The big update we were working on to get up this week went down to the wire which was a new NAT facilitator that made joining games extremely fast and extremely robust.
Since we’re doing some of this on the fly, we obviously didn’t get to stress test scale. And so what works great for say 50 people testing things out fell apart when a few thousand people jumped on.
We had considered that possibility so we had an alternative, more conservative build already wound up and flipped the switch on that. But the result is that the progress for those having connectivity issues in MP was not as far as we had hoped.
Gas Powered Games and Stardock are taking the weekend off to try to recharge a little bit. There is high confidence on both teams that those people having problems connecting will see their problems resolved shortly.
Like those of you running into those kinds of issues, I get frustrated at this kind of thing. Tonight was particularly tough since it was working so well.
We appreciate your patience and on behalf of everyone at Stardock and GPG, have a good weekend and you have our dedication.
Hopefully next week we can start talking about additional Demigods.
In the meantime, I hate to have to recommend a third party program but Game Ranger does work pretty well as long as you’re playing other people with the legitimate version: www.gameranger.com.