Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:39:32

Ask: LiviaWolfer here, I encountered a slight problem when logging in this morning. I played for few hours yesterday and made some great progress. Now it took me some time to realize this, but none of the work I did yesterday seemed to save. I don't remember the specifics of all the loot I acquired, but I got a better weapon, better gear, 10 boonbucks, which I promptly spent on a Fraymotif, and I scaled my echeladder by at least 60 rungs because of all the dungeons and quests I did. SImply, why?

So the story here is we moved to a new server. We weren’t expecting any changes or disruptions so we didn’t make an announcement, but something happened during the process and the database rolled back. Effectively the stuff you did yesterday is stuck on the old server which has since been shut down, while the new server has a slightly out of date version of the database.

This is likely true of all the stuff that got done yesterday. We MAY be able to fish stuff out of the old database and provide compensation, but with it being a day’s worth of effort it might simply not be worth the trouble for most players. Also v1 still has rewards.php which you can access to restore the grist/boondollars/rungs you lost, which is probably a much easier solution than waiting for us to fool around with your data.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:41:06

Ask: I was just wondering if you guys would ever make this an app Sorry for asking such a dumb question

Interest has actually been expressed in this as one of the developers may want to look into app writing as a thing.

This came up like once, but given the nature of the game being able to check in with it remotely would be nice functionality to have! It’s pretty low priority below, y’know, getting shit to work though. If stuff comes up with this we’ll let you guys know.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:12:46

Ask: In case you haven't noticed, the overseer bug tracker page is also full of spambots. Dunno if it even matters, just wanted to point that out.

Yeah, we’ve essentially discontinued that thing at this point due to difficulty with cleanup and the fact that mantis is kind of confusing and not good for keeping public input well-ordered.

We have an internal dev tracker which we will use to register bugs that are reported publicly. Should probably scrap the old one, come to think of it.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:00:12

Ask: I now have a 502 bad gateway problem with the server im guessing your doing a bick change or is that not supposed to happen?

Yeah I woke up this morning to baffled messages from server guy

We did some reshuffling recently, it might be part of that falling apart or it might be a hosting snafu. Apologies either way, I am poking relevant people to get more of an idea of what the dealie-o is.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:29:41



I want to see you. 
Let me notice you. :>

Ooh, pick me! I run an overseer project related blog!

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:02:26

Ask: hi overseer project. first of all great job on your stuff. I love it, and second of all, did you see what happen on the v2 forums?

These types of messages are always really appreciated guys, there’s a fair bit of life stuff going on for I think all of the devs actually and so encouragement is a pretty positive thing.

I THINK the spam is all cleared out and the bots scoured from the face of the earth. Please report any further instances so I can deal with them and we’ll get the captcha installed as soon as we can.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:38:27

Ask: Because it's currently impossible to complain about it on the v2 forums in any way that might get seen, I would like to point out that it is currently infested with spam bots. Getting a capatcha code for registration would be nice.

Yeah, I see it. Sorry about that guys :/

I’ll do my best cleaning up the spam that’s there now and banning stuff until a more permanent solution can be found (i.e. a captcha, probably just a plain one but if we can get a Homestuck-themed one later we might give it a go). Hopefully new bots won’t sign up until that’s in place so the forums will be usable once cleaned…if not then it might take a day or two to get the thing installed. Either way we’ll try and get it sorted as soon as possible.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:26:18

Text Post: Little more detail

Have recovered domain, site is still down for server move purposes (we’re consolidating a bunch of stuff on to one box for several reasons). But that message you see there at the moment is from us.

Big post I alluded to will involve some new v2 design choices and a bit of a progress update.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:05:26

Ask: Why does the website link lead to a great web hosting thing?

Because my bank updated my details and the ones entered for the URL became inactive, meaning I temporarily lost the domain. I’ve picked it up again now, there may be some fiddly bits (I have a nasty suspicion my account with them has reset or something which may mean the domain isn’t pointing to the right place any more >_>) but the situation is under control. We’re not shutting down.

On an unrelated note, probably doing another big post some time in the next couple days.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:56:50


An old battle axe, but she sure made a mean cake.

More concept art, this time from Derse!

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