The big update we were working on to get up this week went down to the wire which was a new NAT facilitator that made joining games extremely fast and extremely robust.
Since we’re doing some of this on the fly, we obviously didn’t get to stress test scale. And so what works great for say 50 people testing things out fell apart when a few thousand people jumped on.
We had considered that possibility so we had an alternative, more conservative build already wound up and flipped the switch on that. But the result is that the progress for those having connectivity issues in MP was not as far as we had hoped.
Gas Powered Games and Stardock are taking the weekend off to try to recharge a little bit. There is high confidence on both teams that those people having problems connecting will see their problems resolved shortly.
Like those of you running into those kinds of issues, I get frustrated at this kind of thing. Tonight was particularly tough since it was working so well.
We appreciate your patience and on behalf of everyone at Stardock and GPG, have a good weekend and you have our dedication.
Hopefully next week we can start talking about additional Demigods.
In the meantime, I hate to have to recommend a third party program but Game Ranger does work pretty well as long as you’re playing other people with the legitimate version: www.gameranger.com.
multiplayer first. demigods next. sounds good. thanks GPG and Stardock.
the new patches broke my game , i never had a problem getting disconnected now after about 30 or 40 minutes of play the game will lagg and about a second or two later "a player has left the game" and everyone is replaced by an AI, this NEVER used to happen before the patches
continue your work. You can rest when gamebreaking issues are fixed.
While he's away:
FREE THE BEES !
Every update somehow manages to further break an already broken system. It would be rather amazing if it did not suck such massive amounts of anus.
not trying to quote someone but you sir, are an *****.
YAY for breaks, rest easy! I'm not gonna lie though, cylons wouldn't take breaks... teehee
Why? Because he is saying to them that they should do that? Nothing wrong with that. Welcome to the life of a programmer.
And I'm writing in Caps, because the devs will ignore my post (thank you very much for that).
MAKE FAVOR WORK!
MAKE ORDERS WORK FROM THE FIRST TIME!
Pretty sure they have different people working on different things.
Darkfall was looking like a nice game. It's too bad aventurine is not nearly as transparent as stardock/GPG have been. A well earned $40 indeed.
Keep up the good work.
Another great way to increase your chance of joining a game by 40% is to forward ports 6073 TCP and UDP and ports 6100-6200 UDP on your router/firewall. You need to activate the manual ports by running ImpluseReactorOptions.exe in your DemigodInstallFolder\bin.
This really has helped me out quite a bit and with the few improvements in the last patch I would say my connection chance has been increased by 60%!
Where we're at? How dare you let game development destroy your grammar!
Have a good weekend anyway . You guys deserve it.
IMO there is no need to even bother talking about additional Demigods when a core mechanic of the main game, favor points and items, is still horrendously broken. That needs to be fixed before the game will be playable as is. Adding new Demigods wouldn't make it playable if favor remains broken.
It seems from what is written in the status updates most of the effort for fixing Demigod is going into improving connection issues, whilst neglecting to fix the even more important favor point issues.
It would be great if favor points could be fixed, even if it means focusing on that exclusively until it is fixed.
A lot of publishing companies could take lessons from Stardock.
Demigod has a fair number of bugs, yet I am 100% content with its prospects.
Fixmyfavor, while that would be nice, I think connectivity is more important, since I can't even get to the favor point problem currently since I can't play on Skirmish, Custom Games, or Pantheon. After that I think favor points and such being updated properly should be the next big goal.
Because really, what would you rather have a game developer fix? Being able to play online, or for something related to online games to work as intended?
wow dude, you got a profile named fixmyfavor...that's pathetic....that is really pathetic....
i cant even connect to any games since last update.... thinking about getting my money back and play this game by hamachi...
Frog, you should ask them to focus first on the targettign bug, and other gameplay issues
also, you shoudl specify somethign abotu game ranger
its may connect easy to lan games, but in game, lan game arent meatn to run at 100 + ping
so weird lag and stuff is to be expected
Since when is favor points a core mechanic of the game?
Yes, they are handy. Do you absolutely need them to play? thats a big NO!
besides, since everyone has them reset now, no one can really complain about unbalance issues
I just hope any and all future updates have a 0% chance of getting released to pirated copies - like new demigods and such...
You can't connect so you are going to get a refund and pirate it instead? That is just dumb.
Quite honestly (and i dont mean this rudely), no i dont think they deserve it. What they have earned is patience on the part of the community because of the phenomenal support games like GalCiv2 and Sins got. This release is uncatagorically not a success and releasing a borked first (and second) patch is really REALLY bad press.
As a new Stardock customer I am just amazed at how much they are supporting their game.
I don't mean to be critical of Gas Powered Games but where are they? This is their game. If I had a problem with Company of Heroes I'd expect to hear from Relic, not have the CEO of THQ having to do all this.
Good for you Stardock but I would like to hear more from Gas Powered Games.
So what magic wand do you expect the PUBLISHER of the game to wave?
The "release a game that works" wand. Or perhaps the "when releasing a patch dont break the game" wand? Look, im entitled to an opinion and my opinion is stardock, as the publisher, should not have released the game that doesnt work.
Sorry, maybe i live on a planet where if you pay money for something you expect to get what you paid for? I didnt want to be a beta tester.
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