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TrustyJam
03-28-2019, 08:04 PM
Hey all!

We'd like to invite you all to partake in a 200 player stress test tomorrow on the 29th of March at 2100 hours GMT/1700 hours EST.


Do not expect great performance during the stress test - crashes and glitches might happen at an increased rate for both the server as well as your clients.

We look forward to be seeing you all. :)

- Trusty

Matt(Fridge)
03-28-2019, 08:12 PM
Interesting. Thank you for trying this.

Charles Caldwell
03-28-2019, 08:25 PM
Nice, thank you. Sadly Im at work but best of luck!

Matt(Fridge)
03-28-2019, 08:29 PM
Hey all!

We'd like to invite you all to partake in a 200 player stress test tomorrow on the 29th of March at 2200 hours GMT/1700 hours EST.


Do not expect great performance during the stress test - crashes and glitches might happen at an increased rate for both the server as well as your clients.

We look forward to be seeing you all. :)

- Trusty

Just curious. What made you decide to try and go right to 200 instead of slow rolling it and starting at like 170 or something?

TrustyJam
03-28-2019, 08:32 PM
Just curious. What made you decide to try and go right to 200 instead of slow rolling it and starting at like 170 or something?

It's easier to get the bottlenecks/issues completely exposed that way. :)

- Trusty

Warboy
03-28-2019, 08:35 PM
Perfect! what I've been hoping for to come by spring of 2019 and you delivered! Now the real testing begins

Matt(Fridge)
03-28-2019, 08:36 PM
It's easier to get the bottlenecks/issues completely exposed that way. :)

- Trusty

Okay that makes sense. You think it is now maybe time to try 3 regiments in a skirmish area?

Warboy
03-28-2019, 08:38 PM
Now I hope this stays on the list of servers and not just a one time deal because you won't or barely will get that number at that time, the weekend however Trusty guaranteed to fill!!!

RhettVito
03-28-2019, 08:39 PM
I'll be at a re-enactment well have fun y'all !

TrustyJam
03-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Okay that makes sense. You think it is now maybe time to try 3 regiments in a skirmish area?

Not for this initial stress test, no. We'll be looking into testing it in the future however - should the 200 players work out that is.


Now I hope this stays on the list of servers and not just a one time deal because you won't or barely will get that number at that time, the weekend however Trusty guaranteed to fill!!!

It will most likely be up for the weekend - depending on how well the test goes.

- Trusty

LaBelle
03-29-2019, 12:31 AM
You can expect 70 of those slots to be filled by Texans ;)

Lord Drax
03-29-2019, 03:20 AM
Can confirm 4th Texas of Hood's Brigade will be there in force!

Vankovski
03-29-2019, 04:17 AM
What are the odds of seeing the skirmish areas combined into a multiple objective round with this increased player count? I.E. Union Push through Miller's Cornfield to Dunker's Church

LaBelle
03-29-2019, 09:19 AM
What are the odds of seeing the skirmish areas combined into a multiple objective round with this increased player count? I.E. Union Push through Miller's Cornfield to Dunker's Church

Slim to none. I asked for the same thing some time ago and never got a response.

Quaker
03-29-2019, 09:28 AM
How can we fit 200 on a map like Pry Gryst Mill? It will be a slaughterhouse lol

If 200 becomes the new standard, then we need some more organisational tools ASAP for public games when first spawning - not to mention VOiP is going to become even more chaotic and IMO will need some filtering options. That’s 25% more people having their say simultaneously.

Redleader
03-29-2019, 10:34 AM
A few questions :


Will the server be announced ? (so yes, where ?)
Will it be certain maps or just regular mapcycle?
If the server is full, do we fill another official? (so yes, which one)
How long does this test run?

Vulcarin
03-29-2019, 10:51 AM
Looking forward to it!! Hoping to get a few 1st Ga boys there.

Bravescot
03-29-2019, 11:24 AM
If things go how they sound the server will just fill with the 6thLA, 1stGA and 1stTX.... and people say large communities don’t strangle the community a little.

Charles Caldwell
03-29-2019, 11:49 AM
If things go how they sound the server will just fill with the 6thLA, 1stGA and 1stTX.... and people say large communities don’t strangle the community a little.

Which is ironic coming from one of the largest Companies in the game!!! ;)

SwingKid148
03-29-2019, 11:55 AM
Do you mean EDT?

Bravescot
03-29-2019, 12:14 PM
Which is ironic coming from one of the largest Companies in the game!!! ;)
We're not though ;). Never been close to. One day though maybe.

Redleader
03-29-2019, 12:23 PM
If things go how they sound the server will just fill with the 6thLA, 1stGA and 1stTX.... and people say large communities donít strangle the community a little.

Fridays don't trend tot draw a lot of people, however if word gets out numbers might hop on (hence my questions if a 2nd server should get filled)

We'll see how it Goes, we'll spread the word 😊 andere hope the server hits 200.

Since this a stress test, organisation & factions are less of an importance.

