PDA

View Full Version : SWGEmu End of the Year Update 2017



Lolindir
01-23-2018, 11:38 PM
SWGEmu End of the Year Update 2017


January 2018
SWGEmu Team





SWGEmu End of the Year Update 2017


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tuECDEAlW9c/VJoTmFnWTfI/AAAAAAAABc8/DDecIPsRR8M/s1600/endofyearupdate2014.png






Table of Contents

Project Update
Staff Updates
Quick Stats
Staff Round-Table
Closing
http://maxmcc.net/swgemu/icons/Tool-32.pngSWGEmu Project Updates



Major Additions/Changes

08/09/2017 - Publish 9: Secrets of the Force, Redux (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198677)
12/05/2017 - Infrastructure overhaul (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204144)
12/18/2017 - A New Test Server: TC-Prime (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204775)


http://maxmcc.net/swgemu/icons/Tool-32.pngStaff Updates



SWGEmu is Recruiting!

SWGEmu is an ever-changing and growing organization where new talent is always being sought out. We especially would like to mention the need for more developers, please see this thread (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/content.php?r=170-Development-Team-is-Recruiting) for more information.


SWGEmu is also in need of other positions filled. For anyone interested in spending some of there free time toward this project, please consider to join in on our SWGEmu Internship Program (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22) . Its once more possible to apply for an event coordinator position.


http://maxmcc.net/swgemu/icons/Chart-32.pngQuick Stats



Developer Code Commits/Changes:

Commits2017:1,043
File Changes: 5,213


Changed files with 208,367 additions and 658,804 deletions

Registration Statistics:



Daily:

October 17, 2017 - 11 accounts registered
November 28, 2017 - 140 accounts registered

Monthly:

January 2017 - 2,486 accounts registered
November 2017 - 1,055 accounts registered

Yearly:

2017 - 16,619 accounts registered; average 1,385 per month

User Activity Statistics (Users online in one day):

Most users online: August 09, 2017 - 1,597 users
New thread statistics (Posted threads):

December 2017 - 1,503 new threads
February 2017 - 1035 new threads
Most users online: 1,657 (05-11-2011 06:22 PM)
Most viewed thread: SWGEmu Timeline (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36067)
Most replied thread: What are you listening to right now? (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157)
Most popular forum: Basilisk Trade Forum
(https://www.swgemu.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=196)Top poster: Same Idiot (https://www.swgemu.com/forums/member.php?u=1954) (31,924 posts)


http://www.maxmcc.net/swgemu/icons/Chat-bubble-32.pngStaff Round-Table


Oru - Founder/Dev

Another great SWGEmu year behind us. Much was accomplished, there is much to be proud of. I want to thank our Developers, Quality Assurance, CSR's, EC's, Mod's, Support Interns, Community Testers, Code Contributors, past and present, for their time, effort and their unwavering dedication to this project. And of course our community. Thank you for supporting us, and playing with us all these years.

Happy holidays.
Lordkator - DevOps Engineer

It's been a great year, I've enjoyed digging in even deeper with the team as I worked to move all our systems to a new cleaner and scalable environment. I learned a lot about our systems and I got to clean a lot of stuff up which is one of my biggest motivators. We have more alerting, solid backups and we're setup in a way that allows us great flexibility for the future.

My single favorite thing about last year: We moved, and nobody really knew it. That was my goal, I'm always the guy who works in the shadows to make everything "just work". It was very quiet, and as things moved they only got better for the community, our developers and our staff. The overhaul was one of my favorite projects of the last couple of years and it re-ignited my passion for infrastructure and systems management.

I'm excited about TC-Prime, it was hard to setup but now it's 100% automated, every week it just magically clones the entire Basilisk beast to our backup server and makes it available to everyone. This is a major milestone for the project, we can now push publish changes there and test new ideas from infrastructure changes (it runs in a container!) to managing Basilisk and other servers like it in the future.

