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I3laze
12-14-2011, 01:50 PM
I promised the wife an early night tonight but I need my fix of DD first. What am I to do?

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 01:50 PM
Gabe Newell has sent a letter to some special people saying that after the Steam Server updates, we'll all have a copy of Half Life 2: Episode 3 sitting in our games list. I hope you all enjoy this!

Yeah, just kidding.

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 01:51 PM
I love that you're all treating it like the end of the world, oh yes, they're certainly going to offer you all compensation as a result of their hour of server maintenance. You know, with it being offline for so long and all

Do be quiet and stop defending their crappy service.

notsamleo
12-14-2011, 01:51 PM
So, how about some FREE games to make up for this downtime valve? :))

LOL! Ohhhh, dear. That one tickled me. Here you go, take this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

Furyhunter
12-14-2011, 01:52 PM
Do be quiet and stop defending their crappy service.

People hate things only when they go wrong.

semtex43
12-14-2011, 01:52 PM
I also like this switched roles video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEJQbEYjRg

Nice video. And pleasant actors too :)

Synod
12-14-2011, 01:52 PM
OMG ! LOOOL check the stats: http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

lol nice :D

ninjamemnoch
12-14-2011, 01:52 PM
OMG ! LOOOL check the stats: http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

Steams users = America's stock market?

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 01:52 PM
Free games???? Are we also going to get free food as well from the Glorious Gabe or just nothing.

Ryu84
12-14-2011, 01:52 PM
So, how about some FREE games to make up for this downtime valve? :))

/sign

too many downtimes...and we have paid a lot in this platform...

so?

Reaprar
12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
Do be quiet and stop defending their crappy service.
Yes, their reputation for having an awful service is cataloged in the tomes of the internet as such

niko001
12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
is it me or everyone having problems connecting?

turistas
12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
I also like this switched roles video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEJQbEYjRg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTFUhMhJ7kI ...all i want for christmas is steam to be up

CeInfo
12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
Valve are such ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. They can be bothered implementing some ridiculous inbox feature that notifies me when I have a new gift (like I give a ♥♥♥♥) but god forbid they create something that notifies us in advance of a downtime! *gasp*

Before any cretin says something like "check the forums for downtime announcements", I shouldn't have to. Games that rely on server up-time have notifications that advise the player there will be a downtime. World of Warcraft, and Tribes Ascend spring immediately to mind.

I'd be hopeful that Valve would be so nice - but the truth is, they only care about money.

Also, note to moderators: profanities are just words. There are far worse things I could say than "♥♥♥♥" or "♥♥♥♥" using words that aren't considered inflammatory.

Well, I DO care if I get a gift, and normal people do... And, this sir, was an UNSCHEDULED (not expected) maintenance. Your server up-time notifications only would say "Steam's failing!" when it already lost the connection.

Btw, thanks for the lovely hearts. I'll keep them on a box and will throw them at the next girl I see.

semtex43
12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
I promised the wife an early night tonight but I need my fix of DD first. What am I to do?

Put a bucket on her/your head before you come in bed :)
That would be your fix I presume.

Jugatsu
12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
/sign

too many downtimes...and we have paid a lot in this platform...

so?

No

5no

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 01:54 PM
Internetz.....Serious Buisness!!

TheTurnipKing
12-14-2011, 01:54 PM
So, how about some FREE games to make up for this downtime valve? :))

Sure. How about a free copy of Portal 1? :D

Reaprar
12-14-2011, 01:54 PM
/sign

too many downtimes...and we have paid a lot in this platform...

so?
There's plenty of free games on steam, here try this one:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/95700/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1

Makorus
12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
Lol @ everyone wanting free games.

It a god damn downtime, and it just has been going on for a few hours... Thats nothing.

And dont say stuff like "I paid for the game and I should be allowed to play it!"

You dont own the game, just the license to play it.

Onyx3173
12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
So, how about some FREE games to make up for this downtime valve? :))
How about a different way of doing maintenance that won't so severely affect people instead? Seems a lot better to me.

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
People hate things only when they go wrong.

I'm not talking about the platform I'm talking about their inability to keep it running. They are experienced programmers, why can't they migrate to a solution that would break the amalgamation of the platform's chat servers with the platform itself so that chat would never go offline. This would provide a better overall experience for us. Valve won't do it because they're afraid of change - that and the fact there are a ton of idiots trying to defend Valve when clearly they are going about things the wrong way.

battlemedic
12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
I'm not talking about the platform I'm talking about their inability to keep it running. They are experienced programmers, why can't they migrate to a solution that would break the amalgamation of the platform's chat servers with the platform itself so that chat would never go offline. This would provide a better overall experience for us. Valve won't do it because they're afraid of change - that and the fact there are a ton of idiots trying to defend Valve when clearly they are going about things the wrong way.

Synod
12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784745&page=24

where cant see that it works now ....

mikeyinlove
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
:3 im just gonna order some anime figurines. prolly oogle over my 12 sakura kinomoto figurines i got the other day... watch some anime. be patient. and not be a huge ♥♥♥♥ like everyone else i can see. :3 i just love ragers.

NiNJA-LOKi
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
every time someone complains about steam downtime an hl2.exe dies.

DJ_Professor_K
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
So, how about some FREE games to make up for this downtime valve? :))

I'm still waiting for me 2 free games that Valve owes me from when steam(forums) got hacked.


Sony gave me 2, wheres mine from valve? XD

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
LOL! Ohhhh, dear. That one tickled me. Here you go, take this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

Whats that capitalism thing you mention:confused:
Since sony gave out games for being hacked it is a nice costume!!
And besides the forum got hacked this might be another hack:eek:

So... free games please!

piitb
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
lawd was back on for a couple of minutes and now down again.

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
How about a different way of doing maintenance that won't so severely affect people instead? Seems a lot better to me.
Like I mentioned before Onyx they should use a mirror server/cloud server at a different site when stuff like this needs to get done. At my job they do it all the time.

battlemedic
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
:3 im just gonna order some anime figurines. prolly oogle over my 12 sakura kinomoto figurines i got the other day... watch some anime. be patient. and not be a huge ♥♥♥♥ like everyone else i can see. :3 i just love ragers.


ew

5 letters

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 01:56 PM
Well, I DO care if I get a gift, and normal people do... And, this sir, was an UNSCHEDULED (not expected) maintenance. Your server up-time notifications only would say "Steam's failing!" when it already lost the connection.

Btw, thanks for the lovely hearts. I'll keep them on a box and will throw them at the next girl I see.

Okay babe. Good luck with those virtual hearts.

NabeGewell
12-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Gaben got stuck in the servers while trying to reach a cookie crumb, and they had to shut down the servers so they could pry him out with the jaws of life.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 01:57 PM
For those who are whining give this a read.

1. You most likely won't get anything free out of this. Any money you put into it is VOLUNTARY and not necessarily to use the service. There is no subscription fee you have to pay, and it's only been down for about an hour.

2. The reason it's down is to fix having to do this again.

3. Valve is EXTREMELY good at keeping their servers up, and now that it's down you decide to hate it? Think again.

4. Valve updates the System Downtime Announcements Thread (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784745) so you can all be informed. Instead of spamming the forums for answers, refer to there.

5. Just stop whining.

pierrick6767
12-14-2011, 01:57 PM
hi there my internet connection is fine ,but steam isn t connected for some reason ,does anyone has the same problen and knowns why?pretty annoying we should be able to play our games even if steam doesn t work

Cyrielx2
12-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Beer is awesome yo.

Also still down :(

Dondon
12-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Steam down.
Better watch a movie.
*watches Hangover 2*
Movie's ended.
♥♥♥♥, still down.

And you say that it's been down for ABOUT an hour? No it's been down for 3.

serieus1
12-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Works fine now! Yeah!!

semtex43
12-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Seems to be up here. For real this time.

Uhm nope. Friends list is seems to be stable but I still can not launch my games.

battlemedic
12-14-2011, 01:58 PM
For those who are whining give this a read.

1. You most likely won't get anything free out of this. Any money you put into it is VOLUNTARY and not necessarily to use the service. There is no subscription fee you have to pay, and it's only been down for about an hour.

2. The reason it's down is to fix having to do this again.

3. Valve is EXTREMELY good at keeping their servers up, and now that it's down you decide to hate it? Think again.

4. Valve updates the System Downtime Announcements Thread (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784745) so you can all be informed. Instead of spamming the forums for answers, refer to there.

5. Just stop whining.

supden ^

Linkk
12-14-2011, 01:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTFUhMhJ7kI ...all i want for christmas is steam to be up

:D I hope Steam is up before the 24th :D

phillibl
12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784747

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
up for me here in cali

Apply
12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Longest down time of the year? -still beating PSN.

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Gaben got stuck in the servers while trying to reach a cookie crumb, and they had to shut down the servers so they could pry him out with the jaws of life.
Damn it must've been a real good cookie in order for him to do that. I thought early it was some of his lunch that he might have spelled. TY for correcting me :D

Cyrielx2
12-14-2011, 02:00 PM
NL, back up :)

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:00 PM
And I quote "the servers are being updated right now with some fixes to improve system stability."

that's funny stuff right there. steam has been down all day. how long do updates take? 8 hrs? 6 hrs? 4 hrs? ALL freaking day?

battlemedic
12-14-2011, 02:00 PM
Damn it must've been a real good cookie in order for him to do that. I thought early it was some of his lunch that he might have spelled. TY for correcting me :D

くそー、それは彼がそれを行うにするために、本当の良いクッキーになってmust've。私は初期のそれは 彼が綴られているかもしれない彼の昼食の一部だと思った。私を修正するためのTY

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:00 PM
Wow its up again ^^ That was fast lol

fearlessbros
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Seems to be up again, and I can download games once again.

semtex43
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
NL, back up :)

Can you please try and launch any game of yours? Thanks!

Onyx3173
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Like I mentioned before Onyx they should use a mirror server/cloud server at a different site when stuff like this needs to get done. At my job they do it all the time.
Yeah, something like migrating everyone to a second set of servers that they've already updated then updating the first set would minimize downtime even though it'd cost more. But Valve should easily make far more than enough money for that and it'd be a real convenience for their customers, especially those of us who rely a lot on chat to contact people.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Gabe tripped over a server cable. ._

Rizenxin
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Lol @ everyone wanting free games.

It a god damn downtime, and it just has been going on for a few hours... Thats nothing.

And dont say stuff like "I paid for the game and I should be allowed to play it!"

You dont own the game, just the license to play it.

... Uhh, when you pay for a game, you've paid for a piece of physical ownership. WTF did I buy before steam in the Atari/Sega/Nintendo days, a license to play a physical copy of a game? Good job at making no sense.

thedamaged1
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
since we are all bored. lets count down from 1000.

1000

turistas
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
still down for me :(

Legacy-ZA
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Alrighty, so from reading a couple of pages, I gathered that this downtime is a global thing at the moment.
I am extremely relieved, I was starting to panic that I broke my Steam client somehow. :(

Great news everyone, the store page seems to be functioning, don't forget to enter the contest! :) (I was worried about this one specifically)

battlemedic
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
it's up again. My work here is done. ;D

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Before you post a topic like this, did you ever ask yourself, how often is Steam down like this?

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
3. Valve is EXTREMELY good at keeping their servers up, and now that it's down you decide to hate it? Think again.

No hate man, just love

Abaris365
12-14-2011, 02:01 PM
If you know how to do it faster, then let Valve know and I'll give you a +rep

pokedex2536
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Steam was back up before you could even post your crummy topic >_>

fyiiamaheavy
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Steam is up again mate

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Yeah, something like migrating everyone to a second set of servers that they've already updated then updating the first set would minimize downtime even though it'd cost more. But Valve should easily make far more than enough money for that and it'd be a real convenience for their customers, especially those of us who rely a lot on chat to contact people.

Agreed I got alot of buddies I constantly chat with on Steam. Hopefully they will take note of something like this & put it to good use.

Reaprar
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Steam down.
Better watch a movie.
*watches Hangover 2*
Movie's ended.
♥♥♥♥, still down.

And you say that it's been down for ABOUT an hour? No it's been down for 3.
The hangover part 2 has a runtime of about 80 minutes.

_koro_
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Steam was back up before you could even post your crummy topic >_>

was about to say that. :P

AoM
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
It's not like a stability fix necessarily just "instantly" works and everything is all hunky-dory. The fixes themselves could affect another area of the service, leading to longer fixes.

Edit: Apparently things have improved now. Anyway, point stands.

MD1990
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
"the servers are being updated right now with some fixes to improve system stability."


that's funny stuff right there.

I fail to see the funny part.

maschinerie
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Nope. Still down for me.

Cool_Runnings
12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
EVERYONE CHECK YOUR LIBRARY FOR FREE GAMES

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 02:03 PM
Gabe tripped over a server cable. ._

quote for truth

King_Pin999
12-14-2011, 02:03 PM
is it back up? the 'NO CONNECTION' is gone from the bottom of steam window

oobievision
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
those are old theres none for the recent up down today

evenlease
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
annnds it down again

Greenpakto
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Steam down.
Better watch a movie.
*watches Hangover 2*
Movie's ended.
♥♥♥♥, still down.

And you say that it's been down for ABOUT an hour? No it's been down for 3.

Yea 3. That is a major downtime. Espacially for steam.
Anyway it reminded me why I hate steam, so I can go back to "borrowing" games from my friends, that way I wont need to have to rely on this company, and I dont have to play with STEAMSERVER connection.

DX_V
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Just went up for me.

semtex43
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Damn it. Down again here.

xlayer6969
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
LOL Down again, it's time for some football!

Frankiller
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
is it back up? the 'NO CONNECTION' is gone from the bottom of steam window

exactly 42

fearlessbros
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Was up for 5 minutes, is down again.

lawsie69
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
and down again

notsamleo
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
since we are all bored. lets count down from 1000.

1000

1001

oh wait.

pokedex2536
12-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Well that stinks.

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Still not back up here in Michigan. A buddy of mine got me to get world of borecraft...I got it & was trying to play it while this was down. Trust me that game really isn't my cup of tea. I am going back to my original plan & watching netflix.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
And, down again

karremania
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
and down again
But now with a more clear message, routine maintaince :D

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Steam is up again mate

up and down up and down...it's been down since ive been sitting here and yes it seems it's up again. let's see how long it lasts?

also for you steam "supporters" service has been pretty good during MW3. it hasn't been down for very much time. were you here during the original MW or black ops?..lol down almost every other day.

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
those are old theres none for the recent up down today

....Think and look at the last page to see the date maybe?

Or hell, look at the forums in general?

Abaris365
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
It's aliiiiiiiiiiive!!!

Edit: Oh...

pokedex2536
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
999
why

MARKO94EVERSERB
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
*cough* down again *cough*

seriously OP stop ♥♥♥♥♥in about this.

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
... Uhh, when you pay for a game, you've paid for a piece of physical ownership. WTF did I buy before steam in the Atari/Sega/Nintendo days, a license to play a physical copy of a game? Good job at making no sense.

When you pay Steam for a game you pay for being allowed to play it.

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Disgusting... Even Microsoft's download center never goes offline.

owen243
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Just played L4D2 loaded, got in server started playing then crashed :/

Back down now

thedamaged1
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
i counted and stopped at 420. FU valve.

Graveworm
12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
its getting up and down a minute later, hope it will get stable soon.
cant even launch some of my games right now, its stuck on "preparing to launch"..

Frankiller
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
I did the math:

Life = ups and downs
Steam = ups and downs

Life = Steam.

There's no flaw, we're all doomed.

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Steam is up again mate

what did you say?

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
wow that were about two minutes !!! new world record :D :D

Onyx3173
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
and it's only been down for about an hour.
It's been down since before I got up about two hours ago.
3. Valve is EXTREMELY good at keeping their servers up, and now that it's down you decide to hate it? Think again.

Maybe if you're not in their time zone but for those of us who are, we get affected by maintenance every single time. It grows to be a real inconvenience.

graspee
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
I love that you're all treating it like the end of the world, oh yes, they're certainly going to offer you all compensation as a result of their hour of server maintenance.

Actually four hours so far...

Merluz-ITA
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
up and down!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmFp9OTS5U

:D

real4xor
12-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Disgusting... Even Microsoft's download center never goes offline.

Actually, the content servers are still somewhat up. :D
It`s just the community that`s offline.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
oh YEY! they were up for a hole 90 SECONDS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LETS CELEBRATE

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
*cough* down again *cough*

seriously OP stop ♥♥♥♥♥in about this.

exactly my point. they are lying to all of us. they applied an update earlier today and haven't been able to get it to work since....lmfao

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Disgusting... Even Microsoft's download center never goes offline.

well... it is the first time in several years lets not be so rash

Ps. But i still want Free games!

fyiiamaheavy
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
steam is up Again .Mate

wexer9
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
what did you say?

It was, for a brief moment.

pierrick6767
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
thanks to send me to a page forum witch date from 2009 2010,i don t need to known what happen in that time ,i just need to known why it doesn t work today and when is it going to work again?

Sud
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
onlineofflineonlineofflineonlineoffline

my friends list is developing epilepsy in me!

Zyat
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
those are old theres none for the recent up down today

Its stickied at the top of the General Steam Discussion section of the forums. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784745)

Go to the last page, first thing you should do if steam disconnects is check that thread a couple times. Chances are its either emergency maintenance or scheduled. Today was "unscheduled" otherwise known as emergency maintenance. Timmy the intern spilled coke on the master server or forgot to feed the hamster Valve uses to powering everything.

sgof
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Up and down.
Up and down.
Up and down.
Up and down.

