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    STM Server and Scrum

    STM Server and Scrum

    Jun, 2011
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    STM Server - Jun, 2011


    Quote Originally Posted by Oru
    We are trying to test a new system for the engine that might be a great help in the development process. TC: Nova shouldn't be affected by this, since feature wise they are identical.

    This version of the engine brought a lot of major changes in the underlying framework that Core3 is built upon. Core3 is not rewritten in any way, it mostly contains changes in Engine3 and some low level things that need to be changed in Core3. However there is no feature game logic change.

    We didn't have the capacity to test every part of the code so it is still crashing a lot. That's why we need a lot of testing by you guys in order to get it stable. Everyone is welcome to help.


    *Please note that you have to create new characters after every STM server crash because we don't save everything to the database yet.
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    More info about STM Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Oru View Post
    When it is stable enough and the performance is acceptable, we are going to replace Nova by this and discontinue the locking based version which was a huge burden for developers to maintain. For you this will mean no more deadlocks and eventually as we add more features, the whole system will be able to survive crashes with no loss of data.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oru View Post
    Please don't report bugs from it yet, it is a few weeks older Nova code so there is no point reporting things as of yet. It will be merged later and there will be one common version.
    Scrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Oru
    The project management system is under revision. We don't have to remind you that this is a purely voluntary project and all work is being done in our free time. With that in mind it is clear that Scrum was overkill and not ideal for our purposes. I proposed to use something we have at work that is pretty easy and won't put any overhead on developers and might work better for us.

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    Last edited by Vlada; 06-02-2011 at 12:14 PM.

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    Thanks for the update.!

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    So will this be for testing seperate areas of the game such as creature handler that on nova we have not really done anything with. If not its fine just nice to hear about any new info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmsortiz View Post
    So will this be for testing seperate areas of the game such as creature handler that on nova we have not really done anything with. If not its fine just nice to hear about any new info!
    Here more info from Oru, i hope this explains whats going to happen with STM and Nova.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oru View Post
    When it is stable enough and the performance is acceptable, we are going to replace Nova by this and discontinue the locking based version which was a huge burden for developers to maintain. For you this will mean no more deadlocks and eventually as we add more features, the whole system will be able to survive crashes with no loss of data.

    So basically what you see on Nova you will see on STM, but yes in time even those professions that were always missing from our servers, like CH, BE and DE will be added and tested there.

    Oh and another important thing:

    Quote Originally Posted by Oru View Post
    Please don't report bugs from it yet, it is a few weeks older Nova code so there is no point reporting things as of yet. It will be merged later and there will be one common version.
    P.S. Added this info to the OP.
    Last edited by Vlada; 06-02-2011 at 12:15 PM.

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    Awesome, thanks for the info!

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    Very cool progress here.

    I'm about to whinge, so ignore me if you don't want to read it.

    Lag, rubberbanding, a significant lack of resources......... I take it this is not intended to be playable yet? I know you said not to report bugs, but I'm getting C++ errors and client crashes.

    The latest changes to TC Nova have broken things that were previously working well. The new player intro is cool, but at what cost? No more player housing.

    I was one of the more persistant testers for quite a while. I take a small holiday to Liberator to meet some people in this community, fully intending to come back rejuvinated. So I come back, and it's now unplayable again.......

    I guess like the other 900 people, I'll be on Liberator, dieing of a broken Emu.
    Last edited by Vlada; 06-06-2011 at 06:35 PM. Reason: Double post
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    Considering that I wrote the code to make it that way, yes, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjebus View Post
    Very cool progress here.

    I'm about to whinge, so ignore me if you don't want to read it.

    Lag, rubberbanding, a significant lack of resources......... I take it this is not intended to be playable yet? I know you said not to report bugs, but I'm getting C++ errors and client crashes.

    The latest changes to TC Nova have broken things that were previously working well. The new player intro is cool, but at what cost? No more player housing.

    I was one of the more persistant testers for quite a while. I take a small holiday to Liberator to meet some people in this community, fully intending to come back rejuvinated. So I come back, and it's now unplayable again.......

    I guess like the other 900 people, I'll be on Liberator, dieing of a broken Emu.
    STM will eventually replace Nova, like Oru said, it is currently unstable abnd that is to be exacted, but it still needs a lot of stress testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlada View Post
    STM will eventually replace Nova, like Oru said, it is currently unstable abnd that is to be exacted, but it still needs a lot of stress testing.
    I've been poking around the forums and couldn't find the answer to my question.... When will we be able to test STM? And is there anything I or anyone else in the community can do to hurry it along? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaos1a1 View Post
    I've been poking around the forums and couldn't find the answer to my question.... When will we be able to test STM? And is there anything I or anyone else in the community can do to hurry it along? Thanks.
    Atm focus is on stability testing, I'm guessing we will be back to normal testing and bug reporting after STM replaces Nova, no ETA of course.

    If you cant code best thing you can do is just logon STM from time to time, try various things and mess around with anything that works. If you can code, you are welcome to apply for a Dev positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlada View Post
    Atm focus is on stability testing, I'm guessing we will be back to normal testing and bug reporting after STM replaces Nova, no ETA of course.

    If you cant code best thing you can do is just logon STM from time to time, try various things and mess around with anything that works. If you can code, you are welcome to apply for a Dev positions.
    Yeah, I'm definitely NOT a coder, I'm more of the designer and trouble shooter type... lol. So I'll keep logging into STM to play around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlada View Post
    Atm focus is on stability testing, I'm guessing we will be back to normal testing and bug reporting after STM replaces Nova, no ETA of course.

    If you cant code best thing you can do is just logon STM from time to time, try various things and mess around with anything that works. If you can code, you are welcome to apply for a Dev positions.
    I'm more of Quality Assurance, so to be helpful, when I get my next "free time paycheck" (that is, this weekend), I'll be able to commit to stress-testing and relentlessly bombarding STM with login attempts. I have only a basic knowledge of computer language, not enough to apply for that district, I'm afraid. Considering I've been doing quite a bit of reading through this forum as of late, it may also be possible I can keep the community...Um, for lack of better wording, "in line".

    Just trying to help.

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    Sorry for the rant. I do appreciate the work you all do for the project.

    I should have gone to sleep instead of making that second post. I will try to log in regularly, but at the moment, I'm getting C++ errors from a landspeeder I made.

    Appologies to the team, it's been a long night for me (4:50am local time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivojedi View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjebus View Post
    Sorry for the rant. I do appreciate the work you all do for the project.

    I should have gone to sleep instead of making that second post. I will try to log in regularly, but at the moment, I'm getting C++ errors from a landspeeder I made.

    Appologies to the team, it's been a long night for me (4:50am local time).
    No need to apologize, it can be a bit frustrating when you just want to help but for some reason (those C++ errors for example) you cant. Thank you for trying to hep us test.

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    Vlada someone needs to come up with a way to register our names permanently. I'm tired of new players showing up and stealing freakin toon names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dngrzne91 View Post
    Vlada someone needs to come up with a way to register our names permanently. I'm tired of new players showing up and stealing freakin toon names.
    Is there a way you can register toon names to the login so it is reserved for all servers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivojedi View Post
    Considering that I wrote the code to make it that way, yes, I'm sure.

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