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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the ten bestselling games on Steam for the week:

  1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition
  2. Portal 2
  3. Valve Complete Pack
  4. Borderlands: Game of the Year
  5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Edition Deluxe
  6. Terraria
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Pack
  8. Might & Magic Heroes VI
  9. THQ Hit Collection
  10. Fable III

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54. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 5, 2011, 01:26 Dev
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 4, 2011, 12:50:
Dev wrote on Jul 4, 2011, 06:38:
vacs wrote on Jul 4, 2011, 05:16:
on a different note: Steam is completely down, no connections can be made to any steam server worldwide. Of course one can still play one's game offline.

Come on valve, this happens every big sale or game release, you need to start quadrupling your reserve bandwidth.

So going down briefly for maintenance at 5am EST (2am PST) is unacceptable?

Dev, you ranting about Steam not having enough servers, etc, etc is getting a little long in the tooth considering Steam has very very little downtime and even more rarely that it falls during prime-time.


Someone already responded, it wasn't maintenance. I rant about it, because I see it ALWAYS happen, not enough bandwidth (didn't say servers, but it may be that too), for every major game release, and every major sale. Valve releases a big game (such as portal 2) and their content serving slows to a crawl. You almost have to pre-load to play in a reasonable time on day 1, and not all major releases on steam offer that option.

During this sale I've been trying to check which games I already own and which games I'd like to get, and what steam sale achievements I can get, and its very annoying to have to wait for longer than usual page loads from steam.

Valve has talked about their bandwidth before and they've made it clear they have a normal amount they pay for monthly and then a large reserve chunk they pay for too. What I'm saying is that that reserve chunk needs to be much much bigger, even if only for major sales and releases.

If valve ever actually fixes this so they don't slow to a crawl on a big release day, I'll stop ranting about it. I've seen this problem happen for years so I'm not expecting valve to fix it anytime soon. Its funny too, valve has all the stats for steam and KNOWS what they need to fix it.
 
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