Plans for the future?
Well now that the overhaul is over I am going to be doing a lot more house cleaning on our systems, I also want to get back to committing code to Core3. I have some cool ideas both on the game side and on the infrastructure side.

I want to do more with thePit, my original dream was to have an always-on PVP server but I've been so busy with everything else I've not had time to really hone that environment. I’d like to structure the mechanics to be a bit more fun while embracing the dog-eat-dog world of a PvP server.
Scurby - Quality Assurance Lead

It's been an amazing year for SWGEmu. JEDI!! What else is there to say?

The infrastructure overhaul is quite a major leap for us also. State of the art hardware capable of handling our needs for the future. Included in that was automated backups of our databases, a new test server (thePit), streamlined and updated core3 dependencies, additional logging of server/system functions, automated outage notifications, rolling log files, among other performance and stability changes.

Discord showed up this year.. It's taken the gaming community by storm. The community SWGEmu discord currently has 1433 members. Average of 300+ online, currently 403. I'll take this opportunity to remind everyone that it is not an official form of communication for SWGEmu.

Plans for the future?
TC-Prime - A copy of Bas that is auto-refreshed weekly. A full copy of everything on Bas.. all your toons, weapons, housing, resources, even the location you were in when we make the copy to TC-Prime. (TC-Prime is active now.)
It will also be used to stage large changes (publishes) and hotfixes for testing. The advantage of testing on Bas database first is obvious.

Finish Ground game - This milestone is within sight.

JTL - We have started..
Farelli - Quality Assurance

Big year. Return of the Jedi and all that. Infrastructure changes are a simply amazing effort by the devs. Great job, folks.

New servers TC-Prime and thePit:
TC-Prime is a regularly backed up copy of Basilisk where players can test using their actual in-game items without fear of losing them on their play characters.
thePit is an always-PvP copy of Unstable (think Nova) with code added that is not ready for Unstable. There typically aren't a lot of people there, but you might get lucky and find a QA there you can gank.
I'll echo what the OP and RisenAngel said above: we can always use more help in QA. We've done some things lately that will ease the learning curve. If you're interested, please get in touch with one of us in-game or on forums, IRC, or Discord.

Now I've got stuff to test. On to another great year.
Risenangel - Quality Assurance

When I started as a CT almost four years ago now, I would often times get asked how the game was coming along, and how close we were to being near 'finished'. My answer at the time was unabashedly blunt: It was easier to tell people what was in the game than what was left to work on. At the time, we were working on CH stuff and droids. Now though, if you ask me the same thing, its easier to list off what is left to work on. That is pretty crazy to me. Additionally, when I started, one of the two kinds of content I was told I wasn't allowed to touch is now in the game and being tested quite thoroughly by everyone on Basilisk alongside other servers that run on Core3. What I'm getting at is this: The light at the end of the tunnel is getting pretty bright. And yeah, as the OP says QA and the other teams are always recruiting. Right now is an excellent time to join up if you've been considering it given QA has been crushing bugs like its Starship Troopers.

I look forward to what 2018 brings. I just want to say in closing, thank you to everyone that has supported us through thick and thin. Everyone that has been active on Mantis and helped with bug reports and testing. We see you and appreciate you. You guys catch the stuff that slips past us and it helps immensely. Everyone on the QA team has a different perspective and we all catch different things, but our players have their own perspectives and see things we don't. Usually, in very creative and sometimes unintended ways.

Thanks to everyone that has helped us get this far, too. We could not do it without you. That might seem cliché, but its the honest truth.
Niffer1976 - CSR/EC/Support (Niffer, The Machine)

We have lost many staff in these areas this year due to health and work. I wish them all well in the future. Anyone wanting to apply should follow this link: https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93399

CSR-
Many changes have been made in game since our latest publishes. Everyone is doing great to adapt to those changes. A big thank you to QA, Devs, Scurby and Vlada for helping with problems that occur. Lots of accounts old and new are coming back and it is great to see new and old faces in game.

EC-
Events have not been happening and I am sorry about that. We currently have only 1 CSR/EC and I will try to get at least 1 event a month scheduled. If you want a player event please be sure to fill out the event application and send it in. https://www.swgemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121061 Developers have been great making us a event tool that can be used at certain types of events.

Support-
Many tickets come in daily so be patient if you do not hear from us right away. Many issues must be tested to see if it can be reproduced or discussed between Devs, QA and Support to see what the issue may be. No one is being ignored it just takes time to answer some tickets over others. Please do not spam the ticket system with multiple tickets and remember to create an account before submitting a ticket. Support system is different from forums and does require a separate log in. This way you can view and respond the ticket you already have open.

Thank you community for all the support you have given ALL of staff. *Cheers* to what is to come!!
Bigevil - Community Relations

*BigE had a big nice picture here telling everyone that he have been looking at us from afar for far to long and that he is happy to be back with the community. We are all glad to have him back with us* (Sorry BigE, our forum isn't the best and that picture is lost, Lolin)
Vlada - Lead Moderator

Not this **** again.
Lolindir - Moderator

Wow, 2017 done already? The year have gone so fast. The project have gone steadily forward and we have finally seen both the corvette and Jedi implemented in the latest patch. Didn't take long for them to pop up here and there. Going forward from this is exciting for me. Most things have been implemented and now it feels like beta is around the corner (don't quote me on that! You know.... SoonTM). Looking forward to 2018 and where our project will go. Happy New Year!


http://maxmcc.net/swgemu/icons/Chat-bubble-alt-32.pngClosing

The project have come a long way the last couple of years. Scurby even gave us a hint in this very thread about how far we really have come. Not only have the server seen all classes finally implemented, but the corvette have finally landed (well, landed... Its up there)! The light in the tunnel have become that much brighter (Suncrusher 2009). There have also been another very big change to the project. Our server and server solution have drastically changed, as can be read by Lordkator.
We have unfortunately lost some staff this year. Niffer is now basically alone in support and as an CSR/EC. We really need help in that department, so if anyone feel they can spare a few hours to the project, please apply for an internship. We are a good bunch of people in staff and you get a rare chance to see the project from another angle and help your fellow community members, so join the fun.
We on staff would also use this opportunity to thank each and everyone in our community for their continued support, donations and time spent on our project. This would not be possible to do without the combined effort of everyone! So thank you from all of us on staff and we all look forward to 2018 and what this year will bring project!

Happy New Year SWGEmu!


~The SWGEmu Team

Vlada
01-24-2018, 12:12 AM
For those that asked about our financial report, I have all but last 3 months done, I am still waiting for our accountant to send me those, as soon as i get them i will post it.

Thrax989
01-24-2018, 12:22 AM
Keep Up the good work Team/ Community. You guys are doing a great thing for all of us.

Lolindir
01-24-2018, 12:24 AM
Read it again. The staffs round table quotes should be back now. The forum is bugging out on us at the moment

risenangel
01-24-2018, 12:25 AM
edit: nvm. lets see how many catch it.

thanks for a wonderful year everyone

Vlada
01-24-2018, 12:25 AM
Read it again. The staffs round table quotes should be back now. The forum is bugging out on us at the moment

lol that at the moment started back in 2011.

Lolindir
01-24-2018, 12:26 AM
lol that at the moment started back in 2011.Thats when I joined the project....

Livy2K
01-24-2018, 12:29 AM
edit: nvm. lets see how many catch it.

Cant wait to save on travel tickets.

madmax2069
01-24-2018, 01:03 AM
Amazing work everyone, here's to 2018 and beyond.

vayman
01-24-2018, 02:44 AM
Outstanding work! Thank you to everyone involved for keeping the dream alive and making it a reality! Bring on 2018 and beyond!

/salute

nee2earth
01-24-2018, 02:50 AM
Amazing work everyone, here's to 2018 and beyond.

QFE...And...

Since my unfortunate impatience w/ the process & insubordination w/ co-volunteers caused my nearly 5 years on-Staff to be shamefully cut short this past year before I could type out my '2017 blurb' quote, I'd like to take this moment to publicly apologize to oru, TA, Scurby, Ivojedi, Miztah, reoze, lordkator, Niffer, Vlada, Lolindir, BigE, Weedie, Farelli, Hakry, risenAngel, & the rest of our Community for succumbing to the *darkside* too often and not only tarnishing my own continued efforts but also [albeit unintentionally] disrespecting the very spirit of our Project.

Use me, fellow SWGEmu'ers, as an example of how Nomanisanisland.

Anyways... 'twas a good run and still I'm thankful for the time I had behind-the-scenes to contribute toward 1.0

See y'all round the Galaxy...and on the forums. -- ./bow, Nee

./super-2018-PEP-TALK

p.s. 'SunCrusher 2019' has a nice ring (and symmetry) to it. Just sayin'. :mrgreen:

Katerran
01-24-2018, 02:53 AM
edit: nvm. lets see how many catch it.

thanks for a wonderful year everyone

O.O

I caught it! I totally caught it! Scurby you sneaky devil. You have no idea how excited I am right now! Well maybe you do since it seems to come up a lot in the forums.

Thank you SWGEmu team! You all rock!

conmcb25
01-24-2018, 03:18 AM
Great progress, thanks to all the staff, and the members who have contributed.

algebuckina
01-24-2018, 05:56 AM
Interesting

Kissodeath
01-24-2018, 06:07 AM
I would like to say thanks to all involved.... I know it cant be easy but you are appreciated.

Sound
01-24-2018, 06:27 AM
Another year in the books. Shaking my head in thought over what could possibly be said to illustrate just how thankful I am to all of you which whom have made this project get to where it is today; truly confounding.
I am from my soul ever so thankful. The hours commited, the things set aside, the determination to continue; these are such things that do not go unnoticed. Monuments are built and legendary tales are told over campfires of such events.
You have done / preserved for future generations a glimpse of what Raph Koster had set out do and convey with the paramount undertaking in reverse engineering and restoring this great endeavor. Thank you so much to everyone involved for your perseverance, and continued resolve to push through.

Very Respectfully, thoughtfully and thankfully;
Sound

papilove
01-24-2018, 09:49 AM
Best RP Thread ever. i didn't know the dev team could role play so well! bravo! can't wait for next year's update.

Vlada
01-24-2018, 11:04 AM
Best RP Thread ever. i didn't know the dev team could role play so well! bravo! can't wait for next year's update.

We also do mean LARP.

Serrabell
01-24-2018, 12:24 PM
Thanks for all y'all do:D

algebuckina
01-24-2018, 01:23 PM
Lol farelli, I didn't even need to gank you on thepit, you went afk right upfront of me, what was I meant to do lol

ammiemoon
01-24-2018, 01:41 PM
It is hard to put into words how much you are appreciated for keeping this great game alive and allowing us to share and relive many great memories.
Thank you all!

Farelli
01-24-2018, 05:17 PM
Lol farelli, I didn't even need to gank you on thepit, you went afk right upfront of me, what was I meant to do lol

Lies. I know what really happened.

reoze
01-24-2018, 06:33 PM
O.O

I caught it! I totally caught it! Scurby you sneaky devil. You have no idea how excited I am right now! Well maybe you do since it seems to come up a lot in the forums.

Thank you SWGEmu team! You all rock!

Since everyone else seems kinda slow.

https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/uWZBQ3eT/Screen%20Shot%202017-12-19%20at%2012.05.47%20PM.png

Lolindir
01-24-2018, 06:34 PM
Oh... You let the cat out of the bag!

Farelli
01-24-2018, 10:29 PM
Since everyone else seems kinda slow.

https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/uWZBQ3eT/Screen Shot 2017-12-19 at 12.05.47 PM.png

Where'd you get that ship? Who had it, Ducain?

Me and Chewie been looking for that ship for years!

bigevil
01-24-2018, 10:38 PM
There goes the neighborhood. LOL..now i have to go buy a joystick. To infinity and beyond! ( i mean space :p )

Farelli
01-24-2018, 10:44 PM
There goes the neighborhood. LOL..now i have to go buy a joystick. To infinity and beyond! ( i mean space :p )

Yeah, I'm gonna have to get one as well. That stuff won't test itself! :D

bigevil
01-24-2018, 10:48 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to get one as well. That stuff won't test itself! :D

LOL i've been sitting on two amazon gift cards since xmas.....target sighted. hehe :) oopss off topic. Go team great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

risenangel
01-24-2018, 11:33 PM
Where'd you get that ship? Who had it, Ducain?

Me and Chewie been looking for that ship for years!

I stole it from Unkarr Plutt who stole it from the Irving Boys who stole it from Ducain.

WHO STOLE IT FROM ME! You tell him that Han Solo just stole back to the Millennium Falcon. For good!

THIS SHIP IS THE MILLENNIUM FALCON?! YOU'RE HAN SOLO!

weedie
01-25-2018, 01:35 AM
Kudos, yet another year of amazing progress. Wish I had time to continue being involved on a more meaningful level, but I will certainly continue cheering from the sidelines :)

Vlada
01-25-2018, 07:23 AM
Kudos, yet another year of amazing progress. Wish I had time to continue being involved on a more meaningful level, but I will certainly continue cheering from the sidelines :)
Traitor!!!

vayman
01-25-2018, 02:27 PM
Since everyone else seems kinda slow.

https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/uWZBQ3eT/Screen%20Shot%202017-12-19%20at%2012.05.47%20PM.png

This is the ship that made the Kessel Run in fourteen parsecs?

Vlada
01-25-2018, 02:48 PM
This is the ship that made the Kessel Run in fourteen parsecs?

12 you uncultured swine.

vayman
01-25-2018, 02:56 PM
12 you uncultured swine.

I kinda wish that was Han's reply to that line now, lol.

Tyrson
01-25-2018, 03:11 PM
I quit live before JTL, so I'm very excited to try that out. I heard having your own ship is great for seducing twileks.

Vlada
01-25-2018, 04:12 PM
I kinda wish that was Han's reply to that line now, lol.

I know, right

thepotwizard
01-25-2018, 04:59 PM
JTL - We have started..

http://i.imgur.com/HDFmu4M.gif

Sergion
01-25-2018, 10:17 PM
JTL being started has me so excited for this year. Great work everyone

xirad
01-26-2018, 12:03 AM
I've thanked the SWGEMU team repeatedly in the various FB posts & shares but once more, THANK YOU for keeping the SWG experience alive!

And news that JTL has started? An even better Xmas present than a Red Rider BB Gun!!!
(and it won't shoot my eye out!)

conmcb25
01-26-2018, 02:03 AM
edit: nvm. lets see how many catch it.

thanks for a wonderful year everyone

I am not sure how you could miss it. Posted about it in my guilds discord as soon as I saw it. I had to quit drooling with anticipation first.................... ;)

algebuckina
01-26-2018, 10:52 AM
There goes the neighborhood. LOL..now i have to go buy a joystick. To infinity and beyond! ( i mean space :p )got mine for Christmas, I knew having those ship blueprints in storage on nova would get use sooner or later

papilove
01-28-2018, 07:07 AM
For those that asked about our financial report, I have all but last 3 months done, I am still waiting for our accountant to send me those, as soon as i get them i will post it. Are we going to see what they are paying you to moderate the forums? like a W-2?

bigevil
01-28-2018, 12:14 PM
got mine for Christmas, I knew having those ship blueprints in storage on nova would get use sooner or later

Trying to find one via reviews. Need a little bit bigger and like stiff response. Don't like the loose ones. Ya, here come the jokes. :) At the same time, don't want to spend more than fifty bucks really. Was kinda looking at this one............

https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-3D-Pro-Joystick-Windows/dp/B00009OY9U/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1517141634&sr=1-2&keywords=joystick

shivashandra
01-28-2018, 05:40 PM
Great job everyone ! Many thanks.

