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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
3 years ago#21
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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User Info: cody4783

cody4783
3 years ago#22
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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thatauthor
3 years ago#23
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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Digital Storm
3 years ago#24
Steam board is that way...

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/291-steam
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#25
You people are funny.

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

lol
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User Info: NicoC96

NicoC96
3 years ago#26
Bookmark this page:
http://steamstat.us/
It's easier to click a few times then to make a thread...

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#27
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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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#28
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.


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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#29
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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