Sucks that I called in sick at work today...

turistas
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
LOL.. down... time for a movie.

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Oh quit your whining, do something else.

Steam is up 99% of the time. If you don't like it, don't use the service.

DX_V
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Down again, that didn't last long.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
When you pay Steam for a game you pay for being allowed to play it.

When you purchase a game off of Steam, you are purchasing a digital copy of the game that is available when Steam says so. This is all mentioned in the ToS. Also, you'll live without games for a while. Most of my Single-player games work right now. Playing Jamestown as we speak, so play something single player, or go buy the new Humble Bundle.

ninjamemnoch
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
up and down!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmFp9OTS5U

:D

HAHA! +rep

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Steam was back up before you could even post your crummy topic >_>


did you say something...wow you're smart!

beast-usa
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Did steam get a VAC ban?

localhost
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
I cant open CS:S its taking forever. It just said

Preparing to launch CS:S...

And now pasted 5 mins and still same crap.

MSPreacher
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Steam was back up before you could even post your crummy topic >_>

And now it's back down again. Fail.

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:08 PM
thanks to send me to a page forum witch date from 2009 2010,i don t need to known what happen in that time ,i just need to known why it doesn t work today and when is it going to work again?

Again

....Think and look at the last page to see the date maybe?

rjg3000
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
... Uhh, when you pay for a game, you've paid for a piece of physical ownership. WTF did I buy before steam in the Atari/Sega/Nintendo days, a license to play a physical copy of a game? Good job at making no sense.

Funny thing about that, that's actually how it works. You don't "own" anything. When you purchase a game at your local gamestop, you're actually purchasing a license to use that software within certain boundaries. You don't own the software itself. The disc, sure, the manual, why not, but not the software itself.

HotZin
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
up and down!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmFp9OTS5U

:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsNY1pvFl2E

Up and down, and all around...

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Next thing, the Steam forums go offline. Oh no Valve are fascists. Even their forum guidelines prove it. Free speech means freedom to offend! VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Oh quit your whining, do something else.

Steam is up 99% of the time. If you don't like it, don't use the service.


keep on making them feel it is OK to provide crappy service if it makes you fell better

HereticX
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
I'm glad activated offline mode lastnight. I can still play my games no problems.

Teronfel
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Probably they're getting the servers ready for the winter sale,i'm ok with that.

Anohrok Kal
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Steam's up
Friends, groups, TF2 item server is DOWN.
Damn it steam, if youre gonna be down, be dead not HALF DEAD

semtex43
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
up and down!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmFp9OTS5U

:D

It's a trap! :eek:

Dondon
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Oh ♥♥♥♥ finally it went up alrea--- ♥♥♥♥.

NorthernKingdom
12-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Oh quit your whining, do something else.

Steam is up 99% of the time. If you don't like it, don't use the service.

lol no

Steam has terrible up time and Steam community routinely goes down unexpectedly.

low42
12-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Probably they're getting the servers ready for the winter sale,i'm ok with that.

Me too.

battlemedic
12-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Down again, that didn't last long.

THATS WHAT SHE SAID

AoM
12-14-2011, 02:10 PM
exactly my point. they are lying to all of us. they applied an update earlier today and haven't been able to get it to work since....lmfao

I don't really see how that part in particular is "lying". Unless that is they said that everything is now fixed and things are completely good to go, which bearing in mind I may have missed it, I haven't seen them say.

Edit: jeeze, the number of posts in between when I quoted and now is really throwing me off here.

revelnode
12-14-2011, 02:10 PM
When you pay Steam for a game you pay for being allowed to play it.

Yup, This is correct, check the TOS, You don't own the game, you are "leasing" it from steam. In other words, they have all the power, and we don't, we are at their mercy. There are always Pro's and Cons when it comes to online service providers. Pros, you don't have to keep track of CDs/DVDs full of games. Cons, when steam goes down, so do all your games.

Just hope they fix this soon... I got some catching up to do in MW3. I wanna get back to lvl 41 since steam rolled me back to lvl 36 last I checked.

kaak
12-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Oh you, steam, you so random.

Tutacio
12-14-2011, 02:11 PM
lol no

Steam has terrible up time and Steam community routinely goes down unexpectedly.

Wrong. I hardly ever see Steam down.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:11 PM
It's been down since before I got up about two hours ago.


Maybe if you're not in their time zone but for those of us who are, we get affected by maintenance every single time. It grows to be a real inconvenience.


Well, still. It's just video games and some communication to people you probably don't know in the real world. You'll live. Also, I used to live in their time zone, and was never bothered with it being down for 5 minutes.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
Dammit gabe stop tripping over server cables and spilling your 60 ton lunch all over the server bays

tukimoshi
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
keep on making them feel it is OK to provide crappy service if it makes you fell better

What if their "crappy" service is better than the others?

Oh no my Honda Civic broke down! Clearly Honda SUCKS

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
When you purchase a game off of Steam, you are purchasing a digital copy of the game that is available when Steam says so. This is all mentioned in the ToS. Also, you'll live without games for a while. Most of my Single-player games work right now. Playing Jamestown as we speak, so play something single player, or go buy the new Humble Bundle.

Correct I just saied what you did xD
The person I answered said he/she own the games in Steam.

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
Been chatting via text messages & etc to a few buddies of mine. Must say they are quite annoyed but also like me are finding other things to do but it's just annoying that this has gone on for an extended amount of time.

Reaprar
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
The servers will keep going up and down until maintenance is done, that's how maintenance works, it's hardly rocket science, when it's done they'll have a post up.

Augustburnt
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
This is honestly unacceptable... I understand servers need to go down and be updated from time to time but this has been happening unannounced more and more frequently. I just finished my finals and I want to play TF2...

trek554
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
I cant read through all of this but support being down is ridiculous.

