in this week's Developer Update we want to give you some insights on the impact of the changes we introduced last week and we will provide you with an overview of what to expect in the coming weeks.
Please note that due to the holiday season we won´t be able to post a developer update next week. But we will be back on Jan 3rd with more info regarding our next moves to resolve known issues with the game.
Week Dec. 12th - 18th
This week we focused on releasing the client update alongside backend updates which heavily focussed on matchmaking and increasing the overall performance of our database. The client update also included a fix for display issues on macOS devices. MacOS users now can load the game scene again. We also saw the number of games being played on our platform increase.
Our metrics show an improvement in the database CPU usage after we released a backend update on Dec 13th.
This massive drop now gives us the breathing room we need to have a much more stable system overall. Based on your feedback we saw that these changes did lead to a noticeable improvement on your end as well. We are happy to hear that. Of course, we are aware that there are still issues and we will address those. We stand by that and won´t stop until the game works as you expect it.
Weeks Dec 18th - Jan 1st
Our team is analyzing your feedback and logs after the latest changes we introduced.
We are aware of issues with placing board pieces and of users dropping out of games. We are also aware of desynced games and of custom-match lobbies not always working as intended. We also got feedback that a certain number of users are still having issues with matchmaking and that the replacement AI is not working as intended.
Our team is working on fixes for these issues.
Now that we have the computing capacity available due to last week's changes we focus on working out these issues while knowing those aren´t caused by a generally poor-performing database.
Our team will keep monitoring your feedback also in the week after Christmas and we are available to resolve immanent issues with the servers or database. But we won´t be able to introduce code fixes to the backend or client between Dec. 23rd and Jan 2nd.
We want to thank you for your patience and ongoing feedback. It helps us a lot.