01/19 Weekly Post: Shadow Boost Activation Update

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01/19 Weekly Post: Shadow Boost Activation Update
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Update: Due to receiving conflicting information, I will not be posting the new activation update until I have accurate information.

Hey #TeamShadow,

 

Welcome to this week’s activation update!  

 

🥖 Tu es francophone ? Consulte la partie “PARIS” pour obtenir des infos sur les activations. ⚠ Les commentaires se font uniquement en anglais.

 

🇩🇪 Du bist deutschsprachig? Informationen über Aktivierungen für Deutschland findest du im Abschnitt "Amsterdam". ⚠ Bitte kommentiere hier nur auf Englisch.

 

This week’s activations are rolling along at a steady pace across all datacenters. We do not have activations scheduled in the CH or TX datacenters this week due to high peak usage.

 

Thank you for your patience as you wait for your Shadow! While you wait for activation, we hope you take a moment to browse the forum to see what else the community is buzzing about. A good place to start is always with introducing yourself to #TeamShadow :)

 

As a reminder:

-We activate Monday through Thursday

-Beginning at 8am local time each day for each datacenter

 

Below is the activation information by datacenter. You can check which datacenter you belong to here

 

CHICAGO:

Activations this week:

None*

If pre-order date is between December 13th - January 11th:

Activation by middle-late January 2021

If pre-order date is between January 11th - January 18th:

Activation by middle-late January 2021

If pre-order date is January 18th or later:

Activation by end of February 2021

*We are experiencing high peak rates and queues so we are not activating users in this data center this week. 


 

TEXAS:

Activations this week:

None*

If pre-order date is between December 31st - January 8th:

Activation by middle of January 2021

If pre-order date is between January 8th - January 18th:

Activation by end of January 2021

If pre-order date is January 18th or later:

Activation by end of February 2021

*We are experiencing high peak rates and queues so we are not activating users in this data center this week. 


 

NEW YORK:

Activations this week:

November 30th - December 7th

If pre-order date is between December 7th - December 21st:

Activation by end of February 2021

If pre-order date is between December 21st - January 11th:

Activation by end of March 2021

If pre-order date is January 11th or later:

Activation by end of April 2021



 

SANTA CLARA:

Activations this week:

December 30th - January 5th

If pre-order date is between January 5th - January 18th:

Activation by end of January 2021

If pre-order date is January 18th or later:

Activation by end of February 2021


 

PARIS:

Traduction française

Activations cette semaine :

24 août - 30 août 

Date de précommande comprise entre 30 août  - 14 septembre :

Activation prévue d’ici fin février 2021

Date de précommande comprise entre 14 septembre - 22 octobre :

Activation prévue d’ici fin mars 2021

Date de précommande comprise entre 22 octobre - 2 novembre:

Activation prévue d’ici fin avril 2021

Date de précommande comprise entre 2 novembre - 17 novembre:

Activation prévue d’ici fin mai 2021

Date de précommande comprise entre 17 novembre - 21 décembre:

Activation prévue d’ici fin juin 2021

Date de précommande comprise entre 21 décembre - 8 janvier:

Activation prévue d’ici fin juillet 2021

Date de précommande comprise entre 8 janvier - 18 janvier :

Activation prévue d’ici fin août 2021

Date de précommande à partir du 18 janvier:

Activation prévue d’ici fin septembre 2021


 

English Translation

Activations this week:

August 24th - August 30th

If pre-order date is between August 30th - September 14th:

Activation by end of February 2021

If pre-order date is between September 14th - October 22nd:

Activation by end of March 2021

If pre-order date is between October 22nd - November 2nd:

Activation by end of April 2021

If pre-order date is between November 2nd - November 17th:

Activation by end of May 2021

If pre-order date is between November 17th - December 21st:

Activation by end of June 2021

If pre-order date is between December 21st - January 8th:

Activation by end of July 2021

If pre-order date is between January 8th - January 18th:

Activation by end of August 2021

If pre-order date is January 18th or later:

Activation by end of September 2021

 

AMSTERDAM:

Deutsche Übersetzung

Aktivierungen diese Woche:

Keine*

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 16. Oktober - 02. November:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Januar 2021 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 02. November - 19. November:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Februar 2021 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 19. November - 10. Dezember:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende März 2021 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 10. Dezember - 21. Dezember:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende April 2021 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 21. Dezember - 6. Januar:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Mai 2021 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 6. Januar - 18. Januar:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Juni 2021 

Vorbestelldatum ist der 18. Januar oder später:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Juli 2021 

**Wir erleben hohe Auslastung und Warteschlangen, daher aktivieren wir diese Woche keine Benutzer in diesem Rechenzentrum.

