11/30 Weekly Post: Shadow Boost Activation Update

  • 30 November 2020
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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.

 

We have some changes regarding this week’s activations.  Anyone not activated in the AMS data center as promised last week should be activated this week.  Due to an increased peak usage, we will not be activating new users in this data center this week.  We have also closed activations for CH and TX in preparation for our Shadow Ultra and Infinite launch.

 

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 October 27th or later:

Activation by mid December 2020

*We have closed activations in preparation for the Shadow Ultra and Infinite launch

 

TEXAS:

Activations this week:

None*

If pre-order date is September 22nd or later:

Activation by mid December 2020

*We have closed activations in preparation for the Shadow Ultra and Infinite launch

 

NEW YORK:

Activations this week:

October 10th-October 20th

If pre-order date is between October 20th-November 26th:

Activation by end of January 2021

If pre-order date is November 26th or later:

Activation by end of February 2021


 

SANTA CLARA:

Activations this week:

November 18th-November 25th

If pre-order date is November 25th or later:

Activation by end of December 2020

 

PARIS:

🥖

Activations cette semaine :

21 juillet - 23 juillet

Date de précommande comprise entre 23 juillet- 30 juillet :

Activation prévue d’ici fin novembre 2020 **

Date de précommande comprise entre 30 juillet - 20 août :

Activation prévue d’ici fin décembre 2020

Date de précommande comprise entre 20 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 à partir du 17 novembre:

Activation prévue d’ici fin juin 2021

 

**certaines activations estimées pour novembre vont malheureusement être retardées à décembre 2020. Les utilisateurs impactés recevront un email d'ici la fin de cette semaine.

 

🇬🇧

Activations this week:

July 21st - July 23rd

If pre-order is between July 23rd - July 30th

Activation by end of November 2020**

If pre-order date is between July 30th - August 20th:

Activation by end of December 2020

If pre-order date is between August 20th - 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 November 17th or later:

Activation by end of June 2021

 

**some users that were estimated for a November activation will unfortunately be delayed until December 2020 for their Shadow to be activated. Impacted users should receive an email by the end of this week.

 

AMSTERDAM:

🇩🇪

Aktivierungen diese Woche:

09. September - 17. September**

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 17. September - 05. Oktober:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Dezember 2020 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 05. Oktober - 02. November:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Januar 2021 

Vorbestelldatum zwischen 02. November - 17. November:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende Februar 2021 

Vorbestelldatum ist der 17. November oder später:

Voraussichtliche Aktivierung bis Ende März 2021 

*Nutzer, denen die Aktivierung letzte Woche versprochen wurde, werden diese Woche aktiviert.  Aufgrund der hohen Auslastung zu Spitzenzeiten haben wir beschlossen, in dieser Woche keine weiteren Aktivierungen vorzunehmen, um die Erfahrungen der aktuellen Shadow Nutzer nicht zu beinträchtigen.

 

🇬🇧

Activations this week:

September 9th - September 17th**

If pre-order date is between September 17th - October 5th:

Activation by end of December 2020

If pre-order date is between October 5th - November 2nd:

Activation by end of January 2021

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

Activation by end of February 2021

If pre-order date is November 17th or later:

Activation by end of March 2021

*Users who were promised activation last week will be activated this week.  Due to high peak time usage, we decided not to proceed with any further activations this week in order to prevent disruption of current users' experiences.

 

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


49 replies

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I hope we will now really get our activations in amsterdam this week.

Userlevel 1

Only 3 days worth of activations this week for the Paris data centre. I see more delays coming at this rate! I am due for activation by end of February, so hopefully a couple of months more to go lol!

I'm beginning to have second thoughts and thinking of canceling my pre order. Still got until end of March 2021 to wait. Getting ridiculous.

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I would have been activated in Amsterdam this week .. but no new activations happening this week (again).

 

Dissapointing? : check 

Thats life? : check

 

 

 

 

 

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I see my question is being deliberately ignored from one week to another, which is telling in itself, but I will respectfully keep asking it until it is explicitly addressed (or I end up being activated): In cases of conflicting estimates between this page and my account page, which estimate should be deemed authoritative?

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Hi @Pokku ,

 

The information provided here may be more accurate than what is provided on the account page as it is the latest information that's available. -Gelgoog. 

When I signed up on Friday it said "activation within 24 hours" but when I immediately checked the account page afterwards it said 12/14. I saw that activations happen M-Th so I was waiting all weekend to see which was the accurate timeframe.  Turns out it's the later one.  Bummer, lol.  I guess when looking at some of the other wait times I should be grateful to be in the Chicago area. Just stinks to be sold on one thing and find out the terms changed. Ah well, still excited to try it out!

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Hi @Pokku ,

 

The information provided here may be more accurate than what is provided on the account page as it is the latest information that's available. -Gelgoog. 

Thanks for the quick reply, thought so too. It was just very confusing when a support agent told me the activation date on my account (3 months later than here, March instead of December) would apply in my case while these weekly updates kept stating the December estimate for orders before Aug 20 (Paris datacenter).

