Lobby bugs fixed

September 20, 2015

Time for the yearly update in which I tell you about embarrassing things!

So, in short:

  • The statistics website is down and has been down for ages. It will be coming back up, but I cannot give you an exact timeframe.
  • A lobby server bug has been fixed that caused the game to go back to the main menu after earning an achievement.
  • A lobby server bug has been fixed that caused certain matches not to be accepted if the player used a certain colour. (I’m pretty ashamed of this one.)

Highscore Season 3

May 18, 2014

Hey there, hunters!

After being on highscore season two for a very long time, we’ve now taken the step to season 3. You can now climb a fresh ladder anew!

This also brings a new leveling experience – it will no longer take as long to rank up and unlock all weapons.

The new experience curve looks like this:

As you can see, it is way flatter to get you up to speed more quickly. The experience roof has been lowered to 250,000 from 500,000 as well.

Some less scrupulous hunters have been weeded out – a large number of accounts found guilty of cheating has been banned. Now, I cannot possibly abate every kind of hack out there, but if you wish to cheat, please do it in an unranked server. This is a one-man operation and my resources are not limitless.

As always, happy hunting!

Server Updates

January 12, 2014
Stats, Updates

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!

DNS Changes

November 4, 2010

There have been connectivity issues for some of our services, so we’ve been given a new IP, and I did not know this beforehand (there are other admins for this specific dedicated server, too).

Give it an hour to let your DNS changes replicate, or you can also try to manually flush your dns (http://www.tech-faq.com/how-to-flush-dns.html).

The short version is: wait an hour or two and you should be able to play again.

Sorry about the plethora of problems that has sprung up lately. :\

Brief Update

November 2, 2010
  • The downtime the last 24 hours has been caused due to the fact that the Seal Hunter database is growing way bigger than I ever imagined it to (it is currently hovering around the 0.7 GB mark, and rising) and this has caused slowdowns in various systems. I will be tracking them down over the next few days to minimize server downtime and lag.
  • Work on the new master server is progressing slowly, mainly because…
  • …I’ve moved (and am currently more stressed out than I had ever fathomed one could be), and I’ll be starting my internship with an actual game developer company tomorrow, leaving me even less free time to work on my game.

Those are the haps, pretty much – I dearly wish I had the time to work on adding new weapons and a friends list and such, but Real Life is a mean mistress. I hope you understand – I definitely do not intend on abandoning the game, but I have had to prioritize development away for more urgent matters lately. Sorry! :(

Keep them matches coming – almost 220,000 of them already – you guys are crazy!

Edit: Our dedicated server host messed up a motherboard exchange. Please bear with us until it is fixed. Fixed.