GMC: Complete Revamp

As a result of many on-going discussions, suggestions, and complaints from the community, YoYo Games has finally decided to upgrade the GMC forums to the latest version of the Invision Power Board software.

There have been over 20 major and minor upgrades in between the current version and the new version of the forum software, so there will definitely be a noticeable difference when the forums are ‘reborn’.  If all goes well, the board should be updated within the next week or so.

Along with the software update, YoYo Games will also be switching over to new hardware, specifically a Quad Core server with 8 GB of ram (up from 2 GB). Hopefully this will completely irradicate the server busy and MySQL overload errors which have become increasingly apparent over the past few months. There will also be an allotment of up to 10 Terabytes of bandwidth (per month), which should be more than enough to handle the GMC forums for now and years to come.

So far everything is up and running on the trial server, and it looks like the upgrade should be ‘good to go’ shortly. Currently the only set-back is modifying some of the admin tools (such as the custom built reporting system) so they are fully compatible with the new software version.

It’s also worth mentioning that the GMC will be taking on a new look. It will be skinned to be more integrated with the rest of the YoYo Games site, meaning the forums are likely to take on a green tinge.