Major Command Game Upgrade
Game Upgrade: Risk game database code improvement, more medals release, new Singles Medals, new Rank Medals, and another important upgrade to the game. This will be an exciting month when it comes to improvements. Besides all the usual maintenance and fixes we constantly do, We have two new and one exciting updates worth mentioning.
1. Code Improvement
Marcos has discovered some code that has been unnecessarily using vast amounts of resources. He has proposed a 4 step solution to cleaning up the code and reducing server load. The First stage, and probably the most important, will be dealt with during this upgrade! Yay! 🙂 Further stages to make the code even more efficient will be implemented in future upgrades. Needless to say, I am excited that this resource hog was found and is being fixed!
2. More Medals Release
MORE MEDALS! As always, we are adding some more fun stuff. This time, it will be Medals for SINGLES and higher RANK Medals! Remember to check the Wiki for qualification and to see what you might be missing.
3. New Singles Medals
We have 2563 new Singles medals ready to hand out. Will you be one of the lucky skilled players to get one? Check your RECON TAB after the update!
4. New Rank Medals
We also have new Rank Medals to complete the higher end ranks!
Note to all troopers (players): The Ranks Medals will only be retroactively awarded for the Highest Score you achieved since October 17, 2014, we did not keep track of High Scores prior to that date. However, we think we found a way to determine your highest score prior to October 2014, but that algorithm won’t be in place until the next update, at which time we plan on awarding these medals again for players that missed out this time.
If you did not receive a new Medal during this update because your highest score was achieved before October last year, then just hold on for another month. If you did not receive a new Rank Medal because your score was never high enough, then go back and fight harder! Check out all war medals available at Major Command Risk game: Wiki list of rank medals and achievements.
Important Upgrade To The Game
There is one more thing to add. Because there will be some major code restructuring this time, there is a HIGHER THAN NORMAL chance that something will BREAK when we go back online, or shortly thereafter. But Marcos will be watching carefully and will repair problems as they occur. So just be aware of this when you wake up and something doesn’t work, we’re on it. Fingers crossed everything will go smoothly, but it’s impossible to tell!
10 thoughts on “Major Game Upgrade, More Medals – March (Milestone 6)”
Yay, we’re hopefully going to get “vast amounts of resources” back!!!
And the new medals look super slick!
Good luck Mr. Sheriff and Marcos 🙂
Question – will fixing the code, getting rid of the ‘resource hog’ be anything that we will notice in game play? Speed up anything?
Yes. I am told that this should improve responsiveness and performance. I am not sure in which aspects of the game/site it will be noticed the most. Whether it will be in simple loading of pages, or in the game play, or somewhere else. And I am not sure if everyone will notice it, but as far as I know, this will significantly reduce the number of queries to the database and it will cache a lot of the common files for much faster access. That can only be a good thing, and it should result in a performance improvement somewhere on the site. We’ll just have to wait and see where it is improved the most!
Speed up, that clock, I want more medals 😛
Keep it up. Good work guys.
awesome job as usual sheriff
and thanks for making this place so great
Great work guys!
Great work as usual sheriff. Much appreciated.
A quick question. Are singles medals for 1v1v1v1 or strictly 1v1?
No diff to me. Just curious.
Singles are for any game you play not on a team. So 1v1, 1v1v1, 1v1v1v1, etc.
Good Luck today! xx