Blitz Server New Reset - Oct 16, 2020

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Blitz Server New Reset - Oct 16, 2020

Post by Laanders » Oct 14th 2020 19:50

Blitz Server will restart at Fri Oct 16 13:00:00 2020.
Armageddon is scheduled to begin at Sat Nov 21 13:00:00 2020.

Changes from previous set

Changes:
  • Turn rate changed to 2.5 minutes (was 5)
  • Max turns changed to 400 (was 200)
  • Threshold for damage protection status raised to 40% (was 30%)
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Re: Blitz Server New Reset - Oct 16, 2020

Post by Laanders » Oct 14th 2020 19:55

This reset is long overdue. The last couple of months have seen a lot of infrastructure work ongoing behind the scenes, with the aim to a more resilient and time saving setup for the future, which should allow us to spend more time on improving the game and less on more mundane stuff.

When blitz was initially held back from a quick reset, the intention was that it - along with lightning - would be migrated to new infrastructure, and run from there within a matter of weeks. Unfortunately we have to conclude that we have not been able to complete this work, lightning has been migrated, is close to done and will reset shortly, however to complete the same journey with blitz at this point would keep it offline likely for another several weeks. This seems unfair. We are therefore running one last set on the old system, a slightly shorter set, during which we will strive to prepare for the migration so it can be swiftly completed once this set is over.

As it'll be a slightly special set, we might also throw some standard mechanics up in the air as a kind of wonky one-off thing. The details of these changes, if any, will be posted in this thread by Friday.

Thanks everyone for your patience.
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Re: Blitz Server New Reset - Oct 16, 2020

Post by Laanders » Oct 15th 2020 22:08

Changes have been posted. Please note these changes are a one-off and will be reverted as "normal programming" resumes.

Note also that the date was changed again to yield a significantly shorter set than normal.
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