The SYSTEM OUTAGE You've been waiting for...

adent42adent42 Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO Posts: 1,789
edited November -1 in News from the Dev Team
The online system will be going down (forums included) tonight. I'm still working out a few kinks in our new servers, so I can't be more specific yet, but I expect to be down early in the morning (5am CST or so) and the outage is expected to be for no more than 2 hours.
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  • expired_012expired_012 Member Posts: 1,802
    : )
  • ChaserChaser Member Posts: 1,453
    Thanks much
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Member Posts: 2,456
    Things are happening!
    Thanx for the post!

    ;D

    MH
  • seymourseymour Member Posts: 56
    Whoo Hoo!!!
  • Martin14Martin14 Member Posts: 109
    Woooooowwwww :) happy happy ;) waiting for system will be going down !!! :)
  • CapCap Member Posts: 225
    Well, I don't know why everyone here praises the lord for a system outage, but hey, I want to join in: "Thanks, Gendai, that your online system will be going down!" ;-)
  • JelJel Member Posts: 319
    Loving the video TSB ; )

    Role on 5am CST / 11am GMT !!!
  • beefy_clyrobeefy_clyro Member Posts: 5,390
    Cap - Usually implies the update we've all been waiting for.

    A-Mazing
  • CapCap Member Posts: 225
    beefy_clyro said:
    Cap - Usually implies the update we've all been waiting for.
    Well, adent42 didn't emphasize that, so don't be too sure... ;-)
  • beefy_clyrobeefy_clyro Member Posts: 5,390
    Cap said:
    Well, adent42 didn't emphasize that, so don't be too sure... ;-)

    Hence the word 'usually' ;-)
    Also, the thread is titled a system outage you've all been waiting for, if there wasnt any kind of update why would be waiting for it? Hmmmm
  • Martin14Martin14 Member Posts: 109
    HI ..I am from Argentina and here they are the 9.13 am. All that is absent to come to (5am CST)????
    ç

    :D:D
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Member Posts: 2,456
    think 6am CST is 9am in Buenos Aires...

    MH
  • Martin14Martin14 Member Posts: 109
    Thanks !!
  • giacomopoppigiacomopoppi Member, PRO Posts: 914
    5AM CST Time has already past??
    http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/cst.html

    ...When was the Outage due?

    EDIT: Sure you didn't mean pacific time? (5AM in PST Is in 1/2 hour)
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 10,385
    Plus, if you read the original post, he said:
    adent42 said:
    I'm still working out a few kinks in our new servers, so I can't be more specific yet, but I expect to be down early in the morning (5am CST or so)

    you guys are chomping at the bit. have some patience.
  • jstrahanjstrahan Member Posts: 498
    Don't think 2 1/2 hours late fits into the or so part
    Just another delay with no info why
    Gotta be use to by now
  • RickyRicky Member Posts: 58
    adent42 said:
    The online system will be going down (forums included) tonight. I'm still working out a few kinks in our new servers, so I can't be more specific yet, but I expect to be down early in the morning (5am CST or so) and the outage is expected to be for no more than 2 hours.

    I GET IT HAHAHAHA!!!!! thats funny...
  • Martin14Martin14 Member Posts: 109
    ??? :S
  • ChaserChaser Member Posts: 1,453
    Maybe something will come of this when I get home in 12 hours from my real job with big red.
  • adent42adent42 Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO Posts: 1,789
    Sorry about that... slight delay... site will be going down shortly.
  • RickyRicky Member Posts: 58
    adent42 said:
    Sorry about that... slight delay... site will be going down shortly.

