I am beginning to have more and more questions about whether it was a malicious attack that brought down the Paciolan servers on Monday when the Colorado Rockies World Series Tickets went on sale Monday, October 22.
Here are some questions/points that are leading me to believe that Paciolan is covering up their failure to anticipate the server load that descended upon them.
- The contract that they have with Major League Baseball and their 700 other clients is probably huge. They wouldn’t want to risk failing on a task as big as this and risk losing their contract.
- In July, 2007, they announced that they have reached an agreement with Ticketmaster to be acquired. Paciolan would not want to risk anything that would jeopardize that agreement. The sale to Ticketmaster probably brought a lot of money to the founders and investors of Paciolan.
- A lot of people were trying to get tickets. They say that 8.5 million hits were made against their server in 90 minutes that the tickets were on sale. In looking at the interest in these tickets and the problems that everyone was having, this is not that far-fetched. Continue reading “Rockies World Series Tickets, Was It A Malicious Attack?”
Well I have been trying for over two hours and I am lost in an endless loop and no World Series tickets. This system is not working.
I would like to know who is getting tickets. I never get to the server. People are getting tickets and then trying again and getting tickets again. Why can’t I connect to the server?
It keeps trying after 120 seconds and then tries again. I never get to the server. I feel like I have wasted my time and just extremely upset with MLB and whatever, so-called ticket company is doing this sale.
I should have been able to connect to the server once in two hours. According to the Rocky Mountain News, about 55,000 tickets were sold by 2 pm.
Well according to a press conference the Rockies just had, the World Series tickets are selling, just slowly.
It would be interesting to hear of people who are actually getting tickets, because I am not seeing anyone who has actually got tickets say they have tickets.
Well, I will keep checking and let me know what you are experiencing during this mad and slow dash to find World Series Tickets.
Well round 2 is underway and it is not going much better. In looking at comments on the Denver Post website, people are unable to get through. Those that do get through, kicked when they are trying to purchase tickets.
It is a system that is totally inept and failing. The people that are to blame for this is Major League Baseball. They are the ones who took this sale over from the Rockies and are using a system that does not work.
Heads should roll at MLB and Paciolan Inc.
I was in favor of trying to do online only for tickets. Now I am thinking that this should have been done in a different matter. I keep getting the endless countdown loop and every so often it freezes. It is worthless for me to keep trying and I am not holding out hope that I will get tickets.