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Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« on: April 29, 2019, 11:39:01 am »
Hey folks!

Just a few quick updates for you.

State of the Servers
As of this morning, everything should be running fairly smoothly. Weíve added another two mapservers, for a total of 9. Weíve also capped the concurrent players to 1,500 per shard for the moment, but we will look at slowly increasing this until we start seeing stability issues.

Weíve also made a number of other small tweaks, including setting all zones to unload if they are empty. This means you may get an extended loading time if you try to enter a currently-empty zone.

Setup & Finances
Weíve had a bunch of questions regarding what the current setup is, where it is, and what itís costing, so in the interest of transparency:

  • 1x Auth Server (4 cores, 8GB RAM)
  • 1x Web Server (4 cores, 8GB RAM)
  • 4x DB Servers (6 cores, 16GB RAM) (One per shard)
  • 5x Big Mapservers (32 cores, 64GB RAM)
  • 4x Small Mapservers (16 cores, 32GB RAM)
Itís hosted in Amsterdam, and overall itís costing around $4,700 per month.

Reconnecting
The previously-mentioned fix for allowing players to skip the login queue if they disconnect has been improved, and should now work under almost all circumstances. Please let us know if you continue to encounter issues with it.

And some quick stats: Weíre on 31,500 accounts, 107,183 characters, and we currently have just under 3,000 people online.

Thatís all for today. Please donít hit the servers too hard!


Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.

- The Homecoming Team
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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 11:44:11 am »
Wow, you guys are going through a lot for this. I can't thank you enough. That's a lot of hardware, I guess this means it wouldn't be possible to run this game for a small group privately, like 1 to 8 people :(

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 11:49:24 am »
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overall itís costing around $4,700 per monthwhy in gods name won't you allow us to donate to this cause then?  :o

In the sake of stability, that's a lot on volunteers. Effectively also, donations pointed towards support to an individual for their volunteer work doesn't verify as paying towards cause of hosting a server, which would help to the depict any kind of legal action any license would inflict against

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 11:51:32 am »
I really hope you guys set up a way for us to donate to help the servers run. That is a lot of money towards running the servers.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 11:51:58 am »
Wow, you guys are going through a lot for this. I can't thank you enough. That's a lot of hardware, I guess this means it wouldn't be possible to run this game for a small group privately, like 1 to 8 people :(

No, the CPU/memory requirements scale dramatically based on the number of active zones. A small server for you and your friends can run comfortably on most modern desktop computers as long as you unload empty zones.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 11:54:00 am »
I don't know how many times it needs to be said. As soon as they start accepting donations, NCSoft will be a LOT more likely to intervene.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2019, 12:00:54 pm »
I don't know how many times it needs to be said. As soon as they start accepting donations, NCSoft will be a LOT more likely to intervene.
This seems to be misread; as the messages condoned to this matter are explicitly clear. Let me clarify;

The data we own today for CoH to run as it has is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
Source: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

specifically referring to commercial purposes; this would allow donations to be accepted to individuals towards their values and cause, not to the product itself.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2019, 12:01:57 pm »

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2019, 12:07:54 pm »
Really appreciate all you do for the COH community and the superhero mmo community at large, your heroic necromancy has revived the only actually good superhero mmo to ever exist!

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 12:10:55 pm »
Do you all have stats of the network traffic of a particular day? Curious what the throughput requirements might be required for a server.

Edit: huge thanks, but I guess that goes without saying. You've brought back a lot of happiness for a lot of people. Here's to your efforts being the start of an amazing thing.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 12:11:32 pm »
Thanks again for the great work guys!

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2019, 12:14:08 pm »
Outstanding job all, please keep up the good work. Thanks for volunteering your time and money to this. I hope we can figure out a way to help monetarily with the upkeep without running into legal issues.
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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2019, 12:17:20 pm »
The word'AMAZING' now belongs to you guys.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2019, 12:29:15 pm »
You all are incredible thank you so much for working so hard to let us all enjoy this fantastic game.

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Re: Homecoming Server Update (April 29th): Stable?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2019, 12:33:37 pm »
Got to say i can't thank you guys enough for bringing this game it has helped me through a really difficult period in my life thanks!