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  • Adrop.1473Adrop.1473 Member ✭✭
    edited August 2, 2018

    I finally got an answer, exact 3 weeks later, as I sent it in at 12th July and got the answer today... thx

  • Ticket#
    7001107- Please review this. Just delete already.

  • Sorry for the series of posts...they weren't showing up for me, so I thought they didn't post.

  • I was planning on coming back after 2 years. as i booted up the game i had an issue that needed to be adressed by a GM. Sent in a ticket a few days ago but after reading all this stuff it made me realise its probably going to take +-3 weeks. I'm not even going to bother anymore tbh.

  • Still not get any reply.... over a month

  • now well over a month with my ticket, for the simplest problem of all time (threw a precursor accidentally in the toilet like the idiot I am), so if they rly did hire a bunch of new ppl few weeks ago and "started melting the queue" am not feeling the heat

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭

    Precursors being accidentally deleted are likely to be a very low priority issue so you may have to wait longer than everyone else unfortunately.

  • Submitted a ticket for a very irritating crafting bug about a month ago (#6987116) preventing me from working on the Viper's set I needed for my ranger, still no response - and now have a new bug to submit after an item dropped but never updated in my Ydalir collection (#7029414). Updated both with screenshots but idk if it'll do anything. These are the first really progression breaking bugs I've ever had in my entire GW2 experience (playing since launch).

    I've followed all the advice so far, keeping it to single tickets - though now I've got two different tickets open it's getting a bit frustrating. Hope they get those new hires up to speed soon :/

  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kerynean.3624 said:
    Submitted a ticket for a very irritating crafting bug about a month ago (#6987116) preventing me from working on the Viper's set I needed for my ranger, still no response - and now have a new bug to submit after an item dropped but never updated in my Ydalir collection (#7029414). Updated both with screenshots but idk if it'll do anything. These are the first really progression breaking bugs I've ever had in my entire GW2 experience (playing since launch).

    On the topic of your Ydalir issue: what item is it? Have you tried right-clicking on it and choosing the "Add to collection" or "Unlock" option, if there is one? Sometimes you have to do that for certain collection items.

    Oh look. I have a signature now.

  • Month and 8 days of waiting for any answer. Great, ArenaNet!

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Should ArenaNet hire more support employees?
    (When the current queues are this long, halfway between releases, imagine what they will be when the next expansion launches)

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    Should ArenaNet hire more support employees?
    (When the current queues are this long, halfway between releases, imagine what they will be when the next expansion launches)

    They did, just recently.

  • I accidentally deleted my alt with gem store gathering tool in it which i forgot to remove before deleting it, i realize when i made a new character with same name as my alt that i deleted that my gem store gathering tool were still there and got deleted. I wrote the ticket and explained what happen.. what worries me is i have the same character name as the alt i deleted, can they handle it or i have to delete my new character as well so they can restore it ? i just need the gem store gathering tool from my alt that i deleted. i'm worried because if they asked me to delete the character i want to play right now, i don't wanna redo all over again :anguished: since i still got no answer from CS i made this thread.. anyone know how long does it takes for them to review the ticket and answer it ? i'm really worried :'(

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Due to current high volume, ticket responses are longer than usual; up to 1-3+ weeks.

    Good luck.

  • Secret.5127Secret.5127 Member ✭✭

    Greetings everyone
    as someone who just got a problem about sms verification code and submitted a ticket, i actually have a good Customer Service support from the team
    It takes less than 12 hours for the team to respond and about 20 mins for the support team to fix the problem
    i submitted 2 ticket where the first ticket using my alt account (which i actually closed) & an annon ticket using my core email
    i updated the ticket once and about 10 hours i got the respons
    i'm kinda late on responding back but the team responding back at once.

    my theory is that what makes it longer than what we expected might be because some people miss to respond at once and the team have to wait a while for the player that submit the ticket to respond back.
    but that's my experience on the CS team, glad i dont have to wait 1 week or 1 month

  • cTex.4605cTex.4605 Member ✭✭

    @Secret.5127 said:
    Greetings everyone
    as someone who just got a problem about sms verification code and submitted a ticket, i actually have a good Customer Service support from the team
    It takes less than 12 hours for the team to respond and about 20 mins for the support team to fix the problem
    i submitted 2 ticket where the first ticket using my alt account (which i actually closed) & an annon ticket using my core email
    i updated the ticket once and about 10 hours i got the respons
    i'm kinda late on responding back but the team responding back at once.

    my theory is that what makes it longer than what we expected might be because some people miss to respond at once and the team have to wait a while for the player that submit the ticket to respond back.
    but that's my experience on the CS team, glad i dont have to wait 1 week or 1 month

    It has been 18 days since I submitted my ticket, I've checked it daily but still no response^^
    I've given all the information needed and I didn't open several tickets as I know it'll just make the waiting time longer.
    I'm glad for you that you didn't have to wait 2+ weeks.

