What are you guys doing at Cryptic to prevent tomorrow's crash?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-18-2011, 11:13 AM
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I can appreciate the sarcasm and pessimism. It's happened the last two weekends so why wouldn't it happen again?
One the changes we've made is in relation to shutting down instance maps that you have just left and fixing some logic on the load balancer.
This along with more hardware should put us in better shape for tomorrow.
Since no one knows how many people will try to login for the episode, it is impossible to say if we are out of the wood.
I will say that we have made preparations, we have staff working the launch time window and we'll all be monitoring closely.
If, for some other reason, it crashes again you could try this: Implement the Queue an hour or so before the episode goes live, so you lower the stress on the server. I had read you were having a problem with so many people and instances being made that it overloaded the ram on the server's computers. Maybe by having the queue before the episode you could spread the players out more evenly before the epi goes live?