Today Reddit users addressed the developers of extremely popular viral game Cryptokitties and asked them to slow down their project for at least 6 hours in order to help the Ethereum network and clear the backlog.
Due to the growing popularity of a CryptoKitties sensation based on Ethereum blockchain, the network got highly congested, most of the transactions are failing and the gas price is skyrocketting, note the initiators.
“The Ethereum network can’t process more than 8 TX/s and it won’t scale as fast as some players of your game think.
There is a huge backlog and it needs to be cleared. Network can’t do anything right now (and more mining power won’t help, even if some people tend to think it can).
But you, you can do something to help: pause it, for some hours. Players would feel much better after this (their operations would be processed with no pain) and all the Ether spent for 35 Gwei transactions may just be spent on cute cryptokitties!
Sincerely hope you’ll answer this call”, reads the statement.