WWII Coming Back Up, Mac Still Underway
8:04 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Cornered Rat Software made some progress over the weekend with their Playnet gaming servers trying to host the massively multiplayer war sim World War II Online. As we reported last week, PC gamers were frustrated with downed servers and buggy play, and ultimately granted a stay on their 30-day free trial until the server were up and running properly. As of this writing, six of the eight servers were working, though they were each hosting a version of the world instead of working together at this point. Eventually, all of the servers will work together to make one massively large battlefield for all to play on. The official Strategy First has an informational update forum for all the latest on the server status.
In a different part of the forums, Rodney "Hatch" Hodge has been doing some damage control over this rocky period to try and sooth the frustrated souls trying to get online. He notes they didn't have the time or money to continue testing the game beforehand and were forced to release it in the current state. He also verifies a Mac version won't get completely lost in this transitional period. Here are a few clips:
As stated before, we tested as big and as long as we could. There is a difference when you are generating your own revenue and running on someone elses money. After all, we are not Sony, Microsoft, or Eidos. What I can promise you, is that if you guys can hang in here and help us make WWIIOL the game we all know that it can be, so that we can stand on our own, supporting future production out of our own pocket, this will NEVER happen again.So, while the wait may be unbearable to some, it's good to know that when the Mac version is out, most of the server-side issues should be cleared up. We're hoping to hear more on the Mac version soon and expect it to make an appearance in the next few weeks.
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Experimenting on the world? We didnt mean to experiment in North America. It just turned out that way. But the fact of the matter is that by the time the Mac and overseas distribution deals are signed and in the pipe, all of these issues we are worrying about now will be history. I wouldnt worry about that too much.
Mac distribution is still on the table... Im sure there will be a patch of some kind because the game is not standing still while the CD's and such are being processed. Will it be as big? I dont know.
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