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(The Hollywood Reporter)   HBO didn't learn from the True Detective HBOGO fiasco, as the season four premiere of Game of Thrones crashed the network servers, and no bourbon or guinea pigs were involved   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 91
    More: Fail, Game of Thrones, Detective HBOGO, network servers, premieres, PM EST  
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2014-04-06 11:38:03 PM  
i.imgur.com

first world problems
 
2014-04-06 11:40:50 PM  
I bet this affect like seven total actual HBO subscribers.
 
2014-04-07 12:03:42 AM  
Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?
 
2014-04-07 12:10:43 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


Probably.

I also find it amusing that HBOGO, with numerous resources at its disposal, crashed while the WWE Network only gave me one single hiccup through all six hours of Wrestlemania coverage, and that was within the first thirty seconds after I tuned in.
 
2014-04-07 01:42:27 AM  
Its working fine for me now.
 
2014-04-07 01:55:27 AM  
Neener, neener, neeener..!

I've got DISH!

Suck it, non-HBO-subscribers!

(but I am willing to offer my HBOGO login to a fair maiden who won't slit the throats of any Lannisters, Westfallians, dwarfs, Starks, larks, naked dragon ladies, etc., minus that piss-ant little toe-headed king" boy)
 
2014-04-07 02:59:37 AM  
Thanks a lot, Obamacare
 
2014-04-07 03:21:39 AM  

bluorangefyre: Probably.

I also find it amusing that HBOGO, with numerous resources at its disposal, crashed while the WWE Network only gave me one single hiccup through all six hours of Wrestlemania coverage, and that was within the first thirty seconds after I tuned in.


who tf watches WWE anymore?
 
2014-04-07 03:23:22 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: bluorangefyre: Probably.

I also find it amusing that HBOGO, with numerous resources at its disposal, crashed while the WWE Network only gave me one single hiccup through all six hours of Wrestlemania coverage, and that was within the first thirty seconds after I tuned in.

who tf watches WWE anymore?


I guess you missed that thread with 4000+ posts in it.
 
2014-04-07 03:50:47 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


Alternately, there aren't that many people doing this and the server is just shiat.  That's been known to happen at times.
 
2014-04-07 04:00:11 AM  
I think it's cute that people think this wasn't intentional. They got great press for True Detective and HBO Go when it "crashed" last time.
 
2014-04-07 04:07:32 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


When does the stream go live on HBO Go? If it is 9 PM Eastern there might be some impatient west coasters who are trying to watch at 6 PM Pacific. My AMC HD channel is the east coast feed here in WA state, so my DVR catches the 6 PM showing of The Walking Dead, so I'm usually watching it around 6:30 PM to skip the commercials.
 
2014-04-07 04:09:51 AM  

NobleHam: I think it's cute that people think this wasn't intentional. They got great press for True Detective and HBO Go when it "crashed" last time.


They got lots of press, not good press.Quality and availabilty of broadcast has been an ongoing issue with HBOGO for a long time. It's not like this has been limited to the last month or so. People pirating GoT doesn't bring in as much revenue as people willing to purchase HBO and have a reliable way to stream it.

That said, I was pretty pissed when HBOGO was all farked up tonight. I forgot the set the Tivo and wanted to watch it before my GF had to go to work. The rebroadcast at 10 PM CST wasn't an option, and neither was watching it tomorrow (We love GoT). Luckily Comcast was streaming GoT in its totality this weekend along with the new episode. It worked fine once I logged into Xfinity. Comcast was smart to demand letting them store it on their own end. Quality was noticeably better too.
 
2014-04-07 04:24:39 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: bluorangefyre: Probably.

I also find it amusing that HBOGO, with numerous resources at its disposal, crashed while the WWE Network only gave me one single hiccup through all six hours of Wrestlemania coverage, and that was within the first thirty seconds after I tuned in.

who tf watches WWE anymore?


who tf EVER watched WWE?

Jesus. talk about the lowbrow entertainment.
 