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
QUOTE
Originally Posted by DX_V
Down again, that didn't last long

THATS WHAT SHE SAID

AHAHAHAHAAH trolol

MSPreacher
12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/images/07-minister.jpg

Iraqi Information Minister Says:

The servers will be back any minute now!

Eonel
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
I have a HIB4 problem.
I have already activated HIB4 normal, I just got a new HIB4 with average price. I enter the key and tells I already have the product... It's because of these downtimes or just me? (please send me a PM I'm not gonna read all the pages)

Lord Venom
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Steam Cloud/sync's still down.

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Oh quit your whining, do something else.

Steam is up 99% of the time. If you don't like it, don't use the service.


Steam seems to have a lock on COD games and they are the only ones I play. I have been home all day today for once without the ability to play all day. not even single player will work. i guess it just sucks that my favorite games are all steam based and steam controls when i can play. as far as whining that I'm not doing. I'm really just a little PISSED! so gfus and if you don't have anything to say to me besides hanging of steams ♥♥♥ then i don't know what to tell you!

Anohrok Kal
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Half-Life
Now starring STEAM!

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
This is honestly unacceptable... I understand servers need to go down and be updated from time to time but this has been happening unannounced more and more frequently. I just finished my finals and I want to play TF2...

QQ, no one cares if you finished your finals.

Steam isn't down like this all the time. Play another game in the time being.

Steam seems to have a lock on COD games and they are the only ones I play. I have been home all day today for once without the ability to play all day. not even single player will work. i guess it just sucks that my favorite games are all steam based and steam controls when i can play. as far as whining that I'm not doing. I'm really just a little jarateED! so gfus and if you don't have anything to say to me besides hanging of steams ♥♥♥ then i don't know what to tell you!

A Call of Duty fan. Explains your attitude and a reason not to take you seriously.

Victorspain
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
Steam hasn't been with so few players for years.

addictions
12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
What is all the commotion about I can still play bf3

Marcem7121
12-14-2011, 02:14 PM
I have a HIB4 problem.
I have already activated HIB4 normal, I just got a new HIB4 with average price. I enter the key and tells I already have the product... It's because of these downtimes or just me? (please send me a PM I'm not gonna read all the pages)

enter the HIB4 BTA key that you should now see on the key page.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:14 PM
This is honestly unacceptable... I understand servers need to go down and be updated from time to time but this has been happening unannounced more and more frequently. I just finished my finals and I want to play TF2...

Hey I just did to! What finals did you take?

McJames
12-14-2011, 02:14 PM
Strange things are happening to Steam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_F2Fl17RX8&feature=endscreen&NR=1)

Ain't no doubt about it.

knymed
12-14-2011, 02:14 PM
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but along Steam.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:14 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
Steam hasn't been with so few players for years.

Yes, but slowly it's regaining users, which is a good sign.

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Steam seems to have a lock on COD games and they are the only ones I play. I have been home all day today for once without the ability to play all day. not even single player will work. i guess it just sucks that my favorite games are all steam based and steam controls when i can play. as far as whining that I'm not doing. I'm really just a little jarateED! so gfus and if you don't have anything to say to me besides hanging of steams ♥♥♥ then i don't know what to tell you!
I tried playing COD MW3 just before & basically told me I was hosed because it wasn't connected to the Steam/Steam Cloud server. Agreed it shouldn't be reliant on stuff like that.

Scorcher24
12-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Problem is, I can't even play, because the licenses cannot be verifed. I managed to launch SMB one time, but I wanted to play Skyrim :p.

punisher186
12-14-2011, 02:15 PM
ITT: Post videos about that Valve servers ATM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_FreDrOFd0

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:15 PM
The servers will keep going up and down until maintenance is done, that's how maintenance works, it's hardly rocket science, when it's done they'll have a post up.

how about testing it on a testing server before keeping thousands of gamers from playing their games that they paid good money for. and before you say "well steams free" or some dumb bullcrap like that, i would rather pay a yearly fee to ensure i can play $60 games ANYTIME IFWT!

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:16 PM
Uhh oh, any ones forums loading starting to slow down, every time i refresh it gets slower

rmartinezdl
12-14-2011, 02:16 PM
What is all the commotion about I can still play bf3

DONT KNOW IF TROLL OR NOT

also yes ♥♥♥♥♥ all my games have to redownload some parts what the ♥♥♥♥ steam! fix this NAOOO! is this related to the HACK?! (i bet $100 at least one thread will show up related to this LMFAO)

hurtl
12-14-2011, 02:17 PM
since we are all bored. lets count down from 1000.

1000

0111

:cool:

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:17 PM
I'd laugh if once the servers came back on, they put a sale on The Wonderful End of the World (http://store.steampowered.com/app/15500/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1) and titled the sale as DON'T PANIC!

Fuhrer
12-14-2011, 02:17 PM
Same here, it's down for 3-4 hours already.

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:17 PM
0111

:cool:

0110 ;D

jdub
12-14-2011, 02:17 PM
Hey Everbody! With all the steamworks games these days, this must effect a large percentage of steam customers. Has the uproar not reached its peak? Has a publisher not complained? Are they too cheap to mirror the servers in some way? Too lazy? What? What? WHAT?

Funny thing about that, that's actually how it works. You don't "own" anything. When you purchase a game at your local gamestop, you're actually purchasing a license to use that software within certain boundaries. You don't own the software itself. The disc, sure, the manual, why not, but not the software itself.

Yep. As far as i've been able to deduce, the delivery method was the only thing allowing you to "own" a copy of anything even back before DD. Now they aren't forced to give you a copy, just allow you to copy it directly, so they can more strictly enforce their legal "licensing" jargon. Even under the "license" premise, IMO you should still be allowed to do what you will with the licensed copy you bought (exclusive of making profits of course) including resale, but once again, the legalese claims its an extremely limited use license. Unless you've had to license, say, a song or video clip for something you created, i doubt most consumers run up against this distinction very often or at all.

