Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Odel Ramblings

Just kind of felt like it was a good time for a new post on my personal blog. First of all, shout-out to the bretty neat 4th of July event the team (Pickles and Bobster) threw together, events involving some kind of player interaction element is something we'll try to continue for sure.  Another shoutout to my good irl friend - Saxi.  He started working on stuff back in April and has really been active in the last 2 months, it's always great to have more help with things.

We've heard some input about wanting to track the number of clue scrolls completed on the highscores site.  Anything else you might like to see tracked?  Time played probably won't happen at this point, its just been too long and would be wrong (meaning 0) for so many accounts.

We've done a respectable amount in the first half of this year and we've got some big stuff on our to-do list.  The bug tracker continues to be awesome, and thank you to everyone contributing!

A few post bags from the (h)edge:

I wanted to make a java applet out of the original interactive map by Jagex and replace the lame one on the site, but it looks like applets are becoming depreciated.  Chrome is dropping them entirely and signing an applet is a painful process.  I'd like to make a map that works like the old 06' one, maybe html 5 can make that a reality some day?  Right now though my pet project is a stress tester that can log 2000 characters in and see what blows up on the server side of things (a test server, I won't burn the actual server to the ground).  I really enjoy pushing those kinds of boundaries and seeing what happens.

I've been testing the Windows 10 preview on one of my computers, turns out vscape didn't have working sound.  I wrote a patch for this, but it may not even be something present in the W10 final build, either way we're ready and everything else works fine.

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