-RPG Wolcen: Lords Of Mayhem (previously referred to as Umbra), so many gamers in actual fact, that the servers couldn’t deal with it and began deleting peoples’ stuff. Over Saturday and Sunday the builders labored to get all of it again in working order, reverting to a earlier save so gamers may get again characters and quest development that simply began disappearing.
The servers are again on-line now, however what on earth went fallacious?
Effectively, Wolcen: Lords Of Mayhem is simply too well-liked.
The brand new hack and slash left early entry on Thursday, and virtually immediately began affected by the inflow of gamers. At first, the builders launched an update that appeared fairly jovial, they had been grateful for the curiosity individuals had and apologised for the inconvenience.
The next update got here on Friday itemizing loads of the recognized points – together with characters disappearing, objects positioned in your chest disappearing on-line, and quest development… effectively, disappearing. A hotfix was utilized later that day, however sadly the problems didn’t finish there, and the sport stayed offline for almost 20 hours.
Of their most recent post, they clarify in additional element what went fallacious, and the way they went about getting it sorted:
“This difficulty was brought on by a too great amount of requests main the database to drop. We contacted our companions and regarded for an answer with them, however that implied rolling again to a earlier save of the database shortly earlier than the hotfix.
“Since then, we’re working with our companions to revive the database and merge it with the present one, whereas fixing the problems that triggered these incidents.
“Sadly, different issues appeared within the course of that led us to constantly push again the ETAs we supplied for the decision of the state of affairs, and we’re nonetheless working laborious to repair these points and make it possible for the sport works correctly On-line, which may nonetheless take a while.
“We wish to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience, and to guarantee you that we’re working across the clock to repair the whole lot and be certain that you should have a nice expertise when the On-line mode comes again.”
The web servers are again up, for now, although the devs are nonetheless wanting into some points on the Asia Pacific servers. It’s value noting that even when the net mode isn’t working it’s best to nonetheless be capable of play offline.
So, Wolcen’s trying to be a reasonably well-liked one then. Whereas they could not fairly have the servers to deal with it, the devs have already got a really giant variety of gamers invested of their recreation. When the servers went again on-line yesterday, they instantly hit their all time peak of concurrent gamers of 127,542 (again in early entry their peak was solely 1934).