Marketing Dept. = Buy games
Legal Dept. = Buy licenses

EDIT: Jeebus, you guys are quick

Onyx3173
12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
Well, still. It's just video games and some communication to people you probably don't know in the real world. You'll live. Also, I used to live in their time zone, and was never bothered with it being down for 5 minutes.
Actually out of the people I talk to on a regular basis on Steam, half of them are people I know irl. And the other half are people who I can pretty much only contact through Steam. So yes, not being able to contact them is a real inconvenience. And downtime is only 5 minutes for you? Consider yourself lucky. It's always 10-20 minutes for me and rarely up to 40 minutes. And that's not to mention that about an hour after it comes back up it randomly goes back down for me for the same amount of time as it had previously.

stella artois
12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
Funny thing about that, that's actually how it works. You don't "own" anything. When you purchase a game at your local gamestop, you're actually purchasing a license to use that software within certain boundaries. You don't own the software itself. The disc, sure, the manual, why not, but not the software itself.

And when you buy a book you buy a licence to read it you dont own the text inside, and when you buy a branded top, you buy a licence to wear it you dont own the logo, etc. This is like talking to a 5 year old whose just figured out some basic rules of the world that everybody else takes for granted. Are you arguing with me that I dont own this Nike top now just because I cant do what I want with the logo on it?

Dcar825
12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
Stop defending these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and their ♥♥♥♥ service.

Doctor cuts leg off.
You: OH NO IT'S OKAY I DON'T MIND, I DON'T NEED MY LEG ANYWAY, I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO REGROW.

I think we all know that that is a horrible comparison. All this commotion is not about severed limbs. It is about people being unable to find other ways to entertain themselves while they can't get on their vidya gaems.

cwhide
12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
0109........

clickbouyow
12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
Intermittant up/down here in eastern US. When we can connect, we can play one game and get kicked from the IW server because STEAM login is failing. I can't believe a company the size of STEAM does not have redundant backups, but I guess they don't. This is some serious hardware failure to be down this long. There is another possible culpret. Microsoft released a bunch of updates today. That could have pooched the software.

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:19 PM
I think we all know that that is a horrible comparison. All this commotion is not about severed limbs. It is about people being unable to find other ways to entertain themselves while they can't get on their vidya gaems.

Yeah I know it was too, but I thought it was funny.

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Funny thing I just say. Just jumped on FB for a little bit & noticed Steam/Valve made some posts on there for items for sale & nothing apologizing for this long downtime. I sense Fail in the force.

Xpectro
12-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Stop defending these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and their ♥♥♥♥ service.

Doctor cuts leg off.
You: OH NO IT'S OKAY I DON'T MIND, I DON'T NEED MY LEG ANYWAY, I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO REGROW.

youmustbenew.jpg

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:20 PM
HEY TWITTER IS FAILING TOO! Mabye its the end of the internet

Hedy Lamarr
12-14-2011, 02:20 PM
Stop defending these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and their ♥♥♥♥ service.

Doctor cuts leg off.
You: OH NO IT'S OKAY I DON'T MIND, I DON'T NEED MY LEG ANYWAY, I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO REGROW.Good lord kid, go outside. Make some friends or something.

Frankiller
12-14-2011, 02:20 PM
HEY TWITTER IS FAILING TOO! Mabye its the end of the internet

south park style?!

UberTrevor
12-14-2011, 02:20 PM
Stop defending these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and their ♥♥♥♥ service.

Doctor cuts leg off.
You: OH NO IT'S OKAY I DON'T MIND, I DON'T NEED MY LEG ANYWAY, I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO REGROW.

More like,

Doctor does surgery to your knee to keep you going
You: Oh I don't mind, thanks for saving my knee. However I don't really care I'm loosing many hours of my life if it's going to give me a better experience in the long run. Thanks!

AoM
12-14-2011, 02:20 PM
0109........

You're doing it wrong, but you probably knew that.

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 02:20 PM
I'd laugh if once the servers came back on, they put a sale on The Wonderful End of the World (http://store.steampowered.com/app/15500/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1) and titled the sale as DON'T PANIC!

They may actually do something like that. Magicka had a crash to desktop magic and Rage had a sale because of a meteorite. I mean knowing valve sense of humor it wouldnt surprise me :cool:

Servian
12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
since steam has the whole built in shift tab thing and popups for achievements why can't we have a popup for when the server is gonna go down?

Aside from the unable to sync with the cloud message there isn't really any notice of server issues other then coming to these forums which a lot of people aren't that savvy to check out.

I'd like to see some kind of notices in the steam client notifying of any issues that might be happening

Lism
12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Eh? That's right, now is the lowest traffic of the day because no one can connect to any games.

And NA probably account for 75% of Steam sales.

Don't be naive.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
south park style?!

I dont get it?

Onyx3173
12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Stop defending these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and their ♥♥♥♥ service.

Doctor cuts leg off.
You: OH NO IT'S OKAY I DON'T MIND, I DON'T NEED MY LEG ANYWAY, I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO REGROW.
He has every right to voice his opinion. Just because he disagrees with you doesn't mean he can no longer voice it. It's not a ♥♥♥♥ty service, it's just a service that needs work in areas they seemingly haven't been focused.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
More like,

Doctor does surgery to your knee to keep you going
You: Oh I don't mind, thanks for saving my knee. However I don't really care I'm loosing many hours of my life if it's going to give me a better experience in the long run. Thanks!

Exactly. Which is EXACTLY what they're doing right now, updating the servers to improve stability.

hurtl
12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
0110 ;D

0101

this will be over soon...

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
They may actually do something like that. Magicka had a crash to desktop magic and Rage had a sale because of a meteorite. I mean knowing valve sense of humor it wouldnt surprise me :cool:

I just hope it happens now. I'd lol so hard.

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
HEY TWITTER IS FAILING TOO! Mabye its the end of the internet

I have a little bit internet here!! Come all to me!! Everybody gets 5 minutes!

bobafatt
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
since steam has the whole built in shift tab thing and popups for achievements why can't we have a popup for when the server is gonna go down?

