Hello, internet! It’s good to be back.
omgfloofy here to give you a quick status report on what’s going on in this neck of the woods. If you didn’t guess, the activity to the server took it down as it got a pretty hefty ‘hug of death’ last night with the release of the Geofront patch.
Last night, this site had an unprecedented number of visitors and activity, where it basically took the site down much harder than expected. There was a comment to ask about the SQL server and the like, but it looks like the entire PHP function of the site ended up cutting out to a degree. I spoke with my server host this morning, and he made a few changes and updates on that side of things, and this should make things run a little better.
Another action that I’ve taken was to take the primary server download of the patch offline and make the file on the Ashburn mirror the primary download. Please use this for the time being. It will take an additional load off of the server in the process.
Now that I have access to this, I can start getting through comments and questions and start updating the FAQ that I wasn’t able to put onto the top menu. So you will want to keep an eye on that, as I’ll be updating it periodically through the day based on issues and other things that are uncovered.
As a reminder, if the server goes down again (which I don’t think it will at this point), the mirror link that I’m now using as the primary has been posted on my twitter account here.