  • Klypto.1703Klypto.1703 Member ✭✭✭

    Usually in the past I had only waited a few hours for a response so it had me worried with my latest ticket being about three days now without it being looked at. As for the turn around times I'll most likely have to wait out the problem until it fixes itself :(

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @Rottie.8596 said:
    Month and 8 days of waiting for any answer. Great, ArenaNet!

    I wish I could make the users I support at work wait this long sometimes just because of their pushy attitudes but 5-6 weeks is not acceptable for any company.

    Even comcast has better service than this and I consider them dead last in the US.

  • Klypto.1703Klypto.1703 Member ✭✭✭

    @jbrother.1340 said:

    @Rottie.8596 said:
    Month and 8 days of waiting for any answer. Great, ArenaNet!

    I wish I could make the users I support at work wait this long sometimes just because of their pushy attitudes but 5-6 weeks is not acceptable for any company.

    Even comcast has better service than this and I consider them dead last in the US.

    LOL sad part is I'm wondering if ppl waiting a month or more if they have even looked at the ticket yet. Reminds me of this one mmo on their 6th anniversary they asked me if I still had a problem that occured during the launch they never touched.

  • 5 days in my case

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @Klypto.1703 said:

    @jbrother.1340 said:

    @Rottie.8596 said:
    Month and 8 days of waiting for any answer. Great, ArenaNet!

    I wish I could make the users I support at work wait this long sometimes just because of their pushy attitudes but 5-6 weeks is not acceptable for any company.

    Even comcast has better service than this and I consider them dead last in the US.

    LOL sad part is I'm wondering if ppl waiting a month or more if they have even looked at the ticket yet. Reminds me of this one mmo on their 6th anniversary they asked me if I still had a problem that occured during the launch they never touched.

    We do have a help desk that routes stuff initially and assigns a status to tickets 2-5. 2 being high priority drop everything and go, 5 being best effort might never get done we don't have a time frame outside of sometime someplace.

    Seems like lately because of a lack of staff all they run are "5s".

    My team would get replaced if we moved this slowly.

    No one in the last years of me on this team survived giving this level of support and were fired or moved to other teams they could handle.

    this is a game company though and where I work is life and death. In the long run it is only sensibility and money here being affected and while it seems like life or death it really isn't. that is not an excuse though. They hopefully work hard to close this gap in their support model

  • Klypto.1703Klypto.1703 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 10, 2018

    @jbrother.1340 said:

    @Klypto.1703 said:

    @jbrother.1340 said:

    @Rottie.8596 said:
    Month and 8 days of waiting for any answer. Great, ArenaNet!

    I wish I could make the users I support at work wait this long sometimes just because of their pushy attitudes but 5-6 weeks is not acceptable for any company.

    Even comcast has better service than this and I consider them dead last in the US.

    LOL sad part is I'm wondering if ppl waiting a month or more if they have even looked at the ticket yet. Reminds me of this one mmo on their 6th anniversary they asked me if I still had a problem that occured during the launch they never touched.

    We do have a help desk that routes stuff initially and assigns a status to tickets 2-5. 2 being high priority drop everything and go, 5 being best effort might never get done we don't have a time frame outside of sometime someplace.

    Seems like lately because of a lack of staff all they run are "5s".

    My team would get replaced if we moved this slowly.

    No one in the last years of me on this team survived giving this level of support and were fired or moved to other teams they could handle.

    this is a game company though and where I work is life and death. In the long run it is only sensibility and money here being affected and while it seems like life or death it really isn't. that is not an excuse though. They hopefully work hard to close this gap in their support model

    Yeah I used to do customer service for a natural gas company had some issues that were life and death but even those that weren't majority of things were fixed immediately or if reasonable mostly within one or two days depending on volume of work loads. A lot of the problems I've read here you knew to just not to show up for work if you let issues go unresolved for more than three business days at the most.

