A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

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A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Arrakis » 18 Aug 2016, 15:35

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Hey everyone,

Once again we want to thank our community for helping us to develop our game! Due to recent load tests that were performed along with our community members, we’ve managed to find some code that was not optimal. Fixing these code parts resulted in a significant server performance boost that can vary from 10% to 25%!

We’ve also implemented one of the highly-requested features by our community - an observe mode that can be used while running.

Patch notes (ver. 1.1.3.1):

New features and tweaks:
  • Implemented new Observe mode that can be enabled by hitting F3 (by default). You can now see terrain tiles altitude and block status while moving.
  • Buildings that were destroyed by decay or by siege damage now destroy all movable object on/inside those buildings. Items that were inside those buildings and movable containers are being dropped into ruins, but partially lost during collapse.
  • Server admins can now setup telnet remote connection to their server console by typing telnetSetParameters(#port#, "fullAccessPass", "readOnlyPass");
  • Updated wooden keep model

Bug fixes:
  • Managed to achieve a significant server side performance boost
  • Fixed a couple of model collision meshes to be more adequate
  • Fixed an overpowered “lance-slashing” combat technique that resulted in enormous amounts of damage
  • Creating screenshots should no longer slightly freeze your client

P.S. We’re still working hard with MMO bugs and fixes along with a new Guilds system that took us a bit longer than we’ve expected, to make it work properly. We hope that in a few weeks we will be ready to start wave #1 of the beta tests. Thanks for your patience and support!



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Re: A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Sharana » 18 Aug 2016, 17:04

Thank you for the patch, but the lance (and not only lance, it's the speedbonus mechanic itself) is not yet fixed. It's great to finally act on the problem after so many reports since months, but it will need one more pass before the MMO. Locking the speedbonus at 80 gets rid of the stupid 500 damage hits with 1000+ speedbonus, but is still gamebreaking enough, because let me tell you it's nowhere near fun to wiggle that mouse in order to get that speedbonus, not to mention the fact that there are autoclickers who can do it for you. Why don't you just remove the speedbonus all together and make it dependant on the horse speed (faster is more damage but harder to hit) instead of mouse wiggling all over the screen?
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As for the MMO - well it's good to hear that some progress is made, but few weeks means october at best. And that's for a wave 0 that was supposed to be "few days to couple of weeks". Next wave will be "few months" and with everything you've showed so far as timetables go that means at least 1 year. Many start to wonder if even Star Citizen will make it out earlier. Saying 2017 is fine, we all know how development is always slowed down by many factors, everyone can live with that. Repeating "Soon™" since March this year and completely ignoring all kind of timetables set by yourself with the words "Soon™" or "few more weeks" simply kills the community.
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Re: A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Mahtafa » 18 Aug 2016, 17:08

Well instead of just lowering the damage you can do with the lance you should just make it so that it breaks after 1 succesful hit, getting hit by a lance shouldnt be like getting hit with toothpick


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Re: A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Sharana » 18 Aug 2016, 17:10

Mahtafa wrote:Well instead of just lowering the damage you can do with the lance you should just make it so that it breaks after 1 succesful hit, getting hit by a lance shouldnt be like getting hit with toothpick

Worst idea ever - you never played as lancer I guess.
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Post by Mahtafa » 18 Aug 2016, 17:19

It would be "realistic" and would bring balance to the force


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Post by Sharana » 18 Aug 2016, 17:29

Mahtafa wrote:It would be "realistic" and would bring balance to the force


Many "realistic" things have to be forgotten if you want to play game with other players (not SP like M&B) and make it fun. Who will have the fun if person 1 gets oneshotted by lance and person 2 after that hit is lancer (skillpoints in 400 skillcap) without a lance? I don't find archers realistic in the game, neither the plate armor or the "damage" (1h will take you out with 1 good hit, no need for more "damage" as 2h), but it's game mechanics to create gameplay.

Lancer dealing 50-60 damage to armored person and 80-90 to peasant is more then balanced wit about 40 speedbonus. Lock it there as hotfix and then rework the mechanic in the future. You should add the speed of the horse to the damage and not how fast you wiggle the mouse over your screen...
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Re: A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Patriot_eke » 18 Aug 2016, 18:41

It's a lance. You're being skewered with a lance! Even if you are wearing plate, you should die horribly and quickly. I'll never understand the whining about lance damage. How about not fighting cavalry in the open? That's a much better idea.

I've fought with a spear before. With a sharpened point instead of a blunt one, I could easily run someone through with it depending on the armor they were wearing. Lamellar and plate would make the blow glance off more than likely, but any spear point biting into the armor would mean a very bad day for the wearer.

That's a spear. Now add the weight and speed of a horse to the equation. You're going to be squashed like a bug.

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Re: A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Laertes » 18 Aug 2016, 18:49

Mahtafa wrote:It would be "realistic" and would bring balance to the force

No - except for the special prepared training Lances, which shoudn´t do heavy damages to the valuable warriors.

It would be realistic, if you can´t handle it anymore after it penetrates a body (maybe if ya loose it/ it stucks into the ground) and you have to return to get it back. But I think it´s not the time and the right place (theme) to discuss this idea.
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Re: A LOT of server and client optimizations in before the next MMO beta wave(1.1.3.1)

Post by Morgarnus » 18 Aug 2016, 19:09

Great Patch :)

Looking forward to the MMO but you need to fix the Armour its all broke no one can make anything.

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Post by Gordon der Eiserne » 18 Aug 2016, 19:22

Greet Job,

Thanks Team and we wait of the next Wave ;)

Greetings :beer:

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