Aside from the unable to sync with the cloud message there isn't really any notice of server issues other then coming to these forums which a lot of people aren't that savvy to check out.

I'd like to see some kind of notices in the steam client notifying of any issues that might be happening

Amen to that...Devs are you listening?

Synod
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
well BurtonJ says that the servers are being updated right now with some fixes to improve system stability. Well ok good one but 4 hours wtf ?

semtex43
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
0111

:cool:

7? :confused:

majicninja
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
Any idea when steam will be back up anyone?

Jmcmatrixs
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
Downloading games still work.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
I am bored now...
what to do hmmm...

1. play bf3
2. randomly browse the internet
3. fap

which one?

Go to random dot com and generate a answer

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
well BurtonJ says that he servers are being updated right now with some fixes to improve system stability. Well ok good one but 4 hours wtf ?

You try running a service like this, then talk.

bobafatt
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
I am bored now...
what to do hmmm...

1. play bf3
2. randomly browse the internet
3. fap

which one?

fap ffs

AoM
12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
0101

this will be over soon...

Probably should have chosen a larger base to do the countdown in, like hex.

Cranial Vacancy
12-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Someone forgot to feed the hamsters again. :D

semtex43
12-14-2011, 02:23 PM
I am bored now...
what to do hmmm...

1. play bf3
2. randomly browse the internet
3. fap

which one?

1+3 simultaneously + fraps + vo :D

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Exactly. Which is EXACTLY what they're doing right now, updating the servers to improve stability.

Yes but the point is, the servers WERE stable. They were stable back in 2008 and yet they had to add allllll these ridiculous new changes and along the way they broke several things and now get to fix them, essentially they're creating their own work.

Steam is arguably a different experience than it was in 2008 and I'm not going to say that it is better or worse however the changes were unnecessary and as usually have just complicated things.

xlayer6969
12-14-2011, 02:23 PM
I am bored now...
what to do hmmm...

1. play bf3
2. randomly browse the internet
3. fap

which one?

If you don't have girlfriend then Number 3

hitmen74
12-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Fap it up!

Pactolus
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
IT'S BACK UP.

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Any idea when steam will be back up anyone?

24th as a little Christmas present

MartinKhan
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Stop defending these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and their ♥♥♥♥ service.

Doctor cuts leg off.
You: OH NO IT'S OKAY I DON'T MIND, I DON'T NEED MY LEG ANYWAY, I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO REGROW.

You can't be seriously comparing an unexpected downtime of an Internet service to a doctor cutting a leg off? I know you might be angry because you can't play your games, but it's not a big deal, the service will come back in some time.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Yes but the point is, the servers WERE stable. They were stable back in 2008 and yet they had to add allllll these ridiculous new changes and along the way they broke several things and now get to fix them, essentially they're creating their own work.

Steam is arguably a different experience than it was in 2008 and I'm not going to say that it is better or worse however the changes were unnecessary and as usually have just complicated things.

I was here in 2008. But some changes they add are nice and/or necessary. Honestly, what I'm jabbing at is that people shouldn't really be complaining about it.

oobievision
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
bring it back up

bobafatt
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
I would wager that they are doing this to prevent a much longer downtime in the future, very near future.....

semtex43
12-14-2011, 02:24 PM
If you don't have girlfriend then Number 3

Having a gf doesn't force you to not have all the #3 benefits.
Just saying ;)

jckai
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
or 1 ,2 and 3 at the same time?

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
I think we all know that that is a horrible comparison. All this commotion is not about severed limbs. It is about people being unable to find other ways to entertain themselves while they can't get on their vidya gaems.

it used to be when you bought something you could use it ANYTIME you wanted. what happened to that philosophy?

quit enabling steam. they will BAN you at the drop of the hat. remember all those people that got VAC banned by mistake and lost their game...i MEAN MONEY!

you don't own squat anymore and I think that I or you have the right to ♥♥♥♥♥ about the quality of a service just like at a restaurant or car wash. if the food sucks for the price then I'm complaining. If the car wash doesn't wash my vehicle then the manager is washing it by hand.

steam doesn't own MW3 or any of the games on steam. they are the service required to run the online version and in most cases the single player version.

IF I BUY A GAME i require good service!

JsPrz
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
they are banning cheaters

Victorspain
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
Am i the only who thinks that Origin's making a DDoS? xD

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
You can't be seriously comparing an unexpected downtime of an Internet service to a doctor cutting a leg off? I know you might be angry because you can't play your games, but it's not a big deal, the service will come back in some time.

I DON'T WANT TO ♥♥♥♥ING PLAY MY GAMES WHY DOES EVERYONE ASSUME THAT? I don't care whether or not I can play my games I just want my friends list to be online and chat to be working.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
I would wager that they are doing this to prevent a much longer downtime in the future, very near future.....


http://puu.sh/aEMs
>.>

Linkk
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
If you don't have girlfriend then Number 3

his girlfriend is playing xbox :D

rjg3000
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
And when you buy a book you buy a licence to read it you dont own the text inside, and when you buy a branded top, you buy a licence to wear it you dont own the logo, etc. This is like talking to a 5 year old whose just figured out some basic rules of the world that everybody else takes for granted. Are you arguing with me that I dont own this Nike top now just because I cant do what I want with the logo on it?

ITP: Games are the equivalent of a book.

For Example:

THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED, NOT SOLD. BY INSTALLING, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SOFTWARE (DEFINED BELOW), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED SOFTWARE WARRANTY AND LICENSE AGREEMENT (THE "AGREEMENT") AND THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW. THE "SOFTWARE" INCLUDES ALL SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE ACCOMPANYING MANUAL(S), PACKAGING AND OTHER WRITTEN, FILES, ELECTRONIC OR ON-LINE MATERIALS OR DOCUMENTATION, AND ANY AND ALL COPIES OF SUCH SOFTWARE AND ITS MATERIALS. BY OPENING THE SOFTWARE, INSTALLING, AND/OR USING THE SOFTWARE AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS INCLUDED WITH THE SOFTWARE, YOU HEREBY ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WITH TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. ("LICENSOR"). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO INSTALL, COPY OR USE THE SOFTWARE.