    Edit: I am wondering if Anet has ever considered using remote customer service to get experienced customer service specialists lol.

  • jbrother.1340jbrother.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    @Klypto.1703 said:

    @jbrother.1340 said:

    @Klypto.1703 said:

    @jbrother.1340 said:

    @Rottie.8596 said:
    Month and 8 days of waiting for any answer. Great, ArenaNet!

    I wish I could make the users I support at work wait this long sometimes just because of their pushy attitudes but 5-6 weeks is not acceptable for any company.

    Even comcast has better service than this and I consider them dead last in the US.

    LOL sad part is I'm wondering if ppl waiting a month or more if they have even looked at the ticket yet. Reminds me of this one mmo on their 6th anniversary they asked me if I still had a problem that occured during the launch they never touched.

    We do have a help desk that routes stuff initially and assigns a status to tickets 2-5. 2 being high priority drop everything and go, 5 being best effort might never get done we don't have a time frame outside of sometime someplace.

    Seems like lately because of a lack of staff all they run are "5s".

    My team would get replaced if we moved this slowly.

    No one in the last years of me on this team survived giving this level of support and were fired or moved to other teams they could handle.

    this is a game company though and where I work is life and death. In the long run it is only sensibility and money here being affected and while it seems like life or death it really isn't. that is not an excuse though. They hopefully work hard to close this gap in their support model

    Yeah I used to do customer service for a natural gas company had some issues that were life and death but even those that weren't majority of things were fixed immediately or if reasonable mostly within one or two days depending on volume of work loads. A lot of the problems I've read here you knew to just not to show up for work if you let issues go unresolved for more than three business days at the most.

    Edit: I am wondering if Anet has ever considered using remote customer service to get experienced customer service specialists lol.

    I think a lot of it is just a difference in support model.

    we have phone, text, and email support 24/7 365. We have no choice. people live and die based on what happens with some of these issues. It doesn't happen often but I know of at least one instance that someone did die even when we responded fast enough. That is just life.

    I think two things here are important to consider. The CSR's here are not in control and cannot force their bosses to hire more people even if the support is horrible and this seems pretty horrible. Their overlords have to balance what they want to spend against how much they think they will loose if they don't spend more on support. If they won't loose more than they can handle they simply won't spend to increase throughput on their customer service end.

    second thing is this is an item of luxury and no matter how much I don't like it and think they should and can certainly do better no one dies here over botting reports and locked out accounts.

    I say give them and inch and just a little slack no matter what I have already said. I was overly critical possibly.

    Anet really should be working harder though to close the gap in their customer service model over the next year. No one reasonable expect instant action but at this point anytime anything happens support times jumps from day to days and then to weeks and weeks. They should examine why that is and have a work around for those few times a year that it goes out of control. That is why we have 24/7 support both at a help desk and on local teams at all of our sites. Without that people die. All they need is a back up plan for when it all goes wrong. Right now they don't seem to have one. I guess giving them some time to sort that out would be kind. If they don't soon though all they will do is lose customers and thankfully not lives.

    Anet:

    Maybe a little double overtime is needed. Maybe keep some contractors close that you can call in when you are in a bind or need overflow support. There are a lot of options for support you just need to try something. Hiring may not be viable based on your income ratios but contractors cost a lot less and can save you a lot over lost customers and wasted salaries. Just a thought and only one of many possible.

  • I made a ticket for a MTX Refund, due to not liking a product I bought with Gems.

    So far since 9 days ago, I haven't heard a word from the service team.

    No further emails, no comment saying to wait for an extended time, no mention if there is a technical problem; nothing.

    Is there a reason as to why this strange silence is taking place? Hasn't happened to me before. They are usually quick.

  • Could be the high volume, as so many other threads and posts address.
    If you received the near-immediate automated response, then your ticket is in the queue.

    Good luck.

  • I did, and I already know it's in queue.
    But a response or email saying they are experiencing unexpected wait times would be nice to know.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2018

    The best offered is Dev posts on the forums, as well as on Reddit, declaring longer response times due to high volume. (You can check the Dev Trackers on both platforms, if you so desire.)

    Good luck.

