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[UO Herald] We need your help - Come help crash the Atlantic Test Shard NOW!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Ever dream of crashing shards when you were young? Well here is a chance to live your dream!

    The Atlantic Test server should be available to all players on the main shard selection screen. While we are migrating to better hardware, we wanted to do additional load balance testing and bulletproof the new configuration - This is where you come in.

    So login, check it out and help us, help you - we might just have some fun doing it!



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  2. Babble

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    hmm need to pach first :p
     
  3. Hildebrand

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    Atlantic Test Shard?? I see TC1.
    Same thing??
     
  4. Aurelius

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    I think we succeeded, was hunting on Test Atlantic and suddenly 'connection lost'...
     
  5. Aurelius

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    No, there was a Test Atlantic ... but I think we broke it...
     
  6. Hildebrand

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    Took you guys less than 5 min to break it... lol!
     
  7. ohmyGED

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    Somehow....I don't have a good feeling when we have developers asking us as players to crash something......
     
  8. Hildebrand

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    I take it that they want to test the new hardware, hopefully separate one containing the Atlantic TC. Nothing wrong with that.
    *waits for another test message* :eyes:
     
  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    So we did our job then?

    -Galen's player
     
  10. Aurelius

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    Yep, for the short time I was able to look in on it, it was a clone of Atlantic with my characters, bankboxes etc, plus the TC command set for getting items and the usual TC items and cash in the bank (although all the ethys in my bankbox had the clicoc error string instead of their proper names...)
     
  11. Beer_Cayse

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    I'm a business programmer, QA and analyst. First thing I tell my testers is exactly that: "go break the damn thing!" I get laughs, but many times it's been the most effective customer testing ever.
     
  12. Sevin0oo0

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    Why not call some of your GM's, you'll get your help in 2-9 hrs, just like We do!
    see ya
     
  13. ingsmsico

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    there's no possible way the minute number of players still involved with UO can crash a shard.
     
  14. Beer_Cayse

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    ouch! thatz a +10 on the Slapshot Scale. Nicely done.
     
  15. ohmyGED

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    Systems Consultant. I concur. First rule of any testing strategy....test outside the business requirements. Break it.

    Find those "little" things that can turn catastrophic.
     
  16. Taylor

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    Next time, we should create a global countdown. At the moment the timer runs out, everyone recalls across a server line.
     
  17. Mapper

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    Or unravels a bag of 125 items.. My game always seems to slow down during that. :D
     
  18. Why do you even play / post anymore, negative nancy?
    Your telling me you are this anti-uo but cannot find another game that pleases you?
    wow.
     
  19. Smurcoch

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    Is this the beginning stages of Shard Merges????

    I'd hate to loose my low populated shard for a combination of shards!
     
  20. Taylor

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    I doubt it. There's no good way to do this, due to housing.
     
  21. Supreem

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    We are actually troubleshooting an issue we ran into when migrating the Atlantic shard over to the new hardware. The only way to crash it is to get players on it. This makes it really hard to debug since we have to get you guys involved every time we want to reproduce it. If you see Atlantic Test on the shard list, it means we are trying to crash it. By all means log on and help :)
     
  22. copycon

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    By telling players "we just might have some fun" is a bit like saying "put this blindfold on". If I could make a suggestion, you should give the players something to log on for, such as an event or any kind of different experience from the traditional. That is the first thought that came to my mind when I saw the call to arms...

    As an example, tell them XYZ's are invading Britannia and you need their help (town crier, logon announcement etc). Or, give them the shard equivalent of The Abyss and tell them to go at it. I wouldn't think those would not be very difficult to do and would spur on some interest across all shards similar to SOTD.

    Or, you could always create a shard and call it "Classic" and, you know, give it a few tweaks here and there. Hint... hint... :)
     
  23. Gunga_Din

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    I hope so. Should be only 4 main shards now anyway. The rest are just filler. Close them and move people !! You would hate to lose your castle on an empty shard? What's the point?
     
  24. R Traveler

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    Someone injected bad code to this shard saves and it not supported on new hardware? Like trying to run 3dnow optimized code on Intel CPU?
     
  25. Babble

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    *grins*
    You have problems crashing your server? That one is new!
    :p