Sidenote : bigger orgs are usually victim of their succes, meaning they can,'t always fit a faction/event (otherwise as Maj,.Stone pointes out IT Will block off a part of the community)

Dutchconfederate
03-29-2019, 12:32 PM
Ah! this complaining about large organisations, what is the point that is how it went 2 years ago and I haven't seen any different until now. I have no complains about big organisations , it would be smarter to have more smaller organisations as that would make things more manageable to spread over different servers. Just seek the people you have fun with and play the game. Going back to this community bickering only brings drama let everyone do their thing makes sense that the Texans stick together as do the 6th LA.

See you this evening let's make some good matches.

Fancy Sweetroll
03-29-2019, 12:46 PM
A few questions :


Will the server be announced ? (so yes, where ?)
Will it be certain maps or just regular mapcycle?
If the server is full, do we fill another official? (so yes, which one)
How long does this test run?



The server will probably be called something like "200 Player Stress Test", otherwise just look for the server where the max playercount says 200 instead of 150.

The server will at first be running Antietam skirmishes, though we might try other gamemodes and maps further into the weekend.

The purpose of this test is not to satisfy peoples desire to experience WoR on a larger scale but to test how well our current systems work with larger player counts so we will not be starting an additional 200 player server when hopefully the 200 player server gets filled up.

The test will most likely be running over the entire weekend :)

It is fairly likely that as we start testing, once the server goes past 150 players it will crash. We already have a fairly good idea of what might cause such a crash, but for now we'll wait and see how it goes and if it does crash, we'll most likely be deploying a fix to the server within 10 minutes and restarting it.

Regular servers will of course still be available and joinable during this test.

Charles Caldwell
03-29-2019, 01:36 PM
We're not though ;). Never been close to. One day though maybe.

Battalion strength: 70
- Officers - 2
- NCOs - 6
- Enlisted men - 60

70 is pretty large (if its up to date) considering 100 in the max currently!

Oleander
03-29-2019, 03:10 PM
Does it really matter if you can't get in to play on the server? If 1st TX and II Corps are able to fill it there are PLENTY of other servers that can fit everyone else in.

Poorlaggedman
03-29-2019, 04:48 PM
Quite bizarre how people want linear warfare but want even more porous maps that we have now.

"Twenty-five more players per team?!?! Let's double the map size" Because the main tactic isn't just bum-rushing an empty space of the map already. 10708

Bravescot
03-29-2019, 05:02 PM
Battalion strength: 70
- Officers - 2
- NCOs - 6
- Enlisted men - 60

70 is pretty large (if its up to date) considering 100 in the max currently!

Spread between two companies and two time zones. You were once 42nd, you should remember this :p.

Charles Caldwell
03-29-2019, 05:41 PM
Spread between two companies and two time zones. You were once 42nd, you should remember this :p.

True I was, but then we hardly scrapped together a handful of the 42nd some nights, I had hoped with all the recruits since then you guys fielded better teams. As for two time zones, 2100 hours GMT/1700 hours EST is doable for both surely?

Leifr
03-29-2019, 06:30 PM
Big companies and small companies, let's have some fun!

fury1ord
03-29-2019, 07:07 PM
Is the server up?

Fancy Sweetroll
03-29-2019, 07:46 PM
The server was started just 1 minute ago :) Official 200 Player Stress Test

Oleander
03-29-2019, 07:46 PM
Server is up now.

Poorlaggedman
03-29-2019, 08:39 PM
I had some performance drop but it wasnt too unusual compared to typical 150-player fights.

I also crashed but 45 minutes in but that's not too unusual either.

petmag
03-30-2019, 10:14 AM
Yesterday was Epic
Great test.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbnW1yQkbTI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLMv1y-IKBE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec_9591SFjk&t=4s

LaBelle
03-30-2019, 01:39 PM
Fantastic test, no noticeable changes in performance on my end. 1st Texas as a whole had only one crash among us. Server lagged only when all players fired at once.

Dutchconfederate
03-30-2019, 01:47 PM
indeed great test and battles

Shiloh
03-30-2019, 04:10 PM
I dropped out of game twice over 5 or more hours of gameplay but they may have happened anyway at 150... great so far and only one little lag in spawn on Burnside last night when 100 guys came in at the same time.

Fancy Sweetroll
03-30-2019, 05:04 PM
The PicketPatrol server is now up. I also just published an update which is supposed to improve the performance when a lot of characters (50+) are on screen and close to the camera with Shadows in the options menu on High or Very High.

Lord Drax
03-30-2019, 09:30 PM
Looking good! Can't wait till we can have non official servers at 200. Give us the green light!

Quaker
03-30-2019, 10:24 PM
So if 200 is the new normal how will it change the game?

Will a 3rd company be added to each map and if not another NCO added for the extra numbers? Will spawning points change? Will we get additional filter options for an even more over-crowded and chaotic VOiP?

As I pointed out in a different sub-forum the game is crying out for more organisational/structural features as it is with 75 players.

Adding 25% more players may sound great but its going to put even more strain on the sparse tools we have in public games to organise and coordinate.

Sgt.Nightfire
03-30-2019, 11:42 PM
Here is some highlights from the event, on Burnside Bridge.


https://youtu.be/T3CdheywDOA

TrustyJam
04-05-2019, 12:38 PM
Hey all!

