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Old 02-27-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default PSN Maintenance 3/4: 14 Hours & Completely Offline (Sunday 12pm PST - 2am PST)

Normally I wouldn't think this would deserve a new thread, but it's a bit different this time. As bolded below, typically some can usually play and sign on during maintenance events, but not access the store or their account. But Sony says this week, NOBODY gets online and anyone online gets kicked off at 8am Pacific.

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PlayStation Network will undergo a significant maintenance period on Thursday, March 1st. Maintenance is expected to start at just after 8:00 am Pacific and will last for several hours, until approximately 10pm Pacific.

Unlike typical maintenance events, consumers who are already signed-in to PSN will be signed-out, and consumers will be unable to sign in for the duration of the maintenance window. During this time, users wonít be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, Account Management or play online.

PSN enabled websites will not be able to service users, including this one. Please stay tuned to the PlayStation Twitter feed for a notice when PSN is fully back online.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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Well, at least this one isn't unannounced...
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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At least they didn't shut it down on a Friday.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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Why when Sony does PSN maintenance they have to shut it down all the time?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:45 AM   #5
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hmmm... when was the last time that no one was able to be online does anyone know
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:50 AM   #6
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Well, at least this one isn't unannounced...
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At least they didn't shut it down on a Friday.
Good points. They usually wait until right before and say "oh btw guyz psn down for 8 hours starting in 20 mins thx 4 understanding!"

And at least its not on a launch day like tomorrow (SSX woo!)

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hmmm... when was the last time that no one was able to be online does anyone know
I think it's been awhile, maybe shortly after nobody was online for two months
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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As long as it's on thursday night.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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Wonder what they are doing? Could be something major? Any ideas?
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
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Why when Sony does PSN maintenance they have to shut it down all the time?
Regular server maintenance and upgrades. It's not uncommon for IT networking departments to do their "housekeeping" on Thursday nights. I know Time Warner does it, as well as a few e-tailers.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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Regular server maintenance and upgrades. It's not uncommon for IT networking departments to do their "housekeeping" on Thursday nights. I know Time Warner does it, as well as a few e-tailers.
8am-10pm Pacific isn't Thursday night. That's most of Thursday

If I had my choice, I'd have them do it Sunday night, something like 10pm-noon Pacific. I have to imagine that's the time with the lowest number of people online, before Monday morning work/school. For Europe it would be 4am-6pm, and while that is less ideal, at least they could play after work that evening.

Also, it is irregular for Sony to completely kick everyone off for server maintenance. They have done it 3 or 4 times so far this year with just account/store/home unavailable, so one would naturally assume this is a bigger maintenance thing.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #11
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8am-10pm Pacific isn't Thursday night. That's most of Thursday

If I had my choice, I'd have them do it Sunday night, something like 10pm-noon Pacific. I have to imagine that's the time with the lowest number of people online, before Monday morning work/school. For Europe it would be 4am-6pm, and while that is less ideal, at least they could play after work that evening.

Also, it is irregular for Sony to completely kick everyone off for server maintenance. They have done it 3 or 4 times so far this year with just account/store/home unavailable, so one would naturally assume this is a bigger maintenance thing.
My company does Thursday also. Although, Thursday night, not during the day. Thursday actually turned out to be the day with the least volume (less than Sunday). Remember that for video games plenty of people are playing Sunday night. Thursday during the day is probably one of the best windows. Lots of people are at work, etc. Weekend windows also cost the company doing them a lot more money.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up. Will inform the Madden Leagues.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #13
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The timing of these maintenance periods bugs me. I know its not that often so why don't they start it at like 12am PST (8am GMT). At that time, most of North America is sleeping while Europeans are working or in school.
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Booooo, so much for posting my SSX scores tomorrow night lol
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My company does Thursday also. Although, Thursday night,not during the day. Thursday actually turned out to be the day with the least volume (less than Sunday). Remember that for video games plenty of people are playing Sunday night. Thursday during the day is probably one of the best windows. Lots of people are at work, etc. Weekend windows also cost the company doing them a lot more money.
You could technically say that for any weekday. But remember - this isn't just day maintenance. This is morning, day, afternoon, all evening and a little twilight. A 4-6hr maintenance during the day would probably be fine for most.

And are you just speculating about plenty playing Sunday night? I mean, when I was in college, most people were doing the homework they put off all weekend, not playing games. And I wouldn't be surprised if teens were similar. From my experience, Thursday nights are just as busy as any other night. Especially if there's something to be done by Monday, "I'll just do it this weekend" which turns into Sunday night...
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From PS Twitter & Blog:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...e-on-thursday/

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UPDATE: This maintenance period has been postponed. We will re-post when the date is rescheduled. PSNís online gaming and services on Thursday, March 1, will be normal.
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Update: Tomorrow's scheduled PSN maintenance has been postponed. We'll update everyone once it's rescheduled. Until then, game on.

So...uh...nothing to see here...maybe a Mod can change the title.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:23 AM   #17
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I wonder what changed?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:25 AM   #18
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From PS Twitter & Blog:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...e-on-thursday/



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Update: Tomorrow's scheduled PSN maintenance has been postponed. We'll update everyone once it's rescheduled. Until then, game on.

So...uh...nothing to see here...maybe a Mod can change the title.
I'll close it for now. Shoot a PM and I'll update the thread when they do a schedule maintenance.
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PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance on Sunday

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...nce-on-sunday/

Thanks again Trace17.
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PlayStation Network Scheduled Maintenance on Sunday

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...nce-on-sunday/

Thanks again Trace17.
I guess that's a negative for online MW3 & Uncharted 3 then... Why couldn't they move they time frame to the right? Say 4 or 5pm? Just wondering. And by the way MaCruz...
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