I had so many plans for questing in DDO during this Thanksgiving holiday and extended weekend. I didn’t have to worry about travel time as we were hosting dinner for our family and friends this year and I looked forwarded to enjoying the extra questing this go around.
Everything started out so well too!! After Thanksgiving dinner, I logged on a character from my free account, Suppply and tackled Tangleroot Gorge. I then logged on Erdrique and took him through Ataraxia’s Haven. On Friday, I logged on relatively later than normal and ran into some initial log in problems. I had also received some Facebook messages as well from other guild members mentioning they were having login issues as well. I then went to the DDOChat channel and many of those folks were having problems. However, I eventually was able to log in and I took advantage of it!! I completed the Haven (all slayers, rares, and explorer areas) and then headed to the Keeper’s Sanctuary and knocked it out on elite. After that, I ventured over to the Restless Isles and was planing on working in there but decided to head to bed.
Then the unthinkable happened. After setting my Christmas decorations, I went to log in late on Saturday night and was met with considerable resistance. I had to try to log in multiple times before I could get to the character selection screen and then I did get into the game, as soon as I would try to zone to any area the launcher would crash . I spent all night on Saturday night, Sunday night, and this morning trying to log into the game with no significant resutls .
This was a scene I saw way too much this weekend and when I did get to the character screen I often was dropped during the initial load in or I was dropped as soon as I went into another instance.
Talk about being highly frustrated. To top that off, Michigan lost its game to Ohio State (I’m a huge University of Michigan Fan) and not being able to log into DDO to push off some disappointment only elevated my frustration. I’m just hoping I can log in when I get home from work today. I don’t want to get further behind in my runs and would like to play my favorite hobby…
Hoping no one else has run into any issues!! Happy hunting!!