April Fools Contest Results!

An overdue congratulations to Dalia and Niffum for tying in the April Fool's Day contest by noticing the most crazy changes! Thank you to all our contest participants and be sure to try again next year!

Server Problems

From about 4pm to 6pm (central time) this evening we had either dramatic slow-downs or outright outages with the server.

There was a runaway process on the host machine eventually required rebooting the entire machine to resolve.

We're back up and running now.

Server Outage

A couple of nights ago around 8pm-cst, we had a brief (about an half hour) outage. I'd like to have a grand story to tell how there was a technical difficulty that through grand ingenuity and general cleverness I was able to resolve in thirty minutes or less.

Unfortunately...such a tale would be entirely apocryphal. What actually happened is that I messed up. Messed up1 badly enough it brought the server down for thirty minutes.

To everyone who was connected or was trying to connect while the server was down, I'm sorry! I can't make up that lost RP time, but we are taking steps to make sure that sort of thing doesn't happen again.

On the upside--it revealed a problem with the way we have the forums set up. If the game is down, no one can log into the forums. I think that's a bad thing--it interferes with communication at a time when we need more communication, not less. We'll be looking into ways to fix the problem.



  • 1. Yes...I know you're curious. But I'm embarrassed and ashamed--so this is as much as I'm willing to talk about it. Endure the curiousity. Smile

March Review

NarniaMUCK Players:

If you see a staffer as you wander around NarniaMUCK, don't forget to thank them for the work they did during March. The staff achieved many things during the last month!

Probably the biggest and still on everyone's minds is all the hard work they put in to make April Fool's Day fun and great. I think all of that work paid off--I observed many fun times being had by players and staff alike.

They've also been working hard on another project--one we've not talked about much yet so it probably hasn't been on your radar--Coghill. A combination of construction project, code tweaking and writing, story writing, a lot of hard work has gone into it throughout March and before. I'm eager to share details with you...but I wouldn't want to spoil your first experience of Coghill.1 Wink

In addition to the big projects, there are so many tiny things we fixed in March it'd be hard to remember them all, much less list them all. Mining problems, new products for stores, new recipes, border costs that were incorrectly set, helping new guests, helping new players, documentation updated, exits fixed, ... this list could go on for a while. Those of you that have been helped by staff directly can probably think of specific instances better than I can!

So be sure to thank them for everything they've done! Wait. I want to be first: Thank you, Staff of NarniaMUCK for everything you've done in March!2


  • 1. Okay, maybe one or two. I'm pretty certain there's buildings. And some rooms in those buildings...hope I'm not giving away too much!
  • 2. Ha! Beat all the players to it. Oh. Except the ones that already have used the compliment command (in the game type: compliment Thank you, Feaelin!) before I even posted this. Rats! Foiled again!

Server Reboot and Memory Limits

Yesterday at 7:13pm central time, the server rebooted. I've not been able to determine why yet.

However, during the course of investigating the problem, I learned that we're topping out on memory. Ready to play some math games with me? Read more »

Syndicate content