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Do your characters have armor?

Transformers News: Do your characters have armor?
Date: Friday, April 28th 2006 7:12pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Glyph

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As some folks have already noticed, I've added a couple of new mission types today. From now on, if you want armour - you have to get out there and win it! These missions are the first step into a new level for HMW, because it's the first time that your success or failure in a mission has a direct effect for your faction.

You can check out an example of a completed mission here. Want to know more? Stop by the HMW discussion forum to chat about this new feature.

Now get out there and earn some resources for you and your allies!

New SEARCH function added!

Transformers News: New SEARCH function added!
Date: Tuesday, April 18th 2006 2:51pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Glyph

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Views: 8,161

By popular demand, I've added a search tool that you can use to find characters, teams and players by name. Later this will likely be expanded to allow more options and integrated into the next generation of the high score table.

I'll try to get a link added to the side bar for this page, but for now please use the link above.

Updates to the HELP section!

Transformers News: Updates to the HELP section!
Date: Friday, April 14th 2006 5:45pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Glyph

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Views: 8,837

The hugely popular XP calculator has now been integrated into HMW's own Help section! You can use this great tool to experiment with different configurations and plan out your upgrades, so why not give it a try?

Also, the alt-mode identification database has been restored to the Help section. Want to know where your alt icon came from and who it represents? Find out here! If you can help fill in any of the missing pieces, please let me know.

FAQ/Help Section reminder

Transformers News: FAQ/Help Section reminder
Date: Thursday, April 13th 2006 11:18pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Maximus Prime

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Views: 8,650

For those that missed it on the sign up page here is a friendly reminder to use the F.A.Q./Help section so you can understand how the game works.

If you have read it through and still don't quite have all the answers, just do what the last question says and visit the HMW Forum to get advise from the helpful players there.

Heavy Metal War is back online

Transformers News: Heavy Metal War is back online
Date: Sunday, February 5th 2006 10:36pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Glyph

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Views: 12,150

Hey folks, with the new server upgrade we've put HMW back online! Hopefully the switch to a new database server will finally eliminate the problems we've been having.

Please login and play! A few pages are still down as they're being rewritten for the new game engine. Let us know any problems you run into, and we'll try to get them fixed ASAP.

Game is temporarily back up....

Transformers News: Game is temporarily back up....
Date: Thursday, December 8th 2005 1:07pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Maximus Prime

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Views: 15,605

From the following thread Seibertron posted this:

Please play until your heart's content today.

I modified HMW so I would be the only one who could access it to help me isolate areas that were of concern to me. The main index page of HMW that listed your recent Arena and Mission battles and news seemed to take a very, very long time for the page to load, especially since NO ONE other than me was able to access it. It was taking around 20 - 30 seconds for the page to load ... but only the first time that I visited that page. That's because the database is setup to cache queries ... so the more frequently a query is accessed, the faster it should process (in theory), until the server runs out of memory for caching queries in memory (at least I think that's how the memory cache works in theory).

After the 20 - 30 second load average occurred for 4 days straight, I decided it was time to remove those queries from the index page of HMW until Glyph or I have time to rewrite those queries to get your recent Arena and mission battles. Let's see how the game loads and how the server behaves with that functionality being turned off.

I have some other ideas for HMW as well, but I want to see how big of an overall difference this makes.

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Just a warning ... I'll be monitoring the server. If it acts up, I have to turn the game back off. Hopefully this won't be the case today. If any of you see Glyph on IM, please let him know that I did this so he can address a couple of the issues that I notified him about. Thanks.

Some more testing being done...

Transformers News: Some more testing being done...
Date: Monday, November 28th 2005 2:57pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Maximus Prime

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Views: 12,999

Seibertron is working on some things:

I installed something on the server that will allow me to (hopefully) catch some slow queries on the site. I turned the game on temporarily so that I can see what crashes the server over the next few hours with the game online.

Arena up for now

Transformers News: Arena up for now
Date: Friday, November 25th 2005 2:03am CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Maximus Prime

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Views: 12,902

Some sections are down again but Glyph has reported the following:

I've put the arena back online for the moment to see how the load bears up. The performance record stuff has been temporarily disabled - this should let me know whether there's a major problem with the queries that update it.

Of course, this may be temporary so be advised that things do change, and they may more often than we can update this page.

Registry is back up.

Transformers News: Registry is back up.
Date: Monday, November 14th 2005 11:52pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Maximus Prime

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Views: 13,518

Glyph and meetoblivion have been busy working on the game and have been successful in getting the registry back up for your team.

But that's not all that's been reactivated! Everything is back except for Missions and the Arena. CR is down as well, but that's not a concern since Glyph restored everyone's health to full, and with no fighting you won't need it.

Battle Beasts have returned as well, so after you check out your team and make sure that everything's okay you can head in there to stay busy.

But while this is good and all we do ask for some help from you. Please report any lags in the site and what time they occured in the Problems Reporting Thread. Don't forget to let us know what timezone you're in because that makes a huge difference when dealing with times of day.

Naturally, we will try to keep you informed of any developments, either here or in the HMW Status Thread.

Update

Transformers News: Update
Date: Wednesday, November 9th 2005 12:42pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Maximus Prime

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Views: 13,381

I posted an update regarding the current status of the game in the Heavy Metal War Forum:

Ryan is testing things but the game will come back down if the server locks up again.

Use it, but don't be disappointed if it goes down. The good news is that if it does/doesn't go down we may have figured out something very important to the database connections.


Check here or in this thread for further updates. We will keep you posted as soon as we find out anything.

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