As of now, all bananas have been sent. For those of you who had not received your 100 free bananas previously, you should all have them now. Happy shopping!
For anyone who did not receive the email last night and had an account before the relaunch, you have been awarded a special Welcome Back Lottery.
Click here to play the lottery!
Also, if you did not receive the email. Please check your spam and unmark it as spam. You should also add [email protected] and [email protected] to your contacts to ensure you can receive email. It is important the you are able to receive emails so you can get password reminders, important updates, and giveaways / prizes.
We are excited to see all the new faces!
Update: We decided to include any account that registered before we issued the email. Good luck everyone!
After measuring what was going on today during some more DCs and lag, we have identified the cause and fixed it. I won't go into detail as it's pretty technical, but we've tweaked how the server manages memory and improved some interprocess communication.
We should be done with lag, delays, and mass disconnections and have a smoother playing experience than ever before. Happy PVPing!
We've responded to all of the pending tickets, unbanned many users, and resolved most of the issues submitted.
If you have a ticketed issue then please log into the ticket system and check your ticket. If you have an issue requiring support, don't hesitate to contact us at http://monkeydynasty.org/support
We'll be working hard to keep up on tickets much better.
In other news, we have our testing server up and operational now. We'll be preparing a small patch for this weekend.
Finally, if you have a pending change we'll be starting those tomorrow morning. Watch your emails for a special surprise.
Last night we had to take down the server for a short time to repair the database. There was a pretty significant issue that had caused the database to "fork". Normally, this would cause a rollback or wipe for most servers, but we have a unicorn.
Tcholok was able to repair the database, and as far as we know everything is working correctly now.
Today we're going to be watching and waiting for any more issues. Please be quick to report them. We want to get on with more development! We have much more in store for you.
I know I've been pretty quiet lately. I'm sorry, you deserve better from me too. I did take some time to reflect, as well as I had a vacation. I also got hacked. My PC was hacked and my entire password list was leaked. It caused me some stress, and I now use a password manager for all of my passwords. Even stuff I don't care about has extremely secure protection, now. I am also using 2FA on most of my accounts, and hopefully, eventually will be using it for all of them.
The goal now is to get back to the regular development some old players know and love. We know MD has a great community that is excited to see what new and exciting features we will implement in the future.
We really can't stress enough, your patience with us has been fantastic. Through all of the ups and downs, there is a large group of you that really stood by us. We really appreciate it.
Changes, tickets, unbans, bans, and other administrative tasks are next up. A small patch will come out within a day after I have a test server, and that patch will have some of your suggestions. Please, submit your suggestions on the forums, via the ticket system, or even make suggestions on this post. I will post when the test server is up.
We're also looking for staff! Active users with in-game experience are required. Slack is a requirement. www.slack.com to download. Don't even apply if you can't/won't join Slack with us. Staff are our eyes and ears in-game, they help with things that include testing new features and enforcing rules. You have to be a GS before you can be a GM, but there are GM positions open!
We may open Slack to all users, we'll let you know more about that soon.
Thanks for reading. Let's bring MD back to #1 again.