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Status of PlagueFest #1 and PlagueFest #2

Discussion in News started by Ray, Apr 18, 2009

  1. Aug 18, 2006
    PlagueFest #2 is currently online. I have been doing a lot of work which the server resides on, in an effort to improve server performance and help server stability. I have done various kernel-level changes as well as some minor server-side changes. The server should be more stable now.

    PlagueFest #1 is, however, a much different story. The box which the server was hosted on had some hardware failures. This means that I will have to restore the server, however, this time, it will be on another, much more powerful box. The server will be moved to a Chicago location box and the hardware in it will be a lot better than it was in the old server. On top of better hardware, there is a much better, game server optimized Linux kernel. The mixture of those two changes will result in a server with better gameplay. This includes better registry and a lot less lag. I have been working on getting #1 up for most of the night and I am nearly done. I plan on having it back up and running with the new IP today. All there is to do now is to do some minor adjustments to the server, as it is essentially a copy of PlagueFest #2 with a few more escape maps added. Therefore, since PlagueFest #2 is a PlagueFest #1 with a few extra maps, it will be easy to Change the PlagueFest #2 changes and turn it into PlagueFest #1 again. Makes perfect since, right? I will attempt to bring the old server back online as a redirect-server to help aide the move.

    The new server can be found here:
  2. Oct 27, 2007
    Thanks Ray XDD
  3. Mar 26, 2009
    :frown: now I won't get 1337 ping from the server being 250 miles away anymore. I always get crap pings to the east coast :/
  4. Apr 9, 2009
    yay, it's been a dark weekend with zombie mod. :[ I've been nice to people. D':
  5. Feb 21, 2007
    Thanks ray.

    It was in Houston, and now is in chicago, which is still the midwest. It didnt move to either coast
  6. Apr 8, 2009
    Awesooooooooooooooome :grin:
  7. Feb 23, 2009
    im up in Minnesota so its just moving closer hurray for me.
  8. May 27, 2008
    Find Ck for us and bring him back.
  9. Mar 15, 2008
    the colors are rainbow i guess our server isnt a closet fag any more.
  10. Sep 21, 2008
    I heard the old server will re-rout peeps to the new one. I think you can set it up so that it will actually show the statistics of the new server on it. Been a while since I did it had my friends do it for me.
  11. Jan 10, 2009
    why are we gay now?..or well showing it now at least?

    aww why did you change it?
  12. Mar 26, 2009
    Texas is considered the South, not Mid-West. The server went from being ~162 miles away to over 1,162 miles which killed my ping on the server. I don't have the right to complain, and others probably benefited from it, but with my ping going from ~30 to over ~150, it's going to be very annoying to play on the ZM server now.
  13. Aug 18, 2006
    The server move will benefit Canadians the most, but is your ping seriously that much higher now?
  14. Mar 26, 2009
    I've always had abysmal pings to anything in the Eastern US (anything farther than Arkansas), but don't have problems with Central or anything in the West. Every time I tracert to a server in the Eastern US, it always gets stuck at several routers along the way that have horrible pings. It would have been nice for it to be in a central location like Dallas that has fat pipes to everywhere, but it's not my call where anything goes.

    I used to have a server in Washington State and got 50-70 ms pings, but to the new server in Chicago I get 110-150 and to NY, its way up in the 250-300 range.

    I'm not going to bitch about it further because me getting crappy pings doesn't justify everyone dropping everything just to fix my problem.
  15. Mar 15, 2008
    So now the server isnt a gay anymore so i guess our server isnt happy :frown:
  16. Dec 30, 2006
    I think it benefits most people by moving to Chicago. Well at least it benefits the people that matter.
  17. Apr 9, 2009
    What happened to pf2? oO
  18. Aug 18, 2006
    In an effort to populate the main server I temporarily closed it.
  19. Jun 29, 2007
    I own a 2x dualcore 3.2GHZ Xeon with 8 GB ram :razz:

    WAIT OMFG its.... its.... RAIN!
  20. Mar 16, 2008
    *looks for blue moon*
    Welcome back :grin: