DevBlog #37 – Community Update On Server Issues
Welcome to our latest DevBlog. Over the last couple of weeks, Atom Universe has been launched across North & South America and Europe, but as many of you aware...We've experienced some teething problems with the servers and during certain times of the day, it's been difficult for you to log into Atom Universe.
Due to the high amount of traffic we've received over the last couple of weeks, our servers have produced a wide range of issues from connectivity and slow loading times.
Resolving the issues
Firstly, we needed to improve the server stability and reliability to cope with a high load players during peak times. In order for us to achieve this, we needed to turn our attention to optimizing the back-end code and making adjustments to the configuration of the server. by doing this, we increased the performance of the server to perform faster request when you're trying to log into Atom Universe, creating new servers or attempting to join friends.
Furthermore, we needed to reconfigure the Google Cloud resources to allow a higher traffic of connected players to connect to the servers concurrently. By increasing quotas and updating the datastore, we were able to achieve this. Next up was ramping up the hardware specifications of the virtual machines used to accommodate more Unreal Engine servers. (these are the individual instances of you see in the level selection screen).
As a result, we were able to achieve an optimal performance during peak times allowing players to create more public and private servers.
Lastly, we are turning our attention to bug hunting. In order to create a better playing experience, we'll be listening to your feedback and reviewing any bug reports
Increased players capacity for Private Spaces
Due to some recent improvements made, we'll be increasing the player capacity in privates space (The Mirage House & Woodlands House) from 16 players to 32 players. During this, come and try them out and tweet us your get togethers with the #AtomUniverse tag.
This week in the Atomsphere
This week in the Atomsphere, we've searched far and wide for our favorite tweets, screenshots, YouTube videos. So, let's jump to it and get started!
Live from the Tweetsphere
During this week, new stars rise to fame and Dino boy might just be on to something...Here is our round up of favorite tweets
— ???K-Rage??? (@K_Rage05) September 29, 2016
— X3SpeedRunAPain (@UmtoTonySeven) September 29, 2016
— GallowDark (@GallowDark) September 26, 2016
— Dino boy (@PauloPerknez) September 28, 2016
YouTuber of the week
This week's YouTuber is none other than Abiatha's Virtual Worlds trying out our latest attraction and watching the sunset from the top of the Ferris Wheel.
Screenshot of the week
Phwoar! Way a go K-Rage, you're the first member to make two appearances in same the Atomsphere. Look's like we're looking at another Civil War, but be careful guys... We've heard the Avengers have a Hulk.
— ???K-Rage??? (@K_Rage05) September 27, 2016
That about wraps thing up for this week, ciao!