No way. I hoped I get my activation this week (amsterdam, 20 September ordered)...

Does anyone know if Shadow have any competitors who have more favourable EU activation times?

Perhaps me asking here is a bit out of order but so is my May activiation time :wink:

When I signed up on Friday it said "activation within 24 hours" but when I immediately checked the account page afterwards it said 12/14. I saw that activations happen M-Th so I was waiting all weekend to see which was the accurate timeframe.  Turns out it's the later one.  Bummer, lol.  I guess when looking at some of the other wait times I should be grateful to be in the Chicago area. Just stinks to be sold on one thing and find out the terms changed. Ah well, still excited to try it out!

honestly that’s what i felt, hoping i can get it soon. 

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Does anyone know if Shadow have any competitors who have more favourable EU activation times?

Perhaps me asking here is a bit out of order but so is my May activiation time :wink:


Besides services like Stadia or GeForce Now (I was using this one), the only thing around I know of is “MaxiumSettings.com” - have not myself tried it, but according to the FAQ activation takes like 2-5 minutes.

Its however a different model .. the CPU seems to be not shared, but you pay hourly (apparently they are actually counting minutes). It also seems that they only have a based US Data Center (according to Reddit, some European who is using it gets a 120 Ping, which works for him he said).

 

Summing it up, personally according to my Use Case, there is currently no real alternative for Shadow.

Userlevel 1

I just got activated! Shadow Boost Amsterdam, ordered 16 sep. 

I hope we will now really get our activations in amsterdam this week.

Mine got finally activated Last night. I ordered on 15 September.

I just got activated! Shadow Boost Amsterdam, ordered 16 sep. 

Me too, Amsterdam 17 Sep.

 

Userlevel 1

I just got activated! Shadow Boost Amsterdam, ordered 16 sep. 

Me too, Amsterdam 17 Sep.

 

So how is it, worth the long wait?!

Userlevel 1

I just got activated! Shadow Boost Amsterdam, ordered 16 sep. 

Me too, Amsterdam 17 Sep.

 

So how is it, worth the long wait?!

 

I have just tested Overwatch. Works incredibly fine, feels like its my own gaming pc right in front of me. No delays, input lag or anything. :-)

 

So yes, I am really happy with it. As a Mac User I am finally able to play my favorite games. I cross my fingers for ur activation!

 

 

 

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I just got activated! Shadow Boost Amsterdam, ordered 16 sep. 

Me too, Amsterdam 17 Sep.

 

So how is it, worth the long wait?!

 

I have just tested Overwatch. Works incredibly fine, feels like its my own gaming pc right in front of me. No delays, input lag or anything. :-)

 

So yes, I am really happy with it. As a Mac User I am finally able to play my favorite games. I cross my fingers for ur activation!

 

 

 

Good to hear that, mine not due until February (Paris). Hoping it is worth the wait, have plenty to keep me occupied until then with Stadia, xcloud and Geforce now! Will pause the subscriptions on one or two of them if shadow is decent enough.

Does anyone know if Shadow have any competitors who have more favourable EU activation times?

Perhaps me asking here is a bit out of order but so is my May activiation time :wink:


Besides services like Stadia or GeForce Now (I was using this one), the only thing around I know of is “MaxiumSettings.com” - have not myself tried it, but according to the FAQ activation takes like 2-5 minutes.

Its however a different model .. the CPU seems to be not shared, but you pay hourly (apparently they are actually counting minutes). It also seems that they only have a based US Data Center (according to Reddit, some European who is using it gets a 120 Ping, which works for him he said).

 

Summing it up, personally according to my Use Case, there is currently no real alternative for Shadow.

 

Thank you Robert.  I also did some digging and I think you’re right.  Shadow seems the most competitive.  That said I found paperspace.com who have an Amsterdam datacentre.  30ms ping for me in the UK.  Pay by the minute.  < 5 minute activation.

 

I’ll give these a try, certainly until my Shadow activation comes around.

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No way. I hoped I get my activation this week (amsterdam, 20 September ordered)...

Same for me. But they now activate the 17th of September. We are only three days ahead. :slight_smile:

But three days  a shadow timezone can be weeks :wink:

So I bought a GTX1660TI. The promised GTX1080 of shadow is not that much better. So I have to wait again for the upgrade from Boost to the next level.

wait so what are the times for CA?

hellou Shadow.tech Team

why does the activation for germany so long? it said: “activates december 2020” in my account, and when i start shadow its telling me that its getting setup atm (for 7 days now) that made me question why it takes so long 
:thinking:

would be nice if i can get an awnser. Mfg. Naya

I just got activated! Shadow Boost Amsterdam, ordered 16 sep. 

lucky

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why does the activation for germany so long?

Because the coronavirus has made it take way longer to get the necessary resources to activate people and so there is now a long line that they are working through as quickly as the resources allow them to.

Hi, i have ordered on September 10th, it tells me that it will be available by November 2020 at my Orders. 

Can anyone tell me when I can expect activation?

I can not clarify anything with all that information here.  

 

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