Forum & Glog Changes

According to YoYoJim (an administator on the GMC forums), a forum upgrade was put in place this morning upgrading it to version 2.3.5 from 2.3.4. This upgrade caused a short down time for the forums earlier today, but everything appears to be in working order now.

On a separate note, Mark Overmars has announced that his personal ‘glog’ at yoyogames.com will now be merged with the more official Yoyo Games glog used to provide important announcements to users. This does not seem necessary, although maintaining two seldom used blogs could also be seen as unecessary. At the moment the YYG team is working on merging both the posts and user database.

That’s all for now, remember to keep posting. Winner of the contribution prize will be announced on the 30th of June GMT-

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YYG Server Upgrade

It’s good to see that YoYo Games (YYG) is upgrading their servers to provide a better quality service to users, however they picked a very inconvenient time for some.

User’s participating in YYG’s own Competition 02 are meant to be submitting their programming masterpieces for judging in just 3-4 days. According to YYG’s official ‘Glog,’ the server upgrade shouldn’t take more than about 48 hours (and that was said to be an estimate on the safe side). However YoYoJim, an Administrator of the GMC notes that the transition between servers is taking longer than expected and there is no word at this point how long it will take before everything is in operation.

YoYoJim did make a statement:

If this ends up being a problem for the competition then of course the deadline will be moved back a bit. I’m not going to change it just yet as there are still four days left to submit games and we still don’t know how long the server upgrade is going to take.

It basically says the competition will not be pushed back unless the downtime interferes with user’s ability to submit their games. For some, the downtime has already interfered with the submission, and Chronic (anotherGMC administrator) said, “I also agree very much that there should be an extension to the submit time due to maintenance” and encouraged users to “email YYG and let them know [about their submission].”

Meanwhile, the ‘Share’ feature on the YYG website (where game creators go to submit and upload their games) is not available until the server upgrade is complete.