Over the past weekend and most of this week, we've been working with our web site hosting platform in what was a large company wide outage. The combination of human error and several plans that failed to take effect, caused a large swath of destruction through the company. Support was very quick in finding the problem, keeping any more loss of data from happening and a welcomed transparency within a web hosting company proved that even the best laid plans can go awry.
Currently as of last night, Sept. 25th, our site is back online and ready for you. I know there's a lot of things I still need to do in making The Collective Network much more streamlined and better but, I'm fully involved to make sure your experience here is top notch.
Fans of the game Wildstar are petitioning NCsoft to recant their decision in shutting down the servers for good. Players of MMO's are just like any others, in that they enjoy the world and game-play of their favorite games. Many have garnered life long friends through the game and others have met their partners, all through the shared world of MMO's. To these fans, Wildstar is something that is a part of their lives and to see it joining the ranks of cancelled or terminated games is something truly heartbreaking.
For the devoted fans that have called Wildstar their home, they've started up a Change.org petition to get the people in charge over at NCsoft to change their minds. Unfortunately they have a very large uphill battle before them. Many years ago another NCsoft game was placed on the chopping block. City of Heroes was a mildly successful game the announcement of the studio and the game servers being shut down came as a shock to its fans. NCsoft didn't reverse course and the game was shut down.
Who knows if NCsoft will find a solution that will give the fans of Wildstar some of what they enjoy out of the game through releasing a stripped down version of the game. Either way history is set to repeat itself in how NCsoft will react.
The new first trailer for Star Wars Resistance was released and things are looking absolutely stellar. The new series takes place before the events of Star Wars The Force Awakens. Premiering Sunday October 7th at 10:00 pm EDT on Disney NOW, Disney Channel and Disney VOD.