 

English Translation

Activations this week:

None*

If pre-order date is between October 16th - November 2nd:

Activation by end of January 2021

If pre-order date is between November 2nd - November 19th:

Activation by end of February 2021

If pre-order date is between November 19th - December 10th:

Activation by end of March 2021

If pre-order date is between December 10th - December 21st:

Activation by end of April 2021

If pre-order date is between December 21st - January 6th:

Activation by end of May 2021

If pre-order date is between January 6th - January 18th:

Activation by end of June 2021

If pre-order date is January 18th or later:

Activation by end of July 2021

*We are experiencing high peak rates and queues so we are not activating users in this data center this week. 


 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:

https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58


139 replies

Mine was activated the other day. So just be patient. It will happen. 

Userlevel 2

Oh my god, the activation post is still being delayed? This is so god damn unprofessional, it’s not even funny anymore. HOW ARE YOU ALL SO INCOMPETENT?

 

Maybe you guys should reconsider if you are really ready to join the global market. Because with a business performance like this, you will just get sued by investors and loose your community to the competition. And even worse: The few of your community who are not angry right now, will also go over time. I mean: Peak usage in multiple data centers, over more than a month? Thats insane. My tip: Close the data centers! Stop the activation queue! Not the activations, the god damn queue!!! STOP ACCEPTING NEW PEOPLE IF YOU CAN’T DELIVER WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

 

This is making me so damn angry. Not only from a customer sperspective, but from a business perspective as well. Does Shadow even have a CEO?! Because it looks like an intern is just dicing on what to do next.

 

But the best thing in my opinion are the 5 customers I noticed here, that keep calling people like me (and 99% of you) “crybabies” for complaining about the >aweful< service. Well go on sheep, defend a service that lets you wait a full year for what you can setup in an hour. You are literally the reason why there are companies that think this is okay. But how would I know how that impacts the decision making process, right? I’m just leading a few companies. Nothing special.

it's up to each individual to decide for themselves what they consider to be intolerable behavior from a business that they decide to do business with. One thing is for certain there are better channels to contact people at the company to voice your disapproval of their current business plan surely the comments in a public article are not the proper way to complain up the chain of command or to formally submit a suggestion. so typically comments of the ol' woah is me type  this taking so long boohoo wah wah like the ones I've seen here is crybaby behavior and and usually if someone acts like a crybaby typically they're a crybaby. You know, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck it's probably a duck. Yeah just like t

But crying over crybabies is kinda the same, isn’t it? People complaining about the service and people complaining about people complaining about the service. Both are acceptable human behaviour. While I agree, that this won’t get far in the chain of command, it’s still a valid concern. And besides: If I just send an email to Shadow, what would happen? They are not even answering support tickets for your own activation time. Why would they suddenly answer a complaint mail? Right, they won’t. So you are just there with an ignored mail. I mean, how do YOU know that there are so many unhappy customers? From here, don’t you? Because >this< is the only channel where the whole community can say what they think and see the opinions of others.

 

And tbh I really don’t get the crybaby thing. They are a company. They promised a product for december. And everyone of us payed for that already. Yes it’s just like 15$, but that’s not the point. Being cheap doesn’t give you the right to not keep your contract and deadlines. So they couldn’t keep it and are now at a postpone time of 66% (2 months). That. Is. Not. Okay. Everybody should be perfectly fine to complain about this, especially since information on the topic is scarce and Shadow is known for just ignoring these complaints.

Userlevel 3

I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

 

I have the impression that those comments are somehow fake. They are meant to keep us waiting people in line. I mean why would someone who’s account has been activated bother to read and write in this thread?

 

This adds to my anger I have regarding the delay and the unprofessional behaviour of shadow. 

