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August 18th, 2009


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naleri
12:33 am
Anyone else here twiddling their thumbs while waiting for the Champions Online open beta to work?

For those of you who don't know, the open beta was supposed to start today at 10:00 PDT (12:00 Central, which is my time). It's been 12 hours and as far as I can tell, not a single person has been able to get into the game due to horrific patcher errors and download times (several hours to get to 1%). People are having to rearrange files on their computer, re-download the game client from FilePlanet with its awful several-hour queues, and then struggle to download huge files at the end 95-99% of the download, only to have the patcher crash and start all over again.

The forums are rife with complaints, but there's some MMO-themed gallows humor I felt was worth sharing with fellow geeks who may appreciate it.



biohazard619 Subject: Patching Online - awesome game
amazing, really good gameplay, lots of clicking, restarting, cool errors, waiting is very enjoyable and gives lots of pleasure

8/10 :)

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Zeide
i got to level 36 already its great weird having a % after the levels but my class is strong just a little slow at leveling! End Game is going to be great i heard of an awesome error at the end!

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SushiTsunami
The boss battle against GameClient.exe is F***ING epic.

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Defiler49
Im stuck on the bosses shaderCache.hogg and Gameclient.exe, keep wiping. Anyone know tactics?

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Zyuxis
i got too level 99 and had a epic battle that made me respec to level 1, i gave this game a 8.5/10

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Monsterguy
GameClient.exe is the only one I cant beat..... keep getting him to 95.5%....then I loose the will to live.

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Drunknmunkey
So far so good it practically plays itself. Although later on there is a lot more interaction and quick frustrating sequences that involve backtracking to the beginning to make progress 7/10.

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Geckos
I got a a sweet piece of Error gear today after we cleared "Trying to update the launcher."

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Brewhammer
Guess it's time to grind mats to make some +Connect gear and then respec "Patch Speed" build. Like I have the bag space for that... *sigh*

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Maniacle
The deah penalty in this game needs to be nerfed. It is atrocious.....but i keep replaying it :(

I'm a sucker apparently.....

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akridine
I can't finish the tutorial, it keeps telling me to be patient >:(

[Referring to the little grey box that pops up before the launcher even loads, saying "The launcher is trying to update. Please be patient."]

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Brewhammer
OMG nerf patience--!

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akridine
Just hang in there, if you can't defeat patience respawn and try again

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Sketchy
I need to get the lifetime subscription for this, I won't make it to the end in only 6 months!

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Hurdoc
I agree, it's a tough game. What's with the old-school death penalty xp loss? I'm losing levels!

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ScReAmH2O
soo your all saying this game has great replay value

w00t

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ehrie
Excellent replay value, I keep going back in as soon as I log out.

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MailOrderYaks
I'd like more character creator options. I've played with all the sliders and all I get looks like some fat nerd playing a video game.

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RJO
In a time where WoW Clones are super linear it is refreshing to see a game like this where the progression jumps around. I log in every few hours and I never know where I will go.

10/10.

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ScReAmH2O
Ooh fudge GameClient.exe just came out of no where when i reached lvl 6.5% idk if i will make it through the battle might have to retart :(

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Cosmetic_Plague
i have screenshots of the game if you guys want to check it out, its a very simple UI and its easy to navigate. enjoy guys

http://i28.tinypic.com/xn6dtx.jpg

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Diodorus
What features do you think they will add for release?

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Cosmetic_Plague
They said they would add in the actual "game" portion of it, but i'm not too sure. May have to download something else and you know how well that goes.

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akridine
This game has been so epic but i'm gonna have to go to bed, im gonna leave my leveling bot run and hopefully i'd of dinged at lvl 100 by the time I wake up

unless my game crashes

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AmericanDemon
Cryptic hates bots. They will totally disconnect you and limit your leveling to .8%. Trust me, they totally caught my level bot while I worked today and thats what happened to me.

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NightstrikerX
Guys! Quick! I need a little more help with Music_login.fsb! I almost got him, just .6% more to go and I can finally move onto the end-game! Need moral support so I don't lose my will to live!!

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ikkin
[quotes above post]
invite me please

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Kelr
Invite me to please. He's holding at 97% and I don't seem to be able to finish him off solo.

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2inches
Damn i was at 52% and the dreaded ERROR 14 snuck up and backstabbed me!

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Cosmetic_Plague
A wild shadercache.hogg appears!
Gameclient.exe uses growl!

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NightstrikerX
Music_login.fsb uses WN_STATE
It's super effective!
NightstrikerX Faints

Nooo!! Time to respec and start again.

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Cosmetic_Plague
Bill Roper uses master ball on Gameclient.exe!

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Hoot
Sort of reminds me of Myst.
Only without all of the action and excitement.

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Cosmetic_Plague
Shadercache.hogg casts a -1000 ping spell on the party. Everyone dies and goes to lag hell.

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aediph
WTS> GameClient.exe name your price

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Tinywulf
Can anyone make it to the Cryptic store? Maybe we can spend some cryptic bucks on a map that will help us find the hidden cache of files. I've been looking for 8 hours now and haven't collected hardly any of them

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Gray_Jester
I was soooo close. I was about to sneak up on Gameclient.exe when Error 14 came out of nowhere and assassinated me.

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ikkin
yeah, GameClient.exe can see through stealth..it's overpowered imo

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Rhoak
I keep getting ganked by lost connection to server :( Is there a pve only version of patching online?

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Shennaqua
Hey all, it looks like Music_login.fsb is camping my spawn point. Can anyone clear it off for me? Thanks!

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Tinywulf
I have to say, this game is freaking addictive. It's the first time in a long while where I've been glued to my computer for over 9 hours straight.

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Dracthor
I was playing on lvl 4 for an hour untill I realised that error 14 killed me a long time ago.

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Castamere2
I just got the "Unexpectedly Disconnected" debuff while fighting Music_Login.fsb and let me tell you something - I totally wasn't expecting it!

I think I may have gimped myself at character generation though, I took a negative trait that gave me -100 Resistance against MusicFiles in the hopes that I could get more perks like .Hoggzilla which gives you all kinds of bonuses when moving .Piggs. But the documentation's not the greatest and all I got was another negative trait for 50% chance to violently die whenever target creature gets below 99% health.

Thankfully the game's very forgiving and you can start over again and again to make your character just right.

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Shennaqua
Man, the devs just did a stealth patch - new version is 2009_08_17_19_15. WN_STATE seems to be renamed to RESTART. Is that a nerf or a buff? At least they fixed the bug where you had to re-take the tutorial every time you start the patcher, though.

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Tinywulf
Cryptic is phenominal. What other game company gives you Three content patches in ONE DAY???

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Spotted in someone's signature, parodying the "What Champion are you most like?" quiz results in people's sigs:



As for me, I've got the patcher running -- it's only completely restarted 3-4 times for me. I'm at 36 megs out of 3.6 gigs now, and it only took me about 45 minutes to get there. I've also got the FilePlanet Download Manager running, in case the patch takes longer than it takes to sit through the ~400 minute queue at FilePlanet, then download it from there. With any luck, I'll get to play sometime this week!

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