Konami comments on ID registration issues
- Posted April 19th, 2008 at 17:30 EDT by
- 57 Comments
Those of you with even a minute interest in gaming will be aware of the huge amount of promotion going in to Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Online, as we quickly approach their release on June 12.
As many of you will know, the MGO Beta was made available for download earlier this week with the Store update. Although the actual beta is not due to go live until Monday April 21, we've been able to prepare ourselves by signing up for our Konami IDs and Game IDs.
Well, in theory anyway. It appears as though a lot of eager beta testers have not been able to register their IDs as the site has been seriously overloaded.
Brandon Laurino from Konami responded to the issue on PlayStation.Blog:
"Hi everyone! Due to incredibly high demand for the Metal Gear Online Beta test, we are aware that some of you are experiencing difficulties connecting to the Konami ID site.
We are adding more servers and working around the clock to resolve this issue. We thank you for your patience, and your participation in the Metal Gear Online Beta test."
The website itself, id.konami.net, has been updated with a post too:
"We regret to inform you that the site is currently busy due to high level of traffic creating difficulties in logging in. We would like to recommend that you try again at a different time. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences caused in the meantime."
Konami is probably expecting a backlash from the fans if things aren't running smoothly by Monday, so let's hope they're able to resolve the problems.
- 12:33pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
i have been to the site plenty of times and it tells me the page has been deleated or something like that when i try to register for the konami id
- 12:34pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
yup, i downloaded the beta and installed the 1.01 update, just need to get that konami i.d. and password is all......hope it gets fixed soon
- 12:36pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
Luckly I went to the page early last week and did not have any problem signing up. I have my ID which is the good thing. I have gone back since then and the site seems pretty hooped. The times have made it into the site, it is mega slow tons of traffic.
- 12:41pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
First all its stupid that we have to sign up a Konami ID. They can just use the register key that can be generate a random number as our Konami ID. And Second Konami ID and Gamer ID can be the same, so wth is the difference? seriously I wonder who works as Konami programmer
- 12:41pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
Yeah I actually went by Gamestop to get my beta cd and I'm installing the beta but can't get the Konami ID =[
- 12:46pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
did that sh!t ahead of time... that's crazy though... the 21st is right around the corner...
- 12:54pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
ive tryed downloadin the damn update for the Beta so many times, im just gonnna forget trynna play the damn thing and hope its not as good as MGS4 so i dont have to buy two games inn June.
- 1:00pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
I finally registered after trying at least 20 times. I just hope they fix the problem before Monday. Konami should've known a lot of people were going to sign up. They should've been prepared. PSN ID: Chuck-Norris909
- 1:02pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
Well, that's what an online beta is all about, right? To see how much the servers get flooded with traffic, and then have working servers at the real release.
- 1:03pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
Yep, I have yet to succesfully register. I've tried at leat 15 times already and I'm tired of trying. Now the site will rarely load for me and it keeps poping up stupid errors.
Whatever, I don't have time to waste on this junk.
- 1:09pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
As for the $5 for the BETA, and some 40 plus hours now, and counting, I have reached the " Confirmation screen " 5 times only to see the " YOU TOOK TO LONG TYPING " remark! I have a Idea, keep the FRAKING EXTRA Map, and let us play the BETA w/o your Marketing Campaign for our PERSONAL INFORMATION, that's Konami ID's for all of you that don't speak Konami!! I almost forgot, NY COMIC CON, Konami REP stated that the BETA will have a EXTRA map, no other description provided.
- 1:10pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
I was lucky to get both. I just can't confirm it when they send you an email
- 1:59pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
MGS4 comes WITH MGO. They are not separate.
- 2:05pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
I guess I was rather fortunate, I only took about 10 tries today to get registered and confirmed. Can't wait to check this out.
- 2:10pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
@Norris, what only 20 times? Since yesterday I've tried at least 100 times easy. Except I've only gotten to the screen where I enter the ID I want 2 times. And when I was about to succeed in creating my account I got loads of error messages including I have to have a nick between 8-32 or so letters (which I had) and that my mail was already used (which by god I know it isn't).
- 2:14pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
I love the "This Page has Expired" error. Even though its the next page after I click the button. Expires before I can even get there.
- 2:22pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
Konami and Sony and all gosh darn companies out there are as stupid as they come. Every time a high profile title comes out there is an overwhelming demand, one would think Konami would have anticipated this kind of situation and stocked up on a few servers instead of having a server meltdown and pissed off fans.
- 2:27pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
psn id: gingo...... i dont really see why we need this konami id but since we do they could have at least had the site ready
- 2:40pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
Wow I reserved it and I didnt get a damn thing I Wuz screwed
- 3:30pm EDT - April 19th, 2008
I just got a phone call from EB Games, they have my beta key ready for me as I pre-ordered the Limited Edition :D I can't wait!
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!