League of Legends: EUW has a new server!
On the 10th June 2014, during the early hours, the EUW server was brought down for maintenance. It stayed down for over 24 hours (with only a few brief wobbly re-appearances in between time) Something had gone terribly wrong. Three days of match history, in-game purchases and league changes were missing.
By last night it had been fully returned to us in working order, though still requiring a few tweaks here and there. Oh dear though, it all caused so much gamer outrage! Ouch. The LoL gaming population were divided between those who just stared blank-eyed and frothing at the blank screen, breaking only to pour out their indignation all over reddit, and those who went and did something else and were fine. An argument, I’d say, for ensuring one has a wide and varied game portfolio (I even heard the ‘something else’ might even have included ‘not-gaming’ but I’m not so sure about that because that’s just weird).
It later emerged that the complications had arisen during the (long awaited) EUW server transfer to Amsterdam. Long awaited since it had seemed before, that almost every weekend was marked by the Frankfurt server crashing and games being lost. An upgrade had been needed for some time.
So overall, it was a good thing. But Riot. Next time anything like this is planned; warn your players!
Riot! Hire that woman!