This is pretty common to see in most License Agreements for games. That specific example is from Rockstar's End User License Agreement. So instead of acting like you know a thing or two, why don't you research something? Might help you in the future.

oobievision
12-14-2011, 02:25 PM
I was here in 2008. But some changes they add are nice and/or necessary. Honestly, what I'm jabbing at is that people shouldn't really be complaining about it.

well I cant play my games so thats why I am complaining

Miirraa
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
How is possible that I lost about 20 games?

BeRazer
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
HEY TWITTER IS FAILING TOO! Mabye its the end of the internet

Correction: the end of zee internets

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
You try running a service like this, then talk.

they could have tested this update on a testing server. it's about them being cheap. not whether i could do better.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
Am i the only who thinks that Origin's making a DDoS? xD

I would laugh so hard.

But, it's maintenance.

jenovaweapon
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
I DON'T WANT TO ♥♥♥♥ING PLAY MY GAMES WHY DOES EVERYONE ASSUME THAT? I don't care whether or not I can play my games I just want my friends list to be online and chat to be working.

Use MSN

Hurr derr.

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
How is possible that I lost about 20 games?

i lost 43 games for the day at least

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
HEY TWITTER IS FAILING TOO! Mabye its the end of the internet

Lol im not a troll im just joking around

Makorus
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
it used to be when you bought something you could use it ANYTIME you wanted. what happened to that philosophy?

quit enabling steam. they will BAN you at the drop of the hat. remember all those people that got VAC banned by mistake and lost their game...i MEAN MONEY!

you don't own squat anymore and I think that I or you have the right to ♥♥♥♥♥ about the quality of a service just like at a restaurant or car wash. if the food sucks for the price then I'm complaining. If the car wash doesn't wash my vehicle then the manager is washing it by hand.

steam doesn't own MW3 or any of the games on steam. they are the service required to run the online version and in most cases the single player version.

IF I BUY A GAME i require good service!


1. The people who were banned for no reason got unbanned AND they got two copies of L4D2

2. You've never owned the games, and you actually signed the document saying that ( I suppose that is what you want to imply)

And why does everyone act like the worlds going to end just because they cant play online video games for a few hours?

privateabstract
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
they could have tested this update on a testing server. it's about them being cheap. not whether i could do better.

Thank you, this is a good comment.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
well I cant play my games so thats why I am complaining

Change is nice. And honestly? Are you going to die if you don't play your games right now? I'm not looking for a sarcastic response.

Victorspain
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
I would laugh so hard.

But, it's maintenance.

They call it "unscheduled maintenance", but their servers clearly screwed up.

Frankiller
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
spuf users killed twitter too

jckai
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Would be funny if the steam downtime causes a overload in the origin servers. Every one going to play bf3 or something.

ebowebo
12-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Cleverbot dot com. For all the nerds who need company. It sure satisfies me LOL

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:28 PM
They call it "unscheduled maintenance", but their servers clearly screwed up.

Who knows!
We'll find out sometime, eh?

bobafatt
12-14-2011, 02:28 PM
they could have tested this update on a testing server. it's about them being cheap. not whether i could do better.

I think you should write the unit tests to load test this service.....

Lazychip
12-14-2011, 02:28 PM
Change is nice. And honestly? Are you going to die if you don't play your games right now? I'm not looking for a sarcastic response.

I will. I need my daily dose of Vitamin-V

In all seriousness, just play another game. (Minecraft.)

Or, watch somethign on Youtube.

hurtl
12-14-2011, 02:28 PM
Probably should have chosen a larger base to do the countdown in, like hex.

Well, after finishing, we could change the endianness and start over... ;)

Onyx3173
12-14-2011, 02:29 PM
I DON'T WANT TO ♥♥♥♥ING PLAY MY GAMES WHY DOES EVERYONE ASSUME THAT? I don't care whether or not I can play my games I just want my friends list to be online and chat to be working.
This is my opinion on the matter too. I'm far more annoyed by chat being down than games being down. I typically don't play games until several hours later in the day but chat going down is a huge annoyance.

graphiczero
12-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Proof that twitter is dead http://filesmelt.com/dl/see4.PNG

Victorspain
12-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Who knows!
We'll find out sometime, eh?

It's like when they got hacked "We are having maintenance in the forum". Yeah....so now I have to believe them...

jckai
12-14-2011, 02:30 PM
User: Why are the steam servers offline?

Cleverbot: Because of you.

User: :(.

Cleverbot: :).

what an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ...

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:30 PM
I will. I need my daily dose of Vitamin-V

-Sarcastically laughs-

Then go play a console, or some SINGLE-PLAYER GAMES? It's okay to play alone sometimes.

cwhide
12-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Proof that twitter is dead http://filesmelt.com/dl/see4.PNG

Twitter is over capacity.

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Twitter is over capacity.

Probably everyone freaking out here freaking out there. Just a thought.

Stumpyfkr
12-14-2011, 02:31 PM
1. The people who were banned for no reason got unbanned AND they got two copies of L4D2

2. You've never owned the games, and you actually signed the document saying that ( I suppose that is what you want to imply)

And why does everyone act like the worlds going to end just because they cant play online video games for a few hours?


steam has needed to get their act together for a long time now and that's a fact.

i want to play the game i purchased when i want to play it, not when steam is UP!

the world's not coming to an end but steam is in your mouth if you don't get off their jock

Potatosiris
12-14-2011, 02:31 PM
It's like when they got hacked "We are having maintenance in the forum". Yeah....so now I have to believe them...

If it was Origin, Steam will have a massive sale on all EA games left on Steam. Amiright?