Another Quarterly server update is here with updates on the new server, changes, hardware stats and more. We would like to start off by thanking everyone for a great couple of months, we have seen a lot of action, new clans and plenty of great sportsmanship across the whole community.
Over the past 4 weeks we received 7 Major DDOS attacks on the scale of the previous attacks that took down our servers. Our new Specialised DDOS protection was able to stand its ground and stay running with only a few lag issues.
We have fired up a X3 server which a lot of you have already been playing on. It has proved to be a success with it wiping on Tuesdays giving you something to play on when the other servers wind down after the weekend. We are currently working on getting the stats finalised for the website also which shouldn’t be too far away.
We have also started up a staging server. What this means is this particular server has all the latest mods and trials from the FACEPUNCH developers as they test out new ideas eg. AI and more. There is no particular wipe etc but simply for your curiosity and pleasure. So don't go playing properly on it... its a testing server.
You are able to connect here - 126.96.36.199 port 39256
Out with the old in with the new! That’s right ol’faithful Barren will be closing down at the next forced wipe. We are only seeing a select few on the server even now, but we expect much bigger and better things in the future including the continuation of barren wipes on MAIN server, which has proved very successful.
There is already a post by dottie on this, but this is a friendly reminder. You are being watched. You will be caught and you will be exposed … and maybe even banned. See link below!
Server Hardware Specifications.
A lot of people ask about our server hardware. I also see a lot of people say “ Hey I could host a better server than this on my phone” and “ I have $15 server that runs better”. Well we can assure you, we are running the best possible hardware we can afford and it ain’t no phone.
Main was originally moved as the bandwidth was too expensive. Unfortunately, this came with low DDOS protection so we moved to a new provider. The DDOS protection was better but the servers were attacked by some network attacks which brought down the main server on a constant basis and then began on the other servers. All servers were moved to temporary shared hosting. We then moved Hapis and Lowpop (fortnightly) across to their own boxes, and Main to another separate box which is where we are now. This last move incorporated the specialized Anti-DDOS protection we have today.
so let’s take a looky at what the money buys us shall we?
Main Server Specs upgrade history.
CPU - E31240v3 3.5ghz > i7 7700k
RAM – 16GB > 32GB > 64GB
HD – 256GB SSD > 1 TB SSD > 480GB NVE SSD + Anti-DDOS
Low pop & Hapis
These servers both started on the same box but now both have identical boxes with the final stats being the same.
CPU - E3 1241v3 3.5ghz > i7 6700k
RAM - 8GB > 16GB > 32GB
HD - 256GB SSD > 480GB SSD + Anti DDOS