That's because we're going into maintenance everyone! Our maintenance was scheduled from 10AM CST to 3PM CST. It will most likely wrap sooner, but stay tuned to our social pages for updates! Operation Meltdown is coming!
Gee thanks for the warning before kicking us and the status for the server here still says ONLINE.
It was actually on our Twitter and FB. I'd recommend following our social pages for up to date info. Especially our Twitter.
It's super simple to put up a warning in the chat of a game like this. I played several other closed beta games who gave in game warnings, and on top of that let people finish the match they were in before actually going down. The most you'd be late for the maintanence would be 20 minutes since as far as I know (I haven't played elimination so...) the matches last a maximum of 20 minutes.
Please work on implementing at least some of what I've described above, as a game in 2016-2017 that is so fleshed out already should have something so simple already implemented like other games do. I can name a couple but I think that's against the rules or something. So I'll just leave it at that.
Not everyone wants to check social media every 10 minutes. Some people play the game for hours on end without checking anything else. Maybe they're doing something that isn't on the computer, etc. Not everyone has an IV drip in their brain that feeds their twitter into them.
Honestly, we typically make announcements in-game and make a post via the forums. Our apologies for slipping a bit this time, it's been slightly hectic here in terms of preparation. We'll make sure it doesn't happen next time.