Getting the eShop stable and working again is going to be Nintendo's primary focus; they'll worry about Pokemon Bank only after everyone else is capable of getting their games.Wait, when the eShop is live again, will Pokemon Bank be as well? I was so excited for tomorrow but this happened....
That's nice that you're so busy. Other people are too and that you have other things in your life is not some unusual or rare trait.Wow, talk about completely unnecessary. This, right here, is why I dont participate in discussion much on forums anymore. You dont see me going around picking apart posts and being an all around d***. Also, I clearly do enough other things besides play video games, like work full time and spend time with my gf, that I dont have time to post on forums frequently, staff/take part in prodects or admin them either.
When life is busy and you set time aside to do something (you enjoy) it is extremely irritating to have outside forces intervene, no matter what the planned activity was.
Nintendo is at fault. The server load should have been somewhat anticipated, and even if it wasnt, it shouldnt be a delay. Adding servers may take time, but the fact they have to delay ONE app is poor planning. Yeah its my choice to use the app, but there arent any alternatives now are there? Theres no competitive market for Pokemon transferring in X/Y obviously, so consumers HAVE to rely on Nintendo which has the monopoly.
I agree. We don't want them to rush the process and then lose Dittos with 6 ivs because of a transfer bug.Aaaand I'm suddenly less bummed out about covering a friend's shift at work tomorrow. : P
As others have said, Nintendo is by no means infallible. This shouldn't be THAT big of a deal, and waiting a bit longer isn't too bad. I'd rather have them sort out any unforeseen issues now rather than later.
Its unusual compared to most of Pokemon's demographic AKA kids, but its the fact that MOST people ARE busy AND were looking forward to this is why I was expressing I was as well. Most people have breaks during this time, making it prime time to promote and release this product to get the most use/subscriptions out of it.That's nice that you're so busy. Other people are too and that you have other things in your life is not some unusual or rare trait.
I'm sorry that you don't like "discussion" but maybe then you shouldn't post? I know some people just think the forums are just their special place to bash whatever is the hip thing to bash at the moment, but it is a discussion forum and people should be able to reply to it, even if their view is different. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Did you ever consider it was anticipated and it was tested and it still failed?
That's true, Nintendo is very much *** backwards when it comes to dealing with servers. At the same time, they're not the only ones affected, even companies like Microsoft, Steam and Sony with much better technology (or so I assume), suffered the same thing. It's frustrating when it happens, but I personally think it's no different from finding parking or trying to get into stores with long line-ups on Boxing Day/Black Friday. All we can do is wait it out until it becomes manageable.No harshness taken, just expressing my frustration and reasons why. BUT, when I said make it like BOX, Bank would be free still of course, or just cost a 5 buck download fee. Also, it would include Transporter obviously, as that requires Bank to even work. The point I was trying to make was simply- Nintendo is notorious for poor planning AND online services. That being said, its 100% their fault, not the consumers at all. They're supposed to sell a product, 100% complete and working/functioning correctly, and support it properly. Server issues, while they have happened in other instances(other companies/consoles), were fixed in a matter of a day- Nintendo was under some sort of maintenance/had crashing issues for 2 and a half days, showing how ill prepared they were for this fiasco. And while I dont agree everyone should receive compensation, those that may or may not have lost their Pokemon to the server issues are certainly by all means entitled to it- since the product did not function as intended/promised.
Fair enough, and I completely agree. Though, compensation should only be for those that actually were affected (downloaded it and were stripped of the ability to use it). It was poor planning on both companies parts and this time of year was definitely not the ideal time to release Bank. This, IMO was an easily preventable situation (timing of release/reliability of servers), and now many fans of the franchise are disappointed after looking forward to this release since the games came out.That's true, Nintendo is very much *** backwards when it comes to dealing with servers. At the same time, they're not the only ones affected, even companies like Microsoft, Steam and Sony with much better technology (or so I assume), suffered the same thing. It's frustrating when it happens, but I personally think it's no different from finding parking or trying to get into stores with long line-ups on Boxing Day/Black Friday. All we can do is wait it out until it becomes manageable.
Though, your point is unclear: The Pokemon Bank was functional during the time that the Japanese had it, so Nintendo isn't really at fault in that regard. They lived up to their promise regarding functionality. The problem is about the eShop servers couldn't handle the amount of people downloading games + those using Pokemon Bank at the same time. So it was a disastrous situation. As for compensation, we won't know until the servers are back to normal.