 

  1. Its ridiculous that you have to look for your activation date in such a chaotic forum. The timetable for your datacenter should be in your account.
  2. When the company itself shows to he public that there are huge problems - shit is getting real.
  3. Calling Cyberpunk the reason for delay is just a joke. I mean you offer a service so that people can play a game. It cant be a surprise that they do want they are meant to do: playing games. Its like you are running a club and it appears to be a problem for you that people are dancing.

I had Shadow previously back in early 2020, and it was great. I can confirm shadow is not fake, and have you ever heard of what demand is? They have to get the hardware for everyone’s shadow, it’s not just as easy as making a VM and booting it up. They are probably saying Cyberpunk is the reason for the delay because many people’s computers can’t handle the game, so they come to Shadow.

That argument is invalid at least for Amsterdam and Paris since the queue is fixed for months now. I ordered shadow in Oct 2020 ( datacenter amsterdam) and Cyberpunk got released in december 2020 so there is no way people that got hyped by cyberpunk can be in front of me in the activitation queue - so they can not be the reason for the delay.

since there is a queue for activitation the demand is somehow “regulated” and your argument of supply and demand doesnt work anymore. 

Userlevel 1

I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

 

I have the impression that those comments are somehow fake. They are meant to keep us waiting people in line. I mean why would someone who’s account has been activated bother to read and write in this thread?

 

This adds to my anger I have regarding the delay and the unprofessional behaviour of shadow. 

 

  1. Its ridiculous that you have to look for your activation date in such a chaotic forum. The timetable for your datacenter should be in your account.
  2. When the company itself shows to he public that there are huge problems - shit is getting real.
  3. Calling Cyberpunk the reason for delay is just a joke. I mean you offer a service so that people can play a game. It cant be a surprise that they do want they are meant to do: playing games. Its like you are running a club and it appears to be a problem for you that people are dancing.

I had Shadow previously back in early 2020, and it was great. I can confirm shadow is not fake, and have you ever heard of what demand is? They have to get the hardware for everyone’s shadow, it’s not just as easy as making a VM and booting it up. They are probably saying Cyberpunk is the reason for the delay because many people’s computers can’t handle the game, so they come to Shadow.

Or people just keep buying graphics cards.

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I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

 

I have the impression that those comments are somehow fake. They are meant to keep us waiting people in line. I mean why would someone who’s account has been activated bother to read and write in this thread?

 

This adds to my anger I have regarding the delay and the unprofessional behaviour of shadow. 

 

  1. Its ridiculous that you have to look for your activation date in such a chaotic forum. The timetable for your datacenter should be in your account.
  2. When the company itself shows to he public that there are huge problems - shit is getting real.
  3. Calling Cyberpunk the reason for delay is just a joke. I mean you offer a service so that people can play a game. It cant be a surprise that they do want they are meant to do: playing games. Its like you are running a club and it appears to be a problem for you that people are dancing.

I had Shadow previously back in early 2020, and it was great. I can confirm shadow is not fake, and have you ever heard of what demand is? They have to get the hardware for everyone’s shadow, it’s not just as easy as making a VM and booting it up. They are probably saying Cyberpunk is the reason for the delay because many people’s computers can’t handle the game, so they come to Shadow.

Userlevel 1

I really don’t like how people keep calling other people crybabies in the forum.

First for the people who keep complaining about the long wait times. True the company shouldn’t be taking in preorders if they haven’t fulfilled the current ones but this is just 15 dollars. 15!!! Your not at a loss here since you can take back your money at any time.

Second for the people who call others crybabies, that’s honestly pretty low. We paid money for this product so we should get what is advertised including wait times right? If a company promises something then immediately changes it after we purchase the product is that good or bad? So these people are automatically crybabies because they just voice their opinion on the companies doing or because of the long wait times. People are impatient and that’s never going to change. But don’t call people crybabies just because they are worried about the wait times and where their money is going. Imagine if you paid for an RTX 3080 or some similar graphics card and on the site it says ready to ship. Then when you pay for it, it says it’s on back order until 2 months later. Your not just gonna sit there and accept it. Of course your going to contact the company. This is just the same thing on a smaller scale.

Userlevel 3

Would you mind adding the year onto the updates?

I’ve been waiting since October 2019 for my Ultra preorder and suspect it will be March/April from the update, but without the year its rather difficult to be sure.

You are waiting for Ultra activation which means you have already BOOST, but this forum thread is about BOOST activations.

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Would you mind adding the year onto the updates?

