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Server Status on forums and login page.
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:21:25 pm »
After the events of yesterday, I just thought of this idea. It's actually common on the forums of other games like IT servers, so I'm pretty sure it would be very useful here.

It would be a good idea to have a server status somewhere here on the forums and on the login page, that way everyone knows if the server is down or not. When a server outage is discovered and/or reported, it can say so in both places and it may lesson the amount of people that come on the forums making tons of unnecessary threads. I know there is one on the DA page, but I don't know how many people check that or how often it is updated, so I think this would be the best way to keep people in the know on server status.

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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 05:36:59 pm »
Excellent idea! I support the implementation of this suggestion.


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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 06:11:42 pm »
This used to be a thing! If you see on the home page above the banner, it says "Game server is online with XXX users playing, for details see here". However, it doesn't seem to ever really be functioning properly, as when the server was down yesterday it still said that the game was online. Back in 2015-2016, it would in fact say "offline" when the server was down. I'm not sure whatever happened that it no longer works, of it it's a thing that needs manual updating that simply never happens, even though the player count is usually fluctuating as players log on or off.

I'd love to see the server status feature functioning again.

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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 06:27:14 pm »
Great idea, Az!
As lem0ntart said- pretty sure the status up top updated automatically whenever the server went down. I'd love to see it fully working again. c:

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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 07:03:37 pm »
Yeah it definitely wasn't working yesterday. Can get it fixed and perhaps make it more noticeable or even move it onto the main forum instead of the home page?
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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 09:46:52 am »
I definitely support this idea completely.
While we may have to make room (because we can only work with certain dimensions) I think it would be an excellent addition to the login page itself. Although towards this idea I'm rather more lenient to just having a server status rather than a member count of who's online. c:
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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 10:10:58 pm »
yeah i don't remember why it was kind of taken from the normal forum in the first place
if there was even a reason given for it.

considering the log-in page is a little sparse[sure there's moving pictures but y'know], it would be neato burrito to see it placed in there.
including the who's in what map bit.
like the 'good old days'.

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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 10:13:18 pm »
This honestly seems like a really good idea! I can see this being helpful to many people if they want to know if the server is down or not. Hopefully it'll be implemented into the forum. c:
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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 10:29:34 pm »
As everyone here, I agree with the idea. It’s very useful, I used it before, while it was implemented.

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Re: Server Status on forums and login page.
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 10:34:15 pm »
Glad to see that this is being considered, I love the idea too. It would help a lot of people to know what's up if they can't log in or something similar.