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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Site Overloading Fri 16th Jul 2010 1:04pm


Apparently the site went down... again. This was because of overloading; the site was getting too many hits because of people coming here from MARDEK 3, I imagine, and features like the chatroom were being used by too many people at once.
The underlying problem though is the site's coding... Deep down, it's based on code from the ancient 'Catechisms of YALORT', the first dynamic site I ever made, full of awful, inefficient coding conventions that I really need to look at and do something about.
Since I want to prepare the site somewhat for upcoming games like FHO and Beast Signer anyway, I think over the next few days I'm going to try to perhaps recode important features of the site from scratch...
I'll do it in a separate area and replace things when it's done, though, so the site won't be broken in the meantime or anything like that.

This could also be a great point to code in Moderator controls, which I've been putting off forever.

So, uh, that will totally be barrels of fun...

I've also still got to finish the MARDEK 3 Walkthrough thing at some point. I meant to have that done yesterday, but, uh... I can't even remember HOW I wasted my time!

I want to write a news post relating to my thoughts about MARDEK 3, too. I want to write about what I learned from the experience, what I'd do differently if I could do it again, what I liked and didn't like, how I feel about it all, etc. I've been meaning to do that 'today' for over a week now, but, uh, so many distractions...

I need to plan out for sure what to do game-wise next as well. I'll be writing a news post about my details plans and upcoming projects soon.

So yes... Now I need to get to fixing up parts of the site, I suppose...


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Venomeao`s Avatar
Rating Orb Venomeao 16 Philippines MelancholicPhlegmatic 10C 0F
7 years ago | (0)
It seems that the release, or maybe "before" the release boosted your fan numbers Pseudolonewolf, making the site crash like crazy...

It seems that they have created an account, rush into the chat room, not knowing the rules and not reading the chat room ETIQUETTE... That's why...

I would like to congratulate you again for the release of MARDEK 3, and big THANKS to you!
Vitrier`s Avatar
Rating Orb Vitrier 17 Australia 1C 0F
7 years ago | (2)
Congratulations on the sensational, well-deserved response to the game! :D I've just got one technical problem with the game: when I try to load my save game from the end of Chapter II, it takes me directly to the screen for the end of Chapter III. Is there any way that I can fix this? I am so incredibly sorry if this has already been posted/answered. Thanks for reading and keep up the good work!
silentcat`s Avatar
Rating Orb silentcat 18 Australia MelancholicCholeric 21C 95F
7 years ago | (2)
Have you ever considered getting an IRC chat room instead? No more excessive load on the site...
Gamermage `s Avatar
Rating Orb Gamermage 20 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 2C 1F
7 years ago | (3)
So you're FINALLY giving some thought as to finishing Beast signer,eh? Good. Just take a break once the Mardek 3 Walkthrough is finished, you've earned a break, dude.
Bibliophael`s Avatar
Rating Orb Bibliophael 18 United States 45C 38F
7 years ago | (5)
If YALORT had meant the site not to crash, He would have coded it Himself.
Venomeao`s Avatar
Rating Orb Venomeao 16 Philippines MelancholicPhlegmatic 10C 0F
7 years ago | (0)
That thing you said is probably true! (This sentence right here is meant to boost the number of letters... Oh great...)
Tama Yoshi`s Avatar
Rating Orb Tama Yoshi 18 Canada PhlegmaticCholeric 68C 33F
7 years ago | (2)
Pseudo, I was actually wondering how you would make chapters coherent difficulty-wise considering that at the end of chapter 3, certain characters are level 30 through 40 AND ESPECIALLY because SOME characters deal the maximum damage limit (9999, really, using Verhn's ultimate attack + Solaar's Spirit Build. That's what it gives. And that damage was inflicted to Karnos... Of course, I killed him). I was wondering if you felt the same way towards the other chapters? I mean, you're not even half way (unless the following chapters are shorter), and you're already reaching some limits. Unless maybe you seriously boosted the enemies' defense or something... Or that you added a digit O_o
Andragon`s Avatar
Rating Orb Andragon 20 Antarctica 54C 0F
7 years ago | (3)
Pseudo, since you've mentioned the walkthrough/commentary that you're working on, I'd like to bring up something quickly. I realize you've said before how tedious it was for you to create an abundance of NPCs that join the party over the course of the journey. However, it would be excellent if you comment on the benefits and disadvantages of levelling certain characters and leaving others behind. For example, would we somehow regret leaving a character like Zach -for instance- behind, because later on in the game, he would become very useful? I personally think that the number of characters favor the re-playability factor.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the outcome. And, by YALORT, the music is better than ever. I may have to purchase the soundtrack at some point >.>
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
7 years ago | (7)
What I'm going to do in the walkthrough thing is have a separate section for each character, where I describe my reasoning for including them personality-wise, but also I'll list all their skills and write a bit about their 'strategic usefulness', how they can be beneficial to the party if you keep them with you. This is why it's taking so long to get finished...
Sillydragon`s Avatar
Rating Orb E Sillydragon 18 United States MelancholicCholeric 98C 41F
7 years ago | (5)
Sounds like you've still got tons to do... But at least this means Mardek III was relatively successful. I'm excited to hear about your thoughts on the game and its creation, etc, but I suppose recoding the site is the priority right now. I'm interested to see how that will affect things, too, though... Heh. Even though I know nothing about coding.
Silk`s Avatar
Rating Orb Silk 17 New Zealand 191C 0F
7 years ago | (7)
I was getting quite worried when it kept showing up the "Forbidden' screen...I thought I had been banned or something...Also, I know this is completely off-topic, but which program do you use to make your music?
Shrike`s Avatar
Rating Orb Shrike 18 New Zealand MelancholicPhlegmatic 100C 15F
7 years ago | (6)
As far as I know, he uses Sibelius...which is expensive, but is a really great program for composing once you learn to use it. I've never quite got the hang of it, sadly.
Silk`s Avatar
Rating Orb Silk 17 New Zealand 191C 0F
7 years ago | (0)
Sibelius? Hmm, I will check it out. It sounds quite difficult...Thanks!
NightWind`s Avatar
Rating Orb NightWind 15 United States 75C 169F
7 years ago | (2)
The exact same here! I was utterly terrified! haha...Can't wait till he get the chat back up =)
giffoevol101`s Avatar
Rating Orb giffoevol101 15 Philippines MelancholicPhlegmatic 45C 67F
7 years ago | (7)
Hmm... So that's what's been happening... I was surprised when the site suddenly went errors...
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