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KillerKrieg May 15, 2014 @ 12:12pm
Anyone know if the master server will EVER be back up?
Or is steam pulling the old "this game is too old so just as you bought it we took the master server down permenantly so you can just suck it, kthxbi" trick? If so i am going to be seriously ♥♥♥♥♥♥, because it would seem that they waited until the EXACT moment when I downloaded a coop mod to take them down. It's kind of a dirty trick to put a game on sale so that you'll buy it and then disable multiplayer almost IMMEDIATELY after for life, so I am hoping someone has any inside information on if they are going to bring the server back up EVER.
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Matt May 15, 2014 @ 1:01pm 
Steam/Valve have nothing to do with the master server. The master server is controlled by id Software/ZeniMax. It's gone down before and they restarted it. I found a thread on the ewz clan forums, and they were talking about how they contacted id software/zenimax, and they got the master server restarted, and then it must've gone down again (crashed or whatever). The most recent posts in the thread are talking about it being down again. Hopefully someone restarts it.
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KillerKrieg May 15, 2014 @ 1:08pm 
Thank you for your input, I also recently learned Steam has nothing to do with the servers being up or down. Should've guessed it would be the developer. I also hope someone will restart the servers again. Gametracker is great if you want to connect to a pre-existing server, but making a new server of your own with the mod or mods you want to play is just about impossible right now.
Matt May 15, 2014 @ 1:21pm 
Np. Reading the thread at the ewz forums, it looks like what's happening is it might be a problem with the communication process (pinging) between the servers and the master server that is sometimes failing. So it might be some misconfiguration on their end (maybe with the firewall or something). It sounds like the master server is up, it's just the servers can't communicate with it, or the master server can't communicate with the servers. Idk. This is the thread i'm talking about and if you scroll down you'll see there's an email reply:
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Date Posted: May 15, 2014 @ 12:12pm
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