So we're in to day 3 of Skyrim's release and I think it's pretty safe to say that Skyrim has been a resounding success for Bethesda
. A massive success.
And in spite of a lack of modding tools at this time the modding community has got off to its usual quick start with over 100 mods already in our database
With the success of Skyrim also comes the masses of people looking for Skyrim mods, and Skyrim Nexus has already far surpassed our previous traffic record of 202,000 unique visitors in a day set by New Vegas Nexus, as yesterday's total reached 234,000 unique visitors (and 1.7 million page views). That's a massive amount of traffic and the server is currently trying to keep up with the 430 requests per second being made to it. We had a little blip this morning when a database table became corrupted causing a massive backlog of processes, but this problem has now been fixed.
Sundays are notoriously the biggest traffic days of the week for websites and with Skyrim's launch only a couple of days ago the traffic today is probably going to set a new record. Thankfully, I'm here all day to monitor the traffic and try to make the process as smooth as possible for all of you. If you do experience slowdowns, please be patient, because rest assured I'm screaming at 5 or 6 SSH terminals trying to work out what the problem is.
This weekend was always going to be extremely busy, and over the coming weeks we'll see traffic simmer down in to a more respectable and more manageable amount. Congratulations to all the modders who have managed to get their work published so far, and a big congratulations to Bethesda for their great work on Skyrim. If you don't like it there's something wrong with you.