I’ve been waiting since October 2019 for my Ultra preorder and suspect it will be March/April from the update, but without the year its rather difficult to be sure.

Oh my god, the activation post is still being delayed? This is so god damn unprofessional, it’s not even funny anymore. HOW ARE YOU ALL SO INCOMPETENT?

 

Maybe you guys should reconsider if you are really ready to join the global market. Because with a business performance like this, you will just get sued by investors and loose your community to the competition. And even worse: The few of your community who are not angry right now, will also go over time. I mean: Peak usage in multiple data centers, over more than a month? Thats insane. My tip: Close the data centers! Stop the activation queue! Not the activations, the god damn queue!!! STOP ACCEPTING NEW PEOPLE IF YOU CAN’T DELIVER WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

 

This is making me so damn angry. Not only from a customer sperspective, but from a business perspective as well. Does Shadow even have a CEO?! Because it looks like an intern is just dicing on what to do next.

 

But the best thing in my opinion are the 5 customers I noticed here, that keep calling people like me (and 99% of you) “crybabies” for complaining about the >aweful< service. Well go on sheep, defend a service that lets you wait a full year for what you can setup in an hour. You are literally the reason why there are companies that think this is okay. But how would I know how that impacts the decision making process, right? I’m just leading a few companies. Nothing special.

it's up to each individual to decide for themselves what they consider to be intolerable behavior from a business that they decide to do business with. One thing is for certain there are better channels to contact people at the company to voice your disapproval of their current business plan surely the comments in a public article are not the proper way to complain up the chain of command or to formally submit a suggestion. so typically comments of the ol' woah is me type  this taking so long boohoo wah wah like the ones I've seen here is crybaby behavior and and usually if someone acts like a crybaby typically they're a crybaby. You know, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck it's probably a duck. Yeah just like t

Userlevel 1

I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

 

I have the impression that those comments are somehow fake. They are meant to keep us waiting people in line. I mean why would someone who’s account has been activated bother to read and write in this thread?

 

This adds to my anger I have regarding the delay and the unprofessional behaviour of shadow. 

 

  1. Its ridiculous that you have to look for your activation date in such a chaotic forum. The timetable for your datacenter should be in your account.
  2. When the company itself shows to he public that there are huge problems - shit is getting real.
  3. Calling Cyberpunk the reason for delay is just a joke. I mean you offer a service so that people can play a game. It cant be a surprise that they do want they are meant to do: playing games. Its like you are running a club and it appears to be a problem for you that people are dancing.

Not fake at all, I ordered on 22nd August 2020 and was activated on 11th January 2021. A month earlier than my quoted activation date of by end of February!

Cancelling my Geforce now account as I can play all the games now rather than the limited library they have. 

why can you still order if you can't keep it anyway. Why can I order things that are specified that are not stored in the system.

Userlevel 1

I got a eMail that my January Boost will be activated in Feb… Bad. Maybe i will cancel

Userlevel 2

I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

 

I have the impression that those comments are somehow fake. They are meant to keep us waiting people in line. I mean why would someone who’s account has been activated bother to read and write in this thread?

Funny thing is: I do. I have/had a Texas instance. And yes, it works when it’s finally activated. But the wait time is a joke.

Userlevel 2

Damn coldjackie you need to grow up and wait for your turn. I have to wait until September but you don’t see me moaning about it. The reason why it’s probably taking a while is maybe because they are short of staff because of COVID and there are thousands of activations they need to do and it takes Time. So shut up and be patient 

Think a little further. COVID is here since a full year, not just a week. The right decision would have been to disable new preorders in july 2020. They didn’t do that, they never even did anything close. You can still preorder everywhere, but now people who already have registered, are pushed 2 months further. You think thats okay? Its not. The problem is not the delay per se, but the sheer unresponsivness to the problem. They continue to gather money from people, stating a date when it’s going to be activated. And by experience and reviews here, you can see that alot of people are NOT getting it at the date they were promised to. Now you tell me if Shadow should be accepting >new< preorders, if the current ones cannot be dealt with.

Userlevel 3

I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

 

I have the impression that those comments are somehow fake. They are meant to keep us waiting people in line. I mean why would someone who’s account has been activated bother to read and write in this thread?

 

This adds to my anger I have regarding the delay and the unprofessional behaviour of shadow. 

