Dota 2 servers fall over, community trolled again

15 Nov 2013 by Tim McDonald
Dota 2 servers fall over, community trolled again

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Oh that wacky . Not content with upsetting the community the other week by not releasing and then taking a full week to explain what was going on, they’ve gone and upset everyone again.

Valve made up for the lack of Diretide by releasing a massive update today which not only adds Diretide, but throws in a pair of new heroes (Ember Spirit and Earth Spirit) and a load of new functionality, from crafting to coaching. That patch went live an hour or so ago. That patch won’t actually work, because the servers have been down ever since it went up.

Yup: they gave the community not only what they wanted, but more… and then broke the game so that nobody could use it. This is like watching a car crash in slow motion. Actually, no: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion, and then a few weeks later the car is repaired and then crashes again a little bit further down the road.

I suspect it’s probably down to pure server load, but it’s only the Dota 2 servers that are affected. Steam itself is fine, as are all other Valve games; even the notoriously bouncy friends list isn’t impaired. I stand by my assertion that we won’t be seeing Diretide until 2015.

Volvo give servers?

Update: The servers are back up. Go nuts.

Update (15/11/13, 10:53pm GMT): The servers are currently going up and down pretty regularly, which many are theorising is down to the number of people downloading the patch and/or attempting to play.

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