Hello and welcome to the 169th Devtracker Weekly Round Up!
By terricon4 via Reddit
There was roughly a day and a half of downtime this week where they moved their servers over to the west coast where the PTS servers were managed. This probably lowers costs, but also changes ping times for some people. If you are in Europe, sorry about that, if you are in California or Australia then count yourself lucky. After the downtime was finished it was also found that there are some issues with rubber banding on the servers, so yes even me with my now 30ms ping still gets it and it's not just you and your possibly higher ping causing it. No idea when it will be fixed, given that it's still going on and it's been a few days now.
While not really related to Red 5 Studios or Firefall as it goes right now it's another slow news week so I figured I'd toss this in here. A previous CEO (Mark Kern) made a post about [his original vision for Firefall]
a current project he's working on, and made some comments about Firefall as well. While most of it pertains to the past and is not longer relevant to the game at this point you can read some of his thoughts on things, and on the game and the company. Of course this got picked up on the Firefall Reddit and turned into the usual bloodbath whenever his name gets mentioned. So, for some of you it'll be interesting to look through since he makes several responses, but for others who don't care about the past it may be better to just skip and avoid all the questionable language and comments that one can find in there as for many it wont be the best mood booster it you catch my drift.
And that's it, slow news week is slow. Till next time everyone, I'm not going to say something like "lets hope for a week without login concerns" because after the last three I seem to be jinxing it, so I'll just say have a happy week and don't forget to breathe. Seriously, that's important.
Update 3: From my checking everything seems to resolve again. If you still have problems, I suggest temporarily switching to Google DNS. For the crazy people, I've added a (nearly) complete list below.
Update 2: The problem seems to (mostly) be resolved! Make sure to remove or comment out the entries in your hosts file to prevent possible issues.
Update: Someone from Red 5 Studios just confirmed that they are aware of the problem. Can only be a matter of time now.
It looks like Firefall is currently experiencing some DNS issues. Their domains such as firefall.com can't be resolved to the required IPs. So far we have not heard from anyone inside Red 5 Studios whether they are working on a fix or not. In the meantime you can apply the follow fix to at least get into the game. There are no guarantees that everything works or that things will keep working. It's a temporary fix!
notepadand press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. This will launch the Notepad with elevated privileges.
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Last week we got the announcement that Firefall Update 1.7 is coming this week and today we've been patched and the servers are up and running!
Given the last major disaster on the patching for update 1.6, it has so far been awesome. Sure some missions are not working properly and there certainly are some yet to uncover bugs, but in general, good job Red 5 Studios!
The main feature points of this update are:
It has been 9 months since the last Firefall patch on the live servers, but it has finally arrived!
With it we're going once more into a slightly new direction, hopefully for the last time. The Firefall content has now been refactored into a more story-driven way. The battleframe progression has been adjusted and our equipment got quite an overhaul. Oh, did we mention Jetball is back?!
Before linking to various source for more information, it should be said that there are currently still quite a few migration issues going on, so let us all have patience and wait for the next hotfix to patch things up again. Check out the Migration Guide if you're unsure whether you've received everything correctly.
The official Firefall Update 1.6 announcement contains a nice highlights list with links to all the details for the curious ones. The patch notes themselves with all the changes have been split into three parts:
As always with big changes there's quite some controversial discussions going on. It's healthy to discuss issues and okay to state your opinion and feels, but what really matters is to stay somewhat objective and under no circumstances turn toxic. Also keep in mind, during these 9 months Red 5 Studios hasn't just been enjoying life, but they have been working every day on this content, so cut them some slack for that as well.
As for RAWR, with the new site up and running, we'll be looking forward to creating new guides and other interesting goodies. If you're interested in helping the Firefall community and want to write content here, don't hesitate to contact our Commander DarkCisum in-game, on the forum or via email.
With the new website we have also created a YouTube channel for various upcoming videos. As a start we uploaded all the publicly released Firefall Intros including the one which currently can only be seen in the PTS (Public Test Server) client.
Go to this playlist to see them all.
Looks like we got something new incoming! Stay tuned!