This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

The Steam Store is experiencing some heavy load right now.

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. The Steam Store is experiencing some heavy load right now.

User Info: Knifegash

Knifegash
5 years ago#1
DID THEY NOT KNOW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!?
Isn't that right, Zach?
http://tinyurl.com/5vsjbj6

User Info: vidalmoraza

vidalmoraza
5 years ago#2
They do, and I been in steam 2 and a half years, is always the same...
XBL/PSN/Steam: VidalukoVet
(most)This gen games: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b245/VIdaluko/DSC00631.jpg

User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
5 years ago#3
The Steam sale is like getting DDOS'd. You know it's going to happen but you can't prevent it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPO9yYxGlg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwrgAnx6Q8

User Info: Shub

Shub
5 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.
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.

User Info: vidalmoraza

vidalmoraza
5 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....
XBL/PSN/Steam: VidalukoVet
(most)This gen games: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b245/VIdaluko/DSC00631.jpg

User Info: paradoxworld

paradoxworld
5 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.
If I ever win the lottery, I am hiring the guys who did the PokeRap to do a new one with all the new Pokemon.
These pretzels are making me thirsty!

User Info: Piratethingy

Piratethingy
5 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!)
Now Playing: Skyrim, Witcher 2, D3, Tribes: A, Zelda: SS
BioStar Z77 | i5-2500k | HD 7850 | Samsung 120GB SSD | Antec 900

User Info: SmoboHash

SmoboHash
5 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?

User Info: Xeeh_Bitz

Xeeh_Bitz
5 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
Bacon

User Info: Piratethingy

Piratethingy
5 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.
Now Playing: Skyrim, Witcher 2, D3, Tribes: A, Zelda: SS
BioStar Z77 | i5-2500k | HD 7850 | Samsung 120GB SSD | Antec 900
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. The Steam Store is experiencing some heavy load right now.

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived