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SDCC Crashed the FIREFLY ONLINE Website

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:49 am by Amanda Andonian

As you’ve no doubt heard, it was announced at SDCC that the entire cast of Firefly will lend their voices to the highly anticipated MMO, Firefly Online. Unfortunately, it looks like that news completely crashed their website:

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On the one hand, it’s awesome that the fans are so excited about the new game that they flocked to the website in droves; but on the other, it doesn’t really bode well that their website can’t withstand the attention. When I attempted to login after the announcement, things were running very slowly. I actually had to try several times to login because the interface wasn’t working, and all I saw when I finally got access was a pretty bare bones account management page. Hopefully the finished product will be better!

Fortunately, they’re very upfront with people about the issues they’re facing, as evidenced by this update they posted on the YouTube trailer:

Sorry, folks. The website got so much traffic we crashed the server, then the ISP. The ISP was, needless to say, not too happy. So we’re moving everything over to an Amazon server. Should all be shiny soon.

In the meantime, watch this amazing trailer with Ron Glass narrating (and a little surprise at the end!):

Firefly Online (FFO) is an online strategic roleplaying game set in the universe of Joss Whedon’s cult classic TV show – Firefly.

Players take on the role of a ship captain as they hire a crew and lead missions, while trading with and competing against millions of other players like themselves. Much like the crew of Serenity, the Firefly-class transport ship featured in the original show, players must do whatever it takes to survive in the Verse: find a crew, find a job and keep flying.

Firefly Online is being developed by Sparkplug in conjunction with Quantum Mechanix and Fox Digital Entertainment.

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