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Scheduled Maintenance: Sept 20th, 10pm-1am PST
2010/09/20 at 11:25 AM
Last week, I wrote
a blog post
about a number of things we're doing to make things a little faster on this part of
. The installation of the new database server I mentioned will be happening tonight from 10pm-1am PST.
Oh, wait... that's when when Malgayne plays WoW, you say? Wow, what a coincidence. That sucks.
That'll teach him to break the servers.
We're hoping the maintenance will only take 2 hours, but we're building in an extra hour for all that fun stuff that happens when people mess with servers that no one ever quite anticipates will occur. We're hoping we caught everything, though. We even did an extensive burn-in test of the new server and it out-performs the existing one by a good margin. After the results of that test, I'm quite eager to get that server running!
Growing Pains: or, "Why The Site Is So Slow"
2010/09/15 at 2:34 PM
I'm sure that, by now, you've noticed that our site has been having some issues lately. In case you're wondering,
it's all Malgayne's fault.
More accurately: We've been in the process of scaling our site to better handle increased traffic. This has included updates to our existing servers as well as getting a new and faster database server set up to add to the site. The new database server is expected to be live within the next few weeks. We've also been optimizing many of our older queries to be more efficient, thus putting less strain on the database servers.
On top of that, we've been migrating to a more efficient caching system for our pages. We actually moved our forums, blog, and select pieces of our database pages over to it a few days ago. The instability you've seen since then was tracked down to a misconfiguration on one of our web servers that limited the number of connections it could make to our caching cluster. Since it wasn't able to hit the caching cluster effectively, it was trying to connect to the database, which spawned another connection attempt, which failed, which made TheOnyx something something.
The misconfiguration has been res
Wowhead Server Upgrades
2010/08/05 at 4:29 PM
Astute visitors have probably noticed that the site hasn't been operating as well as it normally does today. The reason for that is
we've migrated the site to a new set of web servers with upgraded hardware
. We're in the process of tweaking things to get everything working optimally again. In the meantime, please pardon our digital dust. :)
Cataclysm Beta: How to Log In Again
2010/07/21 at 9:39 AM
If you woke up this morning and
weren't able to log into the Cataclysm Beta, you weren't alone. As it turns out, Blizzard tweaked their login server but the tweak didn't exactly take effect. You'll need to tweak your install slightly before you can log in again:
We've made some changes to the login server, however these changes didn't quite stick. You will not be able to login without doing the following:
Before you start, please make sure the WoW beta client is not open.
1. Navigate to the following folder in your beta install.
2. Open up your realmlist.wtf file with a text editing document.
3. Change the "set portal public-beta" line to "set portal public-test"
4. Save this change.
At this point you should be able to login normally.
**This folder will differ depending on which language you installed WoW Beta with. For example if you have a German install, the folder will be deDE.
If you still have issues with logging in please post here!
Thanks guys and sorry for the inconv
Cataclysm Build 12479: Pretty Pictures!
2010/07/14 at 2:21 PM
The latest Cataclysm update, in addition to a bunch of new talent features (which we'll have updated for you shortly!), also includes a big batch of new icons, maps, and loading screens for your viewing pleasure!
More after the break!
New Cataclysm Data!
2010/07/01 at 5:27 AM
In case the data you're already reviewing on our Cataclysm site is not enough, the first
batch of Cataclysm data has gone through our rigorous data screening process and is now available for review!
Check out what we've found so far on our revamped
page. You'll notice that, on days where there are many entries, we now link to
a separate page
so that the Latest Additions page is less spammy. The new listing includes a tabbed interface to make your data browsing a little more pleasant.
Of course, there's more in store, so stay tuned!
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