Number one on my list of messages I never want to see while crashing is a comment about how the asset database hardware is failing.
I'm not entirely sure what that means, but assets is, like, stuff, right? And the number identifiers that belong to all our things, places money and our avatars themselves?
heh... that message made for a rather abrupt end of the evening. They're still down, doing 'clean up'. In my non-technical fantasies I have a picture of everyone's bulging inventory closets bursting open and spraying clothes, shoes, and oh yes dreaded chickens-on-a-stick all over the virtual yard like a pissed off girlfriend.