The Road Ahead

As we near the close of 2014, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the the year and update you on some of the things Evolve is gearing up for as we head into 2015. Wild Ride As many of you know, the last 11 months have been a challenge for us. ...

The Complete History of Evolve, Part 9

May I have a drumroll, please? The venerable Complete History of Evolve is back, everyone! After a long summer vacation in the lands of limbo, I’m pleased to say part 9 is finally ready to entertain and enlighten you. Let’s see… where did we last leave off? I believe it was in the fall of ...

Unexpected Network Outage on 13 Sep 2014

Must be the unlucky 13 in today’s date. We just suffered a major network outage that resulted in nearly everyone dropping offline. Please hold tight while clients reconnect. It may take an hour or so before everything is functioning normally once more.

Ongoing: Server Issues / 23,000 Online Population Cap

Update #4 As of 5 Aug 2014 , our database server has been significantly upgraded. Combined with the new application server we brought online several days ago, we’re able to greatly expand our online population restriction. We’re slowly increasing it each day as we watch our logs and make sure everything behaves as expected. Currently, ...

The Future of Evolve: Thank You, A Roadmap, and Your Continued Support

Hi gang! What an absolutely crazy past 10 days it’s been. From having our lunch on 11 Jul interrupted with alarms going off telling us our servers had melted, to having to put in place a population limit to keep things working, to launching a dedicated campaign site to illustrate to everyone how important supporting ...

The Future of Evolve: We Need Your Help!

SUMMARY: If we can make the bar on this page hit 100% , we can finally budget for enough new servers that we can lift our population limit. We’re over half way there, so keep it up! Make sure you consider contributing regularly, as our server costs are monthly. Once July is over, the campaign ...

Party System Issues on 12 Jul 2014

Update #1 I’ve put up a new blog post with details on our strategy going forward. • • • • • Original Post We’re having trouble keeping up with the load again right now! For those of you currently connected to the party system, things are working, but certain requests are taking up to 10 ...

Log In / General Issues on 11 Jul 2014

Update #3 After sorting through some logs from earlier today, it looks like a few hundred accounts (out of the 6,000+ that registered today) have a few funky issues that I’ll need to resolve. I’m currently working on a tool to rectify the issues with these accounts, and plan on completing the fix for the ...

Resolved: Party System Maintenance on 11 Jul 2014

Update #1 Things have been working normally for the past few hours. Thanks for your patience! • • • • • Original Post Hi folks. Please be patient while we bring the party system back online after some maintenance. We’ve been growing like wildfire again in the last few days, so it’s likely we may ...

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