New hamsters needed in server

by guttertrash   June 13, 2011  

I've been trying to sort out my fantasy team for over an hour now, and the page is really very, very slow, or just bombs out completely....

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ok, this is driving me nuts!

Now, i added a couple of riders, it took the points but didnt give me the riders, so i add them again and it took the points again, but this time did give me the riders.

I guess the major slowness is breaking something along the way.

Can someone reset my team to empty and give me the points back?

posted by guttertrash [55 posts]
13th June 2011 - 10:41

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I couldn't make my transfers either. I think they should reset the endless transfers for tonight and not give points for today. It's not right that some people can take advantage and others can't.

posted by only1ghost [1 posts]
13th June 2011 - 12:02

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They were having problems with attacks on the server lastnight, i think its either continued to this morning or they are working to fix the servers

This is the first time i've seen the site since lastnight, couldn't get on at all

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posted by Gkam84 [8938 posts]
13th June 2011 - 12:11

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I had really been enjoying this game and, for once in my life, was doing reasonably well.

I followed the rules and thinned out point-scoring Dauphine riders, phasing in TdS riders, so that I would have a full squad today. And, the scores show, I didn't do so well during this transition.

Then you changed the rules. Which meant that people who hadn't planned ahead could benefit from unlimited transfers.

So I decided to follow the new rules, and tweak my squad.

But you didn't allow "TRANSFERS" - oh no, we had to remove riders, then add new ones, as discrete operations.

And your site crashed on me just after I removed a rider but before I could add the new one.

The site has returned and I have finally managed to add my final rider - but well after the deadline for gettng my squad counted today so I will score a big fat ZERO.

As I said, I had really been enjoying this game, and had been recommending it to friends.

Not any more. I am seriously p*ssed off.

posted by ironwimp [6 posts]
13th June 2011 - 12:20

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I've just spotted a comment elsewhere that the transfer window has been extended until 1:00.
If that's correct, then I'm no longer quite so p*ssed off.

In fact, thinking about it, I'm no longer p*ssed off at all - it's a free game, it's mostly been glitch-free, and it's really added to my enjoyment of the Eurosport coverage actually having a stake (albeit no-risk) in the races.

So, there you go, grump to gratitude in one easy comment.
Wink

posted by ironwimp [6 posts]
13th June 2011 - 12:46

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I am gutted, I only managed to get 5 riders in as the site was not working this morning! surely they should nullify this stage so everyone can get sorted?! don't think it's fair on everyone! Sad

posted by No1 [22 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:06

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yeh dave is doing his best, not really his fault if someone is attacking the servers, it had been going on since about 7 last night and he has been trying to fix it.

At the end of the day it is free and he tries his best to be fair for everyone

As for the transfers not being transfers, dave admitted it was a mistake in the code that was written as after an event it goes back to pick team rather than transfers and only last did he realize the error, as when it was written it was not realized the two tours overlapped

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:06

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Well if it was extended I missed the boat, as I cant be in front of a PC 24 hours a day, and anyway, I'm still missing some points after the earlier problems this morning so I couldn't field a fair team anyway.

posted by guttertrash [55 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:15

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would i pick my team as i did if i didnt lost my credits?
certainly not Thinking

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posted by yland [16 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:15

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Bon courage to Dave and Merci for the game

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posted by yland [16 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:20

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Has the transfer window definitely closed now? I didn't get to add nine riders before 11am during all the slowness, but don't want to risk adding any now cause I'm trying to stay in the purist league.

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:28

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We're neutralising today's stage

http://road.cc/37182

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7435 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:31

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yes it closed now, but had been extended to 1. dave said to email if you had lost credits while the servers were being attacked

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:31

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Thanks for clarifying.

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:36

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whats going on ?! Void the stage please!!

posted by BoredMan [48 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:41

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@BoredMan yes that's what we've done seem the fairest thing to do, although apologies to all those who've spent precious time this morning trying to make transfers or pick a team… window closed with half my transfers done… that's not why we neutralised the stage btw

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4147 posts]
13th June 2011 - 13:45

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