Arcadion

Server event tonight

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Hi All,

 

On Tuesday night I had an impromptu server event to test out the new Linux server for exile.

According to all reports a good time was had by all and they'd like to do it again.

 

So tonight it's on again. The more testing the server gets before I put it online the easier it is to find bugs.

 

The server is an exact copy of the existing server so nothing you do in it will affect the current server. (How many times can i put server in a sentence?)

 

I'll jump on the  Tanoa server and announce the event before it starts so you all get some warning.

Basically what I want to do is get as many players online as I can, and get as much stuff happening as I can.

 

What we did on tuesday night was I spawned in tanks, choppers, planes, weapons, explosives and anything else that was asked for and we destroyed anything that moved. I made changes to the weather and time cycles, so we could test that out as well.

 

Eventually, we setup some free flowing scenarios and I spent my time spawning in wave after wave of zombies and demons while the test subjects fought them off with an assorted arsenal. It went from a wave defence, to retreat, to search and rescue and eventually full retreat and an exfil that required defending a chopper while it was repaired and then escaping the advancing horde.

 

The server performed very well, but i'd like to do it again with more players.

 

If you're interested, i'm planning on starting at 8pm aest (non daylight savings)

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Hey man me and the boys from last tuesday are super keen and ready to go not sure if you had a time in miind or if it was already running? sorry we all just finished work is it still running man?

 

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and sorry just read that you ran it at 8pm dam we were all at work sorry man. any chance you want to run it again?

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20 hours ago, generalpatton666 said:

the current DB at the time going to be transferred to the new server? Or is it a fresh start?

I transferred a current copy across. Not that it mattered as we weren't using anything from it for the test.

The server is AN EXACT copy of the current one, just runs a hell of a lot better.

The event was only to stress the server out to its limits to see how it went before moving over to it.

When the server is moved over, nothing will change, all you will notice is the performance increase (and weather will be back for a start)

This will then free up my time to begin working on the new stuff for the server. We will always have a test server running alongside the main production one.

You can join it at any time to see what is being worked on and offer suggestions, just be prepared for it to be restarted at any time while we test things.

There will be a new Forum entry purely for the test server and what is occurring.

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To all that participated in the test event a big thank you. I gathered a lot of information and i'm processing it all and making changes to squash the few bugs that were found.

The server itself performed perfectly and the only issues of the night were several client crashes (and i blame the latest arma update and memory leaks for those).

 

From all accounts it was a great night and very enjoyable. Or at least I enjoying being your bastard GM for the evening.

 

I know several of you were recording so if you have anything you can share i'd love to see it (or if you don't want to put it on youtube or whatever send me a message and i'll take care of it and host it)

 

I'll throw up some screen shots from my point of view during the barricaded hold out and the number of zombies and AI that were camping you out.

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