I can't believe a business consolidated all their services in a single disk machine, and with a "Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB" when that disk is not designed precisely with 24/7 server usage in mind.
No Raid1? No daily backups? A single consumer disk for all services?
Online authentication is never cool, and never good, particularity so when persistent authentication is required.
I have been able to continue playing X3 while their site is down.
I wonder what happens when I update my system to a newer version of Ubuntu and have to re-install x3? If they are still down I'm thinking it wont work?
Those drives are garbage. I had one die on me too because of their crappy firmware. I also own several LGP games and cannot install any because of their downtime. I will definately consider this before buying any more games from them. Nothing personal, but i expect to be able to install and run games i buy.
I recently upgraded to 2 2TB Seagate drives in my RAID1 array for precisely this reason.
Sounds like they need an experienced sys admin. Unfortunately, I'm already employed.
"Chemical degradation of the surface"?? They spilled beer on it?
I also think this unlikely combination of catastrophic failures doesn't seem right. They are all probably on Cancún bathing in the sun by now. In the face of all these problems I have to agree with TwistedLincoln's argument that no DRM system is good to the end-user.