As a lot of you will likely know, in January I asked for some help purchasing a server as Mirage had outgrown it’s bedroom project roots and needed a serious hosting platform. We met the goal thanks to all of you wonderful people in the community and as promised the new machine has been built and I have signed a contract to have it hosted at a data centre close to London for the next year.
The new server 🙂
I have spent this weekend working on configuring it ready for deployment and will be arranging to put it into the data centre this week. I will then run a series of tests over the following week checking security, stability and performance before finally migrating the world over to it. So what can you expect?
- No more kicks / router crashes
- Significantly improved pings
- Support for a significantly greater number of simultaneous online players
- 1337% faster response time from me on server issues
I will notify players ahead of time on Twitter, Facebook and the Forums when the migration will be taking place, and I expect the migration will take around 12 hours. This update will not include any new features or changes in-game to keep the risk of issues to an absolute minimum.