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My new/current goals

Discussion in 'Changelog' started by Nick, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Nick

    Developer
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    Minecraft account: SirNickParks
    #1 Nick, Nov 29, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
    So here are the changes that have been going on behind the scenes for the past couple weeks

    Bolts

    We are very much aware that Bolts are shaky right now and not syncing correctly. Paw and I have recently been working to change that. For those of you who are more technically minded check out the spoiler below.

    Why it no work?

    Bolts is a plugin that was created around 3~ years ago. With not much changing to the Java/Plugin side of the system while on the Database side we had changes from MySQL to MariaDB, machine changes, configuration changes, etc. Essentially what started to happen more was our MySQL machine started to bounce back queries/connections. I implemented a quick fix for this that only lasted a couple days and people were still losing their Bolts.


    Let me give you guys an example of what I mean:

    Step 1) Invasion game ends

    Step 2) Invasion sends requests for Bolts to update everyone's balances

    Step 3) Bolts sends 20~ queries at one time/on one connection

    Step 4) A lot of these fail due to how MySQL works and how the current system works


    Okay for those of you less concerned about why it’s not working and just want to know what we are doing to fix it, Bolts is being moved to a Web Service instead of having individual plugins running on each server. This fixes a lot of issues, including anything to do with servers not syncing Bolts or the loss of Bolts altogether.


    For more technical explanation of the fixes read below
    Basically instead of having an instance of Bolts running on each server that sends queries the Database every time someone does any interaction with Bolts, it'll now request JSON from a web service (running PHP, not node :(), as well take advantage of the Spigot Metadata API.

    Hopefully this fix will also make it easier moving forward with any new content we want to release to the community.


    Invasion

    So I’m not ready to release all the details about Invasion, but let me tell you, it's a whole new game. I've rewritten every single line of code for Invasion and it's turning out to be a really nice looking game. This new Invasion is going to set the bar for how every other game should be here at Shock Network. I can’t wait to get this game on the network and get feedback from you guys. I’m sure you will love it as much as I already do.



    King Of The Hill

    Ok so setting a new bar with Invasion 3.0 means we will have to bring our other game modes to up to par. While nothing is going to happen with KOTH right this minute (I am focusing on getting the new Invasion perfected before I add more to the plate), I do plan to completely redo the game.

    No dates can be given about when I'll start with KOTH, but it's on the "to do" list after Invasion and some other backend work we have going on.



    That's all I have for you all at the moment. I'll be posting more updates again over the next few weeks as we progress towards the new year!

    Thank you all for reading and I hope to see you on the Network sometime soon!

    ~ Nick
     
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  2. johnmcphail

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    Invasion <3
     
  3. J0ry

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    #NickIsBae
     
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  4. Deathdaman

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    Minecraft account: Dxmxn
    Will the Stats be reset for the Invasion update?

    I don't want to lose my 900+ drugs- I mean sponges
     
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  5. Nadya

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    Minecraft account: Nadya
    ive spent too much weekend time on invasion just to have it all reset
     
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  6. ToxicMangoes

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    Invasion :O
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 29, 2016, Original Post Date: Nov 29, 2016 ---
    I spent so much time getting my sponges and points and now it might be all gone :(
     
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  7. ToxicThane :P

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    Minecraft account: Thane_N7Krios
    Question @Nick!

    How many slaves helped you with this?
     
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  8. Anastasis21

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    Nice!
     
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  9. starworkz

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    now that's a spicy meme
     
  10. Dpasi314

    Developer
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    Minecraft account: Dpasi314
    #devGoals
     
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  11. Koi

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    Minecraft account: KoiYT
    Can you plz show us screenshots of the new invasion as a teaser? 4J do it with the console editions of Minecraft.
    Can you confirm any of the classes in the new invasion?
     
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  12. Shay

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    Minecraft account: YEHS
    I swear you're like my math teacher
    she had a baby earlier this week, and the next day we got to school there was a picture of the baby on the board, and it said "#blessed"
    please don't be like her.
     
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  13. ARACHOVA

    Newcomer
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    Goals.
     
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  14. YouShotMeTwice

    Regular
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    Minecraft account: NotQuiteTaoist
    wow ur such bad devepoler
    y ru reseting my spounjes?????????????

    P.S.
    @Nick, if you could potentially pull the strings necessary to change my name to "Conner", that'd be dope. Thnx bb <3
     
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  15. FlamingPaw

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    I write the web service API'S not as a slave.
     
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  16. ToxicThane :P

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    Did he threaten to take your steak if you didn't say this?!?
     
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  17. FlamingPaw

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    I speak only on my own.
     
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  18. Anastasis21

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    hi flamingpaw
     
  19. ToxicThane :P

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    Minecraft account: Thane_N7Krios
    What did Nick do to you?!
     
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  20. Nick

    Developer
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    Minecraft account: SirNickParks
    Fed him good, took him on a walk or two, lots of pets & cuddles.
     
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