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Steam is down?

#21KillerTrufflePosted 2/25/2014 6:43:10 PM
I suspect the "down for maintenance" message actually goes up during the last short bit while the servers are still live, and once your Steam client pings the server again and gets no reply, it gives its default canned "could not connect" message.
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#22cody4783Posted 2/25/2014 6:46:40 PM
KillerTruffle posted...
I suspect the "down for maintenance" message actually goes up during the last short bit while the servers are still live, and once your Steam client pings the server again and gets no reply, it gives its default canned "could not connect" message.

No doubt. It's about what I'd expect... Just would be kind of nice if they had a way for those connected at the time to read the status as "Down for maintenance until further notice" (Ie, until it comes back up or the client is closed/re-launched; Not actually showing that phrasing).

Whereas, if you try to connect while it's down it will give the second, default "No connection" error.

Just a thought really....and for the many people that apparently aren't used to Steam just disconnecting every week, it might solve a fair bit of confusion.
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#23thatauthorPosted 2/25/2014 7:12:16 PM
From: cody4783 | #020
http://i.imgur.com/77wJWec.png

why can't they do something like that for people logging in?
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#24Digital StormPosted 2/25/2014 7:15:10 PM
Steam board is that way...

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/291-steam
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#25Fade2black001Posted 2/25/2014 7:46:50 PM
You people are funny.

"OMG!!! STEAM IS DOWN!! ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!"

lol
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#26NicoC96Posted 2/25/2014 7:48:35 PM
Bookmark this page:
http://steamstat.us/
It's easier to click a few times then to make a thread...
#27arleasPosted 2/25/2014 8:08:13 PM(edited)
Here's what they should do: Have a little notification pop up "Weekly maintenance starts in 30 minutes" and then 5 minutes prior it can pop up again "Weekly maintenance is about to start". THEN It should show the message cody posted.

I'm gonna email Valve.

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#28Orestes417Posted 2/25/2014 8:08:35 PM
arleas posted...
Here's what they should do: Have a little notification pop up "Weekly maintenance starts in 30 minutes" and then 5 minutes prior it can pop up again "Weekly maintenance is about to start". THEN It should show the message cody posted.

I'm gonna email Valve.


Doesn't help with WoW.
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#29arleasPosted 2/25/2014 8:19:07 PM
From: Orestes417 | #028
Doesn't help with WoW.


Yeah I'm probably dreaming, but it'd be nice to see a message that indicated it was Valve's side instead of making it sound like a potential problem with your connection.

It couldn't hurt...
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