It has been a long and arduous process, but we've overcome a major hurdle to deployment of the upcoming content patch. As of last week, we successfully updated a copy of the production database from US East with the content patch. The next step in the process will be testing and then generation of a new set of data for the initial installation.
While we wish we could say it is smooth sailing from here, our experience so far is that additional issues will crop up and have to be addressed (it is our least favorite game of wack-a-mole ever).
Regardless, this is a major step forward and we would like to thank you all for your patience as we've worked through the issues.
The new Test Staging has been finished and beginning this week we will be working on testing the hybrid patching system (old HE and the new HE Build process). The changes in HE over the last 16 months has given us some of that challenge we mentioned above, but we believe we have finished the changes needed to push The Repopulation. Please note that once we get past the cleanup and can update The Repopulation to the latest version of HE, it will be easier and quicker.
Once the tests are complete we will update you on the results and when this patch will be pushed to live.
You may have also noticed some changes on the forum over the last 5 weeks.
- Can now see who has been on the forum in the last 24 hours (bottom of index/main forum page)
- Fixed the dark theme popup login
- Added years users have been members (candles) to profiles (one candle per year membership)
- Fixed the post icon position
- Updated post toolbar edit icons
Thank you very much for all your feedback and most of all, your patience! Please check back for additional updates this week regarding systems and art being worked on.
And here's a link with more art dept rocks for your visual enjoyment: NEW ROCKS
► Join in on the coversations at the forum announcment here: NEW UPDATE