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Assorted Rants Tagged ‘multiplayer’, page 1:

Help Desk Software for MOGs

Quote: “for MOGs, support becomes one of the very important parts of the picture, often on par with Content and Graphics.”
Another Quote: “the quality of support when using synchronous support methods such as live chat/phone support tends to be significantly worse compared to asynchronous support such as e-mails/tickets”
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Scalability for MOGs

Quote: “Whenever Game Event is interrupted for significant time, as a rule of thumb it is better to roll back the interrupted Game Event rather than trying to restore the exact Game World State in the middle of the Game Event.”
Another Quote: “Just like Scaling Up, improving performance doesn’t provide infinite scalability. However, it happens that it is all about numbers.”
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Docker and MOGs

Quote: “Contrary to popular belief, there are benefits of Docker containers which go beyond providing poorly written programs with exact versions of their dependencies”
Another Quote: “I do not buy a rather popular argument that “to achieve scalability, apps and middleware should be stateless””
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DevOps for MOGs

Quote: “This communication channel (coming from Operations back to Development) is extremely important to have a game which is able to work anywhere-reliably in the real world”
Another Quote: “Most importantly, our processes should allow these different production cycles to co-exist.”
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Databases and RAIDs

Quote: “for quite a few applications out there, the most important feature of the RAID is not even redundancy, but greatly improved write latency. Moreover – this is the thing which we cannot possibly get from software RAID (!).”
Another Quote: “As a rule of thumb – I am trying to keep the size of OLTP DB small enough to fit into RAM of the OLTP DB Server.”
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