  • how is possible 9 days ago i open a tiket and no one have respond?tiket number is 7031485

  • I wrote a follow up ticket with customer support they said I could but no reply its been 3 days with out one how long does support normally take for a reply ?

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They’re very backlogged. I think it’s around 14 days but possibly longer.

  • Well that sucks maybe get more staff :p

  • @gpman.4052 said:
    Well that sucks maybe get more staff :p

    They have, they are (training takes longer than most of us realize). The backlog also takes longer to work through until it's gone.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • Thanks for the help though will keep waiting for a reply :)

  • Seagon.6841Seagon.6841 Member
    edited August 15, 2018

    Just summarizing. I'm happy it all worked out in the end.

    Account recovery request.
    Initial response <24h, did contain full resolution message but pass reset email never sent.
    Second response and complete resolution received 6 days after initial response.

    Total ticket duration: 7 days ~8 hours

  • Game has been literally unplayable for a week now, and my support ticket has had no activity on it at all. Is this kitten normal? I remember back in the GW1 days Arena Net's support staff were crushing it; problems usually solved in a day or two, ticket responses within hours. What the heck happened?

  • JDub.1530JDub.1530 Member ✭✭✭

    My guess would be number of tickets filed relative to support staff size. I filed a ticket that took 3-4 weeks for a response (probably didn't help that it was filed a few days before the turbulent LS4:E3 release). But it was based off my own screw up that they didn't necessarily have to do anything at all about, so it may have been filed as lower priority.

  • Lukosmagno.8169Lukosmagno.8169 Member ✭✭
    edited August 22, 2018

    18 days are passed,and i dont recive any response....are you serious?kitten is this kitten service?

  • Just want to give a HUGE shoutout to GM Everhardt on the Support Team. Submitted a ticket yesterday around 9 AM EDT, and my issue was resolved less than 20 hours later.

    I know support staff have a hard time often (I used to do it for a living as well), but I have had nothing but good interactions with the ANet staff. Kudos and thank you!

  • i submitted a ticket on the 18th still no answer, why would a ticket on the 21st be answered before a ticket on the 18th???

  • what's with the unfair system? my issue is not even hard, just need a character name for my gw account... my gw and gw2 accounts are already linked, I am sending my ticket logged in direct from my account, I have even provided my old activation keys for all the expansions I had. Why is my easy to resolve issue being ignored while newer tickets are being resolved?

  • Do be aware that different CS Teams handle different issues. The queue for one Team may be much shorter than the queue for another Team. Access issues are always vigorously investigated to ensure the account(s) do not fall into the wrong hands.

    Good luck.

  • I submitted a ticket on August 18, 2018 and I have not received a response. Is there a backlog of tickets?

  • There is a backlog, that was up to over 4 weeks until recently. They are slowly whittling it down.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • That's unfortunate the amount of revenue this company must make from sales and stuff. I am confused why they are short staffed

  • @rikimaroo.1794 said:
    That's unfortunate the amount of revenue this company must make from sales and stuff. I am confused why they are short staffed

    It was a series of unfortunate accidents, coupled with a (coincidental) high turnover. The problem is that once there's a backlog, it's really timeconsuming to address it; it cannot be done well by just throwing money, because you need to hire good staff, train them, and then work on both the backlog and the newer front log.

    I don't excuse ANet for not being better prepared. I just understand that it takes 3-6 months minimum to recover from this sort of thing. It's horrid for us in the meantime. And I wish they would take some time to set our expectations about how long tickets might take, how long this backlog is likely to remain.

    The good news is that apparently they have hired a lot of new people, many of whom are far into training. And the backlog is decreasing.

    tl;dr there is a backlog, it's not as bad as it used to be. And yeah, it's frustrating, whether the reasons for it are reasonable or not.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • shadowD.1204shadowD.1204 Member
    edited August 29, 2018

    Hey I came here as I didn't know where else to go with this. I sent ANet a ticket about my game crashing. I got a response asking for certain files which I sent them. After that for now more than a week I have gotten no response from them. I have sent two inquires asking how long it will take to deal with the issue but no responses to that either.

    What should I do? Or am I just overreacting and it should take this long?

  • Due to high volume, ticket responses are longer than usual, up to 1-2+ weeks.

    Good luck.

  • Thank you!

  • "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • I am glad i checked here, I was getting a little upset with how long it was taking but now that i know they are backed up, makes me feel better knowing something instead of checking and no response at all

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