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Offline Ellowee

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Open Server Test February 20-21!
« on: 2015 Feb 16, 17:04:22 »

Hello everyone!!

The most recent Open Server Weekend suffered from connection issues and room crashes. Despite the problems, we managed to set a new record for the most players on simultaneously; but we know that it wasn't the ideal experience we had hoped for, and that a lot of you still didn't get a chance to experience the game. Plus, these events are our opportunity to make sure everything in the game's working as intended.

To give you a bit more insight, one of the major issues we had to deal with involved a DDoS attack on our servers. What is a DDoS attack you might ask? Well, check out this cool link I stumbled upon while pondering that same question myself: http://www.digitalattackmap.com/understanding-ddos/. What follows are screenshots of the traffic we received during the DDoS attack.

http://i.imgur.com/mqN6sBD.png
http://i.imgur.com/Q7nm37I.png
http://i.imgur.com/49czBuD.png
http://i.imgur.com/xu1sRCY.png
http://i.imgur.com/vA1LCyn.png

Those inbound numbers would look really cool if this was an internet speed test. Unfortunately, that's not the case here. Those high inbound numbers mean too many fake connections were trying to reach our servers keeping out real connections (i.e. actual players) from enjoying the game. Not very fun if you ask me. We're constantly working behind the scenes addressing problems as they come up. However, we know that still doesn't change the fact that many players were left out from enjoying the last Open Server Weekend.

Therefore, to make up for those that were unable to play last Open Server Weekend, and to give us another chance to test our systems and some new fixes, we'd like to give everyone another opportunity to explore Equestria. That's why we'll be holding another Open Server Test soon, on February 20-21!

We'll make another announcement once the game client is available to download. You will be able to to install the game client on your computer prior to the Open Server Test, but remember, the servers won't be open until 12:01 AM EST on Friday, February 20th. The servers will close on Saturday, February 21st at 11:59 PM EST.

Hope to see you then!

(P.S. Here's a cool countdown. Enjoy!)

« Last Edit: 2015 Feb 19, 18:42:46 by ocbaker »

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #1 on: 2015 Feb 16, 17:11:07 »
Well golly google gosh!

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #2 on: 2015 Feb 16, 17:39:46 »
Hope to see everypony there!
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #3 on: 2015 Feb 16, 17:42:33 »
My Birthday is at february 20  :D is it a gift?  :o
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #4 on: 2015 Feb 16, 17:53:13 »
well crude i wont be able to try it out its on my days that i got to work :c
« Last Edit: 2015 Feb 16, 17:59:25 by Blizzerd »

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #5 on: 2015 Feb 16, 18:05:20 »
Friday to Saturday, huh? I'll mark it on the calendar! This is gonna be great! ovO
If I may ask, is there a reason this weekend isn't including Sunday as well? Mind you, I'm thrilled you guys are opening the servers up again, period. I just know some folks aren't free on weekends until Sunday, so they might miss out on this.

Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into these things! It's a lot of work, but we appreciate it! ^-^

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #6 on: 2015 Feb 16, 18:14:46 »
OMG I CAN NOT WAIT TO PLAY IT (frozen refrence?)FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #7 on: 2015 Feb 16, 18:27:44 »
Yay! Again!  ^-^

Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #8 on: 2015 Feb 16, 19:15:43 »
Well I hope this compensates for what happened last time. Not gonna complain even though I have to accept and wing with the game's conditions so far.
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #9 on: 2015 Feb 16, 19:41:55 »
Oh, crap. About 2 GB (maybe a bit more) of inbound traffic. It's so much. O:

But anyways, still I had fun. I'll participate in this weekend. ^-^
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #10 on: 2015 Feb 16, 19:52:12 »
Well, considering that (if that's the case) is going to be the same build from January, I might spend those two days completing the side-quests since I was just exploring the areas on the previeous OSW and I didn't do any of those.  X3

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #11 on: 2015 Feb 16, 19:56:33 »
Well, considering that (if that's the case) is going to be the same build from January, I might spend those two days completing the side-quests since I was just exploring the areas on the previeous OSW and I didn't do any of those.  X3

It will be a different build with new fixes and systems in place. The quest related systems will be the same though.
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #12 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:06:54 »
It will be a different build with new fixes and systems in place. The quest related systems will be the same though.
The Legends of Equestria launcher will work?
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #13 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:11:21 »
yey ive been waiting for dayz  0:)
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #14 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:22:11 »
Oh my gosh, another LoE open server?? My first time playing was in January, and it was amazing :D I have to say I didn't expect another opportunity to come this quickly... not that I'm complaining, not in the least- in fact, I'm super excited, and absolutely cannot wait  ^-^ Hope everything will run more smoothly this time, and I can't wait to see everypony there! :)

Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #15 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:22:38 »
This is such exciting news! O:

I hope everypony gets a chance to play this time. And hopefully no attacks either. This will be epic! Can't wait to see you all!  ^-^

Offline Dashieisbestpony

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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #16 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:24:09 »
Will we need to re-download it?

On a kinda unrelated note, I suggest you do the "checking for DDOS stuff" like you did during the last one, plus make it so that we can leave the Crystal Kingdom?


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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #17 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:24:28 »
It will be a different build with new fixes and systems in place. The quest related systems will be the same though.

Oh, OK, I just said that before because I have the .zip file version and not the launcher and I wasn't sure if I would have to download the .zip file of a new build or not because of how short was going to be the wait between the previeous OSW and the new one; but, there's the answer lol , thanks for the reply. :)
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #18 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:27:40 »
Don't forget to bring your papers.
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Re: Open Server Test February 20-21!
« Reply #19 on: 2015 Feb 16, 20:29:43 »
Yay! I can't wait naow!
But I must be patient...
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