Sorry for taking so long to send this out. Twas a late day at work and I just finally have some free time.
As I am sure most of you are aware of by now A16.3 has finally arrived. I think TFP may have hit the nail on the head this time. https://tinyurl.com/yd69c6je
You can see TFP is calling for a complete wipe as usual and unfortunately I have to agree "as the fixes necessitated core changes to the chunk code." And I'm like 95% sure that they owe that one to me as I pointed out the issue like a week ago lol.
Conclusively we will be doing a full wipe. I am sorry for this but there has been to much corrupted data to allow any of it to transfer over without detrimental risk to the server. This will include both the region and player files.
To cushion the blow we are going to create a kit that will be available to any one joining the server for the first week. The kit will appear in your belt when you first join the server and will act like the hit to open does. We have not fully decided what will be in it but we will try and think of something fair and not to over powered.
We once again have a bunch of work to do, so any changes to the server will not be made tonight. If you would like to play you can go to your game properties and revert to the previous 16.2 stable build.
The plan at the moment is to shoot for Saturday evening launch into 16.3. I am going to power through as much as I can, at the detriment of getting no sleep and missing work lol ;p
I will post either late tomorrow night or have Jessi post an update first thing Saturday morning on the status of our progress and make sure we keep you up to date, as always.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible i.e. when Jessi is able as I will be busy converting mods :).
We're offline and updating now - Keep an eye on our twitter or steam for updates.
I won't post live updates in this thread.
any idea when the server will be ready i'm itching to play lol like time wise vs evening
Hey guys I think there are a few things that could be done to really help improve everyone's experience.
I fully understand that these bugs and the need to completely wipe everything twice now is not your doing yet it still has a detrimental impact on essentially everyone. I'm still not entirely committed to coming back.
In the meantime would you consider some bonus, albeit temporary, perks for everyone? My suggestions would include a decent supply of tools/resources or even perhaps increased (2-3x) exp/loot for a week.
Unfortunately retroactively returning zcoins and votepoints to players is not something that is within our capabilities; that type of data is not retained during backups. - :(
During this time, everyone has been free to vote, play and kill as much as they like in order to rack up a fat wallet before the reset. With this game being an alpha, we anticipate that all players expect to periodically loose some progress during these updates.
Another thought would be reset peoples zcoins and vote points back to full value since everyone spent some and lost everything. again just a thought to help the transition
awesome glad to help lol if you ever want any other thoughts id be glad to help. i used to run my own server but with work and the kids i had to stop i didnt have the time to run it and the admins i had didnt pull there weight lol but if u ever need another admin id be glad to help out
O shoot sorry man forgot to reply that's not a bad idea, probably will be doing that.
Just throwing this out there but maybe start everyone off with a bunch of coins to buy from the trader to help get the ball rolling
" This will include both the region and player files. "
The only data that will be being transferred is your zcoin and vote balances.
So this isn't just a map wipe, but you're wiping all of our levels and items, again?