Introducing Weekly Test Hour! Jul 15, 2014 13:24:47 GMT 1
Post by Daniel Everland on Jul 15, 2014 13:24:47 GMT 1
Weekly Test Hour
As always we feel like it's important to thank you. We've gone through extensive tests on this server, and thus the launch of version 1.9 has been relatively smooth on live servers (so far!). This is largely due to your continuous support. For that the entire dev team thanks you!
With that said, one of the inherently downsides of US, which I get the impression most users agree with, is the size. Stress on servers create issues you would never have been able to detect on a server that isn't running into a whole lot of resistance. To do what's called a stress test on US we've decided to implement what we call Weekly Test Hour. We believe this will be beneficial to all parties as it will also cause a spike in traffic on US - something you've been begging for.
So how does this work? How are we going to make everyone play every at a specific time every single week? By specifying what time to do so! Check the time further down the post.
For this to work it's important we all have to join the same game every week. To make sure we don't play the same game every week, we're going to have a vote for which game to play every wednesday. This also gives you a chance to get more plays on your game. Additionally, whoever wins the poll will receive the Game Of The Week badge!
So how do we determine which games are going to be in the poll? That's simple! Simply send me a link to your game and it will be in next weeks poll. Once your game has won you the game of the week it will no longer be able to enter the competition.
We're gonna do this every Wednesday at;
West Coast (PDT): 1 PM
East Coast (EDT): 4 PM
If none of these time zones covers your are, please use worldtimebuddy to convert it to your local time.