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4 years ago#1
DID THEY NOT KNOW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!?
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4 years ago#2
They do, and I been in steam 2 and a half years, is always the same...
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4 years ago#3
The Steam sale is like getting DDOS'd. You know it's going to happen but you can't prevent it.
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4 years ago#4
There's no sound financial reason for investing into enough network and server infrastructure to face extraordinary load that's only going to happen once in a blue moon, such as the first day of the periodical Steam sale. They could buy something to handle the load, but then they'd be sitting on a fortune in underutilized hardware most of the time.
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4 years ago#5
Shub posted...
There's no sound financial reason for investing into enough network and server infrastructure to face extraordinary load that's only going to happen once in a blue moon, such as the first day of the periodical Steam sale. They could buy something to handle the load, but then they'd be sitting on a fortune in underutilized hardware most of the time.


Is actually more often, each day of the sale, so is like 25 days of the year for around 2 hours, is been more than 1 hour of the sale and I still get errors....

But I agree, is not worth it....
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4 years ago#6
They wouldn't have to buy the hardware. Rent it.

But it would still be financially stupid, seeing as how the average person will probably just refresh until it works.
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4 years ago#7
i doubt there's much of an infrastructure set up for renting such expensive equipment

(and now we've reached the part of the topic where i have no idea what i'm talking about!)
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4 years ago#8
Piratethingy posted...
i doubt there's much of an infrastructure set up for renting such expensive equipment

(and now we've reached the part of the topic where i have no idea what i'm talking about!)


But surely you could fix the issue by reversing the polarity of the network and creating a symmetrical uplink to the cybernet?
4 years ago#9
SmoboHash posted...
Piratethingy posted...
i doubt there's much of an infrastructure set up for renting such expensive equipment

(and now we've reached the part of the topic where i have no idea what i'm talking about!)


But surely you could fix the issue by reversing the polarity of the network and creating a symmetrical uplink to the cybernet?


Not with dial up
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4 years ago#10
SmoboHash posted...
Piratethingy posted...
i doubt there's much of an infrastructure set up for renting such expensive equipment

(and now we've reached the part of the topic where i have no idea what i'm talking about!)


But surely you could fix the issue by reversing the polarity of the network and creating a symmetrical uplink to the cybernet?


we'd definitely need to make sure we secure the dataports for our main motherboards first.
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