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GOG.com site strains at the start of its Winter Sale


6:30 PM on 12.12.2013
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Well, I'm sure this hasn't gone to plan for the folks over at GOG.com; today saw the launch of their Winter Sale and the website has been unreachable for a good portion of the day. Which might be a good thing as this is a sign of interest but it's an annoyance for those of us who wished to buy games. GOG.com sent over an official message confirming it's looking for a solution.

"We're currently experiencing server issues due to the highest traffic ever noted on GOG.com. We did anticipate much interest in our 2013 DRM-Free Winter Sale, as well as our Fallout 1, 2, & Tactics giveaway, but the number of visits exceeded our highest expectations by far. And we mean FAR." Considering that GOG.com is giving away those classic Fallout titles for free is sure to have attracted a lot of interest as I can't remember there being too many problems in the site's past when it came to sales. 

"For today, we've prepared double the number of servers that were needed to support our highest day in traffic to date, but it turned out to be not nearly sufficient. We're working on quadrupling our server supply, now." That's a good move as just trying to look at my wishlist on GOG.com was frustrating today.

"We're terribly sorry for all the inconvenience you might encounter today, while visiting GOG.com store. If you're new to the site, rest assure that this is far from our day-to-day standards. We're working around the clock until all the problems are fixed, and everyone can enjoy everything we have to offer." From the quick glances I was able to get of the site, there appears to be a whole new format for the sale including daily deals and big reductions of up to 80% and I'm sure this must be making people's wallets twitch. I'll be checking back tomorrow to see if things have improved.






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