SolarLune: Thank you! I'll keep at it
So Cassandra Khaw from IndieGames.com ran a post about CraftStudio
, and signups have been pouring in ever since then.
CraftStudio had 140 registered users by Friday night before the post happened, it had doubled a few hours later and as of right now, it's up to 832 people registered!
I didn't sleep much Friday night, trying to welcome and handle all the newcomers on the server. Luckily, a few people helped out. A big thank you to everyone who gave their time so I could fix issues.
This is both amazing and a bit overwhelming. I'm glad I spent time testing and fixing a lot of bugs a few days before this, it could have been a disaster if it had happened at the wrong time. There has been a bunch of crashes & other issues but overall it went pretty well.
I really hope I don't get too much publicity before I can implement scripting because some people come with very high hopes and well, it's just not there yet. (Anyone with more than 10000 of followers or viewers, if you were to consider talking about CraftStudio, please hold on a few weeks before pointing your people at my poor little server. I AM SO NOT READY. Thank you
I have yet to manage to get the server to stay up a full night without having to restart it in the morning, but it's been much more stable lately. Basically when I woke up today, the server was sending invalid messages to clients, making them crash. I'm working on ensuring the client handles this more gracefully and obviously having the server not send invalid messages.
I added a welcome message on the server so people have some help even when I'm not around, but most people will just click around when they get on the server rather than read 3 lines of text. It's a good thing I implemented the revision system otherwise the (sometimes unintentional) griefing would have been very hard to cope with.
A wiki has been started too, if anyone wants to help out, you're welcome to improve it! http://craftstudio.wikia.com/
Ok I'm back to fixing stuff and then I'll get started on scenes. See you guys on the server!