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Online Maintenance... Are Our Troubles Soon to be Over?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Ross Garland, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. It seems that their timings are completely out, as GT5's online features are already down for maintenance a day early. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, with all that maintenance it looks like they might be doing something serious. Could they possibly be fixing whatever is causing all the connection/performance issues? Lets hope so.
     
  2. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Dont understand why they need a week interval for each maintenance.
     
  3. Me neither, to be honest. They should just shut everything down for a week, do what they need to do, and give us back the high quality racing we had in the first quarter of this year. It would be nice if they would give a little more info on what they're actually doing too. We never know anything about what is in the patches or why maintenance is needed until after the fact.
     
  4. I think PD need to find a new supplier for their calendars. The servers are down for maintenance a day early... again. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Japanese calendar :)
     
  6. It seems the blame lies with whoever translated the original Japanese message and converted the times to GMT. They converted the time correctly but forgot that the Japanese timezone in way ahead of Europe. The maintenance times are the early hours of the morning for them, making them early evening and a day earlier for us. Another little mistake to add to the growing list.

    I've updated the maintenance schedule in the OP.
     
  7. I have no idea what PD are playing at now. Although the servers were down for maintenance on Tuesday, they're down again now for the same reason. Before they went down, the in-game news item about the maintenance was updated (but did not receive the 'new' tag):

    Assuming they've gotten the conversion right this time, it means the final maintenance period is next Thursday. That being the case, the Club event will be on Friday again next week. OP updated.
     
  8. Apparently four weeks of maintenance were not enough. PD have announced yet another maintenance period to take place next week on Thursday. However, according to the GT website this one should occur in the early hours of the morning rather than in the evening.

    It's worth pointing out that the time given above is exactly the same for both the GMT version of the message and the BST version. In other words, one of them is wrong... again. Your guess is as good as mine as to which it is.