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by george moromisato
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Zombie Bug (No-Capital Bug)
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Zombie Bug (No-Capital Bug)

FYI: I believe this bug is fixed in the latest release.

The problem seemed to be a bug in sieges--if an empire was destroyed, we didn't abandon all sieges.

The two worlds with the problem have been fixed.
by george moromisato
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 32
Views: 1004

Re:

gc2 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:15 pm
Where the era 4 game? I see alpha 1, beta 1, beta 2, and era 3 but no era 4.
Era 4 Alpha is full right now (all capital worlds are taken).

But,

a) I'm starting a new Era 4 game soon (probably this week)
b) The current Era 4 Alpha will soon open up as various empires decay.
by george moromisato
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: New Units
Replies: 4
Views: 113

New Units

I just updated the Era 4.5 and made the following fixes: 1. I've introduced warp transports (2 regular and 2 ramships). These carry 5 infantry brigades each. 2. I've changed starship speeds to 1 ly per watch (per Imperator and others). 3. I've fixed the ghost-worlds bug (but if it happens again, let...
by george moromisato
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Zombie Bug (No-Capital Bug)
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Zombie Bug (No-Capital Bug)

I'll look into it. I'm sure I'll be able to fix the zombie worlds. But I'm hoping to find the root cause.
by george moromisato
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Map Display Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Map Display Mode

I've added an experimental map option to view military forces. At the top, you'll see a menu labeled "Standard". If you click, you can switch to "Military" view, which shows space forces and ground forces for each world. [The third option, "Resources" is not yet implemented.] Let me know if you find...
by george moromisato
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Siege Mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Siege Mechanics

I've updated the server with the new Siege Mechanics. They turned out to be much more complicated than I thought, so there's still a few rough edges. Here's how it works (roughly): 1. If you're conquering independent worlds, nothing changes (no siege). 2. If you're conquering another empire's world,...
by george moromisato
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon API
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Anacreon API

George, I'm thinking that more savvy players will be able to gain some unfair advantages over others with this. It's possible to automate many of the more tedious parts of the game, such as: 1. Deploying reinforcements to the capital from all the shipyards (what I'm doing) 2. Looking for worlds at ...
by george moromisato
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: JavaScript source
Replies: 0
Views: 53

JavaScript source

I've published the JavaScript source on GitHub, in case you want to look at it for reference: https://github.com/kronosaur/Anacreon-Service

Look here: https://github.com/kronosaur/Anacreon-S ... /Site/code
by george moromisato
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon API
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Anacreon API

FYI: I definitely support this effort. The official policy on scripts/bots is designed to be permissive, as long as it does not interfere with the experience for other players. More here: https://forums.kronosaur.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=8610
by george moromisato
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Policy on scripts and bots
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Policy on scripts and bots

FYI: I just updated the Terms of Service to include a section on writing scripts and bots. The section reads: You may write non-commercial scripts and/or bots to access any of our services, provided you adhere to community rules: don't try to gain unauthorized access, don't degrade the service for o...
by george moromisato
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon is down for a bit
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Anacreon is down for a bit

Sorry about that. I tried to limit the rate of requests being made after the server went down at ~7:30 CDT. I didn't mean to intentionally tax the server with a malicious intent. No problem. I never thought it was malicious. And I'm glad I had a chance to harden the server. Additionally, I have cre...
by george moromisato
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon is down for a bit
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Anacreon is down for a bit

Anacreon is back up again.

I've added some basic limits that should, I hope keep the server going. In practice, you should never hit a limit, even if running a bot (unless the bot misbehaves). But if you do run into a limit, please report it (either here or in Ministry).
by george moromisato
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon is down for a bit
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Anacreon is down for a bit

While it's bad that unrestrained use of the API overtaxed the server, I think it's good that players are finding new ways to engage with the game. As the player base expands, most likely the use of scripts to call the API will expand and start to tie into concerns that I think Finnian expressed las...
by george moromisato
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon is down for a bit
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Anacreon is down for a bit

I think someone wrote a bot to deploy fleets; the server was getting hit with dozens of requests per second. I need to add some countermeasures to drop requests if they happen too often--otherwise it will overload the server. I'll bring it back up as soon as I have the countermeasures written. Hopef...
by george moromisato
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Image Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Image Resources

Glad you like them! These should be live in the Era 4 Alpha game. Refresh the browser, if necessary.