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Game Service Advisories Relating to Sandy

Posted Tue, Oct 30, 2012 by Martuk

Hurricane Sandy, which has also been dubbed Frankenstorm, is laying waste to the northeastern US today and several game services have offered an advisory to players warning that connectivity to their online games may be affected due to the storm and its aftermath. Below is a list that we’ve found today of games that may experience connectivity problems, so be prepared to experience possible downtime.

If you see something that’s not on the list, feel free to add it in the comments below and we’ll update the list with more information as we can.

List of affected games:

Turbine:
Dungeons & Dragons Online

Due to the after effects of yesterday's weather and the subsequent power outages, this maintenance window for today has been postponed. We will update everyone when we have a new time set. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

The Lord of the Rings Online

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our region and our desire to insure employee safety, you may experience longer than usual wait times when attempting to contact support. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Funcom: The Secret World, Age of Conan: Unchained, Anarchy Online

US Hosting Center currently running on power generators

As you may have heard, hurricane ‘Sandy’ has been hitting the east coast of the United States last night and also resulted in the loss of electrical power for a huge area. Our US hosting center is also located in that territory and they are currently running on generator power to keep the servers and installations running. It might be that if these generators run out of fuel, they could no longer provide power. This would result in all of our games (except Age of Conan European servers) and services getting temporarily unavailable.

We do not expect this to happen but it is currently impossible to estimate the chance of this situation to occur. It also depends on the further situation with hurricane ‘Sandy’. If anything should change in the given situation, we would inform you again.

Some of you might also experience a slower connection to one of our games or services. This is most probably due to several fiber cables being destroyed by the storm in the US east coast area.

Funcom wants to express our hopes and wishes of safety for all the people affected by hurricane ‘Sandy’.

Our best wishes and hopes for safety go out to those affected by the storm.

Image: Hurricane Sandy images courtesy of ABC News

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