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    Idea for test servers

    I know that I have a vivid imagination and probably many of you will laugh after reading my post, but I will write how I imagine the operation of test servers.
    The new thing, which is to be officially released, is turned on pts a month before the premiere, Gamigo announces it to us in the forum, writing exactly what is new to test, if any materials are needed, we should get them in sufficient quantity for testing. There would be a special thread in the forum for each update in which we could describe our comments on the changes being tested.
    Test servers should be open at all times except for maintenance and upgrades.
    And now you can laugh me to death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noxie View Post
    I know that I have a vivid imagination and probably many of you will laugh after reading my post, but I will write how I imagine the operation of test servers.
    The new thing, which is to be officially released, is turned on pts a month before the premiere, Gamigo announces it to us in the forum, writing exactly what is new to test, if any materials are needed, we should get them in sufficient quantity for testing. There would be a special thread in the forum for each update in which we could describe our comments on the changes being tested.
    Test servers should be open at all times except for maintenance and upgrades.
    And now you can laugh me to death.
    Laugh? I like this idea a lot..the only ones that will "laugh" are those 1%'s who still think that PTS is a "real test server." Despite being told a million times that's its not at all by the people who played on it since the opening of it, and now lol. To be honest...having Test server open doesn't hurt Live servers at all...Yea, when there is a major update people flock to PTS, (only to seem some of them just come to PTS to just PVP and nothing else...) however after the new update is out etc, PTS's population dies down a bit, being that they go back to normal. Just to close PTS for 3 months using the excuse "there is nothing to test" despite PTS in the past being open for months and months with nothing new, but whatever.

    Still annoys me that there isn't ANY communication at all..I guess they are busy with putting cosmetic items back into cache boxes on normal AA again and working on Unchained..which working on unchained is fine but like Alisee said, let us know what's going on forums. Yes you learn stuff from stream like PTS being announced open, but for people who can't join stream all the time, usually there is a post about something like PTS on forums, this time there was not.

    This is EXACTLY what Trion did before they officially left..even when Devilian got closed there wasn't word at all about anything until 2 days before it had to close. And not that Gamigo is exactly like Trion..Trion were a greedy company who just cared about money and nothing else..not all of Trion yes, but a lot were. However this is a bit ridiculous coming from Gamigo..nothing said on Discord, nothing on forums, nothing in Player support like come on man! Like what the fck? Sigh..I've said my peace, but my faith in Gamigo is starting to dwindle..

    Hm but what do ye mean Alisee by Upgrades? Like Major Patches or?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithunter View Post
    ....Hm but what do ye mean Alisee by Upgrades? Like Major Patches or?....
    I imagine that the test server is a complete and faithful copy of the live server. With all mechanisms and algorithms that work on live (even 10 labor, not 20 now we have Fluffy for the lab). Every change that is planned for live servers, after internal testing is implemented on pts to expand the circle of people who are testing the new solution. As in the old saying: "when everyone says something can't be done, there comes one who doesn't know that it can't be done and he does it." I mean, sometimes the right person has to come and see and find a mistake. And sometimes for the error to appear, you have to put a heavy load on the whole system. I also think that since it is a test server for players, it should be open all the time. The company has its own servers for internal testing. Many of ours sometimes have a quick need to check a solution that is expensive. On pts we can do it without loss.
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    you guys bett get use to pts being gone like the rest of aau and aa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noxie View Post
    I imagine that the test server is a complete and faithful copy of the live server. With all mechanisms and algorithms that work on live (even 10 labor, not 20 now we have Fluffy for the lab). Every change that is planned for live servers, after internal testing is implemented on pts to expand the circle of people who are testing the new solution. As in the old saying: "when everyone says something can't be done, there comes one who doesn't know that it can't be done and he does it." I mean, sometimes the right person has to come and see and find a mistake. And sometimes for the error to appear, you have to put a heavy load on the whole system. I also think that since it is a test server for players, it should be open all the time. The company has its own servers for internal testing. Many of ours sometimes have a quick need to check a solution that is expensive. On pts we can do it without loss.
    Ah I get what you mean now, I can see that being a very simple soulution to this problem, I don't know if they will think the same way, both XL & Gamigo, but yea. Thank you for explaining to me more in depth! And true, that saying is very true lol. Also Alisee, ye should run your own company for a game/test server, ye are really smart and come up with a lot of great ideas all the time haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wileycat View Post
    you guys bett get use to pts being gone like the rest of aau and aa

    Well I am already used to it, having fun on Live servers except for crashing and disconnections, but still. What's the status of AAU, could ye fill me in? I have heard of problems, but I thought things were going better over there, not getting worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithunter View Post
    Ah I get what you mean now, I can see that being a very simple soulution to this problem, I don't know if they will think the same way, both XL & Gamigo, but yea. Thank you for explaining to me more in depth! And true, that saying is very true lol. Also Alisee, ye should run your own company for a game/test server, ye are really smart and come up with a lot of great ideas all the time haha.
    I don't know if this idea would work on such a large scale. Similar solution worked a few years ago when I worked as an IT specialist in a big hospital. We implemented a large new system of medical procedures and settlements. This is where we installed a twin servers to run tests. In short Here is little diferent situation, but ... maby it will work.
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