Updates

Server Updates

Posted by Toumaz on January 12, 2014
Stats, Updates / 2 Comments

And thus, we return to your regularly scheduled blog posts, about three years after the last one. Yep, still alive!

The Seal Hunter Stats site has been moved to a new host – it should be much snappier, and it has received a few facelifts in the process. You should totally check it out.

At the same time, the master server has also been moved to a new host. This should speed things up and improve reliability in general for those in the Europe/Asia region.

I hope to have more news to share with you shortly. Until then, keep hunting those seals!

Master Server Updates

Posted by Toumaz on August 29, 2010
Updates / 13 Comments

The Master Server has been updated for performance reasons – you should hopefully experience “Unable to contact master server” related errors a lot less as a result. I was doing some very, very bad things in the piece of code that ran every time the game client looked up its stats. (Horribly bad. I won’t mention the specifics to any other living being: it was just that embarrassing.)

Ranking updates for all players are also temporarily disabled – this will be re-enabled with the release of the rewritten master server, which will take me some time to finish – but I hope that you guys will also prefer being able to play over getting disconnected every other game. Use the statistics website to look up the top 100, and I’m very sorry for any inconvenience caused by the recent server problems.

If anything weird starts happening as a result of this update, please let me now – it would primarily be related to things saying “unauthorized account” upon joining a game.

Have fun!

Release Post-Mortem

Posted by Toumaz on July 31, 2010
Stats, Updates / 12 Comments

Everything went better than expected, one might say.

The only real issues that popped up were an immediate one, which was due to me being a total klutz and having forgotten to clear out a few tables, which caused the master server to disconnect any and every player after they had finished a game. There’s also currently an issue related to players leaving games, which will be fixed shortly, as well as a few minor client bugs (available loadout won’t refresh, unable to ready up) that might take a little while longer to fix until I can push a fixed version.

By popular request, I’ve added a list of achievements and ranks to stats.sealhunter.se. Have fun trying to get some of them – I can be rather mean, at times!

All in all, I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of players (or rather, by the amount of time you guys have poured into this already) with more than 1,200 matches finished in less than a day, and I’m very happy to see that people seem to be enjoying the game!

‘Til next time, and happy hunting! (108,106 seals and counting.)