The server was taken down today for an extensive hardware analysis. We discovered an additional issue with the power supply and replaced it. Combined with the recent cooling fix, we should have a very stable server going forward (no more random crashes). This is an important foundation for the upcoming patch.
Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned :)
We had ongoing server outages for a few months, or longer. After months of monitoring the issue, we determined the issue must be hardware-related.
Our provider recently contacted us and let us know that they had replaced the CPU cooling system. This is likely what was causing these outages. As the server would overheat and automatically restart.
As rare issues like these pop-up, we learn from them and improve. Every year we have less downtime than the last year.
Hopefully, this issue has been fixed. However, we already did rent a replacement server anyway. So, when we do the Hydran patch, there will likely be a migration to a new server along with it.
We wouldn't be spinning up a 3rd server if we weren't that close. Still can't give a date, but we're almost there. You'll get a date when we add the new landing page with that information.
There was an issue with our email server that affected all users. This prevented users from registering new accounts and resetting passwords. This has been resolved. You can now register new accounts and reset passwords as needed.
Please submit a ticket at http://monkeydynasty.org/support if you need more assistance.
Big changes coming before the year ends, as we prepare for our 5-year anniversary in February. No wipes, same devs, and continued development.
2x donations returning soon!
Hydran patch also coming soon, with new customs and much more!!
As some of you are aware, there have been ongoing connectivity issues affecting certain regions preventing a good chunk of users from connecting to the server. These are not related to the server specifically but rather a result of underlying routing issues with portions of the internet between users and our server. Hopefully it should be resolved soon. In the meantime, feel free to join us on slack to help test and preview the upcoming updated Hydran server in #testing on slack.
It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since we started this project. We've come a long way since then, seen hundreds of thousands of players, a tight knit group of dedicated staff, and an ever evolving community of JD fans. I'd like to thank the players and the staff who've made all of this possible. We couldn't have done it without you all! Here's to another year of fun with all you monkeys.
I'd also like to say that our new prioritizations have been going well and we are finally getting more time for higher priority work. We're excited to see some results from this in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned!
And as always, Kaz still has some fun events in store for you. We'll see you all in game!