We'll be continuing the 200 player stress test this weekend starting later today!

We're currently working on the last fiixes and tweaks before deploying a new game update that will be out later today. Once that is released we will be opening up for the 200 player test server.

- Trusty

LaBelle
04-05-2019, 12:58 PM
Great news! Thanks Trusty!

Dutchconfederate
04-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Yeay will jump on also last time was very good

TrustyJam
04-07-2019, 09:19 PM
Thank you all for partaking in tonight's 200 player stress test!

We got some valuable data out of it as well as a bunch of cool screenshots. :)

https://i.imgur.com/EOTezKy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7epMNya.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/B0mgLcg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HFwgxFa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PUWpeLr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qyWw50P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6Bn9qnV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BCjtlgF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CGmZgMW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jNEIMv3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3ptE1on.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EtgQvCO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rKNGKMl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/g14CyY9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lHajfm3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fgO1UUS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9mImP8G.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Y9xNrpc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Y3Qsdt7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n1DbtYc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jQPYkNQ.jpg

- Trusty

Redleader
04-07-2019, 09:53 PM
Very dynamic screenshots :) -< now can we use our webcam to implement our face in (like rainbox six las vegas) ? :D

Kyle422
04-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Thank you all for partaking in tonight's 200 player stress test!

We got some valuable data out of it as well as a bunch of cool screenshots. :)

https://i.imgur.com/EOTezKy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7epMNya.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/B0mgLcg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HFwgxFa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PUWpeLr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qyWw50P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6Bn9qnV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BCjtlgF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CGmZgMW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jNEIMv3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3ptE1on.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EtgQvCO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rKNGKMl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/g14CyY9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lHajfm3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fgO1UUS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9mImP8G.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Y9xNrpc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Y3Qsdt7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n1DbtYc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jQPYkNQ.jpg

- Trusty

Very awesome screenshots. Too bad I had to miss these events this weekend due to health issues :(

TrustyJam
04-08-2019, 03:31 PM
Very awesome screenshots. Too bad I had to miss these events this weekend due to health issues :(

Aww that is too bad - hope to see you in the next one. Get well soon! :)

- Trusty

Grumpytoo
04-08-2019, 07:15 PM
The 200 man stress test was amazeballs. I know the word "awesome" is used all the time now for not "awesome" things, like having the correct change or getting a haircut, but it was Awe - some. And I was really impressed that it seemed less buggy than non 200 man skirmishes. Want MORE , please.

Matt(Fridge)
04-15-2019, 04:18 PM
Will this get another run next weekend? Noticed it was not up this one

Quaker
04-18-2019, 06:22 AM
Will this get another run next weekend? Noticed it was not up this one

I hope we get the 200 server over Easter? There should be a lot more people on and available to play.

TrustyJam
05-04-2019, 03:00 PM
Due to the update released today containing possible server performance increases the 200 player test server is now open! :)

- Trusty

Grumpytoo
05-04-2019, 05:47 PM
Due to the update released today containing possible server performance increases the 200 player test server is now open! :)

- Trusty

Well, there goes my weekend chores :)

[17thMI] J.Connelly
05-06-2019, 03:17 PM
Due to the update released today containing possible server performance increases the 200 player test server is now open! :)

- Trusty

I really enjoyed the 200 player server this weekend. It was, for me, a pretty stable experience all in all. I had few overall issues with playing and the servers were fairly well populated. It was a good weekend for me on WoR. :)

Daveallen10
07-13-2019, 02:44 AM
Just curious - what was the result of this test? Are 200 player battles coming to the game?

Hinkel
07-13-2019, 02:58 PM
Just curious - what was the result of this test? Are 200 player battles coming to the game?

The testing is not finished, there will be more tests in the future, like testing 200 player battles with player controlled artillery and such.

A. P. Hill
07-13-2019, 05:28 PM
Nice new avatar Hinkel. :)

Quaker
07-30-2020, 10:22 AM
The testing is not finished, there will be more tests in the future, like testing 200 player battles with player controlled artillery and such.

Hey devs, with artillery now in and its more than a year since the last 200 player stress test, are we getting closer to 200 player servers appearing on the horizon?

Maximus Decimus Meridius
07-30-2020, 11:03 AM
here will you find some infos

https://www.warofrightsforum.com/showthread.php?6507-Technical-issues-The-platform-system-explained

Quaker
07-30-2020, 11:52 AM
here will you find some infos

https://www.warofrightsforum.com/showthread.php?6507-Technical-issues-The-platform-system-explained

Thanks - not sure that answers my query but I assume youíre implying this new platform for the game will provide the framework for them to up server size to 200?

Hopefully this platform isnít too far off.

SwingKid148
07-30-2020, 01:25 PM
Thanks - not sure that answers my query but I assume you’re implying this new platform for the game will provide the framework for them to up server size to 200?


Read the post.

This system will allow the devs easier time debugging and fixing network issues than using some out of the box software which is giving headaches for players.

TrustyJam
07-30-2020, 01:53 PM
...than using some out of the box software which is giving headaches for players.

Not only for players. :)

- Trusty