In this case Com 02 specifically though no doubt other servers are also affected from time to time.
Com 02 started 8 days ago after a period of downtime lasting 9 days.This morning I log on as usual and find that there will be a maintenance period in 6 days time (approximately).
Players get no credit for gold spent during any maintenance period,cannot play and therefore cant collect say station bonuses and in this case although it doesnt affect "change of era" time its really very close to doing so.
I don't know about other players but last round on this server there was a few updates made,3 from memory,and now we have another one.
Whilst some players like and others dislike the actual updates made (it takes all sorts after all),the point here is the timing of the update,whatever the update actually is (we're not clearly told in game itself what the update actually is!) :p
Why couldn't this update,which is occurring very early on in this server,have been made during the downtime period?
This would've made sense to me and probably many others and would be far less disruptive to do.Plus would've avoided this post being raised
To my mind this is like the Water company digging up the road to lay new pipes causing a traffic tailback,filling in the hole only to find a week or so later the the Telephone company wants to dig up the same piece of road to do something similar :p
ie its rather annoying
We all appreciate that maintenance needs to be done for various reasons but hopefully (and probably more sensibly from the players point of view) cant this be done during server downtimes in future?
Point made,thanks for your time