A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races

Quello che e’ successo ieri ha veramente dell’incredibile.
La conclusione:

14.57 – All servers back online!
Following our recent hardware issues we are delighted to report that all our servers are now back online. We would like to once again thank you for your fantastic support and patience during this time and we re-iterate our apologies for the disruption to your Early Access game time. Please remember to visit the forums for full details and updates regarding this outage and the game service moving forwards. The game service forums are located at
this link.

L’importante, ora, e’ che una cosa del genere non accada mai piu’. Anche perche’ e’ di una rarita’ impressionante. E’ proprio vero che se la fortuna e’ cieca, la sfiga ci vede benissimo.
Ma ora passiamo alla parte piu’ prpriamente ludica dell’aspetto: i post e i reply divertenti. La comunita’ di The Lord of the Rings Online, sotto questo aspetto, e veramente da favola!
partiamo dal primo, un’ironica e sarcastica battuta al solito cretino che dice che tutti i MMORPG sono delle beta viventi:

Originally Posted by Splen
Obviously you haven’t played any MMORPG at release yet, did you?

In an MMORPG BETA never ends. Accept or quit.

The following is NOT aimed at Codemasters as I find their way of handling this release quite good.

In an office, somewhere in japan…

Coporate Management Person 1: "Look there’s Splen. The perfect custumer. He actually accepted the idea about crappy MMO launches being a natural thing."

Coporate Management Person 2: "Yes we need people like him on the forums to hype the idea so people come to accept that we cut corners in our budget and release unfinished games"

Coporate Management Person 1: "It’s wonderful. Beta never ends. Just my words. Beta never ends, that’s the new trends, keep giving us your money, suck my dirty thumb honey… when we rape your sense of good business conduct"

Coporate Management Person 2: "Haha that’s classic… the fools will never know what thit them. At this pace we can have them pay for basic support in a few years"

Coporate Management Person 1: "YES! And they should pay for community communication too!"

Coporate Management Person 2: "TRUE! And teh forum accounts should be charged too for each post!"

Somewhere else on a game forum

Splen: "NOOBS, this is a beta… MMOs are always beta… consider yourselves lucky that the developers kindly let you pay to play this game."

Poi una giocatrice (o giocatore, vallo a sapere) francese ricorda i bei tempi su RF Online:

CM is very good at keeping their community updated when there is a problem. I’ve already experienced this with RF Online. That’s a change compared to a company I’ll not name (say it starts with a B ends in a D and is a wind of some sort) ^^

Hardware stuff takes some time to be fixed, it’s just a matter of patience, servers’ll be up soon now, just give the tecchies some time to :
– finish pizza
– wipe their hands
– drink one or two beers
– burp
– go to the toilet
– do their stuff there
– flush
– clean hands
– press the ON button
– hear a loud *BANG*
– emergency unplug the power cord
– remove the olive from the motherboard
– put the cable back
– press the ON button again
– drink a coffee with shaking hands cuz Satine looks at them with his whip in his hand and sigh when they see all lights are flashing as they should, and the console come up

Eccone uno molto "IT Manager":

Many of us have jobs full of stress and we need a chuckle now and then. The following stress relievers are offered:

1. Press any key to continue or any other key to quit. . . ??
2. Press any key… no, no, no, NOT THAT ONE !
3. Excuse me for butting in, but I’m interrupt-driven.
4. Help! I’m modeming… and I can’t hang up ! ! !
5. <————- The information went data that way ———————->
6. Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.
7. Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
8. Every morning is the dawn of a new error.
11. BREAKFAST.COM Halted… Cereal Port Not Responding.
12. BUFFERS=20 FILES=15 2nd down, 4th quarter, 5 yards to go !
13. Access Denied — nah nah na nah nah
14. The name is Baud…….., James Baud.
15. The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.
16. C: Bad command or file name ! Go stand in the corner.
17. Bad Command. Bad, Bad command! Sit! Stay! Staay….
18. As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing.
19. Southern DOS: Y’all reckon ? (Yep/Nope)
20. Backups? Backups? We don’t NEED no steenking backups.
21. E Pluribus Modem
22. . . . File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N)
23. Ethernet (n): something used to catch the etherbunny.
24. A Mainframe: The biggest PC peripheral device available.
25. An error? Impossible! My modem is error correcting.
26. CONGRESS.SYS Corrupted: Reboot Washington D.C. (Y/N)
27. Does fuzzy logic tickle ?
28. A computer’s attention span is as long as its power cord.
29. Disinformation is not as good as datinformation.
30. Windows: Just another pane in the glass.
31. SENILE.COM found . . . . Out of Memory
32. Who’s General Failure & why’s he reading my disk?
33. Ultimate office automation: networked coffee.
34. COFFEE.EXE Missing – Insert Cup and Press Any Key.
35. DEFINITION: Flying Saucer: The resultant when a nudist spills their coffee.
35. RAM Disk is not an installation procedure.
35. There are 3 – 35 kinds of people: Those that can count and those than can’t
36. Shell to DOS…. Shell to DOS…. Come in DOS, do you Copy?
37. All computers wait at the same speed.
38. DEFINITION: Computer – A device designed to speed and automate errors.
39. Press <CTL><ALT><DEL> to continue . . . .
40. Smash forehead on keyboard to continue . . . .
41. Enter any 11-digit prime number to continue . . . .
42. ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI !
43. E-mail returned to sender – – insufficient voltage.
44. All Wiyht. Rho sritched mg kegtops awound?
45. Error: Keyboard not attached. Press F1 to continue. . . ??
47. Hidden DOS secret: add BUGS=OFF to your CONFIG.SYS
48. Best file compression around: DEL *.* gives 100% compression
49. 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
50. REALITY.SYS Missing — Organization Halted !


Per finire eccone uno "ambientato" nella Terra di Mezzo:

Guess nobody checked the Eriadorian calendar then.

It’s a vault holiday.

(Similar to Bank holidays but Dwarves couldn’t understand what the side of a river had to do with gold.)

Orcs are sunning themselves on on the banks of the Midgewater Marshes whilst the Goblins dabble their little tootsies in the water whilst pulling the wings of the Sickle Flies.

Frodo, Gandalf, Merry,Sam & Pippin are all doped up on pipeweed they knicked from farmer Maggot & are going slightly pink in the hazy sun, mainly due to Sam forgetting to pack the sun cream (factor 30 – Hobbits blister easily). Gandalf is wearing the obligated Wizards Knotted Hanky (3 silver from any reputable Supplier)

Elrond is tooking into a ’99 Flake with Aragorn, who’s having an ice pop. Arewyn is seductively eating a Magnum (dark Ettenmoors chocolate version) & giving Boromir the eye. (Striders noticed & is non-to-happy let me tell ya!)

Gimli & Legolas have hit the pub. Prancing Pony to be exact but have noticed a serious amount of stutter when in Bree but aren’t sure if it’s alcohol related or not.

Sauron & the Witch King are playing a very slow game of chess under the sun canopy on the Witch King’s balcony. (B&Q supplied – 4s 6c inc Free Delivery by Cave troll).

Sauron’s not too chuffed as his batteries on his mp3 player have just died & his charger doesn’t fit the plug in his chambers either. (Forgot the bloody travel adaptor again) The Witch Kings voice annoys him so.

Denethorn & Faramir are kite flying off the top of Minas Tirith. Faramir keeps edging his dad closer to the edge though……patience lad…patience!

All normal services will be resumed tomorrow.

Non sono mancate nemmeno le immagini, eccone due scelte a caso:

(notare come la seconda sia un’amena perculata della pubblicita’ televisiva del gioco)

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