So, let’s say you work for EA/DICE. You have just shipped Battlefield: Bad Company 2 but all of the people (Xbox, PS3 and PC) who bought it have been unable to play it because your servers have been constantly crashing because they were not properly sized or load tested.
What do you do to fix the problem? Apparently, you party.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for partying WHEN THE JOB IS DONE, but DICE has obviously dropped the ball when it comes to providing the services their customers have paid for… so get back to work! How much money was spent on these golden jacketed dancers at last night’s event? Maybe some of that should have been funneled to the Quality Assurance department.
From the Battlefield Blog:
Despite having a major infrastructure in place, the peak traffic this weekend has been huge, 400% higher than any other Battlefield’s peak simultaneous users.
Really? The game you had over 2 million demo downloads for and have been heavily advertising during prime-time television is popular? Huh, I guess nobody could have seen that one coming.
Get your house in order EA/DICE… you should be embarrassed.
- Official BFBC2 Twitter feed (now only used for service updates)
- IGN calls EA/DICE out on servers “going haywire”
- A sample of EA’s comments about the server problems on its own blog
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 PC Server Update and EA Maintenance – Mar 09, 2010, 08:10AM
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 Status Update – Mar 08, 2010, 08:58AM
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Update (2010-03-07) – Mar 07, 2010, 12:37PM
- EA Server and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Disconnect Status – Mar 06, 2010, 03:44AM