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Pando closes doors, DDO and LOTRO go offline.

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year ago


An anonymous reader writes "Can't log on to your D&D Online or Lord of the Rings Online account today?

Pando Media Booster, a third party service that hosts Turbine Interactive's downloads and updates ( reputedly went offline yesterday. Though there is no PR on the closure, their Wikipedia page still states that they are out of business as of 8-31-2013 and have shut down all their servers.

Meanwhile players of games that use the service have flooded Steam and (currently down) forums with complaints.

Turbine responded to initial customer reports of the issue and the cause within 6 hours and have taken their entire network (including their forums that were flooded with complaints) offline while the try to figure out a way to resolve the issue."

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Pando was a bad service (1)

ThatAblaze (1723456) | about a year ago | (#44736089)

Pando was basically a service that would cause your computer to host a file sharing service in the background indefinitely. I, for one, am glad they won't be installing back doors on my computer without my consent any longer.

Re:Pando was a bad service (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44737033)

Some of this story is that when Pando turned off it's servers the whole thing came down, Pando claimed that they operated like Bittorrent. but if that was true a world wide network of peers would have been able to share the files. In truth Pando was just using dowmloaders' machines to store and serve files. More like Napster.

The other part is that Turbine pretty much said, "fuck it" and went on their Labor Day VAYCAY. There's no way they didn't know this was coming. My guess is they'll shut the doors on Tuesday.

Known Outage (1)

Pubstar (2525396) | about a year ago | (#44736145)

This has apparently been known for awhile from what little I can gather. It's seems like the games mentioned in the summary just didn't switch in time...
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