PSA: Destiny will be down this evening

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Centipede

Thanks to the deluge of new games this month – both for review and for personal pleasure – I’ve had to put Destiny very much on the back burner… at least until that extra content comes along. I had no intentions then, of killing things in the hope of getting better gear this evening. If that happened to be your plan, you may need to change it. Destiny’s servers will be offline for a spot of maintenance.

At 7 AM PDT, Destiny’s servers will be taken down for maintenance, and will be down, says Bungie, for “several hours.” According to my frankly terrible time calculations, that’s about 4pm here in South Africa, 2pm for those on the Greenwich Meridian.  It means Destiny could still be out in the prime evening playing hours.

The maintenance should finally fix all of those connection errors that some of you have been experiencing, which means boars, bears, caterpillars, aye-ayes, sea turtles, plesiosaurs, pterodactyls, honey badgers, Lynxes and whatever other silly animal codes you’ve been subjected to should be a thing of the past.

Here’s what’s getting changed, fixed, and added:

Client fixes

  • Added more data logging for matchmaking systems
  • Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs
  • Improved logging of player disconnections
  • Internal tools fixes to speed up our release process
  • Fixes to the roster system to allow us to tune the frequency of roster updates on Xbox One
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to quick scope on some weapons
Read  Destiny 2 becomes the best selling game of 2017 (in the U.S.)

Server Fixes

  • Security fixes
  • Server performance improvements
  • Fixes to reduce the frequency of some KTOs
  • Better logging to help diagnose connectivity problems
  • Fixes to some Centipede errors that were exclusive to specific player characters

If not Destiny, what shall you be playing this evening? I’m busy playing Alien: Isolation. I’ll have a review up soon, but I can say that right now, it’s definitely better than Colonial Marines.

Last Updated: October 7, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    Fcuk that. I will never buy into these service plans unless it comes with a car.
    You want to pay these people for always on DRM then,
    “you might as well get on your knees, you will enjoy it after a while” as said by a wise ORC.

    You cant even play the single player portion. CRAZY.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA @ “service plans”

      You hit the nail on the head there meneer

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        Jim Sterling coined it when he was disproving the industry that Single player off-line games are just as profitable than on-line games when Skyrim came out and that the current trend of hooking the player in for a long term investment while spreading the butter thin is BOLLOCKS.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          They’re all trying to coin it with cosmetics & MTs in online games because of all the people who just have to look like a unique little snowflake while playing with other people. It’s very, very profitable.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But it needs to be online all the time because you’re all filthy pirates. Oh wait, that’s the excuse for PC. Never mind.

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      Sounds just like Diablo 3 on the PC…

      • Admiral Chief 0

        That really pissed me off. I just wanted to play the SP CAMPAIGN and then I got lag!!! WTF?

        That is why I have not gone back to it

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          Having the Offline option like the console guys would be nice.

          • oVg Definitive and Remastered

            Everybody was told that off-line Diablo cant be done. Like the Bone and the KINECT are symbiotic.
            All bolloooooocks.

            I never believe a word from any of these lying douche bags. Including SONY.

          • Hammersteyn

            Same with Simcity. Lies,deceit and distrust all around

          • Totally agree. SIMS, can’t be played offline? Motha fuckers.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            Diablo 3 CANT be offline… but the console guys get offline on all 4 consoles it’s released for. That’s just doff. Blizzard are a bunch of fuckers in this respect.

            The lag you can get when playing alone is actually quite terrible, can make the game totally unplayable.

          • I don’t understand how they can love the console in this regard more than the PC. I mean it was MADE for the fucking PC and they do this?

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            Just remember, it’s Activision Blizzard… kinda explains itself.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s all because of that real money auction house abortion.

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          I had some lag last night, but it was sporadic and the game was still playable. I find that I sometimes have to remove all devices off the WiFi and restart my PC to remove lag, especially if I was playing anything on Steam.

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        Everybody got fired after that total dickery.
        Always on-line real money auction house.

        What were THEY THINKING? Greedy fcuk nutts.

        Also when THQ started that paid difficulty DLC I knew they were on there way out.

    • But what about Isolation? You interested?

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        It has SEGA on the box. Will wait for the reviews.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I’m getting Shadow of Mordor after work, so I might be playing that. Otherwise, it’s Survivor with the missus.

    • Hammersteyn

      Enjoy!

    • GooseZA

      Shadow of Mordor is great. Loving it.

    • Thought Survivor was on last night? 😛

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        On the high seas… my good man…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Dude, it’s called “Netflix” now.

    • Nikola

      It’s a great game that!!

  • Ryanza

    Don’t worry. When you need a forced break from always online DRM, you can always play The Witcher.

    Don’t support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming.

    • Hammersteyn

      Or sleep, I might sleep tonight rather.

      • Nikola

        No sleep!! Raid tonight:))

        • Hammersteyn

          Destiny servers are down tonight 😛
          I bet we ace it the second time round. That auto rifle I got is sick!

          • Nikola

            Nah mate they are down this morning from what I saw on bungie.net they will be up tonight I am sure it is reset and peek time to play. Yeah I think we will get the raid down in one go if we have the same right people you know. I am awaiting on the clan page to see who can make it tonight but if we don’t do it tonight we can do Thursday so it’s cool I dont think we need more than a day now:)

          • Hammersteyn

            Already replied, see you tonight 😀

          • Nikola

            At least you got an awesome auto rifle I got a shit:( and you know that rifle has void damage usually primary weapons don’t do any special dmg only special and heavy:))

          • Hammersteyn

            Now I’m sad that I abandoned the exotic bounty for the handgun. The rifle has almost zero impact damage which is the only downside. I still can’t believe you got jibbed. Bungie needs to sort their shit out!

  • Hammersteyn

    Header win! Time to get back into SOM.

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    LOL

  • Tarisma

    I guess I’ll just play Wildstar

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    BWAHAHAHA

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