StratSketch Web - Progress Update #3


HeathAdministrator

Hi everyone, it has been a while since I last posted about the progress of StratSketch web. I've made a ton of progress since the last update and have a few things to share with you.

At this point, most of StratSketch is done, just a few small features that are incomplete. I'd give an estimate that it is 90% done. Originally I had aimed for a beta in April, but I will have to push it back a bit as I underestimated how much work there would be to do as far as setting up servers and working on some backend services.

I'm really excited to let everyone try out the web version of StratSketch but I am not comfortable trying to rush it out before the next Clan Wars campaign starting April 18th.

The Plan

I'm going to spend the next few weeks working on our internal monitoring tools, adding the final features to StratSketch, and fixing any remaining bugs.

I want to do a beta test so that StratSketch can undergo some more rigorous testing after I finish this. I was planning for a closed beta, but coordinating who has access and their clan members will be more trouble than it is worth so I am leaning towards doing a public beta with a disclaimer that there may be small bugs and frequent updates and server crashes/restarts until it is ready for release. Two weeks of beta testing should be enough to go for a full release and get everyone on the new web based version.

Translations and Help

Thank you to everyone who helped translate StratSketch and answered the survey questions. If you are interested in helping translate StratSketch then please see this topic. Anyone who translates a significant amount will get the donor rewards that patrons get.

I could also use help in paying for the servers for StratSketch web as the new version will be using five times as many servers to power it, which will help reduce lag and keep issues affecting one server from affecting everyone. If you would like to support StratSketch on Patreon, you will get a few small rewards in return.

That's it for now, expect an announcement in a few weeks regarding the beginning of beta testing!


Not to be pushy or anything, but do you think you will open beta testing soon?


HeathAdministrator

@Spartan_Striker I am going to be very busy over the next two weeks but I plan to have everything non-critical moved over to the new servers by the 14th and transition some live services to our new setup that weekend. The following week will be to make sure everything is working and and if all goes well I will start allowing a few people to test the following week and gradually start expanding it.


By using this program, i had a big problem with the connection of the server.I had a ping of 110-150ms . Is there anything I can do against those connection problems?


HeathAdministrator

@YouTube_YouTube Is the ping time having any significant effect on the responsiveness? The server is located on the US East coast so players in Europe and other parts of the world tend to have higher ping but it shouldn't actually effect much. Note that I am going to be adding some more servers for Europe into the web version of StratSketch.


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