So, I'm playing on my 360, which I do far too much at the moment. I've really got into Fifa 11 Ultimate Team; it's like Pokemon card training game, but without the Pokemon. Pretty sick actually. It's so good in fact, that thousands and thousands of people like myself also log on to play at the same time. This shouldn't be a problem, right? You need people to play against after all... Read on =/
Now, if I worked at EA, and had a good idea of projected sales, I think I could guess how many people might want to use an exciting, new feature (I know it was in Fifa 10; it still applies) such as Ultimate Team, at any one time. I would therefore know how many players my servers would have to hold. Clearly they're either stupid, or just don't care after you've given them your hard earned cash, since I get kicked out literally every 5 minutes. It doesn't matter if I'm mid-game, or not, I just get the message "You have lost your connection to the EA servers..."
At over £40, it's not even like the game is cheap, so one might expect a little maintenance and maybe even a little common sense to prevent such a simple issue from a company that is so dominant in the sports sector of the video game market. Even in the recent update, they did nothing to address the issue, hardly mentioning it at all. I really wouldn't mind if it was only once or twice a session, but when it's happening so bloody often, my DNF drops massively and I get less than 300 per game, even when I win by miles.
Siiiigh, sorry about the rant. Maybe I'm overreacting. Let me know :)