Friday with Means - April 24th, 2009
Two patches this week...and even on a FRIDAY...but it seems like things are finally where they should have been some *ahem* time ago. From the number of corpses I've seen so far it seems the difficulty is where it should be..and the loot seems about right now too. Thank you all for the constructive feedback and patience that has brought us to this point.
On to much more important things:
TestLive is now running at the IPSoft hosting center. The move happened on Thursday after the update to the Live dimensions. This is a very significant step in moving to our new host in our efforts to bring you guys better stability and performance. Going hand-in-hand with this move will be a move to newer and simply "more" machines. A veritable wall of hardware is being thrown at the lag issue to see if we can reduce its impact on your enjoyment of AO. This is not an insignificant investment and I am thankfull that after almost 8 years company management still has the faith and pride in AO to continue to invest in the future of our world in both development and support for our initiatives. This is a very, very good week for us...even when taking into account that we just patched on a Friday.
Assuming all looks well we hope to migrate completely (all dimensions) to our new host and new hardware within the next month.
Progress! Progress! Progress!
"secret testlive get-your-chat-bot-working protip: chat server is cm2.dt.funcom.com:7109"
Colin "Means" Cragg
This friday with Means can also be found in the Anarchy Online Forums.