Snow area is still loaded on the server

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Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by foxmajik » 15 Oct 2010, 03:44

Hello,

The snow area is no longer accessible to players because the warp is removed.

However, I noticed the maps are still loaded on the server.

It seems we could save some server resources by removing the maps until the area is re-opened.
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by MadCamel » 15 Oct 2010, 04:47

Not that simple, there are still players with their positions saved on that map. If we removed the map and they logged in, bad things would happen. Rather than muck about with the character data and move everyone off that map or some other funky solution, it was decided to simply leave the map running while the new snow area to replace it is being worked on.

Hope this clears things up
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by Kage » 15 Oct 2010, 17:03

foxmajik wrote:Hello,

The snow area is no longer accessible to players because the warp is removed.

However, I noticed the maps are still loaded on the server.

It seems we could save some server resources by removing the maps until the area is re-opened.
3 or 4 empty maps is a drop in a bucket of water compared eA's real resource problems.
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by argul » 15 Oct 2010, 19:31

What are the real resource problems then?
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Post by ChefChelios » 15 Oct 2010, 20:37

argul wrote:What are the real resource problems then?
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by Kage » 15 Oct 2010, 20:40

argul wrote:What are the real resource problems then?
mainly the character server loading 20,000 player accounts into memory then rewriting them to the disk every 30 seconds.
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by Rotonen » 15 Oct 2010, 22:54

TMW CR 1 does not have a snow area and it has never had a snow area in its development cycle.

Moving this post to a TMW-eA content development section.
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by Jaxad0127 » 17 Oct 2010, 09:07

The map-server (which is the only server that really has to deal with the maps) doesn't use many resources as it is. We could probably add a hundred maps like the ones we have before we started straining it. There shouldn't be many left in Nivalis.
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by argul » 21 Oct 2010, 14:22

Kage wrote:
argul wrote:What are the real resource problems then?
mainly the character server loading 20,000 player accounts into memory then rewriting them to the disk every 30 seconds.
Mhh i am not a server dev -just content and tiled- but it might be slightly better just to save those characters who are currently online / were online in the last 300seconds?
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Re: Snow area is still loaded on the server

Post by Freeyorp101 » 21 Oct 2010, 15:06

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