[Suggestion] In-game notifications of planned downtime or other interruptions
Not everyone reads Discord or the Steam forums, so may not see notifications for any planned downtime, or other potential interruptions in service. Suggest an in-game announcement system similar to other live service games, which gives adequate warning of planned downtime, or can give information on stability issues etc.
Could easily be incorporated into lore if preferred, as a message from the space station something like "a solar flare is about to interrupt communications" etc etc.
At a minimum, planned maintenance should be in game activity feed on steam. Some in-game notification of system coming down would be terrific. No idea downtime was coming, just noticed connection issue flashing in top right of screen.
Ariel Masciotta Merged
It would be really nice to have an in-game announcement textbox in the main menu.
Not all players use discord, or read the announcements on a daily basis, so it would be a very small but very useful QoL improvement to the game.
The textbox could say something like: 'IMPORTANT: Scheduled maintenance on day x, at time x, UTC.'
That would reduce the amount of people asking(or worse, thinking that it crashed and not knowing that it didn't, because they don't care about Discord.) if the server is down when it's really under maintenance.
As a second feature to this, an in-game announcement broadcast message before maintenance would be extremely useful.
'Servers will be going under maintenance in 30 minutes from now. Log off to avoid losing progress'.
Then probably another one 5 minutes from the shutdown.
This of course should be automated and no one should be sending them manually.
That way you will be able to logoff if you didn't know/forgot about maintenance.
yup just happened to me i got kicked off the game but now can't connect , because im running an older version .
but there is no update wtf......
Elissa - Producer Admin
"In-Game Main Menu News Textbox for Patching or downtime Announcements" (suggested by Ariel Masciotta on 2021-12-10), including upvotes (6) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.