Today is your last chance to subscribe and get the Autumn Strider set! If you want the Autumn Antlers or the Strider Vest, now’s the time to act :) Thank you so much for supporting the site! We really do depend on you guys <3

Today is your last chance to subscribe and get the Autumn Strider set! If you want the Autumn Antlers or the Strider Vest, now’s the time to act :) Thank you so much for supporting the site! We really do depend on you guys <3

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WEEKLY STATUS REPORT 9/29/14: MEMORY LEAK FOUND, SEPTEMBER ARMOR
Good news! After several exhausting days of combing through code, Tyler managed to find the source of the memory leak that has been putting so much strain on our servers. Now he&#8217;s working nonstop to fix it. You can follow this Github thread if you&#8217;re interested in the technical details of the problem.This is a huge, horrific task, so it will probably take several days to destroy - but now that we know the problem, it&#8217;s only a matter of time before this monster goes down. Three cheers for Tyler - and three cheers for you guys, for being so patient and supportive as we deal with this issue! We&#8217;ll keep you updated.
In other news&#8230; the Autumn Strider Item Set was revealed! Everyone who is subscribed in the month of September will receive this item set :) Don your antlers, and stride with pride!

WEEKLY STATUS REPORT 9/29/14: MEMORY LEAK FOUND, SEPTEMBER ARMOR

Good news! After several exhausting days of combing through code, Tyler managed to find the source of the memory leak that has been putting so much strain on our servers. Now he’s working nonstop to fix it. You can follow this Github thread if you’re interested in the technical details of the problem.

This is a huge, horrific task, so it will probably take several days to destroy - but now that we know the problem, it’s only a matter of time before this monster goes down. Three cheers for Tyler - and three cheers for you guys, for being so patient and supportive as we deal with this issue! We’ll keep you updated.

In other news… the Autumn Strider Item Set was revealed! Everyone who is subscribed in the month of September will receive this item set :) Don your antlers, and stride with pride!

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Q:Is the magic broom considered a mount? I'd love to get it but I also love my dragon mount and don't want to switch her for a broom

Heh, nope! That would have been brilliant… but it’s just a standard 2-handed weapon. Feel free to brandish your broom while riding your dragon, almost as though you are taunting the lesser Witchy Wizards who cannot travel with such flair.

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dekujin:

Daily Doodle ended up being about me for joining HabitRPG today.

dekujin:

Daily Doodle ended up being about me for joining HabitRPG today.

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The September Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Autumn Strider Item Set! All people who are subscribed before the end of September will receive the Autumn Antlers and the Strider Vest. Thank you so much for your support - it means a lot to us. 

The September Subscriber Item has been revealed: the Autumn Strider Item Set! All people who are subscribed before the end of September will receive the Autumn Antlers and the Strider Vest. Thank you so much for your support - it means a lot to us. 

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Update: Diagnosing Server Problems

Hey, Habiticans. As you’ve all noticed by now, our servers have been under a massive amount of strain recently, leading to slow loading times and even occasionally site crashes. This has been incredibly frustrating for all of you, and it has been incredibly frustrating for us.

After a lot of work, we think we’ve identified the source of the problem: a memory leak. We’ve spent all day running diagnostics to uncover the source of the leak. Tyler has created a Github ticket here that contains the technical play-by-play of the battle against this server-crushing ghoul. You can subscribe to that ticket for further updates, and if you’re a programmer who can pick up your sword and dive into the fray alongside us, you will be our new hero.

We have some suspicions about the cause, and so as we run the diagnostics, we’re also reworking some of the suspect code to make it tighter. In particular, we’re streamlining the way Challenges and Skills are handled by the code. These changes shouldn’t affect the way you interact with these features, but we hope they will improve the all-around performance of the site.

Thank you all so much for your patience, your understanding, and your encouragement. When a website goes down - especially one that contains a To-Do list - it can feel disastrous, but overwhelmingly, people have been responding by cheering us on as we strive to get the site back to its usual speed. Your helpfulness and warmth means so, so much to us.

We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more. If you’ve lost any of your stats during this period of server strife, you can restore them using Settings > Site > Fix Character Values. Streaks can be restored by editing the Dailies. You can also verify that the tasks you’re checking off are going through to the server by using data.habitrpg.com (created by Alys, one of our wonderful contributors).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and thank you again for being the best users we could ever hope to have.

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We’re back now, but we’re still working on hunting down the root cause of the crash. We’ll keep you posted if we start having trouble again. If you lost any health or gold during the server issues, you can reset it using The Official Data Display Tool. 

Thank you all for your quick updates, your patience, and your support. The stress of server crashes is eased by having such great users <3


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Oh no, server-attacking ghosts returned! This time they’re slowing things down a lot. We’re investigating now. Sorry for the continued hassle :( Cheer us on as we charge into the fray!

If you’re checking off tasks while there are server troubles, you can use the Official Data Display Tool to verify that they went through: https://oldgods.net/habitrpg/habitrpg_user_data_display.html

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And we’re back! Thank you, awesome blacksmiths! We’ll be working to keep the spooks at bay. Now back to your regularly scheduled festivities!

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Uh oh, our servers are panicking :( Must be all the Halloween tricksters! We’re working on it right now - sorry about the down time!

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