Larry Liberty, who is in fact not a super hero himself but the Executive Producer for DC Universe Online, has stepped up to the forums today to issue a notice for players of DC Universe, specifically those who play on the PS3 servers in the United States. Due to heavy load brought on by the launch of Home Turf, the US PS3 server has been experiencing some unplanned downtime and instability, as well as a few other unforeseen issues. Sony Online Entertainment is working diligently to fix the issues brought forward during yesterday’s mishap and may have to bring the server down again.
You can read the full letter below:
I just wanted to apologize for the unplanned downtime on the USPS3 server. Server population has been exceptional since the launch of Home Turf, and it’s brought to light two issues that only happen under very high load. We have addressed one of them already, and are investigating the other. We will be bringing the server back up with an update that will address several issues that were surfaced yesterday. Release notes will accompany the update with more information, but there are a bunch of fixes and polish work as well based on community feedback. One change I wanted to call out was the reduction in the cooldown timer on Base relocation. We’re changing it from the initial 7-day cooldown to 1-hour. It may be necessary to come down for an additional server update today. We’ll monitor load, and broadcast warnings in-game.
(Source: DC Universe)