It would appear that EA’s Network is down…but only in certain situations.
In my game, I only get this error message if I try to change to a different TSTO account. (which is unfortunate, because right now my phone is stuck on the game i use to rush info for the site and I can’t clear my main game that I play regularly)
However, if I don’t try to log out of one game I can play TSTO as normal.
Not sure how it’s playing out for the rest of you…but seeing some of you note that the network is down for you as well in the comments. So I figured it was best to have one cohesive place for you all to post about it…
Loads of you have been complaining you’re not able to get into TSTO, you get the server error message. This is happening to some of you, but not all TSTO players. (I’m currently
Addicts Community Member Ebron has been dealing with this too & she’s been graciously communicating back and forth with EA about the issue. So I’ve been posting her comments in various posts (you can find some info at the top of this post)
Yesterday, Ebron posted a solution to fixing the server issues & was gracious enough to grab a screenshot of the solution as well…for those who don’t read every comment. Here’s the solution:
Now I know this isn’t feasible for everyone…as not everyone has a second device they can use but this should help a majority of you. Even if you borrow a friend, parent, significant other’s device to do this quickly.
For those that can’t do this…your best bet is to contact EA or go to their forum and add your “Me Too” to their post.
4:45pm: Some of you are reporting you’re back in. Some are still out. I’m one of those who still can’t get into the game…but hopefully we’ll all be in shortly.
4:30pm ET From AWS:
Update at 1:12 PM PST: S3 object retrieval, listing and deletion are fully recovered now. We are still working to recover normal operations for adding new objects to S3.
Update at 12:52 PM PST: We are seeing recovery for S3 object retrievals, listing and deletions. We continue to work on recovery for adding new objects to S3 and expect to start seeing improved error rates within the hour.
3:45pm ET: I wasn’t clear in my post below, cause I honestly didn’t think it was too important, this is Amazon Web Services that’s down (East Coast Server). EA (and many, many, MANY other companies) utilize AWS. So this outage has little to do with EA.
You can check out this article: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/amazon-aws-s3-outage-is-breaking-things-for-a-lot-of-websites-and-apps/
You can also check AWS Dashboard for updates here: https://status.aws.amazon.com/
Or their Twitter Feed @AWSCloud . I’ll try to update this post with updated tweets from them as I see them. The latest from about 3pm Eastern Time:
For S3, we believe we understand root cause and are working hard at repairing. Future updates across all services will be on dashboard.
Bringing back an Addicts classic…with fond memories of Cguy:
They’re up They’re down, They’re down and up and down down, down, down up, up, up, The EA Distraction Show!
Admitedly the server outages are A LOT better than they were 3 years ago, BUT it’s still fun to bring back a classic Addicts song 😉
You may be seeing this in TSTO right now…
Servers are down for many…
It appears it’s an issue with the East Coast servers (which impact more than just the East Coast), from what I’m gathering. Hopefully they’re up soon…
In the meantime here are a few fun riddles to keep you entertained:
1) Why is this right?
2) Homer has with him Baby Maggie, his dog, and a jar of poisons that look like delicious candy. (Homer: Oh, why did I take my baby and my dog with me when I went to buy poison! And why do the poison has to look so delicious!?) He needs to get all three across the river. He can only take one of them at a time in his rowboat. He can’t leave Maggie with the poison. He can’t leave the dog with Maggie. He CAN leave the dog with the Poison. How does he do this?
3) Wednesday, Lenny and Carl went to a restaurant and ate dinner. When they were done they paid for the food and left. But Lenny and Carl didn’t pay for the food. Who did?
So….yesterday saw the end of TSTO Level updates. And then everyone’s games broke. (well not everyone, but you know what I mean..) A bit ironic, no?
Anyway, we’ve still got a TON of bugs going on in the game since yesterday (and I know some of you still have Wild West Bugs…) so here’s one handy place where we’re going to list them all….
For those who don’t like to read the whole post…
Here’s what we’ll breakdown:
-Missing Gil Deal
-Game Lockout (Bart screen/server down)
-Constant ingame Updates
-Not Enough Space to Download TSTO
-XP requirements changing
Oh and a quick note…seeing Longshot Skinner in your game BEFORE you unlock him as a prize is just a little glitch. He’ll go back to Skinner if you try to change his outfit. And you’ll still be able to unlock the prize when the time comes. This is seriously NOTHING to worry about…so don’t 🙂