Hi Con, hi Sev,
the server seems to be a bit poorly atm!
I'm finding it increasingly difficult to get the game to load without hangs and if it does load up I go thru all the features to see if they've loaded correctly,
books can disappear from the inventory completely, the books in the slots unequip,
crafting can disappear along with any unlocked schemes in the inventory,
unique gear can have the stats of the base purple it was derived from,
the compound can load with no buildings at all,
sometimes the pop up panel when you hover over an item can be corrupted and unviewable,
it's just the sort of stuff that was happening a lot a while back but it's getting quite frequent and all my little tweaks and workarounds don't seem to make any difference,
idk if you've changed something with how peeps connect or how the main server communicates with the content server or if amazon or their susidiaries have changed something but it's getting pretty irritating!
peeps come into chat and lose their shit over stuff being absent from their game, prolly worried it's lost for good and they take a bit of talking down and coaxing into reloading the game after clearing their cache,
what is really bizarre is that sometimes the game loads beautifully for a while then goes totally dipshit at another time, it can seem a periodic problem but does seem to be increasing in frequency atm,
it may be connected with busy times, at the end of the last war it was a git to load up in the last hour and when the war round ended and the boosts went pouff my game/browser locked right up, when I got back in quite experienced players were saying their war boxes hadn't appeared and it took some cache clearing and reloading to get it to all settle down again.
well any chance of having a bit of a look see? player numbers seem to have dropped noticably recently and one of the reasons may be frustration with loading,
fyi: my setup,
Acer laptop with win10, intel HD graphics that use the ram as graphic mem and 4gb of ram, usb stick as ready boost,
firefox quantum 64bit browser, duckduckgo as search engine with their tracking blocker, adblockplus from firefox add ons,
no antivirus apart from the m/soft stuff bundled with win10 which I seem to be unable to gain any control over or get rid of,
a domestic private hi speed broadband connection with British Telecom, their router and powerline adapters to get ethernet into my room for a decent connection,
I know Sev managed to improve things noticeably last time he had a rummage under the bonnet, I live in hope that he can wave his magic wand again!
m'kay, thnx for your patience,
P.S. are there any cookies that are vital to the games function other than the playerio-a.akamaihd.net that stores the ingame settings for the flashplayer?
tbh I've tried disabling adblockplus on AG and it's made no difference.