Hey guys,

The recode is going smoothly. There is slightly more work to it than was anticipated, but we're on track to complete within 3-4 weeks and roll it out to you guys. It's performing very well so far, lots of bugs have been fixed, the server loves the new framework. Things that were causing near-crash server loads are now barely registering on the scale.

Closer to the completion, I'll be inviting anyone who wants to to participate in an intensive testing session of the recode. More details on that later, but keep an eye on the news. :)

When we do move the recode live, there will be a weekend of downtime while we migrate all your accounts and dogs over.

When we move, there will be a change in aging for your dogs - every turn will now age your dogs by 2 months instead of 1. We'll try this out for a few weeks and see what the feedback is like, and either turn back or proceed with the new sped up aging system. This is being done because dogs seem to lose their usefulness around 4-5 years old, long before most have a chance to begin getting old - and very few have died. This will hopefully increase the use of their life span, as well as make choosing what to test and what not to test a more interesting choice.

Oh and guess what? We've figured out a way to allow player-created breeds to be imported. :) So that will be a new feature as well.

I know things have gotten slow here last few weeks. I appreciate you all for sticking with us and I look forward to a renewed level of activity once we're in a position to invite new members again. :)

Cheers,
Baus
Post added on November 11th, 2014 11:12 AM

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alcemistnv (3)
November 11th, 2014 3:57 PM
wooo im excited! :D

And you know I'm always up for testing!

Kodama (93)
November 11th, 2014 7:32 PM
It's great to hear that the recode is going well. :D It's awesome that we'll be able to import in-game breeds, too. I'm not sure if I'll be so happy about the new aging system, but I can definitely see why the change is being made. I think I've had a grand total of one dog make it to old age. lol

Anyway, I'll be up for testing too when we get to that point. c:

Inka sur (108)
November 11th, 2014 7:56 PM
so cool, cant wait. im up for testing as well

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