Keenan

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  1. Are you able to open www.wurmonline.com ? The client's files are hosted on the same server. If you can't then there's not much we can do as there's something blocking it from outside of our control.
  2. I also think it's rather toxic to be discussing the removal of other staff.
  3. Thank you. I couldn't have said it better myself.
  4. The databases are stored in external storage. Running Percona MySQL from a docker container that mounts that storage as a volume.
  5. Switched my Shares

    So you're assuming Gamethrill is doing nefarious acts. Got it. As for being a journalist, you clearly have a bias and a conflict of interest. I'd welcome it if you didn't have a server running that benefits from your "journalism".
  6. Switched my Shares

    Okay, some clarification because people really love to read between the lines... First line of this: https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/features/keys Common practice for publishers to bulk-sell keys. Nothing that says I know Gamethrill's internal workings as a developer for Wurm. I don't even own shares in that company. That is all. Thank you.
  7. Switched my Shares

    Keys are usually obtained in bulk by the publisher of the game. The "shadily obtained" bit is either few and far between on some sites or a misconception because the keys sell for so low. The way these sites usually work is they buy quantity for less than retail and start off selling for a percentage of retail price. As time lags on and they have more inventory to move, they drop the price lower and lower. I don't know internals of Game Chest or Gamethrill but I do know the practice of bulk selling keys and the misconceptions consumers have about them.
  8. Switched my Shares

    Quick search finds an article that says Valve allows this practice. You have a terrible habit of posting false information and putting Wurm down for your own personal gain (your WU server) and I'd appreciate it if you cease both practices. Thanks.
  9. Switched my Shares

    Some of the replies. Just oof. *goes back to doing what he does anyway* And I'm still the server overlord at the moment. THE HAMSTERS ARE MINE TO COMMAND.
  10. I've done all the cost evaluations and presented them. I'm highly aware of the costs over Hetzner. With AWS, the savings is in reserved pricing. Reserved doesn't lock you in tightly either - there's room to scale if needed.
  11. We are in a situation where some servers are more expensive and some are cheaper. The pricing will likely be a bit higher depending on if we do reserved pricing, but fairly balanced as we have the option of choosing instance sizes that best fit server needs.
  12. Yes... traders... Oh, nothing... Edit: Ah heck with it. I've never liked traders. Never thought they're good for much besides "abuse". Just some personal feelings.
  13. Hello everyone! The test servers are officially in AWS with the Test Client now pointing to them! I will be removing the "Test AWS" client later today. I can already hear: "But wait, what about stress tests?" Well, I had to do some upgrades to our Storm server which has been doing quintuple-duty as a build server, artifact server, and test server x3. After the upgrades the test server VMs became quite unstable. Since I was so close to being able to open up test in AWS, I figured to just forge through and fix the issues as they arise! There will be periods of downtime as I still need to do some work here and there, but I'll likely just spin up another test server for me to brea.. add features to. That's the benefit of AWS! So where does that leave us progress-wise? Well I needed to add something to the list - the store! Can't forget that... Forums - DONE Wurmpedia - DONE WO Store - Not Started WO Website - Not Started WU Website - Not Started Build Server - In development Artifact Server - Not Started Test Servers (3) - Live in AWS, tweaks to continue Live Servers (14) - Tweaking and testing needed
  14. AWS Status Update

    PHEW. So it's been a busy week for me. I've been pouring over this since I made my last post - every free moment I've had. The end result is... TEST SERVERS IN AWS! (kinda) I hit a pretty big snag on Java's RMI being very wonky with being inside a container. Basically for those who understand it - docker defaults to a bridged network mode. I was fine with this and I set it up to expose and bind ports correctly. Everything worked except for RMI! Turns out RMI gets reaaaaaally picky about what you bind it to and what it can and can't resolve for names. So I had to switch to host mode for networking and boom! It's odd that I never ran into this problem before considering the current test servers run in virtual machines in a bridged network... (or did I use NAT... I forget) I have a bit more work now - like moving the config changes I made on the servers back into the code so they're set. I also will probably tear down and stand up these instances again this weekend to test all that out. Then there's the scripts for updating the container image and firing things back up, as well as shutting things down cleanly from the console. Once that's all done hopefully we can get people on there to help us test performance. The tinkers among you may have noticed the Test AWS client option under Choose Client in the native launcher. This will take you to the test servers as they are in AWS. If you do use it, keep in mind it's a construction zone at the moment and I may do hard shutdowns without notice as I'm fiddling and fighting with things. Also I plan on taking a final snapshot of the test servers as they are currently in their VMs before this is over, so nothing done on the AWS test servers will stay. More information to follow!