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General horribleness that is ZAM (Everquest sub)Follow

#1 Apr 17 2018 at 6:19 AM Rating: Decent
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So many things to say here, so I'll break this down:

1) When I started using everquest.allahkazam again after many years, I kept having issues logging in. Actually I couldn't even sign up, or log in. Until someone fixed that problem, and I could pretty much only use the site in incognito mode since god only knows why web cache didn't clear for ZAM after 8 hours. Probably because there's some unsightly ads on this site that literally TANK performance, and probably do a plethora of other horrible things. Dude I'm a software engineer for a living, and I haven't seen a piece of web advertising that has ever crashed my browser repeatedly. How do you guys expect to make money when people can't even run the site...

2) Before I thought the site couldn't get any worse, couple months later all the sudden I would get automatically logged out after about 24 hours...what is this a banking website? How annoying to see these computer destroying ADS pop up again and have to log in one more time.

3) Surely NOW the worst was over...BUT WAIT, HOLD YOUR HORSES! This morning I woke up to find the LOGIN BAR WAS GONE! That's right! The login bar has disappeared from the header! I had to scroll to the bottom of the page click the SIGN UP NOW button, and from there click to log in.
https://i.imgur.com/FAVkAeG.png
https://i.imgur.com/zTEAeom.png

Holy baby jesus, to my dismay the world ending, mind breaking, depression inducing ADS were back in full effect for a brief minute there. Good luck to someone not savvy with computers using this website. I've rewritten this last line about 10 times because I was battling with trying to convey just how horribly engineered this site is, and the fact that there's any funding being asked for it at all. It's disappointing that your EQ database is actually top notch, when everything else is practically unusable by non-members. This is now my benchmark for the bottom of horrible service industry websites.

Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:31am by baxley
#2 Apr 17 2018 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Holy CRAP even the forums are garbage, going back and editing lines in my post makes multiple "edit" messages appear!!!

baxley wrote:
"Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:19am by baxley

Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:22am by baxley

Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:23am by baxley

Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:23am by baxley"


Edit: discovered they can be manually deleted, lovely. A+!

Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:32am by baxley
#3 Apr 17 2018 at 8:58 AM Rating: Excellent
baxley wrote:
So many things to say here, so I'll break this down:

1) When I started using everquest.allahkazam again after many years, I kept having issues logging in. Actually I couldn't even sign up, or log in. Until someone fixed that problem, and I could pretty much only use the site in incognito mode since god only knows why web cache didn't clear for ZAM after 8 hours. Probably because there's some unsightly ads on this site that literally TANK performance, and probably do a plethora of other horrible things. Dude I'm a software engineer for a living, and I haven't seen a piece of web advertising that has ever crashed my browser repeatedly. How do you guys expect to make money when people can't even run the site...

2) Before I thought the site couldn't get any worse, couple months later all the sudden I would get automatically logged out after about 24 hours...what is this a banking website? How annoying to see these computer destroying ADS pop up again and have to log in one more time.

3) Surely NOW the worst was over...BUT WAIT, HOLD YOUR HORSES! This morning I woke up to find the LOGIN BAR WAS GONE! That's right! The login bar has disappeared from the header! I had to scroll to the bottom of the page click the SIGN UP NOW button, and from there click to log in.
https://i.imgur.com/FAVkAeG.png
https://i.imgur.com/zTEAeom.png

Holy baby jesus, to my dismay the world ending, mind breaking, depression inducing ADS were back in full effect for a brief minute there. Good luck to someone not savvy with computers using this website. I've rewritten this last line about 10 times because I was battling with trying to convey just how horribly engineered this site is, and the fact that there's any funding being asked for it at all. It's disappointing that your EQ database is actually top notch, when everything else is practically unusable by non-members. This is now my benchmark for the bottom of horrible service industry websites.

Edited, Apr 17th 2018 8:31am by baxley


The problem you are having is caused by ZAM's ad platform. These issues have been reported to them. I would try enabling your ab clocker via Firefox in order to browse the site without these issues.

If you would like to let them know of the problems you are having, you can contact them here.
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