- Start: 9am PST Friday 7th. 6pm CET / 5pm UK.
- End: 9am PST Monday 10th. 6pm CET / 5pm UK.
- Boosts: Boosts are applied on top of the double XP (effectively double the boost).
The weekend is a “thank you” to players from SOE after the recent server instability issues.
Smedley also wrote a post over the on forums, here it is in full: http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/index.php?threads/state-of-the-game-12-6-2012.61400/
As you may have heard this weekend we are running a double xp weekend to say thanks for your patience during our launch. Our stability is in good shape now. Client crashes are down 95%. We have a patch coming next week to address a bunch more bugs and make some balance changes Matt Higby mentioned in another post. In addition we will be making big improvements in the infantry render distance issue. We get that it isn’t good sometimes so this will be a big improvement. We also have a new anti vehicle weapon coming.
We continue to work on bugs and optimizations. We have something we hope will be a big improvement coming in January. It’s significant and needs real QA time before we can put it out. That’s only one optimization. The team continues to improve this and won’t stop.
In early January we will be putting up our plan for the next 6 months and open that plan up to your comments and change requests. It’s not written in stone and you’re going to have the opportunity to weigh in and have us change it based on your collective feedback. We are hard at work on a lot of cool stuff like orbital strikes… Vehicle transport.. And other fun things.
One other important issue I wanted to address – cheating. We are all aware of the cheaters who us aimbots and other tools. We are tracking and banning these people. I don’t want to pretend there is a magic answer to this. We have a great deal of tools at our disposal and people who fight this every day. I assure you this is a top priority and with each patch you’ll see us address more of the things we see and a lot of stuff that you may not. Please continue to report using the /report function. You may not see the drone strike but when the idiot disappears quietly and without fanfare just know our anti hacking team has no mercy and enjoys the job. Please help us fight the good fight and understand that this is a war and its one we won’t stop fighting.
Thanks for playing