Author Topic: GTL main Lobby down  (Read 2687 times)

[SJ]Warren Dawes

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GTL main Lobby down
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:06:21 am »
I believe the main GTL lobby has been down (again) for a couple of days now. Looks similar to previous "issues", does anyone here know any more? Didn't Simbin take over the running of this lobby?  :?:

Marcus

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 06:01:02 am »
Aye Simbin is responsible for them now.  Seems a tradition of going down on Holiday weekends has been carried on.  lol

[SJ]Stick

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 07:04:34 am »
Seems a tradition of going down on Holiday weekends has been carried on.  lol


Man, wish we had that tradition in my place  :tut:

[SJ]Azza007

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 07:34:09 am »
 :rotfl:

[SJ]mpm_fan

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 10:54:45 pm »
I hope they put the Lobby back up. other wise we will have to do a 21 rev salute. for the lobby.  :salute:

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 11:01:15 pm »
Up lobby!
Uuuuuhup lobby!
Nice lobby, UP!
up up up up UUUUP!
UP LOBBYYYYYY!

@Stick;  :rotfl: :badaboomtish:

[SJ]ski9600

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[SJ]Warren Dawes

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 11:14:48 pm »

Here is the feedback received by one of the RD Admin staff from Simbin. Looks like it is not terminal, but may take some time to be back.

The GT Legends lobby system is down as most of you will know. The reason is that a formerly 10Tacle owned domain name integral to the service was discontinued the other day after obviously not being paid by the now defunct 10Tacle company..

SimBin are now in the process of buying the domain name to get the lobby up and running again. If things go smooth it should be back in a matter of a few days... but if the URL can for some reason not be purchased then a patch has to be made instead in order to keep GTL alive, and that will take more time. SimBin are commited to seeing this situation through and make GTL available online again, but there are no official timelines on the matter.

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 11:17:24 pm »
 :hats off:
Good thinking guys.

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 11:27:24 pm »
A new patch for GTL, that would be hilarious  :tut: Maybe they could fix some other stuff as well than and also include it  lol

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 03:11:07 pm »
A new patch for GTL, that would be hilarious  :tut:


More like.. pretty damn respectable if they still see trouble for GTL (well obviously they do) :)

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 03:42:08 pm »
A new patch for GTL, that would be hilarious  :tut:


More like.. pretty damn respectable if they still see trouble for GTL (well obviously they do) :)


It's really very easy to make a patch to just change the url/ip where of the lobby... It's not like a lot of trouble imo, if Simbin would improve some of the bugs in GTL then they would get my respect (however, don't forget that Slightly Mad Studio (former Blimey!) did most of the production of GTL...)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 03:47:53 pm »
You are forgetting now the trouble of maintaining the lobby and paying for it in the first place :)

[SJ]Stein

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 06:26:14 pm »
Drats!


ehr.. hope they fix it, might just be that GTL loses it's spunk and disco's.... who'd want to race something none-buggy?!   everybody would stay away!

Hope you get it sorted Simbin, thank you.

Woof ~ Woof


[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 06:35:34 pm »
You are forgetting now the trouble of maintaining the lobby and paying for it in the first place :)


The server is still running probably, they only lost the domain name I guess. So the only additional costs are those for colocation (in case they own the server) or rental of a dedicated server to keep the lobby running. I guess they could have a server running for both gtr2 and gtl lobby's in fact.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 06:43:31 pm »
Ok Kristof i agree.. its nothing to be happy about that they still support GTL.  :rotfl:

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 06:52:51 pm »
They mention GTL on their website as their game, even while they 'out sourced' most of the work to the studio in London (current Slightly Mad Studio), so it's nothing more than normal that they keep the online part of the game up and running imo. It's more their duty, certainly not something extraordinary they're doing imo. I would be very thankful if they would fix some of the GTL bugs, but I'm quite sure they won't.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: GTL main Lobby down
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2009, 06:58:07 pm »
Well, after owning and wanting to play loads of games in the past that have lost the support for online, i at least from personal pov can appreciate a game being supported. :)