News Maintenance [June 10 2020]

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We will be having a server/infrastructure maintenance today. Which is roughly 2 hours from this topic creation. The purpose of this maintenance is to move the servers into newer generation hardware, additionally, we will begin to use a new edge server backend. This new backend will give us more flexibility potentially stability of client connections. But, due to nature of too big of code-changes, it means that we will be running the game on what we call "unknown code" even though we've run and tested the code many times, it is still unknown how it will respond to thousand users playing and literally hammering it with every function, every corner, every bit of codebase. We do not know how the new edge server will respond to this, it could be flawlessly fluently, or it could be catastrophic, either way, we have prepared our self with quite a lot of time and necessary tooling to step-in at any time. As hard it is to admit this, but it is "expected" that we will somehow mess up somewhere, somehow, in extreme cases, we might have to roll back server if a MAJOR flaw is discovered. We'll try our best to minimize the disruption and make things run smoothly, but if anything does happen, we ask you please to be patient and manage your expectations starting this Wednesday.

Date: June 10, 2020
Time: 15:00:00 UTC
Length: 2 Hours (Our best estimation, could be shorter, could be longer)

FAQ

What's new?

This time it's only the back end is being upgraded, they are to be followed with front end updates later on. This means the back-end is not visually changes nor game-content influence, it is only the front-end that accommodates new game content and visually changes.

What changes will I see?
In theory, nothing. But it is possible something behaves differently. You should not worry about what has been changed, as it stands there should be nothing that has changed yet.

What if I found something new?
While there should be nothing new at all, we cannot promise that however. Due to extra-circumstance, some things may feel differently than last time, but as long they preform the intended purpose, you should just not mind it. In general, if something doesn't behave as originally, ask yourself: is this change good or bad? If it's good then you don't have to alert us, but if it is bad then you should alert us.

What if something doesn't behave like usually?
You may experience fewer stutters but you might experience new additional stutters, in this case, if you feel the game to be more responsive, you do not have to alert us, but however if you feel less responsive, you may want to write a topic about this experience so we can look onto it. In general, if something doesn't behave as originally, ask yourself: is this change good or bad? If it's good then you don't have to alert us, but if it is bad then you should alert us.

How can I alert you guys?
Talk to Staff in Discord.

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