2014-04-07 04:35:02 AM  

NobleHam: I think it's cute that people think this wasn't intentional. They got great press for True Detective and HBO Go when it "crashed" last time.


Hey everyone - it's That Guy!! You know, the one who thinks that everything that happens is intentional to get press, and more than likely uses words like "sheeple".

Let's all ignore him from now on.
 
2014-04-07 04:37:56 AM  

JerseyTim: I bet this affect like seven total actual HBO subscribers.


Yep. Any subscriber who wanted to see it likely, at the very least, set their DVR for one of the 3 showings HBO had of it Sunday night or will do so for one of the dozen replays this week or watch it on demand.

Most of the people pissed off at this are freeloaders who use their friends' passwords.
 
2014-04-07 04:43:47 AM  

Shadow Blasko: I guess you missed that thread with 4000+ posts in it.


I guess I did. Now that 4,000+ people commented, I feel like I really missed out.
 
2014-04-07 04:49:02 AM  

Mad_Radhu: TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?

When does the stream go live on HBO Go? If it is 9 PM Eastern there might be some impatient west coasters who are trying to watch at 6 PM Pacific. My AMC HD channel is the east coast feed here in WA state, so my DVR catches the 6 PM showing of The Walking Dead, so I'm usually watching it around 6:30 PM to skip the commercials.



Usually, midnight Eastern or later. At least, that's what they do for movies.
 
2014-04-07 05:16:11 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?


People "borrowing" someone else's HBOGO account, I'd guess.  It's apparently pretty common.
 
2014-04-07 05:23:29 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: People "borrowing" someone else's HBOGO account, I'd guess.  It's apparently pretty common.


I....just realized how I can finally get rid of my cable. all thanks to your comment and my HBO subscribing mom who won't watch anything online other than an occasional youtube video.
 
2014-04-07 06:02:48 AM  

stoli n coke: JerseyTim: I bet this affect like seven total actual HBO subscribers.

Yep. Any subscriber who wanted to see it likely, at the very least, set their DVR for one of the 3 showings HBO had of it Sunday night or will do so for one of the dozen replays this week or watch it on demand.

Most of the people pissed off at this are freeloaders who use their friends' passwords.


I don't pay the extra $10/month for a DVR (fark you, Comcast!) so I'll lean heavily on HBO Go if I miss a show.  However, I knew it was going to be all farked up last night, so I'm not sweating it.  I'll watch it later in the week.

Of course, even without a DVR you can watch it "On Demand" which tends to have better service than HBO Go anyway.  I'd venture a guess that very few actual HBO subscribers who really wanted to watch the show missed it last night because of the Go outage.

Mad_Radhu: When does the stream go live on HBO Go? If it is 9 PM Eastern there might be some impatient west coasters who are trying to watch at 6 PM Pacific.


It goes live within the hour of the show, just like they did with True Detective, so 9-9:30 pm EST.
 
2014-04-07 06:02:50 AM  

log_jammin: Dwight_Yeast: People "borrowing" someone else's HBOGO account, I'd guess.  It's apparently pretty common.

I....just realized how I can finally get rid of my cable. all thanks to your comment and my HBO subscribing mom who won't watch anything online other than an occasional youtube video.


This is what I do.
 
2014-04-07 06:24:55 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: guess I did. Now that 4,000+ people commented, I feel like I really missed out.


Your punishment is to calculate the average wind velocity of 4000+ simultaneous mouth-breathers.
 
2014-04-07 06:58:41 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


My roommate and his girlfriend were hoping to watch, but for some reason our Comcast HD tuner has been on the fritz and he couldn't get any incoming signal. Eventually he gave HBO GO a shot, but that obviously didn't work out. Ultimately they found out that Comcast was streaming the whole episode and were able to get it that way.

And no, we don't have a DVR because the only thing he plans to watch at this time of the year is GoT.
 
2014-04-07 07:07:17 AM  
stoli n coke:
Most of the people pissed off at this are freeloaders who use their friends' passwords.

This. I am one of them. I'll watch it tonight, not a big deal in any way. You can have unlimited people logged in under one user name...and believe me the logins get shared PLENTY.
 