 

  1. Its ridiculous that you have to look for your activation date in such a chaotic forum. The timetable for your datacenter should be in your account.
  2. When the company itself shows to he public that there are huge problems - shit is getting real.
  3. Calling Cyberpunk the reason for delay is just a joke. I mean you offer a service so that people can play a game. It cant be a surprise that they do want they are meant to do: playing games. Its like you are running a club and it appears to be a problem for you that people are dancing.
Userlevel 1

I waited 5 months, was well worth the wait! Playing fs 2020 now and it is amazing. The wait was like waiting for Xmas as a child, all part of the fun lol!

I’m literally about to kill myself waiting this long. If I don’t get this at the beginning of February I am going to be piss and I’m going to cancel and do a refund.

Damn coldjackie you need to grow up and wait for your turn. I have to wait until September but you don’t see me moaning about it. The reason why it’s probably taking a while is maybe because they are short of staff because of COVID and there are thousands of activations they need to do and it takes Time. So shut up and be patient 

Userlevel 2

Oh my god, the activation post is still being delayed? This is so god damn unprofessional, it’s not even funny anymore. HOW ARE YOU ALL SO INCOMPETENT?

 

Maybe you guys should reconsider if you are really ready to join the global market. Because with a business performance like this, you will just get sued by investors and loose your community to the competition. And even worse: The few of your community who are not angry right now, will also go over time. I mean: Peak usage in multiple data centers, over more than a month? Thats insane. My tip: Close the data centers! Stop the activation queue! Not the activations, the god damn queue!!! STOP ACCEPTING NEW PEOPLE IF YOU CAN’T DELIVER WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

 

This is making me so damn angry. Not only from a customer sperspective, but from a business perspective as well. Does Shadow even have a CEO?! Because it looks like an intern is just dicing on what to do next.

 

But the best thing in my opinion are the 5 customers I noticed here, that keep calling people like me (and 99% of you) “crybabies” for complaining about the >aweful< service. Well go on sheep, defend a service that lets you wait a full year for what you can setup in an hour. You are literally the reason why there are companies that think this is okay. But how would I know how that impacts the decision making process, right? I’m just leading a few companies. Nothing special.

Userlevel 1

I was supposed to have a Jan 21st activation but like everyone else it got pushed back to the end of February. I woke up this morning and my shadow had been activated. 

 

Did that happen for anyone else? Chicago data center btw.

Also for anyone wondering, it's great. I got it for mostly VR and it does the job. I did max it out on no mans sky though. Looked and ran pretty bad on medium.

Thx for your comment, I directly went to my account and it was activated today too. I'm on Paris DC

My activation was supposed to be yesterday. Im in chicago datacenters too. I hope I don’t have to wait like 3 months or before. I didn’t get an email stating it was being pushed back though.

I was supposed to have a Jan 21st activation but like everyone else it got pushed back to the end of February. I woke up this morning and my shadow had been activated. 

 

Did that happen for anyone else? Chicago data center btw.

Also for anyone wondering, it's great. I got it for mostly VR and it does the job. I did max it out on no mans sky though. Looked and ran pretty bad on medium.

Thx for your comment, I directly went to my account and it was actived today too. I'm on Paris DC

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I was supposed to have a Jan 21st activation but like everyone else it got pushed back to the end of February. I woke up this morning and my shadow had been activated. 

 

Did that happen for anyone else? Chicago data center btw.

Also for anyone wondering, it's great. I got it for mostly VR and it does the job. I did max it out on no mans sky though. Looked and ran pretty bad on medium.

Happened to me. Ordered on early January, they said it’d ready by the 21st. Well, the 21st came and I logged in to find that my activation was pushed back until the end of February 🤦🏽‍♂️. Seems like ill have a better shot finding a ps5 or XboxSX before ill get my order activated. 🤷🏽‍♂️ 

How do you know if your shadow gets pushed back? Do they send an email or something? Mine was supposed to be ready on January 14th when I bought it in the 5th, but I mean it never happened, im just hoping that the next activation post has texas on the list ahhhh. 

 

My shadow says it will get activated on the 28th. I hope it happens. Im in cali data centers

 

 

 

same

Same

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when I heard of Shadow I was hyped.. signed up and everything.. turns out I have to wait until August 2021...making me feel less hyped about it.

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