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On Steam Outages

This week's Steam Message acknowledges the extended Steam outages that resulted from the recent storms in the Seattle area, which has taught Valve they need some help from the department of redundancy department:

It was a busy and windy week here at Valve. As most of the community knows by now, last week a major windstorm hit the greater Seattle area. Power outages are fairly common in the area, but the magnitude of this storm knocked out our datacenter, resulting in about 20 hours Steam interruption. This was very frustrating for everyone here and we know it was frustrating for you as well. We learned a lot and are taking steps to make sure that when the next storm like this hits our area 15-20 years from now *fingers crossed*, people will still be playing games on Steam while we are buying flashlight batteries.

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20. On Steam Outages Dec 23, 2006, 11:42 Brick
 
I guess the biggest problem with the outage was that when Steam found an internet connection but no servers it required you to log in again and when the log in was unsuccessful it made the off line mode unavailable as well. Unacceptable in my book.


Positives: When running, I can acccess all my software purchases from anywhere and software is indeed easy to purchase and acquire providing you have the bandwidth. Great for multi-player.

Negatives: The fact that Steam\HL2 and DOD:Source are the only software products I have on my computer that give me a BSOD every once in a while. Don't see the cost savings I would have expected although there have been some nice packages lately. Still needs a lot of work!

 
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