2014-04-07 07:08:48 AM  

Lsherm: stoli n coke: JerseyTim: I bet this affect like seven total actual HBO subscribers.

Yep. Any subscriber who wanted to see it likely, at the very least, set their DVR for one of the 3 showings HBO had of it Sunday night or will do so for one of the dozen replays this week or watch it on demand.

Most of the people pissed off at this are freeloaders who use their friends' passwords.

I don't pay the extra $10/month for a DVR (fark you, Comcast!) so I'll lean heavily on HBO Go if I miss a show.  However, I knew it was going to be all farked up last night, so I'm not sweating it.  I'll watch it later in the week.

Of course, even without a DVR you can watch it "On Demand" which tends to have better service than HBO Go anyway.  I'd venture a guess that very few actual HBO subscribers who really wanted to watch the show missed it last night because of the Go outage.



That still carries an extra charge? I upgraded to HD cable 4 years ago, and the DVR was free with the HD box.
 
2014-04-07 07:13:31 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


I don't have HBO myself. I use my parent's Comcast account to log in and watch (I have U-Verse myself). I'm sure there are some other people like me out there, too.
 
2014-04-07 07:23:23 AM  
Well, I'm sure this affected MANY paying customers and not just a bunch of people who were illegally using someone else's login information or internet live stream.

/re-started our HBO subscription last week
//would much rather watch it on a 50 inch screen vs 17 inch monitor
 
2014-04-07 07:52:13 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: Shadow Blasko: I guess you missed that thread with 4000+ posts in it.

I guess I did. Now that 4,000+ people commented, I feel like I really missed out.


In your defense, those 4000+ comments were made by the same six people.
 
2014-04-07 07:59:16 AM  

stoli n coke: Lsherm: stoli n coke: JerseyTim: I bet this affect like seven total actual HBO subscribers.

Yep. Any subscriber who wanted to see it likely, at the very least, set their DVR for one of the 3 showings HBO had of it Sunday night or will do so for one of the dozen replays this week or watch it on demand.

Most of the people pissed off at this are freeloaders who use their friends' passwords.

I don't pay the extra $10/month for a DVR (fark you, Comcast!) so I'll lean heavily on HBO Go if I miss a show.  However, I knew it was going to be all farked up last night, so I'm not sweating it.  I'll watch it later in the week.

Of course, even without a DVR you can watch it "On Demand" which tends to have better service than HBO Go anyway.  I'd venture a guess that very few actual HBO subscribers who really wanted to watch the show missed it last night because of the Go outage.


That still carries an extra charge? I upgraded to HD cable 4 years ago, and the DVR was free with the HD box.


Apparently they still charge you $10 a month for DVR functionality versus the basic HD box.

My roommate took care of that back in the fall, for Pats games and GoT. He's pondering getting the SD tuner instead, then upgrading again in the fall when football season starts. It's not like he watches anything else that can't be viewed via Netflix.
 
2014-04-07 07:59:52 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


Note - some people live overseas.  Billions actually.
 
2014-04-07 08:24:41 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.


I don't have an HBO subscription - I mooch off my family and use their login on my Roku. I couldn't get it to load until about 11:30pm eastern last night, but so what, not the end of the world.
 
2014-04-07 08:35:41 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


In my case, I have internet via Comcast which comes with Basic cable (non-HD) and HBO Go.  So I use my Chromecast for HBO Go, except when it doesn't work like last night.  So if still isn't working tonight, I will have to resort to other means involving torrent and my Plex media server.
 
2014-04-07 08:41:23 AM  
I turned off cable three years ago. Tried watching GoT via HBO Go while it was airing on TV, using my mother's login. The server was so overwhelmed that it ran at an unwatchably bad quality, between minutes of debuffing.

Now I just wait a couple hours and fire up HBO Go later in the evening. I watched it at 11:00 EST last night without issue.
 
2014-04-07 08:48:20 AM  
Won't somebody think of the subscriptionless moochers?
 