    I bet you slept in haha!
  • magic101himagic101hi Member Posts: 713
    its back!!!
  • ChaserChaser Member Posts: 1,453
    What a dream that was. I'm still at work so I'll let all you folks figure out the mess. But for the most part I like the option to (in my best eskelito voice from Nacho Libre) GO PRO! Thanks GS! I'm fine with a splash screen. And I'll check everything else out once I'm back.
  • YodapolloYodapollo Inactive Posts: 447
    Glad to hear it, Chaser! We're still ironing out a few wrinkles with the site, but those should be resolved shortly. We think this is the best way to help more people create games. From the beginning, we've been about the democratization of game design, and better way could there be than to give people the tools for free?
  • PhoticsPhotics Member Posts: 4,172
    Yodapollo said:
    From the beginning, we've been about the democratization of game design, and better way could there be than to give people the tools for free?

    I don't think it's a good idea to give away iOS development for free. There should be three tiers...

    Express... $99
    Professional... $499
    Elite... $1999

    Don't burn your previous Pro customers.
    ...and I don't think it's a good idea to give away iOS development.

    Unless your goal is to get popular like Twitter, and then sell out to a buyer, iOS development shouldn't be free. It should be $99 like it was. Why wasn't this discussed with the community before?
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 10,385
    photics, please start a new thread with your ideas and stop cross posting. I've seen your 3 teir system post in a ton of different threads, related or not.

    i agree with your thoughts, that iOS should have some sort of barrier, but remember, users still have to pay the $99 to apple, and then actually set up their systems to work with it, and that itself is a barrier.
  • ChaserChaser Member Posts: 1,453
    GS hope you like this gift
    <img src="http://a.yfrog.com/img831/2245/4z1u.jpg" />
    <img src="http://a.yfrog.com/img694/8977/oigf.jpg" />
    Does the new forum not allow pictures? I've changed the script on these images 5 different ways and they still don't show up
  • PhoticsPhotics Member Posts: 4,172
    jonmulcahy said:
    photics, please start a new thread with your ideas and stop cross posting. I've seen your 3 teir system post in a ton of different threads, related or not.

    Heh... if it's related, I might mention it.

    Unlike the protest to GameSalad Direct®, the issues here tonight have not been generally confined to a single thread. I don't see the need to create a single thread to discuss a three-tiered system either. If the GameSalad team thinks they can keep the lights on by giving away the software for free, why should I argue against it?

    It's not in my best interest to argue against it either. With iOS publishing available for free, demand for The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook should dramatically increase.

    Furthermore, it seems that I saved $1900 by waiting. Hyperlinks and iAds were the two missing features to launch my master plan. While it would be nice to have a custom splash-screen, I don't see it as a requirement.

    GameCenter would be useful too, but that wasn't a pro-only feature. Perhaps that's where the money will come from in the future. Get developers into the software with a zero-barrier-entry-point, and then BAM... hit 'em with $499 to get things like iAds, in-app purchases, GameCenter and other cool features. Such a model might be sustainable, but then the GameSalad team should get going on those new features. I imagine a significant amount of cash hit Austin, Texas tonight... as many GameSalad developers were waiting to upgrade to Professional.
    jonmulcahy said:i agree with your thoughts, that iOS should have some sort of barrier, but remember, users still have to pay the $99 to apple, and then actually set up their systems to work with it, and that itself is a barrier.

    Even the Apple $99 barrier could be eliminated. I think GameSalad Direct® will return. Good games could be published directly through GameSalad. Perhaps that's the real motivation behind this business model.

    What if Bumps and Firemaplegames were published through GameSalad? That's somewhere around $50,000-$100,000 in sales. If GameSalad took a 20% chunk of that, it's $10,000-$20,000... or roughly 100-200 Express subscribers.

    Why would anyone publish directly through GameSalad? It seems that they have some clout. I theorized that Bumps might have gotten a bump from the GameSalad team. One day, Utopian Games was about to leave GameSalad development, the next day they've got a featured app and they're a success story.

    I've been thinking about this and I think I understand the strategy. There are several ways to make profit with the new business model. It's also a nightmare for their competitors. Why use Corona or Unity when GameSalad is free... and much easier to use?
  • dotsonj23dotsonj23 Member Posts: 316
    Plus, there is no doubt in my mind that they will work in advertising into their revenue stream in a number of ways.
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