Vlada
01-28-2018, 09:15 PM
Are we going to see what they are paying you to moderate the forums? like a W-2?

We list that under miscellaneous.

xirad
01-29-2018, 04:27 PM
Trying to find one via reviews. Need a little bit bigger and like stiff response. Don't like the loose ones. Ya, here come the jokes. :) At the same time, don't want to spend more than fifty bucks really. Was kinda looking at this one............

https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-3D-Pro-Joystick-Windows/dp/B00009OY9U/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1517141634&sr=1-2&keywords=joystick

My wife has that one and she really liked it though hers is the wireless version.

My old MS Sidewinder (still has a 9 pin serial connector!) wouldn't work on Win 10. I tried her Extreme 3D for Elite Dangerous but it just didn't have
enough buttons. So I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-T-Flight-Hotas-Flight-Stick-pc/dp/B001CXYMFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1517242991&sr=1-1&keywords=joystick+thrustmaster

Love it. And the throttle can separate from the joystick for more comfortable play. It's very solid and won't slide around - my computer desktop is glass.

And as you can see, currently with Prime the price is just under $50!


Xir

bigevil
01-29-2018, 04:30 PM
My wife has that one and she really liked it though hers is the wireless version.

My old MS Sidewinder (still has a 9 pin serial connector!) wouldn't work on Win 10. I tried her Extreme 3D for Elite Dangerous but it just didn't have
enough buttons. So I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-T-Flight-Hotas-Flight-Stick-pc/dp/B001CXYMFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1517242991&sr=1-1&keywords=joystick+thrustmaster

Love it. And the throttle can separate from the joystick for more comfortable play. It's very solid and won't slide around - my computer desktop is glass.

And as you can see, currently with Prime the price is just under $50!


Xir

How is the response? I like very firm ones that don't flop all around. Yes, setting myself up again for jokes, but i like ones with a stiff or firm return to center if that makes sense?

reoze
01-29-2018, 10:07 PM
Have you tried the blue pill?

bigevil
01-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Have you tried the blue pill?

Are we talking Viagra or the Matrix? hehe :p

Ellyssia
01-30-2018, 02:03 AM
Still following from afar. Good work everyone, love to see the progress.

bigevil
01-30-2018, 02:06 AM
Elly!

/highfive :)

Ellyssia
01-30-2018, 02:10 AM
/waves

Hiya BigE! (I'm workin for the Navy now!)

bigevil
01-30-2018, 02:12 AM
/waves

Hiya BigE! (I'm workin for the Navy now!)

Awesome! Love that govt money. hehe :) I retire in about six months....have to grow up. Opps back on topic. Go project!

Vlada
01-30-2018, 09:08 AM
Hey Elly

Farelli
01-30-2018, 09:33 AM
/waves

Hiya BigE! (I'm workin for the Navy now!)

Navy pride. :)

Lolindir
01-30-2018, 10:33 AM
/Wave Elly

Working fo the boat military?

conmcb25
01-30-2018, 11:49 AM
/waves

Hiya BigE! (I'm workin for the Navy now!)

Sand crab?

xirad
01-30-2018, 04:31 PM
How is the response? I like very firm ones that don't flop all around. Yes, setting myself up again for jokes, but i like ones with a stiff or firm return to center if that makes sense?

The Thrustmaster is very solid. The joystick is quite stiff and yes, recenters with no flopping. The throttle obviously does not re-center and instead is very smooth to allow for fine control.

And there are buttons all over the place so there should be a button for everything in JTL, including flushing the toilet!


Xir

Ellyssia
01-30-2018, 04:57 PM
OI! /waves at V, Lolin, Farelli.