2014-04-07 08:58:11 AM  
I watched the first 2 seasons on my niece's hbogo password.  Then comcast started giving it away for free if you call the cancelation department and change your package.  When your rate goes up call and talk to the cancellation "save" team and not customer service.  They'll throw all kinds of free stuff your way.
 
2014-04-07 08:58:11 AM  

Karma Chameleon: TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.

I don't have an HBO subscription - I mooch off my family and use their login on my Roku. I couldn't get it to load until about 11:30pm eastern last night, but so what, not the end of the world.


That's me, too, although I was able to start watching around 10:30 ET.
 
2014-04-07 08:59:02 AM  
I was told the only website that ever crashes is healthcare.gov
 
2014-04-07 09:02:23 AM  

LarryDan43: I was told the only website that ever crashes is healthcare.gov


If I see that farking Americans for Prosperity ad on youtube one more time I'm going to murder the Sprint Framily.
 
2014-04-07 09:20:36 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Karma Chameleon: TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.

I don't have an HBO subscription - I mooch off my family and use their login on my Roku. I couldn't get it to load until about 11:30pm eastern last night, but so what, not the end of the world.

That's me, too, although I was able to start watching around 10:30 ET.


Same for me. Usually I don't even bother to watch GoT on Sunday night as it's peak internet usage time anyways, but it was the premiere, and because FoMO.
 
2014-04-07 09:22:25 AM  
The joke is on HBO because time is a flat circle.
 
2014-04-07 09:27:31 AM  

CarnySaur: Cubansaltyballs: Shadow Blasko: I guess you missed that thread with 4000+ posts in it.

I guess I did. Now that 4,000+ people commented, I feel like I really missed out.

In your defense, those 4000+ comments were made by the same six people.


Strange overlap with the 6 people in the My Little Pony threads, too.

Fark: where My Little Pony and pro wrestling are cool.
 
2014-04-07 09:32:38 AM  
Simple solution: Don't put something online for at least two later and do the online release at 3 in the morning.  That will force some who "can't" wait to watch on DVRs, VCRs, etc. and will spread out the viewing of the rest.
 
2014-04-07 09:35:59 AM  

Kevin Lomax: CarnySaur: Cubansaltyballs: Shadow Blasko: I guess you missed that thread with 4000+ posts in it.

I guess I did. Now that 4,000+ people commented, I feel like I really missed out.

In your defense, those 4000+ comments were made by the same six people.

Strange overlap with the 6 people in the My Little Pony threads, too.

Fark: where My Little Pony and pro wrestling are cool.


Yeah, I don't even venture into those threads, I want to think everyone there is making fun of it but I fear that isn't the case.
 
2014-04-07 09:37:57 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who are all of these people watching on HBO Go the night the show airs?  You have to be an HBO subscriber to get HBO Go, so you could just watch it on your TV instead of on some dinky tablet screen.  Are there that many people who subscribe to HBO, are tech savvy enough to use a streaming service on a mobile device, but at the same time don't have a DVR?


I cast HBO from my iPad to my Chromecast and it works great. Why fill up DVR space with something I can stream on demand?
 
2014-04-07 09:43:44 AM  
www.123inspiration.com

fark pig will defend his honor!
 
2014-04-07 09:48:18 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Won't somebody think of the subscriptionless moochers?


If this is their idea of service, why would anyone want to pay?
 
2014-04-07 09:51:52 AM  
HBOGo was only down for ~30  minutes.....

/have free password
//wouldn't pay for HBO anyway....wouldn't be worth the cost.
 
2014-04-07 10:10:38 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Won't somebody think of the subscriptionless moochers?


Us subscriptionless moochers were just fine as the show turned up on the internet 3.4 seconds after it finished airing on the east coast.

/ooohhhh... you mean the subsciprionless moochers who were trying to watch via someone else's HBOGo account
//nevermind
 
2014-04-07 10:16:35 AM  
I have never seen Game Of Thrones. But thanks to a free weekend of HBO, I spent ALL FRICKIN DAY yesterday watching it, and I still don't know what's going on.
 
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